Extension Pole Threaded Ends: What is a Lok-thread and what does it do?


There is nothing worse than having to constantly retighten a tool that keeps spinning off an extension pole threaded end. For example, if you’re constantly having to stop painting a wall to tighten the roller frame back onto the pole. Another common example we have seen customers complain about in the past are when you are cleaning your boat and the brush on the pole is constantly coming undone. Both situations are annoying and waste valuable time for the user.

The Solution

To solve this problem Mr. LongArm’s Heavy Duty and Professional extension poles come equipped with a special feature on our standard ¾” metal threaded ends.  This feature is called a Lok-thread and was designed to prevent threaded tools from loosening during use. While the Lok-thread may be small and hard-to-notice, it is definitely effective. Our Pro-Lok, Alumiglass, Smart-Lok, and Super Tab-Lok line of telescoping poles all feature this patented technology. No more stopping what you’re doing; attach your tool and get to work!

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Optimizing Human Performance for 60 Years and Counting


Sixty years ago, R.D. Newman, was out on a sales call in Wichita KS. While walking inside he saw the store owner and an employee trying to tape a paint roller to a heavy piece of steel conduit. As the legend goes, the store owner retorted, after a friendly ribbing by R.D., “If you can make something better, Newman, I’ll buy it!”. The wheels of invention began to turn.  A few months after returning home, with the help of his wife Mimi,  R.D. had designed and invented the very first telescopic extension pole!

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Interesting Uses for Our Products

Interesting and Intriguing Uses for Mr. LongArm Extension Poles


With so many interesting uses for our products, manipulating objects outside of our reach has been an important part of the evolution of the “tool”. It may seem contrary to intuition but the extension pole as we know it didn’t exist before 1958 when R.D. Newman invented it. Before that human beings had to climb or hang or strain to reach higher. And since then we have found all sorts of uses and attached all sorts of apparatus to our extension poles. Mr. LongArm is forever dedicated to optimizing human performance.

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History’s Most Versatile Tool?


From 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 multi tool?

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