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Model #71

Store SKU #1000030517

Store SO SKU #781975

Eyelet Setting Pliers (100-Piece)

  • Spring-tension pliers open easily
  • Comes with 100 eyelets in a variety of finishes
  • Rubberized handles with a contoured design
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Product Overview

General Tools has grown to become the recognized industry leader for specialty hand tools and instruments. The General Tools Eyelet Setting Pliers are convenient spring-tension, self-opening pliers for setting small eyelets in leather, plastic, rubber, canvas and cardboard. The 100 eyelets are plated alloy steel in multiple colors to fit most applications and have a 4 mm (5/32) Dia opening.
  • California residents
  • Pliers are made of hardened, plated steel
  • Pliers are spring-tension and self-opening
  • Rubberized handles for reduced operator fatigue
  • Includes 100-piece eyelet assortment
  • Maximum material thickness for setting eyelets is 1/16 in.
  • Eyelets have a 4 mm (5/32) Dia opening

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Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)
1
Product Height (in.)
10.3
Product Width (in.)
3.8

Details

Compatible hand tool
Other
Hand Tool Type
Grommets
Tools Product Type
Hand Tool

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
1 Year

Questions & Answers

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Arent these missing the piece that goes on the backside?

Asked by Emily August 10, 2020
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These eyelets are intended to be used without a back piece, just insert the eyelet through the hole and hammer the other side down until everything holds in place.

Does anyone know what the material of the eyelets is?

Asked by Ty34er January 10, 2020
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The eyelets are plated alloy steel in multiple colors

what size grommets. I need 1/4"

Asked by Fred October 5, 2017
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5/32” eyelets.

EYELET SETTING PLIERS (100-PIECE)

Asked by PAAPAA2 July 24, 2016
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5/32” eyelets, grommets.

Customer Reviews

  • 59 Customer Reviews
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33% of customers recommended.
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WE yes WE have been doing it wrong...
if your eyelets have been looking like my first three the eyelet needs to be placed on the ANVIL (with the hole).
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Bought these awhile ago, took them out today and 1 eyelet they completely failed. Out of the pack...
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Bought these awhile ago, took them out today and 1 eyelet they completely failed. Out of the package into the garbage, glad they were only $5
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DO NOT BUY - I purchased these pliers today and one of the handles broke the FIRST time I used it...
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DO NOT BUY - I purchased these pliers today and one of the handles broke the FIRST time I used it. I was using the pliers to put an eyelet through a nylon strap. I pre-cut a hole in the nylon and used one of the copper eyelets. You can tell that the pliers are cast from a very soft, low quality steel but I didn't expect the handle to split on the very first usage. I have the receipt and will be returning them tomorrow. I will also ask that the failure of the product be brought to the attention of store management so that they can consider selling eyelet pliers from a different manufacturer.
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Fragile
Manufacturer should put disclaimer on this product “Fragile”. Broken into two pieces on first use, waste of 5 bucks. There should be some return policy on substandard products, these will affect reputation of home depot in long run.
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I could not get this to work at all. First tried several times in thin fabric for practice... 0 ...
I could not get this to work at all. First tried several times in thin fabric for practice... 0 for 6. Then tried to crimp numerous eyelets all by themselves (no fabric, cardboard, ...nothing). All this thing did was crush maybe one third around the circumference even after carefully making sure that everything was in perfect alignment. It never rolled the grommet (eyelet) edge as it should. See my attached picture. Don’t waste your money on this.
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If anyone from General Tools is reading this review, the kit would be far better if it came with ...
If anyone from General Tools is reading this review, the kit would be far better if it came with 50 male and 50 female eyelet halves to grip the host material firmly and look better. I can't recommend this product as it is; it did the job but it took some improvisation on my side and way more effort. I wanted to set an eyelet in the phone cover for both me and my wife so a wrist strap can be attached. When I used the pliers to force the piece through the leather and then squeezed to flatten it out, I found that the "post" on one side of the tool was stuck in the eyelet and I had to use an eyeglass screwdriver to detach it. Having done that, I found that the leather in the hole was still hanging on and more importantly, the metal had folded over very little and so it was barely gripping the leather (top photo). I used the tool again in an attempt to flatten it further but that didn't help, though it did deform the metal (center photo). To achieve what I wanted, I applied a SECOND piece from the opposite side so that the leather is held firmly from both sides and it looks great (bottom photo). It looks slightly mangled on the other side. Since the second metal piece is the same size as the first before it was deformed, this has to be done carefully so it goes through evenly. I practiced first by doing my own cover and several times on one section of the newspaper so I knew that when doing my wife's, to do it first from inside the cover to out, then outside to in, so the better looking side was outside. This product would be better if it had separate top and bottom pieces like the "1/2 in. Solid-Brass Grommet Kit" (http://www.homedepot.com/p/General-Tools-1-2-in-Solid-Brass-Grommet-Kit-71264/100200416). Arguably, it also needs the sharpened cylinder seen in the grommet kit to make the hole before inserting the eyelet.
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Unfortunately it was too small for what I needed so...
Unfortunately it was too small for what I needed so it was returned
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