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Thingamabob used to fix a screen door?

Since EF is the repository of all arcane knowledge, I thought I might ask here...

I'm looking for the little tool one uses to poke a screen and the rubber cord thingy that provides tension into the channel in a screen door frame... but since for the life of me I have no idea what it is called in English, I'm getting nowhere trying to describe what I am looking for in German.

It's a little wheel on a handle, looks sort of like a tiny pizza cutter but the wheel has a blunt edge. Or maybe a pattern tracer, for those who sew...

So fellow DIY folks - what do you call this thing - in either English or German?

Many thanks.


(Oh, and does anyone know where one might be found? Neither B/H nor Hornbach nor ERA seems to have one.)
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Re: Thingamabob used to fix a screen door?

It is called a "Keder Werkzeug" (edging tool). I have not seen the ones with the wheels here but have bought one that looks like the following and works pretty much the same way (although not as smoothly as the wheeled ones):



I got mine at COOP B&H but maybe they don't have them out during this time of the year. It is in the section that has all of the Windhager products for the window screens. If you can't find one, I have an extra that I can post to you.
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it is called a "keder werkzeug" (edging tool). I have not seen the ones with the wheels here but have bought one that looks like the following and works pretty much the same way (although not as smoothly as the wheeled ones):


I got mine at coop b&h but maybe they don't have them out during this time of the year. It is in the section that has all of the windhager products for the window screens. If you can't find one, i have an extra that i can post to you.
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Re: Thingamabob used to fix a screen door?

It's called a spline roller.

I have never seen one here. This is the one I have used here.
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Re: Thingamabob used to fix a screen door?

Thank you very much, Patxi!

I'll check out Coop again, armed with the proper word. Keder Werkzeug - who'd a thunk it?


(You've saved my screen door, and probably my marriage. Pity the poor clerks we buttonholed while foraging for the thingamabob; OH speaks fluent DIY, but little German. I speak German but am a DIY ignoramus. They must have thought we were both off our rockers as we tried - and failed - to describe what we needed.)
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Re: Thingamabob used to fix a screen door?

The name for the roller is Dichtungseinroller.
You can buy one here http://shop.opo.ch/ishop//SortiLog%2...7.549.01.xhtml

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Re: Thingamabob used to fix a screen door?

You can also forget all that nonsense and use a smallish straight-slot screwdriver, and gently slide it along the cord as you push it in. Why buy a special tool you will not use frequently? Space in this country is limited.
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