Dual Stretcher Bar Tool ($25 Rental Plus Deposit)

Save time and effort with this heavy-duty, all-in-one tool exclusively designed to stretch or squeeze sling rails during sling installation.


Save time and effort with this heavy-duty, all-in-one tool exclusively designed to stretch or squeeze sling rails during sling installation. Your furniture model may need stretching, squeezing, both or neither. Study your furniture to determine what it requires. Tool requires a 11/16" socket and ratchet. Available to rent. Rental charge is $100 with $75 deposit refunded when tool is returned undamaged within 30 days of your receiving the tool. If you need more time, please email sales@patiofurnituresupplies.com to request an extension. Shipping charges and insurance are responsibility of the renter. Mark the box with your order number when returning. Weight: 7.5 lbs.

WARNING: This product contains chemicals, including lead, known to the state of California to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm. Wash hands after handling.

  1. Get this tool! Review by Fifi

    I couldn't imagine getting the support bars back in place on our Carter Grandle chairs without this tool.a must have!! (Posted on 10/2/2018)

  2. A great tool Review by Zelmo

    This made the installation of the slings really easy. More than worth the rental fee (Posted on 9/19/2018)

  3. Well worth the $$$ Review by Mike

    Talk about money well spent, it's a must when doing it yourself. (Posted on 9/18/2018)

  4. Essential Tool Review by Mike

    Don't waste your time trying to replace your slings without this tool. I did one chair in one day without it and 5 chairs in 1/2 day with it. (Posted on 8/31/2018)

  5. Required Tool Review by DIY

    I procrastinated about getting this tool but after reading all the reviews I’m glad I rented it. There is no way to get the support bar in place on the Tropitone sling chair without using the stretcher bar.
    Printed directions were OK but would have loved to view a video. (Posted on 8/27/2018)

  6. Slings look great! Definitely need the tool to get slings in the chairs. Would recommend your site! Review by Tree

    Slings look great! Definitely need the tool to get slings in the chairs. Would recommend your site! (Posted on 8/14/2018)

  7. A Necessity for my Tropitone Frames Review by SS

    My Tropitone loungers have welded supports so this tool was a must. For me there would be no way of getting the slings installed without the clamp. It’s easily converted to a spreader, which I also needed. (Posted on 7/31/2018)

  8. Pin problem Review by Keno

    The stretch bar worked well except that the pin holding (Posted on 7/31/2018)

  9. Essential Review by LilAlma

    Not a glamorous piece of equipment, but I don't think that we had any hope of replacing these slings without it. I would say that it's 100% essential. (Posted on 7/27/2018)

  10. Don’t try to replace you chair slings without it! Review by Cathy

    At first, didn’t think I needed this tool to replace my Winston chair slings. I tried one chair without it. Boy, was I wrong. Renting the stretcher tool bar was the only way to do it. Once you have this tool, it is a job that just about anyone can do! (Posted on 7/21/2018)

  11. tool worked ok Review by WoodyB

    tool worked ok, the "backbone bar" should be of thicker steel. It bowed during spreading the chair rails (Posted on 7/16/2018)

  12. The tool works great. UPS and FEDEX want $42 to ship from California to Florida for my $75 refund. UGH! Review by Bill

    Tool could use a rubberized head for stretching. Thereby eliminating metal to metal contact.
    Shipping costs from California to Florida are $42. Hardly worth the effort..probably will sell the tool locally. (Posted on 6/29/2018)

  13. Awesome tool! Review by Shannon

    The rental if this tool made my replacement of the new slings go easy and achieve professional results. Very pleased with the outcome of my project! (Posted on 6/18/2018)

  14. Well worth the rental charge Review by David

    I am very happy that I chose to rent the spreader bar tool to install replacement slings for my Carter Grandle high backed swivel rocker chairs. I couldn't have completed the installation without this tool. The tool was shipped with instructions for use and I found it was fairly easy to use if one follows the instructions. Patio Furniture Supplies refunded my deposit promptly upon the receipt of the returned spreader. I couldn't have been more pleased with the service I received from Patio Furniture Supplies. (Posted on 6/15/2018)

