TM 10-1670-280-23&P 0037 00
Proceed as follows:
1. Remove original grommet as follows:
a. Using a suitable type tool, lift edge of original washer at one point.
b. Grip lifted washer edge with lineman pliers and roll washer edge back to lift washer from original
grommet. Remove original grommet from material.
2. Grommet installation by hand-held method.
a. Insert barrel of replacement grommet through accommodating hole in material and ensure grommet
flange is located on same side of material as original grommet.
b. Position grommet on die with barrel facing up and place the washer over grommet barrel.
When installing a flat grommet by the hand-held method, ensure the
grommet barrel and washer are aligned to preclude off-center setting of
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
hammer process, remove and replace installed grommet with a serviceable item from stock,
repeating procedures in paragraph 1., above.
d. Check seating of grommet. If grommet can be turned by hand, repeat step c. until grommet is firmly
3. Grommet installation by hand-operated press.