Carpet

No. 520

No. 520 Swivel-Lock Stretcher

The Swivel-Lock Stretcher gives you the benefits of both straight and swivel heads. The head has 60° of free swivel for patterned carpet. Depress the built-in lock pin, and you can lock the swivel in 5 convenient positions. Lock in the straight position for square stretching, or at 15° for most angle stretching. There’s even a 30° setting for extreme angles found in “L” shaped living/dining rooms. Also features a stretch lock button for partial stretches. Pin depth adjustment bar allows for variable pin depth penetration for different carpet thicknesses. Adjusts with two screws in the pin plate. Comes with Auto-Lok Tube, 3 extension tubes, transfer tube, and folding tail block. Adjusts from 37 inches to 23 feet and can be lengthened with additional tubes. Available in double case model only. Net weight: 59 lbs.

No. 499

No. 499 Double Case Stretcher

The No. 499 fixed head stretcher comes with a push-button locking power handle, Auto-Lok tube, 3 extension tube sections, 1 transfer tube section, folding tail block, and separate head and tube cases. The Auto-Lok tube provides fast length adjustments in flexible increments. The tubes adjust from 37 inches to 23 feet, and can be lengthened with additional extension tubes (No. 502). The folding tail block allows you to stretch off walls, corners, or posts. The pin depth adjusting knob on the driving head provides variable pin depth settings, without the screws or screwdrivers found on other stretchers. Model No. 499 comes with separate head and tube cases that distribute the weight and provide room for additional components. The head case has built-in wheels, and the tube case hooks on for transport. (See No. 498E Empty Tube Case and No. 503 Empty Single Case for more case information.) Net weight: 59 lbs.

No. 500

No. 500 Single Case Stretcher

The No. 500 fixed head stretcher comes with a push-button locking power handle, Auto-Lok tube, 3 extension tube sections, 1 transfer tube section, and a folding tail block. The Auto-Lok tube provides fast length adjustments in flexible increments. The tubes adjust from 37 inches to 23 feet, and can be lengthened with additional extension tubes (No. 502). The folding tail block allows you to stretch off walls, corners, or posts. The pin depth adjusting knob on the driving head provides variable pin depth settings, without the screws or screwdrivers found on other stretchers. Model No. 500 comes with a space-saving single case design that holds all the components. Case has wheels for transport. (See No. 503 Empty Single Case for more case information.) Net weight: 53 lbs.

Nos. 512, 513, & 514

No. 514 Mini-Stretcher with Seam Attachment

This versatile and compact stretcher works without tubes by hooking the tail blade attachment onto the tack strip. It can stretch in tight areas, or wherever the tail block of a conventional stretcher can’t be braced against an opposite wall (example: at sliding glass doors). It is fast and convenient for restretching jobs. The power handle locks to hold a stretch. Also comes with seam repair attachment that pulls seams together for repairs, or for pattern matching when necessary. Uses standard Crain No. 1505-K Gripper Inserts for nap grips. Comes with carrying case and helpful instructions. Net weight: 22 lbs.

No. 513

No. 513 Seam Repair Attachment

This seam repair attachment can be used with the No. 512 Mini-Stretcher or as a replacement part for the No. 514 Mini-Stretcher w/Seam Att. When attached, it allows the tool to be used as a seam repair stretcher by pulling the carpet edges together. In this configuration it can also be used for pattern matching. Uses standard Crain No. 1505-K Gripper Inserts for nap grips. Top knob provides fast adjustment of pin depth. Net weight: 4 lbs.

No. 507

No. 507 Stairway Stretcher

This stretcher specifically designed for stairs provides a full and uniform stretch across the tread. Begin at the top of the stairs and work downwards, stretching then tucking the stair below. Prevents sore knees that result from kicking in stairs! Comes with carrying case. Net weight: 14 ½” lbs.

No. 518

No. 518 Stair Claw

This tool provides a simple way to stretch carpet across the stair tread and form it around the stair nosing. Hook the gripper teeth in the carpet just ahead of the stair nosing, then pull the leverage handle down. A pulling action is generated on the teeth that stretches the carpet across the stair tread. At the same time, the bottom edge of the tool tucks the carpet up under the stair nosing. Recesses in the bottom edge allow the nose of the tacker to be inserted for easy stapling. A tough job is made easier with the Stair Claw! Net weight: 2 ounces.

No. 502

No. 502 3' Extension Tube

Each No. 502 Extension Tube Section can add up to 4 feet 8 inches of length to your stretcher in 4 inch increments. The holes of the tubes are punched rather than drilled for precision and durability. The spring buttons are flat on their top faces for smooth adjustment. The buttons are precisely located within the inner tube, so that they retain hold the outer tube on the inner tube during transport. Works with other standard size diameter poles. Closed length: 2 foot 10 inches. Range of useful length adjustment: 3 foot 4 inches to 4 foot 8 inches. Net weight: 6 lbs.

No. 501

No. 501 Auto-Lok Tube

Adjust your stretcher poles in a flash with our Auto-Lok Tube! Just push back on your tubes to extend, push buttons and pull back to shorten. A proven time saver! Adds up to 4 feet 8 inches of length to your stretcher in convenient 1 ½ inch increments. Works with other Junior Power Stretchers with standard size poles. Closed length: 2 foot 10 inches. Range of useful length adjustment: 2 foot 10 ½ inches to 4 foot 8 inches. Net weight: 7 lbs.

No. 516

No. 516 3' Aluminum Stretcher Tube

Aluminum stretcher tubes are lightweight and rustproof. The No. 516 3' Aluminum Stretcher Tube can add up to 4 feet 8 inches of length to your stretcher in 4 inch increments. Crain aluminum tubes feature a score line on the inner tube and the outer tube for aligning the buttons with the holes during length adjustment. These tubes work with other standard size diameter tubes. Closed length: 2 foot 10 ½ inches. Range of useful length adjustment: 3 feet to 4 foot 8 inches. Net weight: 3 ¼ lbs.

No. 517

No. 517 5' Aluminum Stretcher Tube

Aluminum stretcher tubes are lightweight and rustproof. The No. 517 5' Aluminum Stretcher Tube can add up to 8 feet 8 inches of length to your stretcher in 4 inch increments - enough for a variety of rooms. Crain aluminum tubes feature a score line on the inner tube and the outer tube for aligning the buttons with the holes during length adjustment. These tubes work with other standard size diameter tubes. Closed length: 5 feet. Range of useful length adjustment: 5 feet to 8 foot 8 inches. Net weight: 6 lbs.

