The staple or brad that connects the control bar to several of the shutters have come off. Some of them are completely lost. How do I repair this?

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I used to own and run a Blind business. Living in Florida, a majority of our volume were shutters. I would suggest getting a staple that is slightly longer than the one that came out and then pushing the new one in.

I would protect the lever with a towel and then use a wide wrench, like a plumbers wrench, to squeeze the staple in. Another option which would probably be easier would be to use the same size staple that fell out and use a two-part epoxy to set them in the holes. You may have to get a small syringe to inject the mix into the tiny holes before inserting the staple.

  • Sounds pretty simple, I'll give that a shot and get back to you.
    – Shane
    Commented Feb 13, 2012 at 18:07
  • Plastic syringes are available for these types of uses. My wife works at a vet, so these are at my disposal. If you use one with a metal needle, be VARY careful. Injecting yourself with epoxy would be dangerous.
    – Evil Elf
    Commented Feb 14, 2012 at 13:45
  • I would add that since I use epoxy to hold the crown staple into the control arm or blade I pre drill two tiny holes to make insertion easier.
    – Kris
    Commented Feb 2, 2021 at 17:18
  • I just started using gel Cyanoacrylate cements; pretty useful for something like this.
    – Evil Elf
    Commented Feb 2, 2021 at 21:26

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