When business owners think about giving a Maglite engraved with their logo to their employees, here are their top questions:
Can I get a Maglite in my corporate color? The K3A comes in 8 different colors. Probably one of them will correspond with your corporate color. Many other models come in colors other than the basic black, blue, gray and red.
Does it have a lifetime warranty? Maglite used to offer a lifetime warranty, but that stopped about 2019. Now it appears that they handle warranty questions one at a time on their website, using a form. They don’t have a written warranty posted on their website as of today.
Does the imprint wear off? The laser engraved imprint is permanent. Your company logo will last forever. The laser burns through the colored outer layer, and into the aluminum barrel.
What does laser engraving cost? The price of engraving is included in the price of the Maglite. There is a setup charge.
How is the flashlight packaged? Each Maglite engraved with your logo comes in a hard plastic hinged presentation box, with a velvet covered cradle. So your customer or employee will be thrilled to see their favorite flashlight in a unique gift box.
Keep it clean. If you keep sand and dirt from inhabiting your tape, it will look good longer and last longer.
Line it up straight on the pipe. If you put the tape on a little crooked, you will get an erroneously high reading.
Clean the pipe. This makes sure that surface contaminants aren’t interfering with your measurement.
Use a felt tip marker to mark common measurements directly on the tape. Don’t be a hero. This tip will make your job easier.
Put your name on it. Valuable and handy tools have a way of walking away.
Buy only the best pipe diameter tape measure. Lufkin is a trusted brand name.
Keep one in every location that you work (and leave it there). I keep one in the office, my shop, my tool box, and in all my vehicles and boat. A diameter tape doesn’t measure only diameters. The other side is a regular inch tape (or metric tape). So it comes in handy many times.
Please post your own tips in the comments here. I’d be interested in what you come up with. Thanks.
Notice that one side is probably just a regular inch tape measure.
The other side is also in inches, but it seems to be stretched out about 3 times longer than normal. It’s actually stretched out by a factor of pi (3.14159). This is the diameter tape side.
Use the diameter tape side for this lesson.
Clean off the pipe of any dirt or other debris.
Simply wrap the tape around the pipe, keeping the diameter side out, so you can read it.
Note where the zero mark lines up on the tape. That gives you the outside diameter of the pipe.
It may be hard to read the markings. They are probably not marked the same as a regular tape. They may be in 64ths of an inch or 100ths of an inch. Either way, you have just learned how to use a diameter tape!
Even though many stay-at-home orders across the United States are being lifted, social distancing is still encouraged. What kind of hobbies will you take up during this strange summer? Do you love being outside, taking in all the beauty that nature has to offer? Today is Nature Photography Day – a great day to start taking more photos! Anyone from any skill level, with just a smartphone, can take pictures.
But what about when the weather isn’t so great? Not many people are motivated enough to go outside in rain, sleet, or snow. That’s when a beautiful nature calendar comes into play- you can enjoy it from your office or home.
Aren’t we lucky that we don’t have to dip our pens in inkwells anymore? While the writing back in those days was beautiful, it was quite a messy process. Thankfully, modern times brought along the invention of the ballpoint pen. Today is a day to grab your favorite personalized pens because it is Ballpoint Pen Day!
Did you know…
First invented in the late 1800s
John Loud, the inventor with the first patent, was from Massachusetts
Loud’s patent was not commercialized, so in 1938 Laszlo Biro patented the modern ballpoint pen
It was invented as a cleaner alternative to fountain & dip pens
It’s finally June (the first day of summer is almost here!) and that means it’s time to spend as much time as possible outdoors. This week is Fishing & Boating Week, a perfect way to start your summer.
Thankfully most stay-at-home orders are being lifted, making it possible to celebrate this holiday. Is your fishing rod ready? Is your tacklebox fully-supplied? If you don’t have a boat, go rent one with a few friends and get out on the water!
But for those rainy days, and all through the winter, you can gaze at the beautiful pictures in this fishing calendar to remind you of those lovely summer days on the water.