Product Reviews for Making Memories Instant Setter

25 Reviews for This Product

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    I Love It! (01-Aug-07)

    I love this tool. I know there are tons of fancy and cool setters on the market, BUT for the money and the easy use...I RECOMMEND IT. I have tried many different setters (not going to mention companies) and they were great. However, I found this setter to work just as good as the competition. It is easy to carry to my crops. The storage container is really cool and it is handy. It is so safe and easy to use my 11 year old step daughter uses it all the time and I don't worry about her hurting herself.

    I not only use it for a setter but for a hole punch. I will admit that sometimes my eyelets aren't flat but I never could get them flat with other tools.

    To sum it up....The price is right, a 11 year can use it, and it is easy to carry. Try it out and you will like too.

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    Used in this layout: Martini's World

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    This holds up well. (11-Jul-07)

    I use a lot of eyelets on my layouts. I have tried other eyelet setters and none of them lasted very long. I dont like to use the hammer because it can get painful! I have had my Making Memories eyelet setter for over a year and it still works as well as the first time I used it. It is very sturdy. I have used it to punch through chipboard and book boards. There are three different sizes of punches. It comes with its own little mat to protect whatever you are punching on top of. I like the little tin that it comes in, makes it easy to keep all the parts in one place. Another one of my "cant do without tools".

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    Aaawesome (05-Mar-09)

    I have used the standard hand held eyelet tool, I have used my best friends big mama-jama tool that sits on the table... this one, to me, totally beats the other types. You can punch holes & set eyelets anywhere on your paper that you want! It's ultra portable & compact and the mat it comes with seems to hold up great. The metal box it comes in is certainly a plus for those o.c.d. neat freaks like me! Grab a scratch sheet of paper and start working on learning the settings.

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    Great tool (24-Feb-09)

    I have used a hammer for a couple of years; didn't like that. I looked at the crop-a-dile and thought it looked like a tool of torture. I saw this Making memories Setter and the price was right, reviews good, so I thought why not. I have not been disappointed. It works great and easy to use. This is a must have tool.

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    LOVE THIS TOOL! (26-Jan-09)

    This is a great tool and I recommend it to anyone. It's the perfect price too.

    It does take a little getting used to and is a tad loud, but it works so well, I can forgive the loud pop.

    It sets eyelets, punches holes and I even just used it to punch an extra hole in my leather belt. How cool is that?

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    Used in this card: You're Tweet Card

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    Accurate and easy to use! (07-Jul-11)

    It is releiving, for all scrapbookers and card makers, to know that they can come up with tools such as the Making Memories Instant Setter. Very handy, easy and accurate, gives out perfect results! I am really satisfied with the bought!

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    great setter. (30-Jul-07)

    No hammer needed! You can set an eyelet any place on a page you would like. Ive had this one for well over a year and love it so very much. Ive used other setters and this one is really easy to use.

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    Used in this layout: All Boy

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    Silent beauty maker! (17-Nov-10)

    The perfect tool when your partner works the graveyard shift and need his sleep!
    I love that it is silent!!

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    Great (13-May-12)

    This tool is so great because it has the hole punch and the eyelet setter in one neat metal box - to have the punch mat too is a plus. Only downside is you have to put a lot of muscle into it to get it to punch.

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    Making Memories Middle of the Road (25-Sep-07)

    This little gadget... I use ALOT!!!!! I do like this tool, but would honestly say I find it to be a middle of the road.
    Its great for setting all shapes and sizes of brads and eyelets which makes it versatile,you can position your embellishments anywhere on the page with it which isn't a possibility for some eyelet/brad tools,and it is affordable less than $25.
    The problems I have found with it, is that it is uncomfortable to use because you have to bear down really hard, and use alot of brute force for it to be effective, and in doing so,it is LOUD!
    This little guy is great if you want to go out with a *BANG *BANG *BANG!!!

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    Used in this layout: Brians ice cream

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    Best eyelet setter! (30-Jan-08)

    Ok folks, this is the best setter I have used. I have sooo many friends who have the handheld crop-o-dile thing who laughed at me when I bought this. You see, you can put an eyelet anywhere on the page - right in the middle, near the middle. With those other tools, you can't. How many times do you get through a page and say, "hmmm, I need a brad right there in the middle?" Well the other tools don't reach that far. So, all of my friends are always borrowing mine. It is easy to use, does not hurt your hand. The only drawback, it is a little noisy at 1am when the family is sleeping. But I wouldn't trade it for anything!

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  • Easy to use (04-Jan-08)

    I have this setter, and I love it! Yes, it's a little loud, however most of my tools are anyway, and it isn't unpleasant. I've never had to use very much force, and it is a time saver over using the traditional hammer method. If you just practice a couple of times on scrap paper with it and not go directly to a layout or project you'll get the hang of things. Just make sure you use the correct size setter/punch with the correct eyelets or the results will not be pretty.

