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Old 08-19-2014, 03:53 AM   #1  
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Ok not sure which route to go...I've been checking out Crop-a-diles and I'm not sure which one to get or if I even need one. Someone told me that you use it for a corner rounder and that it attaches snaps and eyelets and hole punching. Yet I look on line and I have not found something that does it all with 1 tool. Am I mistaken? Am I looking at the right tools? If there's any advise out there I'd love to hear it. I only do card making so this would not be used for regular scrapbooking. Should I continue my quest or keep using my hammer and peg method and reqular corner rounders?
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What you are doing is just fine unless there is some reason you are unhappy with your current method. Having a new tool isn't required.

I have a Big Bite because I wanted the 6" reach for punch holes and that it will punch holes in acrylic but I still use my hammer and peg to set eyelets.

I could never figure out the other Crop-a-diles so I can't say which/what one you might consider.
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No, there isn't one that punches holes, sets eyelets/snaps AND rounds corners. The confusion may just be in the name although the corner rounder tool is actually called a Corner Chomper - they're both made by We R Memory Keepers.

The Corner Chomper comes in two different sizes (blue handle and yellow handle) with two sides to each tool - blue is 1/2" and 1/4", yellow is 1/8" and 3/8". There are also some that make decorative shapes rather than a plain rounding - I don't have any of those although I do own (and love) both sizes of the rounder. They go through thicker materials and folded cardstock is the main advantage over regular corner rounder punches for me. The fact there are two sizes on one tool and I can "nest" layers with a consistent curve makes me happy, too!

The original Crop-a-Dile punches two different size holes and sets eyelets and snaps. Again, it punches easily through thick and tough materials (chipboard/mountboard, leather, acetate etc).

If you're happy with the tools you have and won't need the extra stuff offered by the We R Memory Keepers one (go through thicker materials etc) then spend your pennies on something pretty rather than new tools
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I have a Big Bite (never taken it out of the package - but maybe now I will to punch holes in acrylic ), a Crop-a-dile I and a Corner Chomper. I use both of those a lot. The Corner Chomper is nice because you can round corners on very thick things or multiple pieces of cardstock.

The Crop-a-dile original doesn't set eyelets better than the hammer and peg method, but it is much quieter - so if you're a late night eyelet setter you might like it Also, it punches holes as well as setting eyelets of different sizes, so it is two tools in one.
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I have the original cropadile, it works well when it gets used, but I also have a hammer and eyelet setters...which I use when I have pent up aggression that needs to be released I use the hammer and eyelet setters when I need to get into an area that cropadile will not get to, both work but if you have the hammer and setters, like others have said they do the job so spend your money on other things unless you have a real 'NEED' for a cropadile. If I am honest I got the cropadile as it was the 'in' tool many moons ago, but I could have lived without it.
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I am a "late night setter", as Lydia put it, so I got the Crop-a-dile so I wouldn't wake up DH, although I haven't used it much lately. I also have the Corner Chomper and use it ALL THE TIME! I dropped it recently and broke off one of the "wings". It worked with just one "wing" left, but I got out some glue that works on plastic and put it back together. I can't even tell (now) which side I broke...
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I have the big bite. Whenever I used the hammer to set eyelets my kitty cried! I think it hurt his ears when I pounded.
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I would probably be still using the hammer, but I make a lot of mini albums and flip flaps with eyelets. It really depends on your need.

I have both sizes of the crop a Dile for the eyelets, but that's only because I found them on Craigslist for $10. That's the only reason. I wanted one, but no way was I going to spend 30 or 50 bucks for one. I just got lucky. So, assess what your need is. If you use a lot of eyelets, then go for it. I wouldn't get the big one if you're just doing cards, but your needs may change. It's also what's in your budget.

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Hey all, I wanted to pass on this little tidbit. Blitzy.com has Crop a Diles and Corner chompers on sale. The sale ends in 4 days. Just an FYI for anyone who is looking. I might get the corner chomper that has the deco edge. Still pondering. Here's the link if anyone is interested.

https://blitsy.com/events/0825/we-r-...ab8c-306164289
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