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  • Eyelets and a cropodile

    Seriously having a bad time with these eyelet things! I bought one of the setter tool things and a set of eyelets from nattynetty at the weekend. Janette advised me on the best one to buy, but I must be doing it wrong! I keep either attaching the eyelet to the tool, and having to prise it off, or it just flattens the top and not the back.
    I did have a look at some online tutorials, but I still can't do it! Would a cropodile help - and where can one buy them?

    All help appreciated.....this si why I never try new stuff, I am rubbish at it!
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  • #2
    I bought a used cropodile just for the hell of it, off of feebay. It was a bargain, and even tho I don't use it much (yet) I wouldn't part with it - it does the job fantastically well!
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    • #3
      I love my crop-a-dile, i got mine when was on a special on QVC and got it for a good price, it's so easy (and quiet) to use and works on lots of different materials, I'd def. recommend one.

      if you can't get hold of one I can sell you one from my SU cat. at £20.95 plus p&p, but TBH you'll probably find one cheaper than that elsewhere.
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      • #4
        if you can't get hold of one I can sell you one from my SU cat. at £20.95 plus p&p, but TBH you'll probably find one cheaper than that elsewhere.
        I doubt it Jan - don't they sell for around £25.00 upwards still and then p&p? I got mine for £15.00 incuding p&p, so now you see why I couldn't resist, lol.
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        • #5
          That is a good price, I paid under £20, can't remember exactly how much but p&p on top of course. The prices do seem to vary quite a bit though.

          I didn't want my reply to sound like an out-and-out sales pitch as I genuinely do recommend them & I love mine, but if £20.95 is a good price then it was worth mentioning
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          • #6
            Originally posted by onlyme View Post
            I doubt it Jan - don't they sell for around £25.00 upwards still and then p&p? I got mine for £15.00 incuding p&p, so now you see why I couldn't resist, lol.
            Theres a couple on fleabay now, that come in at £20 inc p&P.. one slightly over, but has a case and some eyelets with it too..

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            • #7
              The QVC one is still a bargain IMO

              http://www.qvcuk.com/ukqic/qvcapp.as....yah.UKCO-U383

              and the purple is MUCH nicer than the pink, though the green is nicest of all

              I wouldn't be without my c-a-d, or the big bite. Fantastic tools!
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              • #8
                Originally posted by mizgeorge View Post
                The QVC one is still a bargain IMO

                http://www.qvcuk.com/ukqic/qvcapp.as....yah.UKCO-U383

                and the purple is MUCH nicer than the pink, though the green is nicest of all

                I wouldn't be without my c-a-d, or the big bite. Fantastic tools!
                That's the one I've got, and yes that is such a good price. I really fancy getting the big bite now as that's my only beef with it, I can't reach in far enough!
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                • #9
                  That looks a great tool. I too have an eyelet punch and setter that you have to hammer and end up making a complete mess of it. Think this cropodile may be on my Happy Unbirthay list!! The big bite, is that the same but has a longer reach? Is it as easy to use do you think?
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by nettie View Post
                    That looks a great tool. I too have an eyelet punch and setter that you have to hammer and end up making a complete mess of it. Think this cropodile may be on my Happy Unbirthay list!! The big bite, is that the same but has a longer reach? Is it as easy to use do you think?
                    Yes, does the same thing but will reach much, much further into a page, so really handy I would think, but don't have one yet. I expect though it's as easy as the Crop-a-dile is.
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                    • #11
                      The big bite has at least a 6" reach (designed for being able to set anywhere on a 12x12 sheet of card), and is a bit heftier than the original c-a-d. It also comes with lots of 'grommets' which are like giant eyelets, as well as eyelets and rivets. Cool tool!

                      They've just launched something called the corner chomper for rounding corners too. Want one!
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                      • #12
                        Wow thank guys! I have never given up on an item as fast as this, normally I really try my hardest, because I hate wasting money, but I simply cannt get to grips with this setter and hammer. I gave it another go tonight and I just kept mucking them up! I sold two orders today so I think I am allowed to treat myself!

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                        • #13
                          Hubby bought my Crop-a-dile set from Hobbycraft for my Christmas, it's this set...

                          http://www.hobbycraft.co.uk/ProductD...talogue=310632

                          And although I haven't used it a great deal yet, it was the first time I'd try to work with eyelets and find it very very easy to use... I'd definitely recommend buying a C-A-D... a great investment!!

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                          • #14
                            I cant rave on about the Crop-A-Dile enough.

                            Over a number of years ive spend god knows how much on eyelet setter - the hamer version/ the one that you ping and many others. All of these ive not got the finish I want & couldnt get the hang of them.

                            Until I got the crop-a-dile it is extremely easy/quick and the finish cant be faulted.

                            Ive got the pink one & love it

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                            • #15
                              I think this is a must have now! I have so many eyelets that I can't use which I'm just itching to put onto cards, so great to have recommendations, makes it easier to spend money knowing that it's worthwhile
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