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Model # 81264

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Brass Grommet Fastening Kit with Case, Includes (6) 1/2 in. and (6) 3/8 in. Grommets

$13.94
  • Reinforce holes and prevent tearing vinyl, leather and fabric
  • Solid brass construction will not rust for years of durability
  • Repair tarps, tents, awnings, upholstery, curtains and more
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About This Product

General Tools specializes in bringing customers with high quality, specialty items for jobs of all types. The 81264 Grommet Kit provides an economic solution for repairing tarps, tents, awnings and pool covers. Each easy-to-use set includes a hardened steel whole cutter, a matched mandrel/anvil pair, a hardwood backer block and an assortment of grommets, sizes (1/2 in. and 3/8 in.) as well as the option to purchase additional grommets.

Highlights

  • Used to repair canvas, tarpaulins, tents, awnings, sail cloth, lawn furniture and pool covers
  • Contains grommets with hole cutter and hardwood backer block, hardened mandrel and anvil
  • Setting tool and anvil are coded with lines for each individual size grommet
  • Includes 6 each #2 (3/8 in.) and #4 (1/2 in.) solid brass grommets
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Internet # 204763455

Model # 81264

Store SKU # 1000030533

Store SO SKU #781975

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Specifications

Dimensions: H 8.25 in, W 5 in, D 1.38 in

Dimensions

Grommet diameter (in.).5Product Depth (in.)1.38 in
Product Height (in.)8.25 inProduct Width (in.)5 in

Details

Fastener TypeOtherPackage Quantity27
Product Weight (lb.)1.5 lbReturnable90-Day

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty1 year

Questions & Answers

14Questions
caret
Q:Will this work on a rubber floor mat for a car?
by|Feb 11, 2024
1 Answer
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A:  No, it will not work on rubber properly and the thickness of the mat would most likely be too much for the unit as well.

by|Feb 14, 2024
    caret
    Q:Why does nearly all of the equipment feel greasy/oily to the touch? I can?t use this without making a mess. Is this normal?
    by|May 29, 2023
    1 Answer
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    A:  It is possible that the oils used during manufacturing remained on one of the parts and spread while the unit was packaged up. We do apologize for this. Washing the components with soap and water will remove that oil very quickly.

    by|Dec 23, 2023
      1 found this answer helpful
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      Q:Will this work on a thin fabric to hang a a shower curtain
      by|Mar 29, 2023
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      A:  Yes, this grommet kit should have no issue with a thin shower curtain.

      by|Apr 11, 2023
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        Q:Will this work on 10 ounce Army Duck canvas? I don’t intend to subject the holes to any rough treatment. I just want to make sure the hole maker can pierce the canvas and that the grommets will hold onto the fabric.
        by|Mar 23, 2021
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        A:  I’m very handy but I’ve never installed grommets before. This was really easy and there were no do-overs necessary. All of the grommets set easily and without issue. What i a pleased with is that the tool offers an interchangeable 1/2” and a 3/8” grommet setter. The fasteners are really sound and seem strong. However I used mine on heavy GeoFabric. Am uncertain about Duck Canvas as i've never used it. For the price you really can't go wrong. Perhaps take a cloth sample to the Home Depot and test it first.

        by|Jul 9, 2021

          A:  Should as long as the male side has enough length to swage onto the female side with the dye. The spread flange is what holds the grommet together. Never really seen any grommet lengths other than this size.

          by|Mar 24, 2021
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          A:  Not sure of the thickness for 10 oz. Army Duck. I use these grommets to put additional holes in flags for mounting on motorcycles. The grommets go through two layers of canvas and the polyester flag material and hold well. The hole cutting tools dull quickly and are hard to sharpen. Instead of the hole tool, I: 1. mark the where the hole goes; 2. cut the fabric in an X; 3. push the bottom half of the grommet through; 4. pound them together. Works well on flags - pictures attached.