No. 1500-23

No. 1500-23 Folding Tail Block

This multi-function three-position tail block has a 20 inch flat position for stretching off straight walls. It folds square for stretching off outside corners found in "L"-shaped living room / dining rooms. You can stretch off round posts by putting the legs at a 135° angle. This also locks the pivot so you can stretch all the way around a post as can be helpful in basements. This tail block also has wheels to help move it down the wall fast, and solid rubber pads that help it stay put under load. Works with all Crain stretchers, as well as other stretchers with standard poles. Net weight: 4.5 lbs.

No. 161

No. 161 Notched Carpet Spreader

The notched carpet spreader is made from flexible steel. It can be used to press and hold the carpet in the gully at the tack strip while the stretch is released. This causes the carpet's backing to set better on the pins of the tack strip. The blade of this spreader is flexible enough that it can also be used in tight spaces as a glue spreading trowel. Notches are 1/16 inch x 1/16 inch "U"-type. The blue plastic handle is ergonomically contoured. Blade width: 12 inches. Net weight: 8 oz.

No. 162

No. 162 Plain Carpet Spreader

The plain carpet spreader is made with thicker 16 gauge plated steel without notches. It holds the carpet on the tack strip as the stretch is released for better setting of the pins into the carpet's backing. With no notches, the tool makes a better tucking tool. Push it down the wall with pressure on the handle, and it tucks the carpet without catching yarns. The thicker blade does not bend under load. The black plastic handle is ergonomically contoured. Blade width: 10 inches. Net weight: 8 oz.

No. 500Z

No. 500Z Cotton Head

The cotton grip head for our No. 499 and 500 Power Stretchers is recommended when stretching Berber carpets, loop pile carpets, and other low-level commercial carpets. The wire nap grips of this head are less likely to pull or snag loops or yarns that are easily damaged by the standard stretcher pin plate. Nap grips are replaceable. Net weight: 4 lbs.

No. 520Z

No. 520Z Cotton Head

The cotton grip head for our No. 520 Swivel-Lock Stretcher is recommended when stretching Berber carpets, loop pile carpets, and other low-level commercial carpets. The wire nap grips of this head are less likely to pull or snag loops or yarns that are easily damaged by the standard stretcher pin plate. Nap grips are replaceable. Net weight: 4 lbs.

No. 497

No. 497 Case with Driving Head

The No. 497 includes the driving head, tail block, and transfer tube components of our fixed head stretcher along with the head case. The head case will additionally hold an Auto-Lok tube and three extension tubes (not included with the No. 497). The head case has wheels for easy transport. The head case is made from tough yet lightweight blow- molded plastic with recessed latches and handles. Net weight: 32 lbs.

No. 498

No. 498 Case with Tubes & Auto-Lok

The No. 498 includes three extension tubes, an Auto-Lok tube, plus the tube case. Our tube case has recesses that can be hooked onto our stretcher head cases that have corresponding hooks and wheels for easy transport. The tube case is made from high- density blow-molded plastic with recessed latches and handles for durability. Net weight: 27 lbs.

No. 498E

No. 498E Empty Tube Case

The No. 498E includes the tube case only. The tube case holds an Auto-Lok tube and up to three additional extension tubes. The tube case has recesses that can be hooked onto our stretcher head cases that have corresponding hooks and wheels for easy transport. The tube case is made from high-density blow-molded plastic with recessed latches and handles for durability. Net weight: 27 lbs.

No. 499E

No. 499E Empty Stretcher Cases

The No. 499E includes head and tube cases only. The head case includes wheels, and the tube case hooks on the head case for easy transport of both cases. The cases split to distribute the weight when carrying is necessary, or for loading into the van. These cases hold the driving head, tail block, transfer tube, Auto-Lok tube, and up to 7 additional extension tubes. Also holds Roberts 10-239. Made from tough, double-wall, high-density blow-molded plastic. Recessed latches and handles improve durability. Net weight: 18 lbs.

No. 503

No. 503 Empty Single Case

The No. 503 includes the head case only. The space-saving design holds the driving head, transfer tube, tail block, Auto-Lok tube, and up to 3 additional extension tubes. The case has wheels for easy transport. The head case is made from tough yet lightweight blow-molded plastic, Latches and handles are recessed for added durability. Net weight: 11 lbs.

No. 1500-U

No. 1500-U Driving Head Complete

The No. 1500-U includes the driving head only of our fixed-head stretcher. Convenient features include a push-button stretch lock located on the handle for partial stretches, and a visual pin depth adjustment knob located on top of the head. No screws or screwdrivers are required to adjust pin depth. Round tube construction provides smooth stretching motion. Net weight: 12 lbs.

No. 1520-Z

No. 1520-Z Swivel-Lock Driving Head Complete

The No. 1520-Z includes the driving head only for our swivel-head stretcher. The swivel head has 60° of free swivel for patterned carpet. Depress the built-in lock pin, and you can lock the swivel in 5 positions. Lock in the straight position for square stretching, or at 15° for most angle stretching. There’s even a 30° setting for extreme angles found in “L” shaped living/dining rooms. The push-button stretch lock is conveniently located on the handle for partial stretches. Pin depth is adjusted with two screws in the depth bar of the pin plate. Net weight: 12 lbs.

No. 605

No. 605 Deluxe Knee Kicker

Our deluxe knee kicker has a high profile body that more easily spans over stretcher tubes, and a thicker natural rubber bumper for comfort and durability. The recessed trigger provides length adjustment in 5 settings from 18 1/2" to 22 1/2". The visual pin depth dial provides nine different depth settings for various carpets. Power rods extending through the pin plate provide support and improved force transfer to the carpet. The gripping head includes three nap grips and a pin plate with 16 hardened steel pins. Comes with gripper cap. Bumper, nap grips, and pin plate are replaceable. Net weight: 5 1/8 lbs. Replacement bumper: Part No. 1600-C. Replacement gripper inserts: Part No. 1505-K. Replacement pin plate: Part No. 1601-B.

