From flags to sails, the grommet is one of the most ubiquitous pieces of hardware around. These handy rings help prevent fabric from tearing and abrading at tie down points or when line is laced through. Sailrite® is committed to helping canvasworkers easily install grommets with the best tools. We have high-performance tools for professionals who install grommets daily as well as low-cost styles for one-off DIY projects.
The standard way to install grommets is to use a setting die and a mallet to roll the grommet in place on your fabric. We have die sets for setting spur grommets, plain washer grommets, vent grommets and large eyelets. We have dies for the Pres-N-Snap tool that will easily set standard sizes of both plain and spur grommets. For smaller projects, an all-in-one kit of plain grommets and a die set make purchasing all the tools and hardware you’ll need easy. You'll also find die sets for our W-1 Hand Press by C.S. Osborne, a versatile tool that cuts holes for and installs brass and nickel spur grommets, vent grommets, ligne 24 snap fasteners and oversized plain grommets. It also cuts fabric and covers buttons for custom upholstery work.
If you are unsure which type of grommet or grommet setting tool is most appropriate for your needs, don’t hesitate to reach out to us at Sailrite for one-on-one advice.