5 Answers to Your Questions About Getting a Maglite Engraved With Your Logo

When business owners think about giving a Maglite engraved with their logo to their employees, here are their top questions:

Giving a Maglite Engraved With Your Logo
Giving a Maglite Engraved With Your Logo
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. What does laser engraving cost? The price of engraving is included in the price of the Maglite. There is a setup charge.
  5. 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.

Which of These Travel Tumblers Will Keep Your Body Hydrated This Summer?

Water Bottles & Travel Tumblers for #HydrationDay
Water Bottles & Travel Tumblers for #HydrationDay

One of the most important things we can do to nourish our bodies is to stay hydrated. This is most important while exercising, and during the hot summer months to come.

Today is National Hydration Day, a day to think about upgrading your water bottles and travel tumblers.

Fill any of these up with clean, pure, no-calorie water and help your entire body recover from fatigue after a workout:

Be Bottle 10oz Water Bottle
Be Bottle 10oz Water Bottle
H2Go Force Water Bottle
H2Go Force Water Bottle
Thermos 24oz Hydration Water Bottle
Thermos 24oz Hydration Water Bottle

7 Diameter Tape Measure Tips For the Pros

If you are already a user of a diameter tape measure, these tips are for you.

Tips on Using a Diameter Tape Measure
Tips on Using a Diameter Tape Measure
  1. Keep it clean. If you keep sand and dirt from inhabiting your tape, it will look good longer and last longer.
  2. Line it up straight on the pipe. If you put the tape on a little crooked, you will get an erroneously high reading.
  3. Clean the pipe. This makes sure that surface contaminants aren’t interfering with your measurement.
  4. 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.
  5. Put your name on it. Valuable and handy tools have a way of walking away.
  6. Buy only the best pipe diameter tape measure. Lufkin is a trusted brand name.
  7. 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.

Become an Expert at Using a Pipe Diameter Tape Measure in 5 Minutes!

If you need to find the diameter of a pipe or a pipeline, here’s a 5 minute crash course..

Using a Pipe Diameter Tape Measure
Using a Pipe Diameter Tape Measure
  1. Buy a pipe diameter tape measure.
  2. Notice that one side is probably just a regular inch tape measure.
  3. 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.
  4. Use the diameter tape side for this lesson.
  5. Clean off the pipe of any dirt or other debris.
  6. Simply wrap the tape around the pipe, keeping the diameter side out, so you can read it.
  7. Note where the zero mark lines up on the tape. That gives you the outside diameter of the pipe.
  8. 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!
Can I help, too?
Can I help, too?

 

 

Get Back To Nature with This Nature Calendar

Nature Calendar for #NaturePhotographyDay
Nature Calendar for #NaturePhotographyDay

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.

Nature Calendar
Nature Calendar

Personalized Pens & Ballpoint Pens: A Brief History

Personalized Pens for #BallpointPenDay
Personalized Pens for #BallpointPenDay

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
  • World’s most-used writing instrument
Bic Clic Stic Ice
Bic Clic Stic Ice
Garland Revere Stainless/Golden Pen
Garland Revere Stainless/Golden Pen
Garland Founders Chrome Pen
Garland Founders Chrome Pen

How to Make Your Tally Books More Useful

Oilfield and gas field workers use Tally Books every hour of the day. They keep

How to Build a Better Pipe Tally Book
How to Build a Better Pipe Tally Book

track of when tasks are done, the size and length of the pipes they install, and gauge readings. How can you make their pipe tally books more useful to them?

  1. Add a vinyl pen loop, so the workers won’t loose their pen or pencil.
  2. Design the book with spiral binding instead of stitched binding, so the book will lay flat.
  3. Make the color of the vinyl cover bright, so it can be found easily in a pile of other items.
  4. Print valuable information on the back cover, or on the inside of the cover. This can be phone numbers, conversion tables, decimal equivalents, etc.
  5. Order a 3 page clear vinyl insert, so you can store business cards, printed material, and other important info.
  6. Order a water-resistant stone pad for more durability. These amazing pads look like paper pads, but you can’t tear them, and they resist water damage.

3410-Jr Tallybook.jpg Tally Book Junior 3410 (Top Seller)