Comes From Experience
he could not find an acceptable work positioner on the market for his own personal
use, Jerry Fank decided to create one himself. A professional toolmaker and business
owner for over 35 years, he designed and built a positioner tool that met the
highest specifications imaginable. He used only the best materials. No expense
was spared because Jerry planned to build just one unit for himself to suit his
craftsman, woodcarver and hobbyist needs.
When he brought his work positioner
to a school where he was training as a woodcarver, other people saw the positioner
asked Jerry to make one for them. Jerry explained that the materials and workmanship
necessary to produce such a superior tool would not be inexpensive. However, when
people saw the quality and utility of the tool, they knew its value. The rest
It soon became apparent that this work positioner was by far
the finest tool ever designed to position and hold work for craftsmen, industry
technicians, and hobbyists. The tool was produced by Fancort Industries of West
Caldwell, New Jersey and was named Jerry-Rig™.
first Jerry-Rig™ product was the JR-100, which became an instant success. Over
time, even more improvements were made to the original Jerry-Rig™ work positioner,
and additional products were developed. In 2005, the company of Jerry-Rig™ USA,
LLC was formed to develop the work positioners and other fine tools.
USA, LLC designs and builds the original Jerry-Rig™ JR-100
and also two Ball Positioners (B-4
& B8). In addition, there is a full line of accessories that include tool
pouches, leather knife covers, carving screws, carving arms, peg vises, paint
sticks and additional positioning plates.
The robust construction of the
Jerry-Rig™ JR-100 permits
objects to remain locked in position even during severe shocks incurred while
using power tools or a hand mallet. The JR-100 weighs approximately seven pounds
and has a cast aluminum construction with a steel index lock.
model, the Jerry-Rig™ JR-B4 Work Positioner,
facilitates the same essential functions as the JR-100, and is designed for projects
requiring an even greater degree of flexible movement. The JR-B4 weighs approximately
ten pounds and has all steel construction with a chrome finish. In addition, there
is a model B8 that is custom-built for large projects.
what Wood Carving Illustrated Magazine had to say about the JR-B4 Work
Jerry-Rig™ work positioners can be ordered from
the list of distributors
on our Web site. In addition, we will work directly with our customers to custom
design any product to your exact specifications.
All Jerry-Rig™ work
positioners are assembled in the USA. After you understand the quality put into
every Jerry-Rig™, you will agree that it is no wonder that Jerry-Rig™ is the name
most desired by professionals and serious craftsmen in the USA, Canada and Europe.
some time to review our Web site. We would love to hear from our customers and
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What Carving Magazine Had to Say About Jerry-Rig™ Products