The Crop-A-Dile from We R Memory Keepers
I think I’ve confessed my love of gadgets here before. The newest, latest, shiniest gizmo on the craft market is always sure to catch my attention, much to the chagrin of my poor husband. ( I’m reforming, honey! I swear! ) With the addition of the new baby into our household, my crafting space got a lot smaller and I’ve been having to downsize my supplies. I’ve been culling my toolbox and paring it down the absolute must-haves. This, the Crop-A-Dile, is one of the keepers.
So, what is this weird-looking gadget? It’s an industrial strength hole punch and eyelet setting tool. Initially I bought it for paper crafting but found it’s also suited to a multitude of craft materials. It can punch metal, thin wood, fabric, leather, and plastic like a champ.
I’ve found that many eyelet-setting tools are a pain to use. They’re awkward, noisy, and overall not very user-friendly. The Crop-A-Dile is a dream to use. Punching holes in nearly any material is a breeze and setting eyelets couldn’t be easier. It’s quiet, comfortable, and very well made.
The CAD retails for around $20. Don’t let the initial price scare you away. This is one of those tools that will last FOREVER.