No. 445

No. 445 Knee Kicker

This classic kicker has a recessed trigger for length adjustment in five settings from 17¾" to 21¾". The visual pin depth dial provides nine different depth settings for various carpets. Power rods extending through the pin plate provide support and improved force transfer to the carpet. The gripping head includes three nap grips and a pin plate with 16 hardened steel pins. The standard thickness bumper is made from rubber for durability and provides a firm feel and impact that is preferred by many installers. Comes with gripper cap. Bumper, nap grips, and pin plate are replaceable. Net weight: 3 lbs. Replacement bumper: Part No. 1505-01. Replacement gripper inserts: Part No. 1505-K. Replacement pin plate: Part No. 1601-B.

No. 505

No. 505 Knee Kicker

The telescoping steel tube construction of the No. 505 makes it one of the most durable knee kickers available. The double buttons provide four length adjustments from 21" to 25". The visual pin depth dial provides nine different depth settings for various carpets. Power rods extending through the pin plate provide support and improved force transfer to the carpet. The gripping head includes three nap grips and a pin plate with 16 hardened steel pins. The standard thickness bumper is made from rubber for durability and provides a firm feel and impact that is preferred by many installers. Comes with gripper cap. Bumper, nap grips, and pin plate are replaceable. Net weight: 5.88 lbs. Replacement bumper: Part No. 1505-01. Replacement gripper inserts: Part No. 1505-K. Replacement pin plate: Part No. 1601-B.

No. 525

No. 525 Wide Knee Kicker

The No. 525 has a wider gripping head with four gripper inserts and an extra row of hardened steel pins (19 total). It moves a wider section of carpet with every kick. It also has our extra-thick bumper to absorb more impact. The telescoping steel tube construction is highly durable. The double buttons provide four length adjustments from 21" to 25". The visual pin depth dial provides nine different depth settings for various carpets. Power rods extending through the pin plate provide support and improved force transfer to the carpet. Comes with gripper cap. Bumper, nap grips, and pin plate are replaceable. Net weight: 7 lbs. Replacement bumper: Part No. 1600-C. Replacement gripper inserts: Part No. 1525-14. Replacement pin plate: Part No. 1525-12.

No. 506

No. 506 Mini Knee Kicker

The No. 506 Mini-Knee Kicker has an ultra-short minimum length of 14 ½" for use in cramped areas like bathrooms, narrow halls, and closets. The double buttons provide four length adjustments from 14 ½" to 17". The visual pin depth dial provides nine different depth settings for various carpets. The gripping head includes three nap grips and a pin plate with 16 hardened steel pins. Comes with gripper cap. Bumper, nap grips, and pin plate are replaceable. Net weight: 5.03 lbs. Replacement bumper: Part No. 1505-D. Replacement gripper inserts: Part No. 1505-K. Replacement pin plate: Part No. 1601-B.

No. 197

No. 197 "Comfort Knees" Knee Pads

Made especially for carpet installation, these pads provide protection for both kneeling and knee kicking, so they stay on at all times. The extra wide straps won't pinch your legs, even when wearing shorts. The contour conforms to the motion of your knee whether walking, kneeling, or kicking. Made from flexible yet durable neoprene material, these pads are machine-washable. Inner knee pad is replaceable. Net weight: 1 lb./set.

No. 301

No. 301 Cushion Back Cutter

This cutter trims seam edges for better seams. The precision blade pockets on both left and right sides hold the slotted razor blades without screws. The 30° blade angle cuts attached cushion carpets cleanly. The front guide is beveled to follow the carpet's rows. The soft grip handle provides comfort and control. For best results, trim WITH (in the direction of) the nap sweep of the carpet. Beginning at a starting point on the left side of the seam, trim with the left blade down in the direction of the nap sweep. Return to this same starting point on the right side of the carpet and trim with the left blade down in the same direction. This procedure simulates the factory spacing of the carpet's rows on most carpets. When necessary, to trim both edges as close as possible to the tufts, trim the right side of the seam with the right blade down, then on the left side retract the right blade and trim with the left blade down. Net weight: 8 oz. Blades: slotted razor (Crain No. 308C).

No. 302

No. 302 Cushion Lock Cutter

This cutter has a large thumb knob for locking the blades in the body. Cutting depth is adjustable by positioning a blade at desired depth and tightening the screw. The 30° blade angle cleanly trims the carpet's edges for seaming. The front guide is beveled to follow the carpet's rows. The soft grip handle provides comfort and control. For best results, trim WITH (in the direction of) the nap sweep of the carpet. Beginning at a starting point on the left side of the seam, trim with a blade down on the left side of the cutter. Return to this same starting point on the right side of the carpet and trim with the blade down on the same (left) side of the cutter, moving down the seam in the same direction. This procedure simulates the factory spacing of the carpet's rows on most carpets. When necessary, to trim both edges as close as possible to the tufts, trim the right side of the seam with a blade down on the right side, then for the left side retract the right blade and trim with the left blade down. Net weight: 8 oz. Blades: slotted razor (Crain No. 308C).

No. 303

No. 303 Loop Pile Cutter

This cutter has a base for cutting over pad or other carpet that protects the material underneath. The blade carrier is adjustable in height so you can lock the beveled guide at just the right position to follow in the rows. The cutter has dual blade pockets on left and right sides, and a large thumb knob that tightens to lock in the blades. For best results, trim WITH (in the direction of) the nap sweep of the carpet. Beginning at a starting point on the left side of the seam, trim with a blade down on the left side of the cutter. Return to this same starting point on the right side of the carpet and trim with the blade down on the same (left) side of the cutter, moving down the seam in the same direction. This procedure simulates the factory spacing of the carpet's rows on most carpets. When necessary, to trim both edges as close as possible to the tufts, trim the right side of the seam with a blade down on the right side, then for the left side retract the right blade and trim with the left blade down. Net weight: 8 oz. Blades: slotted razor (Crain No. 308C).

No. 290

No. 290 Seam Cutter Plus

This cutter excels on carpets with zigzag ("hydra-shift") tufting including commercial loop pile and Berber carpets. The blade runs directly behind the center row guide. This keeps the blade away from the offset yarns at the hydra-shift "stopovers". This prevents the yarns from being sheared, which can cause unsightly seams. The wide base keeps the blade perpendicular to the yarns, further preventing shearing. The tool can also be used as a trimmer for precisely trimming carpet up to Z-bar or vinyl molding. For Z-bar,retract the row guide and the seam cutting (slotted razor) blade, and install standard utility blades on the back side. The outer edges of the base provide variable guidance for trimming the right amount of carpet to tuck under the Z-bar, based on the thickness of the adjacent flooring. For vinyl molding, retract the row guide and slotted blade, remove a portion of the base, and install utility blades on the back side of the cutter. An interior slot positions the utility blades so they leave the right amount of carpet to tuck beneath the vinyl molding. Net weight: 1.2 lbs. Blades: Slotted razor (Crain No. 308C) and utility.