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  • Works great and is easy to use! (22-Aug-08)

    I've had this product for awhile and use it quite frequently. The heads are simple to change since they are magnetic. The holes punch nicely. When setting the eyelets, I sometimes have to do the same one 2-3 times to get the back flat. The only other drawback is that it's quite noisy. The tin that it comes in is nice and the mat is a useful little bonus!

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  • I own this tool.................. (16-Jan-08)

    This Instant Setter from Making Memories was the first setter I purchased after I got tired of hammering eyelets. The tool is very easy to use and comes a tin storage container so all the pieces stay together.

    The setter can be a little loud at times, but it's nowhere near as loud as a hammer pounding a piece of metal into an eyelet.

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  • Very good buy (10-Aug-08)

    This is such a good eyelet setter. It's simple and easy to use. It does the job well every time and is very durable. I love how simple it is to put the different tips in: the magnetic head makes it so easy to change to the different sizes. I would definately recommend it to anyone. I got mine for only $18 and it was worth every penny.

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  • A DEFINATE MUST HAVE (04-May-09)

    This is an awesome tool, great for punching holes into your tags, easy to use, nice storage tin, comes with mat and 3 different sizes of hole punches, what i like about this tool also is that you can adjust your tension...price is great also...as far as i am concern i do most of my shopping here on this site...LOVE IT!!!

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  • Hole punch and brad setter (07-Jun-08)

    This is my primary tool for punching different sized holes and setting brads and I think it works great. It'sspring loaded so no hammer is required, and it can be adjusted so it will safely go through either thick or thin paper. I am not sure what the pointed tool end is for and have never used it.

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  • awsome tool (04-Aug-08)

    I love mine. the ONLY thing about this tool....when my croppin buddies are all together, we have to yell "POPPIN" before we use it. It can be a little loud and if you aren't expecting it, it could make you jump. BUT we LOVE IT!!!!

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  • good tool (03-Jul-08)

    I have one and think it is great. I don't use it much, but when I do I have had no trouble!

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  • Best so far (14-Feb-08)

    It definitely sets your eyelets and punches holes with precision. You don't have to try over and over again as with some setters. However, it is quite loud and it's not the most comfortable on the hands. I love the sturdy cutting mat it comes with.

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  • A decent setter (10-Oct-07)

    One thing I suggest before you buy this is that you get someone to show you how to use it before you leave the store. I was punching eyelets through pages because I was not using the right sizes until I went back and the lady at my local scrapbooking store showed me how to use it. I have found that it is fairly loud, but I like it more than the hammer. I have had to use a fairly large amount of force and have to be standing up above my page when I punch the harder eyelets. To be honest, I like using my crop-a-dile more when I have the chance, but this setter is my backup when I want to use eyelets or punch holes deeper into my pages. It also comes with a cute little mat that I often use for making cards and cutting small shapes.

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    Pretty good (17-Jul-07)

    It doesn't leave my eyelets flat, but other than that, it's ok. I'd rather use a hammer.

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  • Don't buy it (03-Oct-07)

    Do not buy this. I might have actually set a handful of eyelets with this one that actually turned out decent. The rest of my attempts ended up in torn papers and half mutilated eyelets. The idea is a great one, but the dream wasn't realized in this product. It's hard to find the right setting and even when you have it set to one extreme or the other it doesn't get the job done. It's supposed to set the eyelet in about 3 times, but I've done it more than 10 on some with unsatisfactory results. OH & it's VERY LOUD!! My DH cringes every time he hears it "go off" and I really mean "go off" cause it's so loud it could be mistaken for a gun!

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  • Very Fiddly to Use (21-Aug-07)

    I bought this instead of a Crop-a-dile but after a few weeks of use I went out and got the Crop-a-dile anyway! I was always fiddling with the pressure setting depending on the paper thickness, it was as loud as a hammer and took almost as much force. There are much better options out there.

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  • Disappointed compared to Crop-A-Dile Big Bite (03-Apr-09)

    I bought this tool recently and thought it would be great because of the size and great reviews. The hole punch works fine (although it is loud and more difficult than a hole puncher) but when I used it to set eyelets it was so disappointing!

    I pushed down on it to set my eyelet and it did nothing so I did it again, and again. I ended up having to turn the force all the way up and not only was it very hard for me (I have CFS and it is hard to push something this hard), but I had to do it anywhere from 7-9 times on each of my 3/16 eyelets (using cardstock) just to get them to flatten. By the time they finally do flatten, it's a mess! The paint peels off on some of them from all of the force/pressure and some of them just get a little mangled. I went through at least 2 dozen eyelets on different settings trying to get this to work. I ended up buying the Crop-A-Dile Big Bite (because of its' reach) after this and I was amazed at how easy it was! Just one squeeze and VOILA! A beautiful eyelet pressed perfectly! No pressure necessary! Anyone want to buy my instant setter? LOL

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