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Acmeda Easy-Lift Spring Boosters Now Available

Acmeda Easy-Lift Spring Boosters Now Available

We're excited to announce that Acmeda's Easy-Lift Retrofit Spring Boosters for roller blinds are now available for order from Curtain Ninja!

Large roller blinds can sometimes be difficult to operate, requiring increasing force to operate the chain mechanism and increasing wear and tear on the chain and clutch components.

Easy-Lift Retrofit Booster components make it easier to open and close your chain operated roller blinds.  When closing the blind an internal spring is tensioned with the force of gravity, and when you open the blind the spring provides assistance to reduce the amount of effort you need to apply to the chain.

Shop now for 40mm and 45mm variants of these boosters.

Acmeda Blind Selection Information

Acmeda Blind Selection Information

We know how hard it can be to try to find the correct parts to repair an existing Roller Blind. Many of the variants look similar and it's hard to get accurate measurements of components when they're installed or worse, when parts have broken off.

To help you find the right Acmeda parts we've produced a couple of very quick guides that compare the options and help you identify your existing components:

Acmeda Blind Style & Sizing Variant Information

Acmeda Blind Component Colour Selection

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FREE Shipping Australia-Wide!

FREE Shipping Australia-Wide!

We're excited to announce that as of 1 March we're locking in FREE shipping on all orders, of any size, anywhere around Australia.

Place an order for 1 runner, or a dozen brackets - no matter the size of your order or where in Australia you live, we'll cover your shipping costs for you.

There's no better time for you to fix those sagging curtain tracks, secure your blind cords and repair that sticking roller blind - order online and have the parts you need delivered to your door for no extra cost.

McKechnie Style Face Fix Brackets Now Available

McKechnie Style Face Fix Brackets Now Available

Curtain Ninja is pleased to announce we now sell a face fix bracket solution for old McKechnie-style aluminium curtain tracks.

Adding to our existing Top Fix fixing solution for McKechnie tracks, we now offer a 100% backwards compatible Face Fix bracket to suit either single or double track configurations.

These brackets allows you to face fix a single or double McKechnie-style track to a wall, architrave or window frame, with an adjustable track projection from approximately 80-130mm depending on track chosen.

Background:

McKechnie tracks are connected to their brackets using a Cam Lock device - a small swivelling piece which provides the join between track and bracket and allows for easy removal of the track if required.

The 'official' McKechnie cam locks are no longer available, however we have been able to source a face fix bracket with cam lock which uses a McKechnie-style cam that is compatible with McKechnie system tracks.

Compatibility:

McKechnie tracks supplied before 1998 will most likely use a plastic Cam Lock, which is prone to becoming brittle and snapping after long exposure to UV light.  These plastic Cam Locks have now been updated to a fully metal version, providing significantly longer life whilst remaining fully compatible with previous Sylon systems.

These Cam Locks are suitable for McKechnie brand tracking systems.  Sylon, STM and Styleline tracking systems have a very similar track profile but require a different Cam Lock specific to that system.

You will note that this cam lock is slightly shorter and stubbier than an original McKechnie cam lock.  This does not affect the compatibility of the cam lock in original McKechnie tracks - this piece has been tested by numerous customers and all have reported success.

Important Note:

These cam locks are not available separately, and can only be purchased as a combined part with a face fix bracket (this part) or with a top-fix plate.  Although the cam lock can be removed from the plate and installed into an existing face fixed bracket, you may need to file down some paint around the keyhole ridge of your existing bracket as these cams appear to be slightly thicker than the original McKechnie cams.

Some older (1970s & 1980s) McKechnie brackets use a Cam Lock which is pop-riveted to the bracket, with the two pieces permanently attached.  If you have this style of McKechnie bracket you will need to take down that bracket and replace with the new Cam Lock and bracket arm included with this part.

Colours:

These metal Cam Lock parts come in White only.

 

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McKechnie-Style Cam Locks are back in stock.

McKechnie-Style Cam Locks are back in stock.

 
After an unexpected rush of orders we've now received new stock from our supplier, so these cam locks are ready to dispatch as soon as ordered.
 
These McKechnie-Style cam locks are 100% compatible replacements for the now discontinued McKechnie tracking system which used clear plastic cam locks with pop-riveted plates.
 
Our cam locks are made from powder coated aluminium, and come with a standard top-fix plate which can be inserted into any standard Sylon face fix bracket if required.
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Kon'nichiwa from the Curtain Ninja

We are excited to announce that Crowes Online is now a part of Curtain Ninja!

We'll be rolling out some great new features, new products and awesome deals for our loyal customers over the coming months, but in the mean time you can continue to shop for all the same parts, components and accessories under the new Curtain Ninja ownership.

On behalf of the Curtain Ninja team, we look forward to continuing to serve all our new customers into the future and we thank you in advance for your support!

  • James Hodge