No. 366

No. 366 Commercial Row Finder

This ultra-straight spring steel row finder has smooth, rounded notches that opens rows of difficult carpets. The rounded ends can easily enter the rows of Berber and loop pile commercial carpets without catching loops. Once this tool finds a row, it can be moved back and forth in a sawing action to open the row. After use, a seam cutter is able to follow the row with reduced shearing of yarns. The textured plastic handle provides good grip. Net weight: 1 ¼ oz.

No. 367

No. 367 Residential Row Finder

This ultra-straight spring steel row finder has smooth, rounded notches that opens rows of difficult carpets. The pointed ends can easily enter the rows of dense cut pile or plush carpets. The taller, thicker profile clears thick cut pile tufting and increases separation. Once this tool finds a row, it can be moved back and forth in a sawing action to open the row. After use, a seam cutter is able to follow the row with reduced shearing of yarns. The textured plastic handle provides good grip. Net weight: 1 ½ oz.

No. 365

No. 365 Row Separator

This double-ended tool has a pointed end for cut pile with a wider conical surface behind the point. On tall cut pile, the narrow point penetrates deep within the row, while the wider conical surface spreads the tufts. The opposite end is beveled and rounded for spreading loops on loop pile and Berber carpets without snagging. This tool will effectively open and spread rows for reduced shearing of carpet nap by the seam cutter. Machined from solid steel, and nickel plated. Net weight: 2 ½ oz.

No. 300

No. 300 Loop Pile Cutter

This inexpensive yet versatile cutter is great for rough cutting of carpet off the roll. It takes slotted razor blades, utility blades, or Crain No. 300Y blades. When used with utility or Crain No. 300Y blades, the blade angle cuts from the carpet's backing to prevent shearing and wadding up of yarns. Steel springs on both sides of the cutter hold the carpet down as it is being cut. Large thumb knob allows simple, fast blade changes. Net weight: 8 oz.

No. 304

No. 304 Versa-Cutter

The Versa-Cutter is our most versatile and durable carpet cutter. It takes utility blades, slotted razor blades, or Crain 300Y Loop Pile Blades. When used with utility or Crain 300Y blades, it cuts smoothly from the carpet’s backing, and will not shear yarns. Springs on either side of the cutter hold the carpet down as it is being cut. The thin steel row guide follows in the rows of carpet. The steel foot plate fastened on the base reduces wear and extends the life of the cutter. Two large thumb knobs allow simple, fast blade changes. Net weight: 8 oz.

No. 905

No. 905 Heat Bond Iron

The ultra-low profile and narrow handle of this iron make it easier to bring the seam together near the back of the iron. Dual indicator lights show both power-on and heating status. Cord life is improved with the rotating cord assembly with flexible strain relief which extends the cord out of the seam area. The heavy-duty handle and riveted tray are highly durable. The back tip of the base is grooved to comb adhesive to the wall as the iron is angled out. This prevents "dragging-off" of adhesive which can cause failure. Non-stick coated base and 12' long HSJO cord are standard. Approximate heat range is 220° - 425°F. Runs at 800 watts. Net weight: 3 1/3lbs.

No. 906

No. 906 Heat Bond Iron Kit

The No. 906 kit comes with a No. 905 Heat Bond Iron, a 25 foot 3 prong extension cord, plus a steel carrying case with enough space inside to hold the iron and a roll of seam tape. The case is made with durable, smooth-acting piano-type hinge, a plated steel handle and lockable hasp for security. Net weight: 151/2 lbs.

No. 945

No. 945 Electronic Heat Bond Iron

This iron’s precision electronic thermostat maintains set temperatures +/- 15°F ranging from 240 to 420°F for consistent heat and uniform melting. Problems with initial overshoot and large temperature swings during operation are reduced. Large, easy to read dial knob displays temperature settings in Fahrenheit. Dual indicator lights show power-on and heating status. Ultra-low profile base makes it easier to get the seam together. The back of the base is grooved to comb adhesive to the wall as the iron is removed by angling it out. This prevents “dragging-off” of adhesive which can cause seam failure. The durable, rotating HSJO cord with flexible strain relief extending it out of the seam area. Runs at 800 watts. Net weight: 3 1/3 lbs.

No. 946

No. 946 Electronic Iron Kit

The No. 946 kit comes with a No. 945 Electronic Heat Bond Iron, a 25 foot 3 prong extension cord, plus a steel carrying case with enough space inside to hold the iron and a roll of seam tape. The case is made with durable, smooth-acting piano-type hinge, a plated steel handle and lockable hasp for security. Net weight: 15 1/2 lbs.

No. 436

No. 436 Straight Axle Roller

This roller has a solid axle with ten steel star rollers. The star wheels press the carpet's backing into the hot melt adhesive. The steel bracket is welded onto the handle stem and plated. Rounded handle fits well in the palm of the hand, and is made of impact-resistant plastic for durability. Roller width: 4". Net weight: 14 oz.

No. 438

No. 438 6" Pro Roller

The solid axle of the Pro Roller spans six inches wide and has 18 steel star wheel rollers. It ensures adequate pressure across the seam area even when used on wide 6" tape. The steel axle and handle stem are welded and plated for durability. The hard plastic handle is rounded to fit well in the palm of the hand. Roller width: 6". Net weight: 14 oz.

No. 435

No. 435 Flex Axle Roller

The flex axle roller is made with two pivoting axles. Mounted on each axle are seven steel star rollers (14 total). As the roller is moved forward and backward, the axles pivot outwardly then inwardly. This action mixes the carpet fibers and pulls the seam edges closer together for less visible seams. The star wheels press the carpet's backing into the hot melt adhesive. Roller area width is 4" total. Net weight: 10 oz.