  15. Worked great Review by JVT

    YOu need to have this tool (Posted on 6/4/2018)

  16. Necessary Tool Review by JK

    This is a must for replacing the slings. (Posted on 5/22/2018)

  17. Just what the chairs needed Review by Ralph

    This is the tool you will need to do the step the Tropitone YouTube self-help video conveniently does not show. Unless you and your friend can exert more than 600 lbs of force, you will need this tool to put the top spreader bar in place.
    Shipped fast. Worked great.
    I will keep these guys in mind for future purchases! (Posted on 5/21/2018)

  18. Dual Stretcher Bar Tool Review Review by bas0826

    This tool was an absolute MUST have for the installation of 4 new slings on my Carter Grandle Barstool chairs. I have replaced the slings on these chairs before without this tool and the time and hassle saved easily makes it worth the $25 rental and $25 return shipping. (Posted on 5/14/2018)

  19. Great Tool Review by Gail

    I don't know how we could have done our slings without this tool. It is worth the money to rent it. (Posted on 4/27/2018)

  20. Could have saved $50 Review by Liz

    We got the stretcher bar but ended up not using it. We were afraid it would tear the fabric or torque our very old chairs. We were able to get our slings on by using 2 1/2 inch by 1/4 inch bolts with spacers and slowly tightening them down a little at a time. BTW it cost $25 to send it back. (Posted on 4/19/2018)

  21. Well worth it Review by Ern

    I can't imagine trying to do installation without the tool. The fabric needs to be tight for a firm seat and tool enabled the stretching the fabric with little effort. I used box from tool and new sling fabric to return tool with "peanuts" to hold within box. My UPS charge from NC to FL was $18. $75 credit posted 3 days later. (Posted on 3/10/2018)

  22. Necessary tool Review by Jon DIY guy

    I agree with those who say this tool makes reslinging POSSIBLE, as it really isn't possible without it. Two strong guys with very strong hands working together couldn't manage it without the tool. I imagine that depends on the chair you're reslinging. Ours are Carter Grandle Bella Rose High back. (Posted on 1/21/2018)

  23. Top Shelf! Review by Gumpy

    I wish someone had suggested I get this tool when we ordered the slings. Anyone ordering Tropitone slings should get this tool. It takes so much of the stress and hassle out of the installation process. (Posted on 12/16/2017)

  24. dual stretcher bar tool Review by ldp

    I used this tool on 4 chairs, and it was super helpful. The rental option is such a great service for customers. (Posted on 11/24/2017)

  25. DO YOURSELF A BIG FAVOR!!! Review by SB

    I had 6 chairs to do. Tried one before renting this tool. I cannot recommend this enough. It would have been practically impossible without it.
    (Posted on 11/13/2017)

  26. It does the job! Review by Chuck

    It’s is great tool. The only possible improvement would be an attached cushion to avoid scratching the chair frame. I used a thin piece of wood attached with double sided tape. (Posted on 11/1/2017)

  27. Easier than I thought Review by Marsha

    I didn't think I would need the tool, but I did. It was easier to use than I anticipated. You do need to have a ratchet set, though. (Posted on 10/24/2017)

  28. Support Tool Review by Bartman

    The support tool sure made installation easier. Highly recommend that you just go ahead and rent one... (Posted on 10/10/2017)

  29. helpful tool Review by happy

    The tool was definitely a game changer. Made the difference between an impossible and half successful job to an easy and professional looking finish. (Posted on 9/28/2017)

  30. DIDN'T NEED IT Review by TJ

    I wasted $25 renting it and $29 shipping it back. I never took it out of the packing because it wasn't needed....especially if you someone (in my case my wife) helping me. (Posted on 9/19/2017)

  31. great product! Review by RoninNaples

    I do could not have installed the chair slings without this tool. It was easy to use and came with easy to understand instructions. The rental option is great and worth very penny. (Posted on 9/19/2017)

  32. Just rent it! Review by Barb

    Other reviews have said the tool makes it easier. In my opinion, the tool makes it POSSIBLE! Worked great! (Posted on 9/9/2017)

