Originally Posted by LilPrinsesse
Also, is the cutting plates supposed to make that cracking sound when it rolls through, almost like they are going to break? Every die makes an indent into the top plate?
If they are too tight when they go through the machine (too many layers of felt, using the adapter when you shouldn't) the cutting plates can crack but when the die is putting the impression into the plates it does make a slight cracking noise. Usually it just won't go through the machine if you've got too many layers though and when they start to crack from wear it is usually small cracks on the sides of your plates.
*edit to add* Yes every die puts the indentations into the plates but they are still usable until they are completely cracked through which takes a lot of uses.