No. 437

No. 437 Big Foot Roller

The bigfoot roller is made with three wide ribbed roller sections. The wide surface area on the ribbed surfaces prevents yarns from being snagged, protecting the yarns of delicate carpet fibers better than star wheels. The ribs also provide concentrated pressure to force the carpet's backing into the hot melt adhesive. This is the best seam roller for fine denier saxony, plush, and velvet carpets. Roller width: 5 5/8". Net weight: 15 oz.

No. 180

No. 180 Seam Squeezers

These seam squeezers are made with a powerful torsion spring and two grippers that are oriented inwardly to pull seams together. Sold in a set of two. They are helpful on glue-down carpet installations to pull and hold seams together. Pulling force can be controlled with the amount of hand pressure. The spring arms are vinyl-coated for comfort. Nap grips are replaceable: Part No. 1180-A. Net weight: 3 lb./set

No. 476

No. 476 Carpet Tractor

The carpet tractor has three 2 ½" wide rows of star wheels mounted on a durable steel body with a wide, rounded top surface. The tool produces pressure on the seam to press the carpet's backing into the adhesive. The three rows of star wheels mix the yarns of the carpet near the seam to reduce visibility. The body shape is optimal for applying hand pressure, and is finished with durable hammertone paint for good grip. Includes 36 total star wheels on three 2 ½" straight axles. Net weight: 2 lbs.

No. 187

No. 187 Big Loop Napping Shears

Our big loop nap shears have offset handles with oversize loops for users with large fingers. The offset handles are easily held parallel with the floor for trimming off the tops of carpet tufts. The flat duckbill rides on top of the carpet to position the top blade at the proper height. The right side loop accommodates two fingers for ease of activation of the top blade. Handles are vinyl-coated for ease of grip. Net weight: 6 oz.

No. 190

No. 190 Duckbill Napping Shears

Our duckbill nap shears have offset handles with smaller one inch loops for precision control. The offset handles are easily held parallel with the floor for trimming off the tops of carpet tufts. The flat duckbill rides on top of the carpet to position the top blade at the proper height. Handles are vinyl-coated for ease of grip. Net weight: 5 oz.

No. 496

No. 496 8" Carpet Shears

Our 8" napping shears provide ultra-large loops and longer 3 inch blades. The angled handles easily position the blades for trimming off the tops of carpet tufts. Oversized loops accommodate large fingers. The larger right side loop accommodates multiple fingers for ease of activation of the top blade. Net weight: 6 oz.

No. 898

No. 898 Combo Case

This all-steel case is designed especially for carrying carpet seaming irons. Inside there's a movable platform inside that adapts to hold 3" or 6" irons, a partition for holding a roll of tape, and a separate space to loosely lay the iron's cord and an extension cord. The case top is connected by a durable piano-style hinge for smooth opening and closing, and includes plated steel folding handle. Heavy-duty latch has lockable hasp. Take care of your iron with a Crain combo case. Net weight: 8 lbs.

No. 903

No. 903 3" Universal Iron Tray

This replacement iron tray holds Crain 3 inch irons and other popular 3 inch seaming irons. The spring clips are riveted to the tray for durability. Angled clip design facilitates "hands-free" re-insertion of the iron into the tray. Long-lasting all-steel construction. Net weight: 8 oz.

No. 625

No. 625 Power Tacker

The Power Tacker has a long, slender nose that more easily parts yarns to penetrate down to the carpet's backing. The short overall height, narrow profile, and rounded cap allow it to get into tight areas. The powerful 11 AMP solenoid drives staples even into hardwoods. Precision jam-resistant magazine is rigidly mounted on a boxed frame and opens with a simple release button. Once open, the staple channel is easily accessible for removal of broken staples. Takes DuoFast® No. 5418 or No. 5415 staples, Shur-Fast (No. 619), or generics. Comes with case and staple saver box. DuoFast® is a registered trademark of the DuoFast® corporation. Net weight: 7 lbs.

No. 518

No. 518 Stair Claw

This tool provides a simple way to stretch carpet across the stair tread and form it around the stair nosing. Hook the gripper teeth in the carpet just ahead of the stair nosing, then pull the leverage handle down. A pulling action is generated on the teeth that stretches the carpet across the stair tread. At the same time, the bottom edge of the tool tucks the carpet up under the stair nosing. Recesses in the bottom edge allow the nose of the tacker to be inserted for easy stapling. A tough job is made easier with the Stair Claw! Net weight: 2 ounces.

No. 617

No. 617 Staple Saver Box (5418)

These boxes are designed specifically to hold Duo-Fast® No. 5418 Electric Tacker Staples. They are made from durable plastic telescoping square tubes that have a detented internal closure mechanism to hold tight when closed. It protects the boxes and staples from falling apart in your tool box. Saving staples saves money! Duo-Fast® is a registered trademark of the Duo-Fast® corporation. Net weight: 2 oz.

No. 618

No. 618 Staple Saver Box (7512)

These boxes are designed specifically to hold Duo-Fast® No. 7512 Hammer Tacker Staples. They are made from durable plastic telescoping square tubes that have a detented internal closure mechanism to hold tight when closed. It protects the boxes and staples from falling apart in your tool box. Saving staples saves money! Duo-Fast® is a registered trademark of the Duo-Fast® corporation. Net weight: 2 oz.

No. 619

No. 619 Shur-Fast® Staples (5M)

Shur-Fast® staples are precision ground to a unique 60° angled "sharp point" (SP), and are coated with a special thermoplastic to better penetrate hardwoods and provide greater holding power. These quality staples are preferred for use in our tackers because they can reduce misfiring and jamming. Dimensions: leg length: 9/16", crown: 3/16", 20 GA. Packaged 5000 staples per box. Net weight: 1 1/8 lbs. Shur-Fast® is a registered trademark of the Shur-Fast® corporation.

No. 140

No. 140 Heavy-Duty Hammer Tacker

This hammer tacker for pad staples has a simplified, highly durable driving mechanism. The heavy head and longer handle help to drive staples into the pad. Steel front cover prevents striker jamming. Jams are quickly cleared by removing a quick access pin that releases the magazine to expose the staple channel. Staple window shows optimal amount of staples when reloading partial (broken-off) rows. Takes Duo-Fast® 7512 3/8", 7516 1/2", or 7518 9/16" staples or generics. Duo-Fast® is a registered trademark of the Duo-Fast® corporation. Net weight: 3 lbs.

