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Old 04-19-2011, 10:01 PM   #1
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Over the past year I found roller cages constantly break, and in Canada they get the wrong size to boot because the sleeve is metric, different by about a quater inch. Is it the color of plastic that has changed, I have a black one that survived. I switch to the cageless by Richards but I am forever cleaning it now to fit the sleeve. The way to remove the sleeve ordinarily is to bang it off, but now I need a hammer.
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Old 04-20-2011, 05:57 AM   #2
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I use these. Get them at Colour Your World. Ball bearing construction, refills fit fine.

Sorry, this is the only pic I could find.

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Wow Kato....

A schematic of a paint roller frame?????
Can you get replacement parts?
Do you perform regular maintenance and checkups at the paint store?

Think I'll get one......$...?
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A really big cage, I feel like an animal , will it break
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Ya, I laughed when I posted that. Didn't realize it was so large.

They are really good rollers. I forget, maybe $20. Just keep it clean and it will last years.
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Can you supply brand name/model number of this beast?
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They're made by Wooster. Here's one link, but I'm sure a number of places sell them.

http://www.painters-toys.com/paint-r...sort_order=asc
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Wooster seems to make some really good products.
I have a few of their brushes that I really like.

Feels like I'm Painting a lot these days.....

Oh well. Like anything....if you have the right tools, it certainly makes the task easier.

Just bought one of these from my Sherwin Williams guy....
Purdy nice, huh?



He said the folks that have tried them, like them a lot.
No roller wandereing..
No clickety clickety sound....

It was $10 and I needed a new one. I always like to try the new stuff...
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That's alot like the Richards one I have, still it is like a conspiracy, the old cages worked fine but now they all break due to cheap plastic.... the new style , I have to clean up or it will stick too tight to the sleeve. A waste of shelf space to even show the old stuff now. Sorta like the size of this dang page.
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What's with the size of this Page?????
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Leo, thanks for shrinking that pic. What a monster eh?
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Trying to read the thread was a hassle. Had to be done
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thought I'd follow up, I have three of the richards style cages, they're OK but I have to spend a few minutes scraping old paint off to fit a sleeve, it isn't binding at least but failure to get rid of paint before will lead to a struggle later. The wooster one not so bad , sleeve just flies off no worries . The Purdy one I haven't seen around yet, Lowes perhaps but they arn't too close for me
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Kato - What viscosity oil does that cage require? Can you get by with plain SAE 30 or do you need SAE 10-30?

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