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NEW! Aluminum Wheels are Made to Last

NEW! Aluminum Wheels are Made to Last


Albion is proud to introduce NEW Aluminum Replacement Wheels for our popular 640-Series Backer Rod insertion tools. Aluminum wheels are more durable then standard plastic wheels, specially made to withstand use on rough masonry and concrete surfaces.  This means less wear and a longer lasting tool for setting foam backer rods in caulk joints quickly, at a consistent depth and without puncturing.

The new metal wheels are available in four widths (1/8″, 1/4″, 3/8″ and 1/2″ wide) and are 2-1/2″ in diameter.  They fit both the 640-4 Road Model and 640-5 Standard Model hand-held or pole-mounted Backer Rod Installers (sold separately). Both the 640-4 and 640-5 kits still come with the fixed plastic guide wheels plus 4 plastic adjustable insertion wheels that won’t mar or scratch delicate substrates like glass, aluminum or EIFS.  The inserters are adjustable to place backer rod up to 1″ deep.

Watch the 640-Series tools in action in these instructional videos: 

How to use Albion’s Backer Rod Insertion Tools 

Installing Backer Rod in a Horizontal Joint

(NOTE:  The 1/8″ wheel is actually undersized at 0.80″ wide to fit in a 1/8″ saw cut joint)

640-5 with new wheel

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