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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. How can I determine what size grommets I need?
  2. What finishes are available for your grommets?
  3. What is the difference between a grommet and an eyelet?
  4. What is a self-piercing grommet?
  5. Do you have order minimums?
  6. What is your delivery time?
  7. Do you sell your products to resellers and distributors? 
  8. I am selling this product to someone else. Can you blind ship it directly for me? 
  9. We need special packaging. Can you do that?

How can I determine what size grommets I need?

Our grommet size chart explains the dimensions of our most popular grommets. The diagram shown here illustrates how to interpret the dimensions. We have many other sizes, shapes and styles available. If you have a special request or would like something not listed please contact us and give us the details.

METALgrommets.com grommet size diagram

A - Flange diameter
B - Length under flange
C - Hole size

D - Inside diameter
E - Outside diameter

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What finishes are available for your grommets?

Our grommets are made of brass and commonly available with antique brass, nickel, tin, zinc and black finish. We can also provide 22 standard colors of grommets perfect for your special application. Are you looking for a unique finish? Almost any non-standard colored grommet can be manufactured upon request. Contact us with your specifications and we can provide a custom quotation.

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What is the difference between a grommet and an eyelet?

There is a common misconception that the use of a washer with an eyelet constitutes a grommet. While a washer can be used with an eyelet, there are important differences between the two. Typically a grommet has a larger flange diameter in relation to the hole size as compared to an eyelet. The larger flange makes a grommet stronger than an eyelet. The strength of our grommets makes them perfect for heavy materials such as canvas, leather and plastic and for industrial uses such as tarps, covers, banners and flags. In addition to being strong, our grommets are also an attractive choice for use on clothing and textiles as well as on tags and books.

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What is a self-piercing grommet?

With self-piercing grommets, there is no need to pre-punch holes in the material before applying grommets! Our self-piercing grommets and dies combine two steps into one. Using one of our applicating machines, a die set and grommet works together allowing the grommet to cut its own hole in the material and close around the washer. This makes for fast and durable application. In addition, self-piercing grommets are a heavier gauge than traditional sheet metal grommets.

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Do you have order minimums?

Many products can be ordered directly from our online store with no order minimums. We do have order minimums for custom sizes and shapes or special finishes. The minimum will vary based on the type of item, its complexity, material and production cost. We will be sure to discuss this with you when we are developing an estimate. Please contact us for additional information.

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What is your delivery time?

Stock items will normally ship within 48 hours from receipt of an order. For non-stock items, delivery will normally run anywhere from three to four weeks. Nevertheless, whenever possible we will make every effort to meet your needs. Contact us with your deadline and we will work together on a delivery schedule.

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Do you sell your products to resellers and distributors?

RNR Plastics, Inc. is a ClipsShop Premier Master Distributor for the Americas and Western Hemisphere. While METALgrommets.com is our online channel, our primary business is to service distributors like you! Sign supply companies, fastener distributors, textile accessory suppliers all sell grommets. Are you a manufacturers rep looking for a new product line? Do you or your company service a niche market which could benefit from our grommets and attaching machines? We are happy to discuss distributor opportunities with you. Contact us for more information.

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I am selling this product to someone else. Can you blind ship it directly for me?

Yes we can! We believe our high-quality products are offered well below average market prices. We encourage brokers, distributors and resellers to offer our products to their customers. We will gladly ship your products directly to your customer on your behalf. If you specifically let us know, we can make sure your name and any other important details are on all of the printed documents sent to your customer.

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We need special packaging. Can you do that?

Most of our grommets and washers are pre-packaged in bags of 500 pieces. We can repackage any of our products according to your specifications. Whether you want one unit per package or 10,000 units per package, we can accommodate you. If you would like multiple products boxed into individual kits or any other special requests, please let us know. We will quote all custom packaging or kitting on a per-project basis. Contact us for more details and a custom quotation.

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