i have the one MM and love it. the only down fall is that they are loud to use. i had the ones by friskars (that had the springs) and they were much louder! everytime i used them my BF and dogs would run and hide. the MM are still kind of loud but not as loud!
I have the MM Hammer set and honestly HATE it. It's loud (I have two small children, one who's an infant) and maybe I'm just weak but it takes me several hits before I get it flattened.
I recently bought the PC Silent Setter and LOVE it. No noise. Ya, it takes strength to push down on the setter, but I find I'm using less effort to set the silent setter than I was using with the MM one.
I have an eyelet setter... think it's MM. It's just a rod with a pokey thing on the end that goes through the end of the eyelet (it kinda looks like a flower), then you hit the setter with a hammer. Yes, it's loud, but if I remember correctly it was pretty cheap.
I have the Making Memories hammer, hole punch and setting tool. I don't use these anymore. It is loud, but free if you want it. Just let me know. I'm also in so cal, so I might just be able to drop it off.
If you're looking into the cropadile--look for the one coming out that has a long reach--otherwise you can only set the eyelets so far into the page. I have the Karen Foster Clickit and really like that one too. It's not completely silent, but you get one POP instead of the banging of a hammer. And you can use that one anywhere on a page as well. It has several sizes of hole punches so you can set lots of sizes of eyelets.
I have the Making Memories eyelet setter. And it is loud. I saw the PC eyelet setter at Borders. It was way cheaper than the MM one. It said silent setter, and my sister told me I should have gotten that one, since it said silent and it was cheaper. Oh well, too late now.
I just started scrapbooking myself and was also wondering about this, so thanks for asking, Tracy. But, I'm also wondering (spacy Bren) how are eyelets used? Are they used for tying ribbons through... or...? I'm stumped.