A few years back when eyelets starting appearing everywhere in scrapbooking I saved my money, clipped a coupon and purchased a Making Memories Tool Kit. Immediately there were problems. First, this tool needed a hard surface, often my craft table would not do and I had to kneel on our cement floor to make it work. It took two hands and the noise was a huge drawback. And although the tiny hammer was so very cute, I looked for something more. I then received the Provo Craft Silent Setter as a gift and I am very happy with it. It solved all of these problems I had with the previous setter and was much more practical and economical.
Why the Silent Setter is different. The first thing I liked about the Silent Setter was it's size. In it's case it measures only 7" tall, 3.5" wide and 2" deep. It is considerably lighter than the Making Memories eyelet system and has a zipper which closes it completely which makes it easy to throw into your cropping bag and go.
Second, it contains all you need within it's small case. The setter, tools, healing mat and it even comes with a small plastic container filled with eyelets. I emptied the eyelets and replaced them with my most frequently used small silver brads. Other crafters may feel they need the other tools which come in the Making Memories set, but I never used them.
Third, it only requires one hand. That means you can use the other hand to steady your paper so no slippage occurs (more about this when I show my featured project.) This tool is completely noise free, which means a lot to this Mommy of two.
And lastly, the price is much more affordable than other eyelet setters on the market.
I love my silent Setter, when ever i leave for a crop with friends or family my silent setter is one tool that i never leave without! A few years ago i didn't even knw what eylets were much less this nifty tool, i was just getting into scrapping and found this item at a local store, the owner of the shop showed me how it worked and from then on i was hooked! I have friends that have the setters with the spring in it and it left dents in her beautiful table, i showed her the silent setter and she loved it too! i hightly recommend this to begginer as well as advanced scrappers, it helps add that somthing extra!
I just received this as a gift for Mother's Day. I used a Eyelet setter before but never the silent setter. This setter is noise free and it is so easy to use. Just put a hole in the paper with the tool.. put the eyelet through the hole.. Push and turn, push and turn and your done!! I set 5 eyelets on 1 page in 3 minutes. It's quick, easy, and gets the job done QUIETLY! If you like using eyelets, I definitely suggest you get the Provo Craft Silent setter!