WE R MEMORY KEEPERS-Big Bite Crop-A-Dile II is an all-in-one tool for punching setting and snapping. It's ideal for eyelets and grommets. Can punch through paper leather fabric plastic thin tin chipboard and much more! Easily sets grommets with a 1/3 … see full wiki
Better than other eyelet setting tools I've tried, but...
Dec 9, 2009
Before I bought this product, I tried setting eyelets with a HomePro 2 Hand Eyelet Tool. However the eyelet setter kept sliding back into its base, which made the tool unusable. I next tried a hammer and punch, after first punching a hole in the card stock. This technique worked, although the eyelets tended to deform into peculiar shapes, and I whacked my thumb with the hammer a couple of times. The Crop-A-Dile II Big Bite Punch (CAD II BBP)is my third attempt to set eyelets, and it performs better than the first two methods.
However, the CAD II BBP is by no means perfect. The top and bottom cubes that rotate so you can punch the correct size of eyelet have a bit of wiggle room, so that the top and bottom points don't come precisely together. The tool can still set eyelets, but one side of the eyelet gets a bit more squashed down than the other side.
My favorite feature, and the reason I bought the CAD II BBP is its long reach. If I choose to, I can set eyelets in the middle of my greeting cards instead of having to limit myself to the edges of the cards. The HomePro 2 Hand Eyelet Tool (while it was still working) could only set eyelets at the edges of cards.
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