Solid Brass Grommets (Eyelet and Washer)

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Grommets (Eyelets and washers) in a choice of diameters, available in solid brass or nickel over solid brass. Sold in a pack of 10.

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Product code FBEG05-11290-11291-1283-1285
Grommets provide a re-enforced hole for leather, preventing damage and tearing. The term grommet is used for a 2 piece metal eyelet that is set together creating a metal ring on both sides of the leather. To set hit the setting tool in the upright position with a mallet or maul. Use for leathers up to 2mm. Each grommet requires it’s own setting tool, to punch the hole in the leather prior to setting use the same diameter punch as the interior grommet diameter. See the size specification for more information.

Our eyelets are primarily designed for setting into leather. There is a knack to setting them but once mastered it is relatively quick and easy – the main thing is that you don’t have too much or too little of the shaft of the eyelet above the leather prior to setting. Too much and they will bend and slide and not peen back properly (if this is the case you can add an extra band or washer of leather to help), too short and there is not enough metal to fold back to secure in place (in which case we sell extra long post grommets)

Each size of eyelet or grommet will clearly state which setting tool is required – please note you will have to always get the eyelet and setting tool from the same manufacturer as they are not standard and will not work without the correct size tool and base anvil.


How to Set eyelets in LeatherWe would suggest that a poly head or rawhide mallet would be better at preserving the setting tool.