Shutter Tension Pins are utilized when constructing new plantation shutters. These pins eliminate the use of tension screws when constructing shutters. They support the louvers in the shutter panel, and allow the louver to rotate. The narrow end of the nylon pin is inserted into the louver. The larger end of the nylon pin is inserted into the stile or frame. A washer is molded into the pin which prevents the louver from rubbing the inside of the shutter stile allowing for smooth operation of the louvers. Two fins are moulded into part of pin that is inserted into the louver. A spur is moulded into the other half of the pin that is inserted into the shutter stile. The spur and fins are designed to prevent the louver from moving freely. It is generally only necessary to install these pins on two or three louvers in a panel.
Note: If you need to get a louver back into an exiting panel you should order the Louver Repair Pin which is spring loaded.