I should have had this tool years ago! I got this almost a month ago and it was on sale, after reading the reviews, I thought I would give it a try, and I am glad I did! I have fake nails and trying to open up a brad is not fun. This makes it simple and relieved to have this tool to do the hard (painful) work. I also got the make your own buttons and this helps with making the holes in the buttons to be a little larger and clean. Watch out for the piercer - it's super sharp! Buy this tool - you wont regret it!
As simple as it seems, you won't believe that you didn't have this tool from the moment you ever started using brads. Finally, my fingernails are saved and I can insert brads so much faster. This is truly a necessary tool you need in your stash. And the price is right for my budget. I hope We R Memory Keepers adds more color choices because I want to buy a couple more -- don't be caught with just one if you use brads a lot. I think there's a purple color somewhere out there with my name on it. Buy this tool.
This is an item that I wish I had thought up! What a great idea. I have very short, brittle nails and every time I try to open a brad I end up with it going under my nails, which if you have ever done that HURTS! I have only tried this twice, but I do love it so far. The only slight drawback is that it seems a little too wide to easily slide between the prongs on the brad - I had to give it a little assist. But, this may just be because I am not used to using it yet. Great product for an awesome price:)
Just tried the Brad Setter out today, for the first time. I really like the way such a basic tool, is so fun to have and use. I was putting together an older picture of my Grandfather and myself, when I was about 3 yrs. My Mom just happened to be over and said that I needed something on the ribbon that I outlined the picture with. The Brad Setter was just the thing! The brads added a nice finishing touch to the corners. I rank it as one of the "cool tools", that I have accumulated!
What a novel idea for placing brads. Make your hole with the punch, place the brad in the hole, separate the brad ends with the other end, then just rock the tool and bing your brad is in place.
The punch on one side is so much more user friendly for my Granddaughter than a long punch, and no more brad end pushing up under our fingernails trying to separate them, or bent paper when my Granddaughter tried to place them.
Definitely a very usable and well made product.