No. 130

No. 130 Staple Hammer

This popular and proven Rapid® staple hammer has a simple design with only four moving parts. Clearing jams is easy by releasing a quick-access pin to remove the magazine and expose the staple channel. Includes contoured ergonomic soft plastic grip. Uses Crain No. 141C 3/8" leg chisel point or No. 142D 3/8" leg divergent point staples. Rapid® is a registered trademark of Isaberg Rapid® AB Sweden. Net weight: 2 lbs.

No. 141C

No. 141C 3/8" Chisel Point Staples (5M)

These staples are for use in our No. 130 Rapid® Staple Hammer. They have a 3/8" leg, a 3/8" crown, and the points are ground to a chisel point. Packaged 5000 staples per box. Net weight: 1 lb. Rapid® is a registered trademark of Isaberg Rapid® AB Sweden.

No. 142D

No. 142D 3/8” Divergent Point Staples (5M)

These staples are for use in our No. 130 Rapid® Staple Hammer. They have a 3/8" leg, a 3/8" crown, and the points are ground to a divergent point. Packaged 5000 staples per box. Net weight: 1 lb. Rapid® is a registered trademark of Isaberg Rapid® AB Sweden.

No. 147

No. 147 Edge Binding Stapler

This stapler for binding area rugs is the Rapid® Classic 1 stapler with an added steel guide to adjust the throat opening. The guide is adjustable from a depth of 1/8” to 13/16”. Once adjusted, it staples at a constant distance from the edge of the carpet, which is helpful for edge binding of carpets. Precision all-steel construction for long, useful life. Takes Crain No. 148 Edge Binding Staples with 5/16” leg. Rapid® is a registered trademark of Isaberg Rapid® AB Sweden. Net weight: 1 lb.

No. 148

No. 148 Edge Binding Staples

These staples are for use in our No. 147 Rapid® Edge Binding Stapler. They have a 5/16" leg and a 1/2" crown. Packaged 5000 staples per box. Net weight: 1 lb. Rapid® is a registered trademark of Isaberg Rapid® AB Sweden.

No. 126

No. 126 Staple Remover

This staple remover has a lower, ultra-thin prying lip to gets under the staples, and a pivoting upper jaw that activates automatically with the prying action to hold the staple against the prying lip. This design is highly effective for removing staples, particularly pad staples. The large leverage handle is ergonomically contoured. Net weight: 8 oz.

No. 245

No. 245 Deluxe Carpet Trimmer

This tool trims excess carpet at the wall leaving just the right amount for tucking between the base board and the tackless strip. The deluxe trimmer has top-loading blade carriers that make blade changes faster and easier. The wide open throat area allows carpet to enter and flow smoothly to the blades. This reduces wadding of carpet and resistance to cutting. Comes with six shims for adjustment of cutting height and four throat adjustments for different carpet thicknesses. Wall runner is angled outward to minimize wall contact and includes a replaceable wall protector pad to prevent marking. Blades: No. 184. Net weight: 1 ½ lbs.

No. 246

No. 246 Carpet Trimmer

This tool trims excess carpet at the wall, leaving just the right amount for tucking between the base board and the tackless strip. With this trimmer, blades are easily changed by removing the blade carrier. Once the blade carrier is removed, the blades are accessible from the top of the blade carrier. To reinsert the blade carrier, insert one of the pointed edges into a relief in a shim and lift the blade carrier to separate the shims. For throat adjustment, as the blade carrier is reinserted, locate the blade carrier dimples into any of four sockets formed on every shim. Six shims are provided for blade height adjustment, and each shim includes four sockets for throat adjustment. Blades: 184. Net weight: 2 lbs.

No. 184

No. 184 Trimmer Blades (12)

Includes a pack of 12 carpet trimmer blades. They are for use in popular carpet wall trimmers including Crain No. 245 and No. 246. These blades are bevel ground on the top surface only to prevent the trimmer from rising and producing a fuller cut than desired. Install in the trimmer with the bevel side up. These blades produce an accurate height of cut which results in easier tucking of the carpet in the gully behind the tack strip. These blades come in a plastic box with a hinged lid that snaps closed for storage. Blade dimensions: length: 2.18", width: .75", thickness: .017". Pack weight: 1 ¼ oz.

No. 184C

No. 184C Trimmer Blades (100)

Includes a pack of 100 Personna® carpet trimmer blades. They are for use in popular carpet wall trimmers including Crain No. 245 and No. 246. These blades are bevel ground on the top surface only to prevent the trimmer from rising and producing a fuller cut than desired. Install in the trimmer with the bevel side up. These blades produce an accurate height of cut which results in easier tucking of the carpet in the gully behind the tack strip. These blades are individually wrapped in paper and come in a laminated paper box. Blade dimensions: length: 2.18", width: .75", thickness: .017". Pack weight: 11 oz.

No. 247

No. 247 Multi-Purpose Wall Trimmer

This trimmer has a rounded wall runner which allows it to trim vinyl sheetgoods net to the wall. The tool can also trim cut pile carpets. When trimming vinyl, the tool comes with an anti-friction boot to prevent it from scratching. The spring-loaded center knob for height adjustment is easy to use. Takes either slotted razor blades or hook blades. Slotted razor blades work well on vinyl, while hook blades work well on cut pile carpet. Blades: No. 308 Slotted Razor Blades or No. 996X Hook Blades. Net weight: 2 lbs.

No. 290

No. 290 Seam Cutter Plus

This cutter excels on carpets with zigzag ("hydra-shift") tufting including commercial loop pile and Berber carpets. The blade runs directly behind the center row guide. This keeps the blade away from the offset yarns at the hydra-shift "stopovers". This prevents the yarns from being sheared, which can cause unsightly seams. The wide base keeps the blade perpendicular to the yarns, further preventing shearing. The tool can also be used as a trimmer for precisely trimming carpet up to Z-bar or vinyl molding. For Z-bar,retract the row guide and the seam cutting (slotted razor) blade, and install standard utility blades on the back side. The outer edges of the base provide variable guidance for trimming the right amount of carpet to tuck under the Z-bar, based on the thickness of the adjacent flooring. For vinyl molding, retract the row guide and slotted blade, remove a portion of the base, and install utility blades on the back side of the cutter. An interior slot positions the utility blades so they leave the right amount of carpet to tuck beneath the vinyl molding. Net weight: 1.2 lbs. Blades: Slotted razor (Crain No. 308C) and utility.

