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

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Rockler Shutter Pins for 2-1/2'' and 3-1/2'' Movable Louvers - 50 Pack Building Plantation Shutters | Glass Impressions
Rockler Shutter Pins for 2-1/2'' and 3-1/2'' Movable Louvers - 50 Pack

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
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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
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Rockier shutter pins
Perfect quality, fast shipping, accurate description
July 18, 2019
3 weeks ago
Woodworking Experience:
Shutter pins
Very good would recommend will likely order again.
June 3, 2019
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Louvre pins
Good product.
March 19, 2019
4 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Good value and quick delivery
January 31, 2019
6 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
English fan.
Brilliant without them, game over!.
December 4, 2018
8 months ago
Great System - Must Have !
For those DIY Enthusiast, I would highly recommend this simple, yet powerful system that transforms your window system by 10 holds. Installation is simple, and cost-effective. I would also highly recommend you purchase the 2 1/2 or 3 1/2 inch jig that Rockler offers, which is a bread and butter to this system. Highly recommends to my friends, and Real Estate associates in other regions, such as Japan. MUST HAVE !!!
April 18, 2018
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Rocker shutter pins
Excellent, worked exactly as expected
October 31, 2017
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Works great!.....
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October 14, 2017
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
The pins work great.
October 10, 2017
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Great supplies
I would say with rockler making shutters is easy.
July 31, 2017
over 2 years ago
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Paul M on Jun 26, 2019
building shutters using rockler shutter Jig
scott r on Jun 23, 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
to replace broken pins
AVRUM G on Jun 4, 2017
Needed to build plantation shutters.
Mark R on May 9, 2017
steve a on Apr 19, 2017
Because it was what I need
Duane S on Feb 7, 2017
i used them in the pst and they work great for home made window shutters.
FRANK S on Dec 18, 2016
Jimmie S on Nov 15, 2016
Easy installation; system works well.
JOSEPH L on Nov 13, 2016
i build shutters
Robert C on Oct 14, 2016
i just needed torsion pins to install louvers that broke loose from stile i'll save excess pins for later
Raymond C on Oct 13, 2016
These work great!
Dan H on Jul 1, 2016
simple .. they work!
WILLIAM W on Jun 5, 2016
easy to put together
miguel s on Apr 28, 2016
Used on previous shutters
michael s on Apr 13, 2016
Making Shutters and its kind of an important piece to have.
Steve M on Jun 26, 2019
Fits the application and acts as a spacer for smooth function.
Jeff W on Jun 18, 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