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c. Using a punch and a rawhide mallet or other non-steel impact device, spread grommet barrel by
hammering until barrel collar is rolled down smooth on washer. If grommet barrel splits during
hammering process, remove and replace installed grommet with a serviceable item from stock,
repeating procedures in paragraph 2., steps a. and b., above.
d. Check seating of grommet. If grommet can be turned by hand, repeat paragraph 2., c. until grommet
is firmly seated.
3. Grommet installation by hand-operated press.
a. Install ¼-inch chuck and die in hand-operated press, secure locking screws with hex wrench.
b. Insert barrel of replacement grommet through hole in material. Ensure grommet flange is on same
side of material as original grommet.