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Operating Instructions

Instruction No. INS261

110-5202 Eyelet Press
Eyelet Press Setup

1.
110-5202 Eyelet Press
Figure 1: The small cone tip end of the lower Setting Tool faces up. The large cone end of the upper setting tool faces down.
Be sure the upper and lower Setting Tools are perfectly aligned. The tips should touch when the press is lowered. If the tips are not aligned, loosen the four mounting bolts and adjust as needed.

2. If needed, drill out the plated hole removing all the plating. The drilled hole should be .001" - .005" (.025 - .125 mm) larger than the eyelet outside diameter.

Caution: Use caution when working on circuit board with inner layers.

3. Insert the proper Setting Tool into the Tool Holder installed in the base of the Eyelet Press. The small cone tip end of the Setting Tool should be facing up. Tighten the set screw to secure in position. (See Figure 1)

4.
110-5202 Eyelet Press
Figure 2: Flare the eyelet barrel using the flare end of the setting tool.
Insert the proper Setting Tool into the ram of the Eyelet Press. The larger cone end of the Setting Tool should be facing down. No tightening should be needed, springs inside the ram should hold the Setting Tool in position. (See Figure 1)

5. Insert the Eyelet into the hole in the circuit board. The flat flange of the Eyelet should be on the underside. This is needed to ensure you can observe the flaring process. If needed place a small piece of tape over the flange of the Eyelet to prevent it from falling out of the circuit board. Pierce a small hole in the tape to help center the tip of the lower Setting Tool.

6.
110-5202 Eyelet Press
Figure 3: Flatten the eyelet barrel using the flat end of the setting tool.
Lower the ram of the Eyelet Press and flare the barrel of the Eyelet by applying moderate force using the Eyelet Press. (See Figure 2)

7. Change the upper Setting Tool so the small cone tip end of the Setting Tool is facing down. Apply firm even pressure to flatten the eyelet barrel. (See Figure 3)

Reference Procedures
For detailed step by step process instructions for the following procedures.
5.1 Plated Hole Repair, No Inner Layer Connection
5.2 Plated Hole Repair, Double Wall Method
5.3 Plated Hole Repair, Inner Layer Connection