          by|Aug 31, 2023
            3 found this answer helpful

            A:  Yes, it will, however, it might be easier to line it up better on a wider, flat, rock-solid surface. If you're using gromet pliers, pre-punch the hole completely. Goodluck!

            by|Apr 4, 2023

              A:  This kit worked for us including the fabric hole cutter. The grommet attaching tool worked perfectly.

              by|Apr 6, 2022
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              Customer Reviews

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              Grommet wound up ripping a bigger hole
              I followed the instructions, and while hammering the grommet together it tore through the canvas, leaving me with a huge hole that I now have to patch. It ruined my tent.
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              Response from General ToolsJul 25, 2023
              We are very sorry that you are not completely satisfied with your purchase. We appreciate the time you took to write this review. For any future purchases of our products, if you have any questions or concerns or find your unit to be defective in any way, please don't hesitate to reach out to us directly at 800-697-8665 Ext 1603 or email us at techsupport@generaltools.com. We will be more than happy to assist you.
                Very good set of grommets. They come with all the...
                Very good set of grommets. They come with all the hardware needed. Used it on a heavy duty tarp and it retains the fabric very well. Unbeatable price too.
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                Response from General ToolsApr 14, 2023
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                First time adding grommets to anything and it was so easy. I cut up a fence screen to make curtai...
                First time adding grommets to anything and it was so easy. I cut up a fence screen to make curtains for or screened in porch. The fence screen had grommets every 2 feet, unfortunately once cut in 8 foot sections, the grommets did fall where we needed them. This kit made it easy with the hole punch and attachment tool. I did use a 2 x 4 instead of the small piece of wood provided. Everything worked great. I may be adding more grommets to a few camping tarps now that I know how easy it is.
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                Super Useful
                I’m on a quarantine driven garage organization spree, and this toolkit is just the ticket. Puches holes in everything I’ve thrown at it so far. I’ve done several pairs of work gloves so I can hang on pegboard, rubber boots and a flag. I will be needing more grommets soon!
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                  After using this kit to install grommets on my outdoor table cover, I wonder why I went so long w...
                  After using this kit to install grommets on my outdoor table cover, I wonder why I went so long without this product. Installing grommets with it is fairly easy and just takes some hard swings of a hammer. No more over-stretching bungees or tarps flying around! The kit comes with everything you need to install 1/2" or 3/8" grommets. It includes 6 of each size. Installing is easy, you bunch out the hole with a hammer then hammer the male and female ends of the grommet together with the tools supplied in the kit. These grommets can also be used on tents, curtains, straps, etc. The comes in a case which is great except the grommets tend to end up in other compartments of the case. The wood block (a backing for hammering holes in the tarp) that comes with the kit is a nice hardwood but will wear out over time. I tried using a 2x4 scrap which worked but was generally too soft for the job and did not work too well. Hammering the cutout hole in the tarp I find is the hardest part, you need to hammer around the edges of the cutter to makes sure you get a good hole. When adding grommets, if possible, fold over the edge of the tarp for added strength. Grommets are made of rust-resistant brass. This grommet kit is made in India.
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                  Complete Kit was absolutely what I needed to complete a small project. Rick
                  Complete Kit was absolutely what I needed to complete a small project. Rick
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                  They worked great on a heavy vinyl covering we made into a tarp to replace a cover for a portable...
                  They worked great on a heavy vinyl covering we made into a tarp to replace a cover for a portable carport frame.
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                  I used it for a limited time. The cutting punch wouldn't cut through a piece of polyester I was u...
                  I used it for a limited time. The cutting punch wouldn't cut through a piece of polyester I was using for an awning. I had to cut the hole out with an exacto knife following the impression the punch left. Otherwise, it was okay.
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                  2 found this review helpful
                  Used the grommet tool kit to mount a flag to a pole. It worked great!
                  Used the grommet tool kit to mount a flag to a pole. It worked great!
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                  The kit performs as expected. Be sure to carefully separate the washers, I accidentally used two.
                  The kit performs as expected. Be sure to carefully separate the washers, I accidentally used two.
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