No. 152

No. 152 Cushion Stair Tool

Stair tools are used with a mallet to tuck carpet into the corner of stair treads, as well as to tuck carpet at the wall between the base board and the tackless strip. This tool is a full four inches wide to tuck more carpet each time it is malleted. The soft cushion grip absorbs vibration and is textured for good grip. The outer edges are angled back, forming an offset that protects walls, and permits the corner of the tool to get all the way into an inside corner area for tucking. Smooth tapered blade will not snag or cut the carpet. Net weight: 1 lb.

No. 154

No. 154 Narrow Stair Tool

Stair tools are used with a mallet to tuck carpet into the corner of stair treads, as well as to tuck carpet at the wall between the base board and the tackless strip. The narrow stair tool is only 2 7/8" wide to deliver more concentrated force when malleted. The outer edges of the tool are angled back, forming an offset that protects walls, and permits the corner of the tool to get all the way into an inside corner area for tucking. Smooth tapered blade will not snag or cut the carpet. Net weight: 1 lb.

No. 155

No. 155 Bent Stair Tool

The bent blade of this stair tool is helpful when it is necessary to tuck carpet under toe spaces. It is also helpful for tucking carpet underneath Z-bar and under heat registers. The smooth tapered blade will not snag or cut the carpet. The four inch blade tucks a wide section of carpet each time it is malleted. Forged from an impact-resistant steel alloy, and nickel plated. Net weight: 1 lb.

No. 195

No. 195 Carpet Awl

The sharp, high-carbon steel point penetrates the carpet's backing for fast removal from the tack strip. It can also be used for light carpet stretching in tight areas, such as around toilets. Press the point into the tack strip and lift to stretch the carpet. The point has an opposite flat end seated in the top of the hard plastic handle for hammering when necessary. Handle is rounded to fit the palm comfortably. Net weight: 3 oz.

No. 192

No. 192 Turning Tool

The turning tool has a bent leg for tucking carpet under "Z" Bar. Push the point to the back of the "Z" bar, then run the point down the length. The tool will tuck as it moves along the "Z" bar. The angled leg offsets the handle from the floor to keep knuckles from rubbing on the carpet. The tool is also useful for light carpet stretching in cramped areas, such as around toilets. Insert the sharp high carbon steel point into the tackless strip and lift to stretch. Net weight: 3 oz.

No. 197

No. 197 "Comfort Knees" Knee Pads

Made especially for carpet installation, these pads provide protection for both kneeling and knee kicking, so they stay on at all times. The extra wide straps won't pinch your legs, even when wearing shorts. The contour conforms to the motion of your knee whether walking, kneeling, or kicking. Made from flexible yet durable neoprene material, these pads are machine-washable. Inner knee pad is replaceable. Net weight: 1 lb./set.

No. 199

No. 199 Polyurethane Skin Comfort Knees

The polyurethane skin on the kneeling surfaces of these pads prevent build-up of sharp items such as splinters that can scratch floors. The polyurethane is also resistant to tearing and penetration, providing extra durability. Comfort Knees are designed for floor installation. They provide protection for both kneeling or knee kicking, and can stay on at all times. The extra wide straps won't pinch your legs. The contour conforms to the motion of your knee. Made from flexible yet durable neoprene material, these pads are machine-washable. Inner knee pad is replaceable. Net weight: 1 lb./set.

No. 206

No. 206 Leather Knee Pad Set

Leather knee pads have ultra-thick padding for greater kneeling comfort. The tough leather wear surface is very durable and minimizes build-up of sharp objects like splinters that can scratch floors. The thick felt inner padding is riveted to the leather. The thick leather straps and steel buckles are designed to last. Net weight: 1 3/4 lbs.

No. 200

No. 200 Elastic Strap Knee Pad Set

These genuine sponge-rubber knee pads are ½" thick to provide a good cushion feel and extra durability. The wide 1 ½" elastic straps reduce the uncomfortable pinching feel around the back of the leg, and include fast acting hook-and-loop fasteners. The elastic straps are easily adjustable and stretches as you move. Good quality and value in a knee pad! Net weight: 1 lb. / set.

No. 198

No. 198 Knee Pad Set

These genuine sponge-rubber knee pads are ½" thick to provide a good cushion feel and extra durability. The ½ wide straps include durable hinge-activated buckles. To adjust the straps, simply insert the angled end of the strap into the buckle and press the lever down. Once fastened, the buckles hold tight. No hassles with carpet fuzz build-up like with hook and loop fasteners! Good quality and value in a knee pad! Net weight: 1 lb. / set.

No. 725

No. 725 Deluxe Carpet Knife

The rear-loading blade magazine of this slotted razor blade knife provides quick access to replacement blades. Simply loosen the folding thumbscrew, and the magazine is released. The wide contours of the knife's body create ergonomic advantage by providing greater gripping surface for a more open, less constricted hand grip. Precision blade holder holds blades tight at varying blade extensions when needed. Blades: No. 308. No blades are included with this knife. Net weight: 4 oz.

No. 726

No. 726 Pivoting Carpet Knife

The pivoting carpet knife pivots open for fast access to the replacement slotted razor blades. Opens quickly by loosening the folding thumb screw. The wide contours of the knife's body create ergonomic advantage by providing greater gripping surface for a more open, less constricted hand grip. Precision blade holder holds blades tight at varying blade extensions when needed. Blades: No. 308. No blades are included with this knife. Net weight: 4 oz.

No. 330

No. 330 Push-Button Carpet Knife

This slotted razor blade carpet knife pivots open with a touch of the spring-loaded rear button for fast access to replacement blades. The contoured handle includes knurling on the both sides for improved grip. The large, radiused fin behind the blade holder for thumb pressure improves control. Body is finished with attractive red paint. Blades: 308. No blades are included with this knife. Net weight: 7 oz.

No. 217

No. 217 Hook Handle Razor Knife

This slotted razor blade carpet knife has multiple added contours for improved grip. The wide contoured mid-section transitions to a narrow rear hook in proportion to the palm and fingers. The rear hook gives the little finger improved advantage for greater pulling power on tough carpet. The body pivots open by loosening the folding thumbscrew for fast access to replacement blades. Precision blade holder holds blades tight at varying blade extensions when needed. Blades: No. 308. No blades are included with this knife. Net weight: 6 oz.

