I purchased this tool for adding grommets to articles of clothing for corset styling. While it works pretty good, it does need a good bit of hand strength to use. I don't normally have issues with strength in my hands, but after adding 6 or 7 grommets, I had to stop to rest for a moment because of the force it took to use this tool. In addition, the grommets did not stay on very well. I would have to add the top part when the tool was almost touching the fabric to ensure I did not drop the piece. All in all, I would still recommend this, as it is definitely a good cost-efficient alternative to a powered device that does the same functions.