You will love how easy the crop-a-dile is to use! I love the look and so many ways that you can use eyelets, but could never really get the hang of how to set them with the regular hammer and mat. I got frustrated and essentially gave up. Then my little sis bought one of these and at first I was skeptical since it seemed like a lot of money for something that I might not use that often. But after using it a couple of times I went out and bought myself one too~and I really like it! It is quiet, quick, and does the job. Once in a while I will over-squish my eyelet, but I think that I just need to get used to using it.