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#2 grommets - all the same?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous Hardware' started by B Snyder, Jun 5, 2007.

  1. B Snyder

    B Snyder Very Active Member

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    One of my suppliers offers #2 3/8" grommets from 3 or 4 different manufacturers.
    Are these grommets all shaped the same and usable with any grommet press that has #2 dies?
     
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  2. bob

    bob Major Contributor

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    Pretty much, it's supposed to be a standard independent of manufacturer. I always buy whatever might be on sale from whomever has the best deal of the moment and have never had a problem.
     
  3. Matt Cuellar

    Matt Cuellar Active Member

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    I haven't seen any differences between manufacturers...Normally will buy what's cheapest.


    Matt
     
  4. Todd M Castle

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    Only thing that might be different will be the color and grade of material. I used to hate when you get copper ones off the truck to finish one you had half way done with silver. So I guess to sum up as long as they are the same color should not be a big deal.
     
  5. juan45215

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    I just had this problem. I bought my grommet machine brand new on ebay. They sent #2 grommets, but none of the #2 grommets from Fellers fit. I had to go back to the people I bought the machine from.

    I pray that they never go out of business.
     
  6. imaSIGNr

    imaSIGNr Very Active Member

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    Some are made for thicker materials, but a #2 should still fit your press.
     
  7. Pro Image

    Pro Image Major Contributor

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    Some of them are made a little different to use in the snap lock grommet presses..........A standard #2 will not lock into my press............Ask me how I know............lol
     
  8. juan45215

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    Trust me. I took my machine to Fellers and we tried every grommet they had.
     
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    njsigns Very Active Member

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    I was thinking of ordering this machine off of ebay. I'm hoping it isn't the one you're speaking of... Should I steer clear and just spend the extra $100 on a Stimpson?

    Gene
     
  10. bob

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    That model gives every appearance of a Chinese knock-off of a Fastsnap. Beware that some of these may have the dies mounted upside down so that the reeve is on the top and the grommet is on the bottom. It will work that way but you can't see what in hell you're doing if you're using self-piercing grommets, which any sane person uses.

    Get a real machine, not an E-Bay pretend model of dubious ancestry.
     
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