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Rockler Shutter Pins for 2-1/2'' and 3-1/2'' Movable Louvers - 50 Pack

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Ensure your shutters have easy-moving louvers with Movable Louver Shutter Pins! Nylon construction for long-lasting durability, and features a built-in shoulder that provides a small swivel space between the louvers and the stiles for easy opening and closing. For easy and accurate shutter pin installation, recommend using the Rockler Self-Centering Drilling Bits.

  • Secures louvers to shutter stiles while allowing them to swivel open and close
  • Nylon construction for long-lasting durability
  • Features a shoulder design that provides a small swivel space between the louvers and the stiles for easy opening and closing
  • Six tension pins are included in every package of 50 shutter pins. Add two or more per shutter panel to provide louver resistance
(6) Tension pins
(44) Shutter pins
More Information
Brand Rockler
Manufacturer Part Number SHUTTER/TENSION PINS
Weight 0.0600
Tech Spec
  • For use with 2-1/2" and 3-1/2" Movable Shutter System
Discountable Yes
4.5 / 5.0
56 Reviews
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It works really good ??
February 23, 2020
4 weeks ago
Woodworking Experience:
Broken shutters no more
Easy to use.
November 25, 2019
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
exactly what is described.
Bought these to replace ones in shutters in my house they work perfect and thanks to the description match exactly what I needed.
November 1, 2019
4 months ago
This part makes all the difference in making shutters
The Rockler shutter pins will last my lifetime and more. They fit perfectly and still have enough friction so the shutter blade is easily adjusted and holds the position. Makes for peace of mind your shutter project will work well and last a long time.
September 24, 2019
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Humble pins, perfect ta-da.
Can't ask much more of a nylon pin. These guys deliver perfectly. Precision machined, perfect @ doing what they're supposed to do. Built an entire set of interior plantation shutters and used them exclusively.
September 4, 2019
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Plantation shutter pins
Our plantation shutter needed to several new shutter pins. After searching for them at several different hardware stores I went online and found Rockler's website. I ordered a pack, and they worked perfectly. It's so nice to be able to repair the shutter myself.
September 4, 2019
6 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
These pins were the exact match to my originals. The diameter matched the existing frame holes.
August 13, 2019
7 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Rockier shutter pins
Perfect quality, fast shipping, accurate description
July 18, 2019
8 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Shutter pins
Very good would recommend will likely order again.
June 3, 2019
10 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Louvre pins
Good product.
March 19, 2019
12 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
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Why did you choose this?
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Exactly what I need for my application. Not available elsewhere.
Jim K on Jan 28, 2020
I’m building shutters I hope these work for moving (?)
" " on Jan 2, 2020
Exactly what I need for my application. Not available elsewhere.
Jim K on Jan 28, 2020
Shutter project
Peter T on Jan 23, 2020
I’m building shutters I hope these work for moving (?)
" " on Jan 2, 2020
Because I have one plantation shutter that has a broken slat (panel)
Christopher C on Dec 4, 2019
What I needed and the right price.
Fernando U on Nov 27, 2019
Needed for shutters and was a great price.
Tyler B on Nov 15, 2019
no other choice
Caroline C on Nov 14, 2019
needed them for shutters I am making
james t on Sep 30, 2019
Because you shipped the wrong PINS before!!
Stephen A on Sep 18, 2019
needed same type
Richard N on Aug 28, 2019
only place I could find them
Richard Dante M on Aug 20, 2019
We have some broken shutters.
Larry W on Aug 12, 2019
I need to repair a sunburst plantation shutter, and this pin looks like the ones that have been broken.
Barbara B on Aug 5, 2019
Paul M on Jun 26, 2019
Making Shutters and its kind of an important piece to have.
Steve M on Jun 26, 2019
building shutters using rockler shutter Jig
scott r on Jun 23, 2019
Fits the application and acts as a spacer for smooth function.
Jeff W on Jun 18, 2019
Building the shutters my self.
Robert McIntyre A on Jun 12, 2019
Building shutters.
Tom K on May 26, 2019
Fits the application with built in spacer for controlled gap.
Jeff W on May 12, 2019
part of the shutter system
claudia l on Apr 9, 2019
Making shutters
Jake on Apr 6, 2019
Fit for project
Robinson A on Mar 7, 2019
We have 3 1/2 inch slats so this seemed perfect.
Linda P on Feb 27, 2019
Needed for shutters
Charles J on Feb 19, 2019
Replacing broken shutter pins
James M on Feb 5, 2019
These were needed for the shutter project I am doing, using the Rockler shutter templet jig.
Marc C on Jan 27, 2019
Have used these with good success in the past.
John Blair C on Jan 22, 2019
Perfect for my project
Noel M on Jan 9, 2019
Did not order enough for my shutter build. work great.
Audrey W on Jan 8, 2019
Size needed to make shutters that open and close.
Audrey W on Dec 23, 2018
for the prefab construction and ease of assembly.
Raymond J on Dec 21, 2018
Replacement parts for plantation shutters.
Kathleen C on Dec 3, 2018
I'm building shutters
Gary I on Nov 13, 2018
John Howard H on Oct 29, 2018
doing a repair on some broken shutters in my home. Plan to set pins, fill the part i will have to slot out and repaint them.
Jason Dunk A on Aug 23, 2018
I needed more to finish a shutter project.
Stan M on Jul 17, 2018
Jimmie S on Jul 1, 2018
Building shutters for house
mark n on Jun 21, 2018
shutter system worked well
Robert C on Jun 4, 2018
making shutter
charles h on Apr 6, 2018
building my own shutters
lee s on Apr 2, 2018
Currently on a project to build some plantation shutters, in which I didn't order enough control pins, hence, reordering them.
Jerry on Mar 26, 2018
these work very well to make the wood shutters.
Doug P on Mar 5, 2018
they work great
joe R on Jan 3, 2018
Gilbert F on Nov 6, 2017
to make shutters
Rick W on Oct 25, 2017
Need them
Jeff R on Oct 1, 2017
WILLIAM H on Sep 30, 2017
Making plantation shutters
Patrick R on Jun 24, 2017
Shutter project
Peter T on Jan 23, 2020
Because I have one plantation shutter that has a broken slat (panel)
Christopher C on Dec 4, 2019
Has anyone used these pins with the Jig? The hole the drill bit makes seems to be too large and the pins fit very loose. Also, the tension pins do not provide any tension as the hole is too big. I am using the jig and the drill bit that came in the jig kit. What size drill bit should be used on the large end of the pin?
Nickap on Sep 5, 2015
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BEST ANSWER: Yes, I built 3 sets of 4-panel shutters (80 louvers in one set and 64 louvers in each of the other 2 shutter sets...hundreds of holes drilled with the jigs and templates). Per the instructions with the jig & template kit, the holes in the rails use the 1/4" drill for the large ends of the pins and the holes in the ends of the louvers use the 9/64" drill. The non-tension pins should fit rather loosely in the 1/4" hole although a little snugly (a little bit of resistance is good...if too loose, the louvers won't stay in position. The tension pins should fit more snugly. In each shutter panel, I had two sets of 8 louvers (separated by a middle rail). In each group of 8 louvers, I used 2 tension pins on one louver and regular pins for the other 7 louvers. If your drilled holes are seeming too large, you might be wobbling the drill as you drill each hole. I used the drill stops that came with the kit and was careful to ensure the drill stop is flat on the template and the drill goes in and out straight. I did 2 cycles (only) of "in/out" for each hole.
When using the tension pins that are included with the regular pins, should they be used one to a louver or two per louver?
A shopper on Aug 23, 2015
BEST ANSWER: i would avoid 2 per louver as it can put a lot of tension on the control rod for that louver, if more than one is needed space them out over the length of the array
What size drill bit will I need to install the narrow end of the Pins? Thank you.
A shopper on Apr 23, 2015
BEST ANSWER: That would require a 9/64" drill bit
how many pcs per pacs?
Sarah on Jan 7, 2016
BEST ANSWER: There are 50 pieces but about six of them are the tension pins, which depending on how stiff you want to make the shutter you may not use all of them.
I bought these to replace a broken louvre on my shutters - but I can't seem to figure out how to insert them without disassembling the entire shutter. Is that the only way?
smaselko on May 31, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Unfortunately, yes. The pins are placed prior to assembly. If the shutters are painted and to have the skill and patience, the rail on one side could be slotted to receive the second pin, filled, sanded an repainted.
I obviously used too many tensioning pins... I'm all put together and glued up at this point ... can't hardly open or close the lovers ... any fix ? Or just keep this set closed ..?
linda l on Feb 12, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The only thing I can think of is that there is some mis-alignment between the stiles of the shutter. I built 22 shutter panels and the only opening and closing problem that I had was the louvers being loose. I corrected that problem by inserting some very thin nylon washers partially cutaway to slip between the pins and the stile. This tightened things up. Also, before hitting on that idea, I wrapped and tied some monofilament fishing line between the pin shoulder and the stile.

