Some months back in response to a post on setting 330's I posted a set of illustrations a method of setting 330's. Although I had never tried the method ... it looked pretty basic and much easier than using a two handed setter. Well a couple of days ago I received 2 new 330s I had purchased and followed the directions and found it wasn't nearly as simple as it looked. The directions called for using a 1/4" rope. Although, I was able to set one side of the trap the other side became very difficult. After studying the situation, I cut a piece of ½" nylon rope and it was pretty simple. The 1/4" rope wanted to slide around and down into the gap where the end of the spring was and would bind up. Plus the fact that you can't get much leverage with the 1/4" rope, but ½" was comfortable on the hand and gave much more leverage. I will post the illustration here again in case somone missed it. Another thing I found out that helps into really choke up on the rope, not nearly as much back strain and a shorter distance to pull on hold. I believe this method to be much better than using the normal setting tool, since in a worst case scenario I believe you can do this with one hand a foot. Good luck trapping.