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Position grommet on die with barrel facing up, position material over grommet barrel, 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
Using a punch and 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 damaged grommet with a serviceable item from stock,
repeating procedures in step d. and e., above.
Check seating of grommet. If grommet can be turned by hand, repeat step e. until grommet is firmly
Install appropriate chuck or die in hand-operated press and secure locking screws with hex wrench
Insert barrel of replacement grommet through hole in material. Ensure grommet flange is on same
side of material as original grommet (grommet barrel inserted in material hole).