so far I've been using snap fasteners on things like little pouches, cell phone cozies etc. because I'm not really a fan of velcro on these items. Now, for purses and bigger items I'd like to use magnetic closures. It says you don't need tools, just poke through the material. If you do a whole lot of them, though, that might be kind of slow and exhausting (I sew items for sale at craft shows). Has anyone here worked with a tool for these closures? Also, the snap fastener applicator I've been working with (handheld pliers type from Joann's) makes it hard to apply pressure evenly, and sometimes some of the prongs end up beside the snap. Any suggestions what to use instead?