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Clear Groove-Type Plastic Panel Retainer

Item #
38896
Rating:
88% of 100

Easily cut or miter our flexible clear retainer with a knife or scissors.

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Weight 0.7000
Tech Spec
  • Groove Type requires 1/8" kerf
  • 25' length
Hardware Type Retainer Clips
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Clear groove panel retainer.
Works great, easy to install, just snip to length and press in place.
May 2, 2019
Purchased
4 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Beginner
Easily found what I was looking for.
What I was looking for. Exactly replaced the old rotten rubber one I had and looks like it will last a long long time. Got here quickly.
November 28, 2018
Purchased
9 months ago
Would definitely buy again.
Good material. Holds the cabinets glass panels well. Would buy again.
March 15, 2018
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Beginner
Principal
It is very decorative & nice on the back of the glass door & it takes a little pressure to get it in the groove but it is much better than caulking or glass pins. The main thing is you need to have the Freeborn Cope & stick bit & the extra cutter to stack the bit to cut this joint for 1/8" glass & the groove for the plastic retainer to fit into with 1 pass on the shaper
September 27, 2017
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Perfect
Fit my application perfectly. Glad I found this....big relief not to have to deal with caulking.
July 11, 2017
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Beginner
I would recommend this product to anyone putting glass in a cabinet.
September 3, 2016
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Perfect for an old cabinet
Looking to replace old hard brown strips in a hutch I painted. These are perfect. Easy to cut and put into the grooves. Good value for the money. One downfall I have too much left over.
December 27, 2015
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Works well
I have used this item a couple different times on projects with glass panels held into a frame. It takes a little effort to push it into place, but once in, it holds very well. Also can be removed and put back in multiple times.
September 18, 2015
Purchased
over 4 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Good stuff!
I used this for the glass in a Grandfather clock case. I rabbited a slot in the door and the sides of the case. It is not cheap and back in the day you could find it anywhere but now that everything is made offshore there are not parts to make things any longer. That said, I was glad that Rockler carries it. Works like a charm!
September 14, 2015
Purchased
over 4 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
clear and accurate
As illustrated worked well for our glass retention
June 5, 2015
Purchased
over 4 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
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Why did you choose this?
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needed hold panel in an old aluminum storm door with 1/8 slot behind the panel.
guy c on May 28, 2019
I hope it will replace missing strip from cabinet door. Too little information (silhouette, dimensions) displayed on this page to be sure
Bradley F on Jan 2, 2019
needed hold panel in an old aluminum storm door with 1/8 slot behind the panel.
guy c on May 28, 2019
Needed to finish up some cabinet doors that never came with the glass or retainer pieces.
Corey T on Mar 15, 2019
I hope it will replace missing strip from cabinet door. Too little information (silhouette, dimensions) displayed on this page to be sure
Bradley F on Jan 2, 2019
deteriorated material on old china hutch.
Thomas L on Jun 8, 2018
My daughter and I are building a display case 16x18x72" for her polymer clay creations.
David K on May 26, 2018
To replace the old material in the cabinet doors.
Susan J. G on May 9, 2018
It's for a white vanity mirrored door and the clear will disappear.
Mary M on Aug 2, 2017
I have used it in the past...works great.
James W on Jun 5, 2017
Restoring old desk. This type of retainer used to hold in small windows on the storage area.
Robert R on Apr 25, 2017
to retain stained glass panels into cabinet doors.
steven b on Mar 20, 2017
I like it better than the clips
Steve H on Feb 2, 2017
I have kitchen cabinet glass panels that were very badly installed w/clear caulk. I removed the caulk and am going to use the retainer stripping.
Joan G on Dec 27, 2016
ONLY PLACE WE COULD FIND
LLOYD C on Aug 2, 2016
Needed this clear retainer, not the dark brown.
Sheila L on Jul 21, 2016
The doors were cut for this product.
Phil R on Mar 10, 2016
Does not smell like silicone and my door frames are maple pre grooved.
Richard S on Jan 4, 2016
Multiple uses.
Jim E on Dec 11, 2015
We have used them before and they produce a nice, clean installation for glass.
MIKE D on Dec 11, 2015
Have used for projects in the past -- works very well.
Laurie B on Nov 13, 2015
Securely holds the glass in place and allows for easy repair or replacement in the future.
William R on Jun 30, 2015
For the color and the ease of use.
Rodney R on Apr 13, 2015
Needed to finish up some cabinet doors that never came with the glass or retainer pieces.
Corey T on Mar 15, 2019
deteriorated material on old china hutch.
Thomas L on Jun 8, 2018
what is the recommended method of installing this strip? I have made the appropriate sized groove but inserting the strip is extremely difficult.
Marvin S on May 27, 2015
BEST ANSWER: We use the Freeborn cope & stick bit that can be restacked for glass doors & cut it on A shaper & you have to purchase the glass bit that cuts 1/8" wide X 1/4" deep & at same time it cuts a Bead on front & has A cope cutter to shape the end grain & it will fit right into the stick cut on stiles & the cut it makes is for 1/8" double thick glass
Is there a tool to insert this moulding ?
jean L on Apr 22, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Hi Jean,
I’m not aware of any tool for this purpose. However, It turned out I really didn’t need one. I used some cut off pieces of my rails and stiles to fine tune the width of the groove needed to accept the glass and the barb on the retainer. After a couple of tries I found the sweet spot that was just right. After machining the groove and assembling the frames, just drop in the glass and use your finger to push in the retainer. A little Vaseline on the barb helped it slip right in. The key is to make sure the groove is just the right width. Hope this helps. Bob
How deep does the rabbit have to be so when the vinyl is installed it does not show from the finished side of the door?
Earl S on Jul 6, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I need to find my materiel, then I'll measure it.
I know it was deeper than 1/8 inch.
is the glass inserted first into the cabinet door before the clear grove plastic retainer is inserted to hold the glass in place?
Michael on May 19, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes it is, if the slot is in the right position the retainer slips right in. Quick and easy. I’ve never had any problems with this product.
What are the groove dimensions?
Jeff K on Sep 7, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Groove should be 1/8'' x 1/4'' deep.
How do you get this to go into the groove it’s 1/8” x 1/4” deep on a cabinet door?
Bill K on Mar 14, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Bill, I used a putty knife to push the stop into the groove. I found it took mostly perseverance. once it starts, it follows itself into the groove but you have to go back and work the stop in to make it even.

good Luck, Phil
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