Setting tool for 8mm (5/16") grommets.
Metal setting tool for use with the 8mm (5/16") grommets. The eyelet part is placed face down in the dish, then the leather, then the washer and fixed by hitting the setter into the eyelet hollow post. It is important to use the correct grommet with this tool.
HOW TO GUIDES
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.