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SusieQ
10-08-2008, 07:13 PM
Has anyone got a Fiskars Eyelet setter? What on earth do I do with it?:confused: Am I a weakling? :confused:I can't get it to do anything at all. Even Bob thinks it is rubbish. He had a go for me and can't manage it either. Are we missing something?? This is the second Fiskars thing that I have bought and thought was no good!!!!! Can anyone offer advice please? Sue xx:mad:

Pagan
10-08-2008, 07:25 PM
my advice...................chuck it in the bin and get a cropodile *nods*

Scorch
11-08-2008, 10:56 AM
Hmmm... are you sure you have the right eyelets for it? Some of these tools are designed to work with super-light-weight decorative eyelets only, not "proper" brass ones.

Or maybe is there a catch that you have to move aside or lift out?

SusieQ
11-08-2008, 03:27 PM
Hmmm... are you sure you have the right eyelets for it? Some of these tools are designed to work with super-light-weight decorative eyelets only, not "proper" brass ones.

Or maybe is there a catch that you have to move aside or lift out?
No Scorchy, nothing will move on it! I have bought the eyelets especially for crafting. I just think it is useless!!! Sue xx:mf:

Scorch
11-08-2008, 04:15 PM
Oooh, weird! Well, I don't have one, so I dunno, then... :)

Tip Top
11-08-2008, 04:18 PM
Have a look on the Fiskars website to see if there are any tutorials or on utube.

I've got a green Provocraft one (I blogged about it a while ago) which is dead easy to use and that was 10 brand new from ebay........

SusieQ
11-08-2008, 06:18 PM
Thanks everyone!!! I felt so miffed about wasting my money:mad: I emailed Fiskars. ?I have just had a reply and they have asked me to phon then to see if they can hep. I will phone in the morning and will then give you all an update!! Sue xx:D

goldy1
11-08-2008, 06:35 PM
Videos explaine alot even if you cant't understand the lingo. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-_z0dY5BlHU&feature=related

SusieQ
11-08-2008, 07:52 PM
Thanks Goldi!!!!! Doesn't she make it look easy!!!! I still can't manage it!!!
I will have a few more goes, I didn't realise you had to wobble it!!!! ooh err missus!!!!!!!! He He xxSuexx:mf:

Focus on Life
11-08-2008, 09:52 PM
Oooh I dont have one of those chuck so cant offer any help, just support


Go wobble it Susie!

Hope it works, otherwise it sounds like its destined for the trash

Shaz x

SusieQ
11-08-2008, 09:56 PM
Oooh I dont have one of those chuck so cant offer any help, just support


Go wobble it Susie!

Hope it works, otherwise it sounds like its destined for the trash

Shaz x
Damn thing!!!!! What with that and the circle cutter that I can't use because I'm left handed - I'VE HAD ENOUGH!!!!!!. I THINK i'LL RING THE ELECTRICIAN AND HAVE A WOBBLE!!!!!!!!:sm:
HE HE SUE XX

Focus on Life
11-08-2008, 09:57 PM
LOL

...one more post to go...

Shaz x

goldy1
11-08-2008, 10:01 PM
Damn thing!!!!! What with that and the circle cutter that I can't use because I'm left handed - Which circle cutter do you have?

SusieQ
11-08-2008, 10:58 PM
LOL

...one more post to go...

Shaz xTHANKYOU SO MUCH FOR REMINDING ME SHAZ! I DIDN'T THINK I WAS QUITE THAT NEAR!:o PHEW!!!!!! YOU SAVED THE DAY!!! SUE XX:mf:

SusieQ
11-08-2008, 10:59 PM
Which circle cutter do you have?
IT IS THE FISKARS BLUE AND ORANGE THINGY. A LADY AT THE CRAFT SHOP SAID LEFT HANDED PEPES FIND IT HARD TO USE?????????????? :confused:SUE XX

goldy1
11-08-2008, 11:11 PM
Is it this one? http://crafts-sewing.hsn.com/fiskars-circle-cutter_p-2297941_xp.aspx

It says that it is suitable for both left and right handed so you rely shouldn't have a problem
are you using it in reverse, That may help.

SusieQ
12-08-2008, 08:55 AM
IT IS THE FISKARS BLUE AND ORANGE THINGY. A LADY AT THE CRAFT SHOP SAID LEFT HANDED PEPES FIND IT HARD TO USE?????????????? :confused:SUE XX

No, it isn't as good as that one!!! I only bought it recently so it's not an old one. I bought it from eBay but it was knew and in its packaging1 Sue xx ps I am impressed with all your knowledge and help!!!!! :oThankyou!!!!! xxx

goldy1
12-08-2008, 12:01 PM
ps I am impressed with all your knowledge and help!!!!! :oThankyou!!!!! xxx Just googled about a bit. It comes from having to sort out 30 kids on a play scheme you have to be able to work out any situation. Plus I'm just nosy . lol.

does the blade look like a small arrow or is it one sided?

