Username Post: Eyelet setter        (Topic#1547089)
whiteracoon
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I was thinking about buying one. Heard very good feedback on a crop-a-dile, BUT I almost always need to set an eyelet in the middle of the layout, not near the edge. I guess crop-a-dile can't do that, can't reach that far?
Is there any neat and nice solution? What have you tried to solve the problem (if you had one)?


 
Scrap Happy 2006
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Crop-a-dile big bite does it!!! I love mine!
I did all these eyelets super fast with it.
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Smashley
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Is there a trick to setting eyelets with the Big Bite? I feel like it's such a pain to get it in there are all lined up with the paper. Any tips? I've only used mine a couple times because of frustration.


 
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I use the Crop-a-Dile Big Bite as well. I take a ruler and measure exactly where I want to place the eyelet, and place a pencil mark on the spot.

I've also heard great things about the eyelet setter that CTMH came out with recently. I believe it works like the Silent Setter.


 
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I have a Crop-A-Dile and a Big Bite and most of the time go back to either my Memory Makers or Fiskars setters. My Big Bite often bends the eyelets.
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hotroding scrapbooker
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I do really like my Crop-a-Dile, but it only works for eyelets near the edge of the page. If I had the chance to get a good price on it, I would spring for the Big Bite next time.


 
scraperfect
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I also have the big bite and don't use it for eyelet setting. I find it seems upside-down. It's an awesome hole punch but I would NEVER have paid that kind of money for a hole punch! I also bought the springy thingy but don't think I have control of it and it doesn't punch or set well for me.

If I'm setting eyelets, I've gone back to the hammer and punch.


 
Just G
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i liked the old spring loaded ones by fiskars. A little loud but super easy to use. Just remember to set them 'upside down' It took me awhile to figure out that I had to do it on the cylinder part vs. the flat top
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Edited by Just G on 11-17-10 09:22 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
LeeLo
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  • LeeLo on 11-17-10 09:45 AM
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I have the old hammer and punch set from CTMH. It works well for me especially since I do not use a whole lot of eyelets.


 
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In response to Just G

I find the Big Bite a little hard to use. But I do like it alot especially bc I got it for cheap at Walmart when it went on clearance.


 
whiteracoon
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Thank you for clearing things to me, ladies! I have some food for thought now.
Any other suggestions are still welcome =)


 
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I love my Provocraft Silent Setter.
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Edited by GaMtnScrap on 11-17-10 12:10 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
madmatter
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I have the original crop-o-dile and the Big Bite. The original is way easier to use and I use it much more often. The Big Bite does have a learning curve, but once you get used to it, works great.

I don't use the Big Bite as often because it's a little unwieldy and I don't need to set eyelets that far into the page too often, but I do think it's worth the money to have both. With coupons, they are very reasonable.


 
lisymarie
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I, too, bought my Big Bite on clearnace ($10) at WM. I love it!


 
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Like others, I bought my Big Bite on clearance at Walmart. I did not like it for setting until I read the best tip...don't press too hard!! Now that I know not to press too hard, it works well.

Plus a person can't beat how nicely it reaches the middle of the page for eyelet setting, or punches.


 
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I too like the silent setter...for many reasons. You can set an eyelet anywhere. You can scrap in the middle of the night and it truly is silent and it's cheap.


 
Legomom
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I have the silent setter and the CAD. I rarely put an eyelet in the middle of the page, so the CAD has worked for me.
However, I think I'm Silent Setter deficient. I just can't seem to get it to work all the time. Maybe I need to find a Youtube video to get a refresher course on using it.
I have borrowed my gf's BigBite and really like it, but it is a bit unwieldy and I've had 'bent' paper and/or creases where it's toppled over after I pressed the lever thingy. But it was effective for what I was using it for.


 
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I use the good 'ole hammer and Making Memories setting tools. They're portable, easy to use, inexpensive, you can set eyelets anywhere on the page with ease.


 
dwelch
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I have a little pink Scraparatus and I love it. Of course, I don't do thousands of eyelets either. It works with spring action, so no hammer required. Just pull up on the top knob and let it snap down. Oh yes, you "punch" the holes the same way. It comes with several sizes of hole punches and setters.


Edited by dwelch on 11-18-10 02:43 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
Legomom
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  • dwelch Said:
I have a little pink Scraparatus and I love it. Of course, I don't do thousands of eyelets either. It works with spring action, so no hammer required. Just pull up on the top knob and let it snap down. Oh yes, you "punch" the holes the same way. It comes with several sizes of hole punches and setters.


I've seen that on Youtube. It looks clever, so it really works? It just looked 'too good and easy to be true', kwim? So you would recommend getting one? The price is really reasonable.


 
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