Grommet replacement

Hi all,

Could anyone tell me the difference between using a grommet grinder v a grommet replacement tool?

Thanks in advance.
 

esgee48

G.O.A.T.
You can obtain drill bits that are close to 3 or 4 mm in diameter. They are available at all the bigger home improvement centers like Home Depot in the USA. You need to remove the old grommet tube before installing a FITTEX tube. That or purchase a grommet grinder which does the same thing manually. If you do not wish to replace grommets, then use Nylon or Teflon tubing which go thru the existing grommets. I replace only tie off grommet tubes with FITTEX because those are only the 3.6 mm or larger tubes. Is this what you want?

The PP Grommet grinder is the same as the Gamma ones.
 
You can obtain drill bits that are close to 3 or 4 mm in diameter. They are available at all the bigger home improvement centers like Home Depot in the USA. You need to remove the old grommet tube before installing a FITTEX tube. That or purchase a grommet grinder which does the same thing manually. If you do not wish to replace grommets, then use Nylon or Teflon tubing which go thru the existing grommets. I replace only tie off grommet tubes with FITTEX because those are only the 3.6 mm or larger tubes. Is this what you want?

The PP Grommet grinder is the same as the Gamma ones.
Thanks Esgee,

Yes exactly for the fittex style replacement was just wondering about that tool versus the grommet grinders.

Easiest may be to get a 3mm and 4mm grinder with a variety of fittex grommets.
 

Irvin

Talk Tennis Guru
Yes exactly for the fittex style replacement was just wondering about that tool versus the grommet grinders.
I’m not familiar with that tool but the grinder is a different tool. The grinder is used to grind the single grommet out of a grommet strip so you can replacement. From the Eagnas description it looks like the grommet replacement tool may flair the grommet after you install a new one I’m not sure though.

 
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thompenator

New User
I have one of these and have only used it to remove badminton grommets, for which it’s excellent. I’ll have to try it on a tennis racquet to see what use it can be. I doubt it will be that useful though, it’s design seems much better suited to single grommets than those attached to a strip.
 

Irvin

Talk Tennis Guru
I have one of these and have only used it to remove badminton grommets, for which it’s excellent. I’ll have to try it on a tennis racquet to see what use it can be. I doubt it will be that useful though, it’s design seems much better suited to single grommets than those attached to a strip.
How is it use and what exactly is its use?
 

thompenator

New User
It has the same mechanism as parallel pliers but the jaws are different. As shown on the Eagnas page, one has a threaded hole into which different sized pins are screwed. The other jaw has a cut out on the end opposite the pin. Older, worn badminton grommets can be hard to remove by hand. The frame is placed between the jaws with the pin in the inside end of the grommet. Closing the jaws pushes the grommet out through the cut out in the other jaw, if not completely out of the frame then at least far enough to grab it with normal pliers. About seven minutes into
one of the UK’s top badminton stringers & coaches removes a couple of grommets with this sort of tool. Paul mentions also being able to use it to help fit a new grommet, with the pin on the outside of the frame. This seems to be how it is shown on the Eagnas page being used on a tennis racquet, helping seat a new grommet strip.
 
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