Rated 4.0 out of 5 by 12
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by BeenthereDonethatDonethat Good for .175 spline but not for the smaller gauge spline, IMO
I used this on .140 spline and I went back to my other cheapie spline tool that had a more narrow wheel because I could hear the fiberglass screen being cut occasionally. It seems that if the width of the wheel is bigger than the channel when you push the spline in it can cut the screen. I checked all the screens I used this tool on and I couldn't see any tears along the spline so maybe it just made that crackle sound by hitting the screen but didn't actually cut it. Nevertheless, my cheapie tool didn't ever make that sound so I'm sticking with it. This is made for the thicker .175 spline and is probably perfect for that but I would be reticent to use it with the smaller gauge spline. It's a pretty solid tool so I'm taking away one star for not mentioning it was for .175 spline and giving it 4 stars.
September 4, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by allthumbs Works well
Good for 0.140 and above spline. Great grip and leverage. Easy to use and works well. Seems durable. I don't use the blade at all, preferring instead a utility knife with a blunt tip blade.
September 10, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by John junk dont buy it!
Like someone else said the wheel is too wide. Very flimsy go with the other one!
August 8, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by AllAroundCrafter Better than the standard
This spline roller and cutting knife are really nice. I paid approximately five dollars more for it than the other one. I am very glad I did. I was replacing the cheap screens with pet resistant screens since my 70lb puppy can't seemed to keep his paws off of the screening when birds and squirrels are in residence. That screening is exceptionally thick compared to the other. To compound matters my screen cannot be laid flat for the installation it must be installed vertically. This roller was ergonomic enough to get a good grip and really put my back into it. The wheel has a snug fit so no wobbling or bouncing out of the groove. The blade did very well on the cheap stuff but a word of advice, if you're going with a thick pet resistant screen just spring for the husky or stanley box cutter style blade and decrease your spline diameter a little. This blade is razor sharp for standard but not good enough for the tough stuff.
June 15, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by TexasJeff Works very well
I purchased this tool along with the screen and spline, it works very well. Fits your hand good easy to roll in the spline with it, the cutting tool on the other end from the wheel is really handy.
August 18, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by yojamey OK and Wheel was too wide for my spline width
Hook knife worked well enough. Wheel was too wide for my spline width
January 2, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Tojose59 Ridiculous
After a struggle and getting nowhere, I lifted one side of the screen I was attempting to install and tried to put the roller in the track without screen fighting me... and the roller didn't fit! If you're installing a .140 or larger spline, this tool might work, but it absolutely cannot work with a track that requires a very common .125 spline. You would think they might mention that on the package... but they don't. This one will be returned tomorrow.
April 26, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Quartz Works well
I have used this to install screen all around my house. I'm using 0.160 spline and it works great. The large handle is very helpful when you need to push a little harder.
July 1, 2014