Here we have cut one if the more difficult spellbinder expandable dies without the need for the metal plate . We ran it through twice and we also used the spray m boss which is available shortly .
We lightly sprayed the card on both sides before cutting . Please see the pics
which are in stages . Hope this helps you all . You don't need the metal plate and you need not be afraid of the pressure switch . Have patience , learn your new machine and take your time. . Gordon