The Cyclops and why it is relevant today

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I first want to mention that the picture on the left is not our marketing manager, but it is very relevant – more about that later. This is another of many informative, entertaining and worthwhile must reads coming from the Jonard Industries blogosphere. It is our intention to keep you, the reader, informed about the goings on in the industry and at Jonard Industries and to bring to your attention all of the new products and promotions we will be introducing over the coming months.

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A Can Wrench history lesson

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Those of you not familiar with the can wrench have to ask yourselves, what is a can wrench? I can tell you it is not a can and not what you think of when you think of a wrench. My first thought growing up when you mention the word wrench was some sort of an adjustable wrench to turn stuff. Well a can wrench is half way there.

The origin of this unique tool traces back to the early 1950s. At that time the telecom industry had kicked into high gear, and new installations exploded on the scene. Continue reading A Can Wrench history lesson

Why so many scissors? Let’s cut to the chase!

hair-cuttingGrowing up my first exposure to a scissor collection was at the barbershop… lined up on the counter next to the combs sitting in blue water. I used to think to myself, why so many scissors and what’s with the blue water? Turns out there are good reasons, and it comes down to what you’re cutting.

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How my Fiber Optic Kevlar Cutter made me look like a hero to my wife

Long Stem Roses

Okay, you’re asking “what’s the deal?” Let me tell you a true story and you can judge for yourself. It all started on my wife’s birthday when the kids sent their mother a bouquet of long stem roses. They were red and they were gorgeous, and I was equally impressed that the thorns were removed. So now the plan was to put these flowers into an appropriate vase for everyone to see, fill with just enough water and stir in one of those food packets to keep them fresh.

I always put the packets in and I always wonder whether they really do anything or if the florist just gives them to you to make it seem like he is doing you a favor. Does it work? Would the flowers last the same amount of time without the little packet? Your guess is as good as mine.

Now I go into the closet looking for the right size vase for the flowers, and you guessed it, long stem roses and the vases in my closet don’t match…time to cut the flowers. Well my wife grabs an old pair of scissors in the kitchen drawer and begins cutting the stems one at a time. Ever see a rose stem projectile? Ever see blisters on your hand using a dull kitchen scissor and stems hardened to RC 50?

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What is force and how does it shape our lives?

Dial-Force-GaugesMay the Force be with You, Force of nature, armed Forces, Forceful personality…you’ve heard them all. The truth is force plays an important part of our everyday lives, and how we deal with it when we need force is equally important. Like anything else it is measurable, and how we measure it is the subject of this blog.

So much of what we do we take for granted. When was the last time you stopped to think about how much force you needed to open that door to your favorite restaurant? I would hazard a guess and say never. It may seem inconsequential, but recently  the owner of a nursing home used one of our force gauges to measure the strength of his seniors so he could set the tension on the nursing home doors.

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Jonard Industries: Your Exclusive Source for Wire Wrapping Tools

Apex Tool Group/Cooper Wire Wrap© Announced December 2012 Discontinuation of All Wire Wrap Tools©.

The Cooper Wire Wrap© line is gone, but fortunately Jonard Industries OK Brand of Wire Wrapping Tools, Number-One-In-The-World, remains available. And the better news is we continue to offer a complete line for all of your wire wrapping needs. If you’ve depended upon Cooper previously, you can now place that trust in Jonard Industries, where everything is in stock for immediate delivery. Continue reading Jonard Industries: Your Exclusive Source for Wire Wrapping Tools