  33. Delivered as promised Review by Pat

    Stood by their product completely in professional manner. Always there if you have any questions and contact by email, they gave you quick response. Quality of product was excellent. Delivered on time. Understood about company that manufactured our product and cut fabric according to correct specs. Would Patio Furniture Supplies. Thank you. (Posted on 9/5/2017)

  34. Dual Stretcher Bar Tool Review by Lynda

    Dual Stretcher Bar Tool is a MUST. Tried to do it without the tool with no success. Took only minutes with the tool. Worth it! (Posted on 8/23/2017)

  35. Don't even think about not renting this tool! Review by John

    Don't waste your time and effort trying to figure out a work-around to get the sling spreader bars back in place. This tool makes it effortless. Once I had the tool it took less than 5 minutes per chair. Absolutely indispensable. (Posted on 8/23/2017)

  36. Terrific Product Review by Steve-J

    The stretcher made an impossible job possible. The rental price was very reasonable and my shipping costs were just $10 each way. Credit for my deposit was fast.
    Thanks to Patio Furniture Supplies for making this tool available. (Posted on 8/15/2017)

  37. Did the Job Review by David

    So glad I rented this tool. The job could have not been completed without it. (Posted on 8/15/2017)

  38. Works well. Review by Tom

    The tool could be improved by having a small lip at the bottom to keep the tool from slipping. Otherwise it is good and strong. (Posted on 7/13/2017)

  39. Only tool that allowed spreader bars to be put back. Review by Bill

    Got my 5 chairs repaired in a couple of hrs after getting the hang. Takes 2 people. (Posted on 7/11/2017)

  40. Glad I rented the tool Review by AlanI

    I was installing new slings on 4 high-back chairs. I didn't really think I would need the tool but decided to rent it anyway. As it turned out I'm very happy I rented it. The hardest part of the job was running the new slings through the grooves in the chair (especially where the seat curves from the back of the chair to the seat). Once this struggle was completed, the tool made it very easy to replace the tension bars. (Posted on 6/30/2017)

  41. Sling Tool Review by Steve

    Directions were great. Couldn't have completed the install with out it. Would highly recommend (Posted on 6/21/2017)

  42. A must use tool Review by Rick

    Worked great, very easy with this tool. I wouldn't do the job without it. A time saver... (Posted on 6/20/2017)

  43. Great! Review by KO

    Tool is perfect and well worth it. Made installing slings much easier. (Posted on 6/15/2017)

  44. ABSOLUTELY PERFECT! Review by Island Style Ingenuity

    This tool turned a 12-hr job into a 1 1/2 hr job! No joke! With eight chaise lounges to refab, we would have been there all day. For just $100, we can find so many uses for this tool, we decided to keep it! Thanks for making a tool that isn't just a one-time use item. (Posted on 6/2/2017)

  45. It did not work Review by George

    tool was needed but would not work. I returned it and you were kind enough to fully refund my $100. Thanks a lot guys. (Posted on 5/22/2017)

  46. A great help Review by Gail

    This tool made installing the slings much easier. (Posted on 5/12/2017)

  47. Tool worked Great Review by Fritz

    All Done! The Tool worked great. Could not have done it without it. It is on the way home! (Posted on 6/21/2016)

  48. Tool Review by Mimi

    The tool worked great. (Posted on 6/20/2016)

  49. Sling tool size Review by Adams

    I'd initially been hesitant to rent it, as I have multiple bar clamps around the house and could have probably used them to get the task done. However, the robustness of this tool definitely made the job easier, so I'd highly recommend it to anyone who's going to tackle the job of replacing outdoor furniture slings. (Posted on 6/4/2016)

  50. Support Bar Tool Review by Richard

    Good afternoon. Just to let you know, I received the stretcher tool today at noon. Two hours later I was done with my chairs ! Couldn't have done it without this tool. Worked as advertised. I have it wrapped back up and will take it to Fed Ex tomorrow to ship it back to you. Again, thank you. My chairs look great again and I saved some $$$$ doing it my self.
    (Posted on 4/12/2016)

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