Gear works with ANY SHADES as long as its CORD/CHAIN IS LOOPED.

GEAR WORKS WITH THESE CORD/CHAIN

String cord loop
String cord loop
Plastic beaded chain
Plastic beaded chain
Metal beaded chain
Metal beaded chain

GEAR WILL NOT WORK WITH THESE CORD/CHAIN

Draw string
Draw string
Wand
Wand
Cordless
Cordless