At this point, if the opening and closing is intolerable, I would cut out the rails, making new ones and then dry assembling the shutter to ensure that the fit and operation is satisfactory. Not the easiest approach but probably best to bite the bullet and move on.
How do you tell the difference between the regular shutter pins and the tension ones?
Betty P on Aug 5, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The base is different on the tension pin There are only a few in each package. Look at all of them and the difference is obvious
the prize $4.99 is per packs?
Sarah on Jan 7, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes per pack not per pin. They worked as advertised.
Is there a way to use the fixed pins for move able shutters?
John Y on Jan 11, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The difference between the fixe pins and the pins for movable shutters is the movable shutter pins have a shoulder that fills the gap between the length of the rail and the length of the shutter and allows the shutter slat to move freely between the stiles. You could use the fixed pins but you would either rub against the stiles or you would have slats that have loose play between the stiles. Why would you want to use the fixed pins?
If you didn't know there were tension pins in the pack and ended up with a shutter that won't stay closed, is there anything you can do after the fact?
Betty P on Aug 27, 2016
BEST ANSWER: A company called shutter medic sells spring loaded repair pins. You can remove a slat put a tension pin in one end and spring loaded pin in the other to reinsert the slat. Doing this several times might give you the tension you need. Hope this helps
What are the exact dimensions for the "Shutter Pin"?
Ricardo R on Jun 13, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Item 46388: Large end: 15/64" diameter x 5/16" long.
Small end: 9/64" diameter x 5/8" long.
I am trying to replace the vanes in existing shutters without dismantling the shutters. Are there spring loaded replacement (repair) pins for large plantation type shutters that are already assembled? I found some small spring loaded pins however, they are too small for the large shutters which are 18"x78."
Timothy on Sep 28, 2017
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