Similar to 39-035 Operator

A quick learner from San Diegi CA says:
Hello: My operator seems identical to the 39-035 except it doesn't have a hinged arm. My arm is about 8" long tip to pivot point on the gear.


1. Do you have a 39-035 operator with a straight arm? If yes, price and delivery?

2. The gear seems to cover the mounting screw hole however, I assume that by turning the crank the mounting hole will be uncovered. Is this correct?

3. The only way I have seen to remove the old operator is by breaking free the wood bar at the base of the window frame. This seems somewhat difficult and could possibly destroy this wood bar. I was wondering if it made more sense to drill a hole above each mounting screw so that access to the mounting screws was possible. Filling in the hole and painting over seems much easier to me. Comments?

Thank you

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Tom from SWISCO responded:
Thank you for posting, Richard. Have you seen our 39-216 and 39-217? Check them out and see if these match your hardware.

I'm not sure I understand your second question. Can you elaborate?

The recommended method of replacing these operators is by gently prying up the wooden trim that covers them. I've never tried the method you suggested, so I can't say if it will work or not. There is a risk that the trim could crack, but as long as you're careful you should be okay.
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