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mrsdriver5
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I'm still frantically working on Valentines. Of course I decided one of them HAD to have an eyelet on it, which I've never done, except years ago when I sewed for my kids. I managed to get it in with my piercer and a meat mallet, but I know they make special tools...I even had one back in my sewing days, but the kids probably took it for a science experiment or something. Any recommendations for what works the best? Thanks~Judy


 
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  • stick on 02-14-13 04:27 PM
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Crop-a-dile, hands down.
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I love my Cropodile big bite. That is the most common one probably - everyone carries it and it is really accurate and easy to use.


 
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Kara and I posted at the same time! Her post wasn't there - I posted and then hers was there.


 
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In a pinch.... Phillips screwdriver.

Do you have some kind of cone-shaped tool?


 
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I still use the ole hammer and setting tools. No desire for a crop-a-dile or other tool.

I actually like pounding with the hammer!


 
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My meat mallet and piercing tool worked for my little eyelet, but I'll have to order a Big Bite. I like pounding with a hammer...I've knocked down a few walls just so we'd have to do some remodeling :>) It's a great way to jumpstart hubby when he says, "Someday we need to...". And it's really interesting to see the look on his face when he finds out half the front wall is missing :>)

But I don't like hammering on my scrappy stuff.

i.e. I don't mind demolishing a house worth several hundred thousand dollars, but I'd hate to mess up a $1 piece of paper

So, this week I discovered I NEEDED Lindy's sprays and a Big Bite. I wonder what it will be next week? ~Judy


 
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  • Vae on 02-14-13 06:15 PM
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  • Bxr-Linda Said:
I still use the ole hammer and setting tools. No desire for a crop-a-dile or other tool.

I actually like pounding with the hammer!



I use this too and love it. I don't really have to hit it that hard... just a nice little tap usually does the trick. I like how small my little eyelet setter is - doesn't take up any space!


 
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  • mrsdriver5 Said:
My meat mallet and piercing tool worked for my little eyelet, but I'll have to order a Big Bite. I like pounding with a hammer...I've knocked down a few walls just so we'd have to do some remodeling :>) It's a great way to jumpstart hubby when he says, "Someday we need to...". And it's really interesting to see the look on his face when he finds out half the front wall is missing :>)

But I don't like hammering on my scrappy stuff.

i.e. I don't mind demolishing a house worth several hundred thousand dollars, but I'd hate to mess up a $1 piece of paper

So, this week I discovered I NEEDED Lindy's sprays and a Big Bite. I wonder what it will be next week? ~Judy



Yes, yes you do! My Big Bite is one of my best scrapbook investments. My kids, DH and the cats also love my Big Bite. I actually enjoyed using a traditional hammer/setter tool, but each time I did I would have to peel my autistic child off the ceiling.


 
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Jarvae, you would be surprised at how little room the Big Bite takes up. It's slim, so it fits right into my crop bag or can be tucked away on my shelf.


 
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I got a few eyelets from a host gift for a scrap swap so thanks for the ideas without buying a special tool!


 
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  • stick on 02-14-13 08:00 PM
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I LOVE hammering!! I have several special hammers for jewelry work. But it's the hole cutters for the eyelets that I have a problem with, I've dulled a couple already from overuse, that's why I got a Crop-a-dile.


 
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I like the Crop-0-dile as well!
I use it for punching holes a lot....and sometimes for eyelets

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Yeah, I was thinking of the Big Bite as something hubby and I would both use. When I see all the different materials it will "bite" through, it sold me :>) I know...I'm a pretty easy sell ~Judy


 
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Crop o dile fan here, too. I use the pink one. You can always watch some youtube videos before purchasing to help you decide. You might find one on ebay that would include the carrying case, etc. or use a coupon at a big store if you have one near you.


 
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Love my Karen Foster Clikit tool. Everything in one handy little box. Not sure if they still make them anymore though... had it for a long time.


 
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I still use my little making memories eyelet setter and a hammer! It's light and not big and bulkly and can put anywhere. I haven't gone to many crops but but glad I wouldn't have to pack a big heavy tool.


 
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  • Bxr-Linda Said:
I still use the ole hammer and setting tools. No desire for a crop-a-dile or other tool.

I actually like pounding with the hammer!



Still do this too. I just let DH that I will be pounding and he covers his ears


Edited by prittb on 02-15-13 06:13 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
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OK I got a cropadile at joanns about three months ago and when i actually use it - perfect!! I highly suggest getting this! I use it to put holes in my handmade mini albums! works like a charm and it is so slender it fits inside my crop bag!
great investment,
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so do you believe i dont use eyelets I have only once used my big bite (cropadile) for this and what btw are eyelets for anyways>? making a hole look neater or what?


 
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I use the Crop O DIle. Love it...but I seldom use eyelets.


 
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CROP A DILE! ANY STYLE


 
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crop a dile rocks


 
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  • Jarvae Said:
  • Bxr-Linda Said:
I still use the ole hammer and setting tools. No desire for a crop-a-dile or other tool.

I actually like pounding with the hammer!



I use this too and love it. I don't really have to hit it that hard... just a nice little tap usually does the trick. I like how small my little eyelet setter is - doesn't take up any space!




EXACTLY! Someone after my own heart.

And, I thought I was the only one left who preferred the hammer.

I have my MM setting tools in a hard eyeglass case, a hard cutting board in the pocket of my tote, and large hammer.

So many people I hear only use the crop-a-dile to make holes. Seems like a BIG, expensive tool just to make holes.

I also have a cheap 9-piece hollow punch set from the hardware store (same thing as the MM anywhere hole punch).
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I had the old eyelet setter and a hammer for a long time. Crop-a-diles weren't available where I lived. But when a kind person in the US said that they were on sale there for some stupid amount and did anyone want one, I jumped at it. The cost of it including shipping was half what I could order it for anywhere else, so this dear lady sent me one and I never looked back. No more finishing touches having to wait till the morning 'cos it's too late to start hammering.

Oh and one more thing, if you get a Crop-a-dile you will spend the first few weeks looking around for random things to punch holes in, just to see whether it will. I did. Actually I still do.


 
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Eyelets are for decorating - for giving the page personality.

I have the Crop-O-Dile Big bite and I keep it in an 12 x 12 art bins case. Then I went to one of the big box store and bought the bead cases in the jewelry department - the rectangular boxes with round containers in them. I use those for different color eyelets, brads and quicklets. The rectangular boxes go right in the 12 x 12 with the Cropodile and it goes right in my crop wagon for crops. Just stays in the crop wagon even at home in my scrap room.


 
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  • GMFTS on 02-15-13 01:43 PM
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  • t-scraps Said:
Love my Karen Foster Clikit tool. Everything in one handy little box. Not sure if they still make them anymore though... had it for a long time.




My favorite too. I have a Big Bite, a Croc-a-Dile, the hammer etc and the Karen Foster is my fav. I don't even keep it in the box anymore: all of the setters are in a baggie and the clik-it and baggie sit in a pocket of my tool bag.


 
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