Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 3
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Splitshaft Second Purchase, Second Review
This is my second purchase and review of this product. The first rod I purchased operated smooth as glass. This second rod, same rod as the first purchase did not operate smoothly. The rod length was adjusted to the exact same dimensions as the first because the window and drapes were identical. However where the two rod sections overlapped the sliding rings would catch and pull the drape pleats badly. I had to take the rod down and investigate. I found where the two sections met that the rolled profiles did not match well. I reformed the tube by bending it in slightly so the tube would fit together better. Up on reinstallation, the catching was improved, but not eliminated. Further investigation led me to think the sliding rings were also at fault. The rings had the word Taiwan and numbers molded into the sides. The catching rings were molded with the number 1 which I replaced with sliding rings molded with the number 3 and that eliminated catching problem so the rod operated properly. I was less pleased with this purchase due to the difficulty I experienced, although I would buy again if there was a need.
February 24, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Splitshaft Good Quality Drapery Rod
This decorative drapery rod is everything a person would expect from a high quality, heavy duty, well-made products which were popular before the less expensive window covering products most consumer buy today. I think most consumers have forgotten or don't know the convenience and ease of opening and closing their window coverings with a draw string at the side. A traverse rod holds your window coverings open, closed or partially open regardless of air currents in the room or wind from open windows, or even the tendency of tightly compressed drapes to close when pulled wide open.
October 16, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Splitshaft Decorative Rod for Pleated Drapes
This rod was converted and installed as a side pull unit. The rod assembly and its components installed and operated as expected. One issue I had to deal with was the screw for the decorative ball at the end of the rod pulling out of the ball. It came loose easily when I attached the plastic adapter that slides into and attaches the ball to the rod. I used fast setting two part epoxy cement to secure the metal screw back into the decorative ball. I still waited over night for the epoxy to cure before installing the decorative ball on the end of the rod.
February 24, 2016