DOT® Common Sense Fastener Eyelet accommodates fabric assembly thickness of up to 1/8″ (up to 6 layers of canvas). Nickel plated brass. High quality part for use in a marine environment. To complete the eyelet you will need the backplate washer or oversized washer. Sold Each.
4 Ways to Install the Common Sense Eyelet:
To install the eyelet portion use a knife to cut small slits in the fabric for the eyelet’s teeth and pliers to bend the teeth over the backing plate. Cut the fabric in the center out with scissors or a hot knife.
Use the “Common Sense Eyelet Hole Cutter” to punch holes for the center hole and 4 slits for the legs at the same time.
Use the “Common Sense Deluxe Hand Punch” to punch the hole and 4 slits with an lever action tool.
The “Snapmaster Hand Press” can punch the hole & slits all at once. Then it can press the Common Sense Eyelet into place bending the 4 legs over the back plate.
Common Sense Fastener Eyelet Specifications:
Oval ID length = 9/16″
Oval ID width = 11/32″
Oval OD length = 1″
Oval OD width = 13/16″
Prong Height = 1/4″
Total Height (top surface to bottom of prong before installation) = 5/16″