|Item Weight||8.8 ounces|
|Product Dimensions||12.2 x 2.4 x 2 inches|
|Item model number||19600|
|Item Package Quantity||1|
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Big Horn 19600 Long Handle J-Roller with Rubber Roller
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The purpose of a J-roller is to apply pressure to plastic laminate in order to firmly bond it to your chosen substrate. It could also be use to apply pressure to linoleum, sheet vinyl, vinyl tile, rubber baseboards, or any other sort of sheet material that needs brief but firm contact pressure to activate or adhere an adhesive layer between two smooth, flat surfaces. But don't use it for spreading glue or contact cement, you will ruin it in short order, which is what my "helper" did to my last one.
Anyway, on this roller, the roller itself is of reasonably pliable, but hard rubber which allows plenty of pressure to activate contact cement. There is an internal "bearing" roller of, probably HDPE or UHMW PE that rolls smoothly on the steel shaft. The roller itself is secured to the shaft with snap rings, so there is a chance you might be able to get it apart and clean it if your "cub" dips it into a can of contact cement. The one piece shaft/handle is of steel and is quite stiff, so you can bear down hard if need be.
I understand that inexperienced workers may be bothered by the plastic grips which indeed can slip on the handle, but if the grips are slipping around on you, you are not using the tool correctly. Apply pressure perpendicular to the shaft, not radially or parallel to it. Every J-roller I have owned or used had the same "problem".Read more ›
Also, for flooring the roller is less than 4 inches wide, so plan on doing a lot of back and forth, or get a wider roller designed for flooring.
But for flashing tape, it worked great!
The rubber roller also has a nice level of texture.
I'm using this to apply some dynamat insulation to my camper van. I have the dynamat branded roller, but the handle on the dynamat roller is a bit short for some cases, and also that unit has the roller suspended between two metal forks, meaning it's not good for edge work.
This roller, with the J handle is good at edging, and also a bit more ergonomically friendly when I can get the longer handle in there. The one weakness with this handle is that the J side seems like it protrudes out farther than it needs to, and therefore, this roller is less useful in tighter spaces.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Heavy duty construction. You can put your body weight into it. The only thing that would improve it would be to have a slightly larger diameter in the handle for easier gripping. Read morePublished 4 months ago by N Beecham
Perfect for rolling out 6" rubber cove base. Resulted in oerfect install without lumps and bumps, adhesive fully bonded to wall. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Susan and Larry
Have a lamanating project to teach at school. Good value, good pricePublished 5 months ago by Moke Riveira
I used it to roll down a laminate table top 40x70 inches. It did a good job. The roller material was very hard--but did not leave any marks that I know of. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Kenneth Pierce
This roller worked perfectly for me. After extending its short handle with a piece of cast iron pipe, I used the j-roller to press a smal bathrooml sheet vinyl floor into its... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Barry A.
Yep. Works really well. I wish they made one a wee bit smaller to replace the wood handled, wooden rollers.Published 7 months ago by Amazon Customer