How is this tool used please? It has no teeth like the aluminium strips you nail on pergola and says good in high wind areas. was told the strips with teeth not good in high wind areas.
Thanks for your question. I'm sure the ever-helpful @MitchellMc will be more than happy to assist when he is back on the site on Friday. Many thanks for your patience in the meantime. Let me also tag @redracer01 to see if he might have had experience with this tool and be able to share his thoughts.
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I apologise for the delay in my reply.
The V-Grip locking strips have an insert which you wrap the shade cloth around. The installation tool, which is basically a plastic spatula, is used to push the insert into the locking strip. It's the process of wrapping the shade cloth around the insert and pushing it into the locking strip which holds the shade cloth in place. I'll include a short video below which illustrates this process.
Please let me know if you need further assistance or have any questions.
Thankyou for the video. It looks easy enough. I have a huge area to do and am in very high wind area as well so need the best solution at the cheapest price as funds limited. Thanks again.. ps. Sorry it took me so long to get back to you. Just been super duper busy.
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