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    Default urgent help: left over grommet blocks the whole

    cannot take the left over grommet out, cannot replace with new grommet,
    racquet not usable (cannot re-string....)

    the left-over grommet got stuck inside the whole, is there a way to take it out?

    thanks.

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    There is a dedicated tool that looks like an awl but has knurling on the tip which is designed for removing grommets. I don't have one so I use a small electronics philips screw driver where the diameter is just the right size to go through the holes (i.e. not too small). Works a treat. You just need to bend the flared flanges of the grommet back in and push/turn the screw driver gently and ease the gromment out gradually.

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    If worst comes to worst, you could take the handle off the racket and shake the grommet down out of the shaft.

    But this is worst-case.

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    thanks. managed to take it out using a similar method.

    Quote Originally Posted by R20190 View Post
    There is a dedicated tool that looks like an awl but has knurling on the tip which is designed for removing grommets. I don't have one so I use a small electronics philips screw driver where the diameter is just the right size to go through the holes (i.e. not too small). Works a treat. You just need to bend the flared flanges of the grommet back in and push/turn the screw driver gently and ease the gromment out gradually.

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