History’s Most Versatile Tool?

0071U2From the beginning of time, mankind has evolved to thrive in our environment, what we lacked in stature, we made up for with tools, and specifically for things outside of our immediate grasp. Some tools are designed for particular jobs, while others can be broadly used to accomplish a myriad of different tasks. Take a moment and do a personal inventory of the tools in your garage or shed, which would you consider the most versatile?

Though simple in design, Mr. LongArm can help you overcome numerous obstacles. Prior to R.D. Newman’s invention of the telescopic extension pole (in 1958), people had to grasp, strain and jump for things that were just out of reach. Iron and ceramic were too heavy to use in assisting with any prolonged task, but with the advent of ultra-light materials, such as aluminum and plastics, all of that changed. Now you can work a full day without maneuvering up scaffolding  or aching from hoisting up a paint brush taped to a lead pipe.

And it doesn’t stop at painting. The truly innovative thing about the original Mr. LongArm is the ability to change tool heads, thus allowing one pole to complete a multitude of tasks. With a quick turn of a threaded end you can go from painting a room to dusting a ceiling fan, from staining your deck to washing a boat or RV.


Since the invention of the first Mr. LongArm, we’ve crafted a full line of extension poles that vary in length and material, so they’re not only versatile, but also particular. Some houses are taller than others and some jobs have to be done in tight spaces or under harsh conditions. In our online catalog we have grouped the proper extension pole (and adaptors) based on whatever task you are trying to complete. If you need guidance on getting started or maybe just want to try a new versatile tool to save time check out our product page.

So many of today’s innovations are digitally savvy and based around mobile devices, but some of the best tools are the simplest. Mr. LongArm isn’t overcomplicated. It doesn’t require batteries or cords or syncing through BlueTooth. It isn’t a tool of the future, it’s a tool for right now, in the physical world helping you do it Faster. Safer. Easier.

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6 responses to “History’s Most Versatile Tool?”

  1. Suz MacCallum says:

    Don’t know how to extend the Mr.LongArm. yellow pole about 3′ in length. There’s a red button but it doesn’t seem to release pressure to allow the pole to extend. It was my departed husband’s and now I’m having to paint the walls myself. I need help to make it work. Does it need lubricating? It seems jammed. Please send me directions and suggestions. Label is worn out but I think it reads 2FT 4FT /504 L-BLACK Rev. 2-05 PRO??ONTRACTOR

    • Mr. Longarm says:

      If you haven’t already please contact our Customer service Dept at 1 800 821 3508, M-F 8a-5p Central Time. We can definitely help you with this.

  2. Jim Miller says:

    My mom need an extension to open and close her breeze windows, what do you have and do you have a store in Honolulu?

    • Mr. Longarm says:

      HPM Building Supply is currently the only store in Hawaii that carries our products. You can also find us on Amazon.com

  3. Terry Gruetzmacher says:

    Is there a shop broom attachment? Thanks!

    • Mr. Longarm says:

      Any shop broom with a standard threaded end (which is most of the ones you’d find at your local hardware store or online) will work with MLA extension poles.

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