My name is Lloyd Snyder and I have over 30 years’ experience in the oil field. Much of my time has been spent as an Operator. The ExCal-1 is the safest and fastest way to remove thread protectors that I have seen so far. No other tool works like this does. The normal ways of removing these thread protectors are dangerous even when we are trying to be careful. It is less of a trip hazard on the rig floor and it keeps the workers hands and body away from the connection when boxing pipe.