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’s threaded end. For example, if you’re constantly having to stop painting a wall to tighten the roller frame back onto the pole. Another issue we have heard from customers happens when they are using a cleaning brush. The brush on the pole can come unscrewed. 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!

These threads are considered “universal”, meaning any attachment tool that calls for “universal or standard” threaded ends should* fit our extension and non-extending poles.  If you are attaching a Mr. LongArm tool, such as our flow-through brush heads, you might note that the brush does not screw on all the way to the bottom; that is perfectly acceptable.  The Lok-thread secured the fit and you’re good to go. While the Lok-thread is small, it helps any professional or DIYer in a big way. No other extension pole on the market has a similar technology. If you are tired of dealing with tools coming loose, be sure to take advantage of these unique threaded ends.

*There are products out there that claim to be “standard” or “universal” – if they are not made in the USA, there is a likelihood the attachments are not consistent in diameter.



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