SusieQ
12-08-2008, 01:55 PM
Just googled about a bit. It comes from having to sort out 30 kids on a play scheme you have to be able to work out any situation. Plus I'm just nosy . lol.

does the blade look like a small arrow or is it one sided?

It's a tiny one sided thing! Sue xx:mf:

TheDudesterUK
16-11-2008, 11:24 PM
Hi there.

I'm a relatively new bloke to this crafting thing at 33! My mum keeps trying to rope me in on it. I spotted your post while googling how to find out how the damn things work too. (I managed to get given a set of three off Freecycle .. a very nice lady didn't want them and I wanted them for me mom).

Have they got a hole punchy thing at one end and nipple like thing at the other set into a wiggly spring? If thats the case I was flumuxed at first then I thought about it ...

If you hold the punch end on what ever it is that you need to put the hole in to then put the eyelet in, pull the top nipply thing up and let it go. The inertia from that end and the spring smacks the punch through the card, material etc. When you want to do the eyelet, turn it over from the holey end to the nipply end and do the same .. like a clever form of hammer :D

Hope that this helps!

Andy

Louise88
17-11-2008, 12:30 AM
Ooh I hate those things! Very likely to lose fingers!

Crop-o-diles are expensive, and look like tools of torture, but they are so much better than those spring things! :o

TheDudesterUK
17-11-2008, 11:08 PM
Never heard of 'em! Although I have meet a few of their reptilian distant cousins when I went to Egypt when I was 18 :D

Word of warning over the fiskars thingies, be blumin careful what you do the hole punching thing on! When I was experimenting, I managed to put a huge chip in one of my granite (yes .. real granite) drinks coasters!

You'll have to excuse the way I explain things. I'm a bit of a computer nerd, well, a bit one really! I do a very technical computery job (I write websites, fix computers, laptops, servers etc) and I find it difficult explaining things to non-techies, so if I seem a bit simple, I'm just trying to explain in as easy as possible! I don't mean that to sound patronising either. As an example of what I do, right mouse click on a webpage and click on view page source. I understand what you see when you do that .. :D

Anyhoo .. If you know of anyone who wants to get rid of anything crafty that they don't want, I'll pay the postage or do something computery in return

Catch you later Ladies :D

Andy

auntynet
18-11-2008, 12:49 AM
You'll have to excuse the way I explain things. . . . . I find it difficult explaining things to non-techies, so if I seem a bit simple, I'm just trying to explain in as easy as possible! I don't mean that to sound patronising either. . . . .

I read this thread through from start to finish and had no idea what anyone was talking about . . . . until I read your explanation! You can explain things that way all day for me - and I'm sure I'm not the only one that agrees. :D

TheDudesterUK
18-11-2008, 04:05 PM
Thanks for your comments. I'm always worried about discussion forums. You can never predict how people hear your words in their head. Very often that's open to misinterpretation. I guess I worry a lot!

Maybe I should work on ideal world? Nah .. maybe not, definitely a face for radio :D

Hope that everyone has had a good start to the week?

Andy

Fluffy Squirrel
18-11-2008, 07:14 PM
I read this thread through from start to finish and had no idea what anyone was talking about . . . . until I read your explanation! You can explain things that way all day for me - and I'm sure I'm not the only one that agrees. :D

I'll definitely second that!! Simple guides are much better for me, the 'idiots guides for dummies' fan lol :D

TheDudesterUK
19-11-2008, 02:41 AM
Is there an on-line "How to" guide for crafters that's free? (light bulb moment)

You submit articles on how to use something (pref with photo's or web cam video ...). It's gets put on the web and anyone can access it for free?

I feel a cunning plan coming on Baldrick!

Let me know ladies (and any gents that might be readin)

If its something thats been discussed before, can you point me to the thread?

Ta!

Andy
:D:slap:

goldy1
19-11-2008, 02:15 PM
Youtube is loaded with craft videos. Her's some to stat you off. http://uk.youtube.com/user/TheCraftsChannel

ljeffo
25-01-2014, 10:01 PM
I know just how you feel, I bought a pair and I can't make them work even after watching various clips on youtube, so I resorted to actually pushing the eyelets in with a strong pair of pliers, it works in that the eyelet looks ok on the top but underneath it just looks crushed and although the pliers are strong enough it's fiddly to do. Did you have any luck with the phone call from Fiskars and if so please could you pass on the info? I think it's a case of my arthritic fingers just not being strong enough but there must be an easy way to do it. I must add that some time ago I bought a Fiskars shape-cutter and a set of templates and I couldn't make it work properly, I ending up flogging the lot on Pre-loved. If I can't get help with these eyelet setters they may go the same way! HELP ME!

3dDave
26-01-2014, 06:09 PM
Ijeffo, the thread is 6 years old, I think they are probably trying plan B or making garden furniture instead by now (Lol)

Dave.