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Casement operators with blinds and plantation shutters

We handle quite a few calls for casement window operator handles that will clear window treatments like Blinds, Mini Blinds, and Plantation Shutters.  The first thing we need to do is figure out which manufacturer you have for your casement window operator.   I am looking for names like Truth, Andersen, Peachtree, Pella or Wright.   If we know the manufacturer, then we know the size of your window operator spline.  Truth and Wright use an 11/32″ spline, Andersen uses a 3/8″ special spline, Pella uses a 3/8″ special spline, and Peachtree uses a 9/32″ spline.  In 99% of the applications the crank operator is either the Truth, Anderson or Pella.  Once we know the spline size we can make recommendations for the handle.  We offer T-Handles, Folding Handles, Flip and Folding handle and covers, and handle extensions.   The first handle is the “T” Handle, they are about 2″  wide and project out about 3/4″.   A folding handle is a handle that folds down when not in use.   If you have Truth Entrygard Operators, you can use there new Flip and Fold Handle, which is cover and handle combination unit that folds flat.   Another option if you have Plantation Shutters is to drill a hole in the shutter and use an extension.  Below I shoe the “T” Handle, Folding Handle, and Truth Entrygard Flip and Fold Handle and Cover.  We have examples of these on our website.

Truth Flip and Folding Handle

The above image is of the Truth Entrygard Flip and Fold Handle

Window Crank T Handle

The above image is of the Window Operator T Handle

Window Operator Folding Crank Handle

The above image is of the Window Operator Folding Handle, shown in the extended position

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7 comments on “Casement operators with blinds and plantation shutters
  1. Mortisha Brown says:

    This is something good! I now have an idea who to call or contact everytime my shutter’s casement operators gets in trouble. I won’t be having a hard time looking at yellow pages for possible repair services.

  2. Jennifer Wright says:

    My windows are PGT. Can you make a recommendation for operators for use with plantation shutters?

    • rbaadmin says:

      Do you currently have operators on your windows? We we have would be extensions and more compact handles for use with plantation shutters. Most window operators out there are Truth, Pella or Andersen. Everybody uses Truth Operators except for Pella and Andersen, who make there own operators.

  3. Max Bailey says:

    I have Andersen casements installed in 1995 or 1996. I need an extension for the crank handle, and maybe a T crank to fit on it. Do you carry something that will work. I would prefer bronze color, but I’ll take what I can get.

  4. David Holmes says:

    looking for casement handle lock extension..not crank, lock handle. would prefer it straight so we can notch shutter frame as small as possible.

    please call or email. 5025143557

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