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Old 10-04-2013, 07:55 PM
OldSchool OldSchool is offline
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Default Grommet Tool

I might be needing a grommet tool in a few weeks to install some badges. I should know within a week. Just thought I'd check to see if anyone's got a used one they no longer need and might be willing to sell. I'd prefer to avoid paying the $40 being asked for a new one.
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Old 10-04-2013, 08:09 PM
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You can make your own...!
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Old 10-05-2013, 07:43 PM
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I've got three different grommet tools; a cheap $5 tool... a $40 tool used for everything but Slingerland... and a $65 tool for Slingerland. I realize none of us want to spend money, but I have no regrets about paying $40 and $65 for the proper tool!
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Old 10-05-2013, 08:17 PM
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Default Re: Grommet Tool

ive been considering getting a nice one too. I made one and used it several times. but the last two times things didn't go so well. where's the best place to get a good one at a decent price?

mike
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Old 10-05-2013, 08:22 PM
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Cool Re: Grommet Tool

I finally broke down a bought the $40 model from Kentucky Drums...I will never go back to using my homemade tool again!! I like the results from the factory tool...

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Old 10-05-2013, 09:27 PM
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Default Re: Grommet Tool

Precision Drum sells them on the cheap -- $5.00 each
One for 3/8 & 7/16 eyelets; one for 7/16 & 1/2 eyelets
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Old 10-05-2013, 09:43 PM
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sounds like a plan
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Old 10-05-2013, 09:52 PM
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Default Re: Grommet Tool

Jammin Sams sells a cheap one. its 2 or 3 bucks. It worked for me.
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Old 10-06-2013, 12:36 PM
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Default Re: Grommet Tool

This topic has been brought up many times, in different sections. Most of us agreed that it is wise to spend the money for a quality tool! The $40 tool can be purchased from MyOldKentuckyDrums on Ebay. I believe there is another seller who offers it for a bit less.

I purchased the $65 Slingerland tool (which includes 5 aluminum grommets of your choice) on eBay. It's a first-rate tool for installing these grommets, but can also be used for tightening existing grommets of almost all brands.

If you do any type of drum rebuilding, or just want the correct tool, you'll benefit from one of these!

Yeah, I've used the $5 tool before, with decent results. However, it will NEVER work for the thick aluminum Slingerland grommets!

Mark
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Old 10-06-2013, 02:39 PM
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Default Re: Grommet Tool

The trick to using the 'cheap' $5.00 tool is to use a 1/4" impact (air) wrench to
tighten the nut on the back of the tool. (I believe this was originally suggested
on this forum by Poppy??). A couple of short bursts and the grommet is tight
and uniformly compressed with no distortion.

I've used this method with great success on Ludwig grommets - to do the
Slingerland grommets properly you have to buy the $65.00 tool.

Hope this helps.

MW
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