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grommets, rivets, eyelets, snaps, etc
« on: June 11, 2015, 09:38:24 PM »
I've been using some form of grommets, rivets, and eyelets for a long time since I first started working with leather.  I'll be honest, I don't exactly know the difference between some as the labeling is confusing sometimes, and I have a bunch of setting tools for all of them from different manufacturers.  There seems to be a bunch of different sizing conventions (line 20 vs 24 snaps) that just don't fit into the english or metric system.

To the best of my knowledge, the difference between an eyelet and a grommet is that an eyelet is one piece, but a grommet is two that is pressed together.  That's kind of the extent of my knowledge.

Is there someone out there that has a good reference for sizing conventions, best practices, the difference between everything, and suggestions for use?

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