Another Look at the Big Shot Precision Base Plate

Posted by on August 2, 2016 in Product Tips and Tricks, Tool Time on Tuesday

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When the Big Shot™ Precision Base Plate (139684) was released, I tried it and told you not to bother.  I explained in my article, “A Word About the Precision Base Plate” last September, that you could get the same results with the Big Shot™ Magnetic Platform (140658) or with the standard platform that came with the machine.  You just needed to run the detailed and intricate Thinlits™ through the Big Shot™ Die-cutting Machine (143263) three or four times.

Now, it’s time for another look at the Precision Base Plate.  A new Big Shot™ Platform (142802) was released in June with the new Annual Catalog.  It is designed to work better with Framelits™, Thinlits™, Edgelits™ and Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folders.  It also provides a better base for the Precision Base Plate!

The new Platform allows you to use the Precision Base Plate and only run the die through once!  Just follow the sandwich stack given on the Platform and voila!  You’re ready to lift the image off the die.

As a side note, the Big Shot™ Die Brush (140603) is a terrific tool to help you both release the die-cut from the intricate Thinlit and to remove the cut-outs from the die itself.  I talked about it in my articles, “Love Intricate Dies, then You’ve Gotta Have This Tool” and “Another Word About the Die Brush.”

If you need an answer to any question about the Big Shot™ Platform, Big Shot™ Precision Base Plate or any other product or tool, feel free to comment below or e-mail me at  I’ll send you the answer and do a post about it.  If you need your answer right away, you may always contact my Help Desk at  Just make your subject line the product or tool, such as Big Shot Precision Base Plate.

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