I've not known which way to turn the past few days, wanting to play with my new machine, but also needing to prepare for some workshops I'm giving. Anyway, today I took time out to try my new machine.
Tried all the dies I've got, the thin metal ones like Memory Box, Spellbinders, Cheery Lyn; and the Sizzix Bigz dies. Also tried some embossing folders, (you get an A4 embossing folder in the bundle, and I know there are large folders now available). All work really well, and with an A4 platform, cutting several smaller dies at once really saves time; can also get 2 x A6 embossing folders through at once.
Tried all sorts of materials - here is a selection - hessian (double thickness), a thick leatherette, copper mesh, and 3mm mountboard.
All cut really easily. Very pleased with the mountboard, as I can see many uses, particularly giving some dimension on canvas.