No. 720

No. 720 Hinged Carpet Knife

This slotted razor blade knife hinges open after removal of the hardened slotted fastener for access to blade storage. The body features a slim profile that gets into tight areas more easily. The body includes knurled surfaces on both sides for improved grip. The fin behind the blade carrier for thumb pressure improves control. Blades: No. 308. No blades are included with this knife. Net weight: 6 oz.

No. 735

No. 735 Carpet Pad Knife

This slotted razor blade knife has a relieved blade holder that exposes a longer cutting surface of the blade to more efficiently slice through thick carpet pad. The handle is angled upward to prevent dragging of the knuckles on the pad, and is knurled on both sides for improved grip. The body pivots open for blade storage by loosening the folding thumbscrew. Blades: No. 308. No blades are included with this knife. Net weight: 4 oz.

No. 732

No. 732 Extra-Grip Utility Knife

This utility blade knife has knurling up front as well as finger contours that provide better grip for precise cutting. Pivots open quickly for blade storage by loosening the folding thumb screw. Replacement blades are easily removed from the body with a teeter-totter action generated by internal ridges. Precision blade clamp holds tight and is magnetized for easier blade changes. Takes hook or utility blades. Blades: No. 295 (utility) or No. 996 (hook). No blades are included with this knife. Net weight: 3 oz.

No. 728

No. 728 Pocket Utility Knife

This utility blade knife folds with the press of a button so that it can be safely placed in your pants pocket. This model has a durable blade holder that locks rigidly. When opened, the body locks solidly and reliably. The body is contoured for gripping and includes a compartment for blade storage. Overall this is a folding knife capable of meeting the needs of a flooring installer for fast, forceful, and precise cutting. Blades: No. 295. No blades are included with this knife. Net weight: 8 oz.

No. 174

No. 174 Instant Repair Tool

This tool cuts a three inch diameter circle for removing stained areas from a carpet. Four blades mount on the body to make clean cuts. The sharp central pivot pin is spring-loaded to adjust automatically to different thicknesses of carpet. The solid aluminum body includes finger contours for gripping. Includes plastic cap to protect the body and pin in storage. Blades: 1174-A Net weight: 2 oz.

No. 103

No. 103 Crain Carpet Knife

Our best resharpenable carpet knife features a long 3" blade with greater thickness for rigidity and durability. The gentle hook of the blade forms a sharp point at the end that does the cutting. After sharpening, the superior German steel alloy holds its edge long after others would be dulled. The wood handle is contoured for comfortable grip, and is riveted solidly to the blade. Net weight: 4 oz.

No. 170

No. 170 Hyde Carpet Knife

The resharpenable Hyde carpet knife is inexpensive and sharpens fast. The three inch long carbon steel blade forms a sharp point that does the cutting. The round wooden handle is riveted to the wooden blade. Net weight: 2 oz.

No. 910

No. 910 Sharpening Stone

This sharpening stone has a medium Crystolon silicon carbide grit that works well for sharpening resharpenable curved carpet and vinyl knives. Grit specification is 150 grit. Size is 1 1/4" wide by 10" long x 3/4" thick. No handle is included with this stone. Net weight: 8 oz.

No. 930

No. 930 Laminated Sharpening Stone

This sharpening stone is made from Crystolon silicon carbide. The grit is coarse on one side, fine on the other. It works well for sharpening resharpenable curved carpet and vinyl knives. Grit specification is 280 grit. The size of the stone only is 1 1/4" wide by 10" long x 3/4" thick. The 1 1/8" diameter red handle adds an additional 4 3/4" to the length. Net weight: 1 lb.

No. 191

No. 191 Plastic Razor Knife

This inexpensive slotted razor blade knife has a red plastic body. The body is contoured for gripping, and has a ribbed pattern on top for sure thumb pressure. Blades can be changed without a screwdriver using the knurled thumb knob. Blades are replaceable: No. 308. Net weight: 2 oz.

No. 113

No. 113 6' Journeyman Straight Edge

This six foot steel carpet straight edge is precision ground for straightness ± .005" at the time of shipment. It provides the accuracy and durability needed for preparing carpet seam edges when it is necessary to cut them from the carpet's backing. This straight edge includes a 45° angle on one end and a hanging hole. Finished with red paint to help prevent rust. Dimensions: 6' long x 3” wide x 1/8” thick. Net weight: 7 1/2 lbs.

No. 113S

No. 113S 4' Journeyman Straight Edge

This four foot steel carpet straight edge is precision ground for straightness ± .005" at the time of shipment. It provides the accuracy and durability needed for preparing carpet seam edges when it is necessary to cut them from the carpet's backing. This straight edge includes a 45° angle on one end and a hanging hole. Finished with red paint to help prevent rust. Dimensions: 4' long x 3” wide x 1/8” thick. Net weight: 4 1/2 lbs.

No. 119

No. 119 75" Combination Edge

This 75 inch steel straight edge for carpet installation includes both a serpent edge on one side and a straight edge on the other, providing the benefits of two tools in one. The serpent edge side of the tool is used on "sculptured" type patterned carpet to produce less visible seams. The straight edge side is precision ground +/- .005" for straightness. This provides the accuracy needed to prepare seam edges when it is necessary to cut them from the carpet's backing. Net weight: 8 1/2 lbs.

No. 119S

No. 119S 36" Combination Edge

This 36 inch steel straight edge for carpet installation includes both a serpent edge on one side and a straight edge on the other, providing the benefits of two tools in one. The serpent edge side of the tool is used on "sculptured" type patterned carpet to produce less visible seams. The straight edge side is precision ground +/- .005" for straightness. This provides the accuracy needed to prepare seam edges when it is necessary to cut them from the carpet's backing. Net weight: 8 1/2 lbs.

No. 535

No. 535 3' Carpet Straight Edge

This three foot aluminum straight edge is economical and lightweight. It is useful for most carpet installation purposes, but does not have the accuracy of our ground steel straight edges. The serrated slip-proof bottom side helps the tool to stay put on the carpet's backing while cuts are being made. Includes a 45° angle on one end, and a hanging hole on the other. Dimensions: 36" long x 2 1/2" wide x 3/16" thick. Net weight: 1 1/4 lbs.

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