About the Author: Andy Kroungold

Andy Kroungold
Tool Sales & Stuller Bench Director
I've been with Stuller since 1999 • Love to get on Steve Miller's nerves • I'm a big advocate for the Stuller customer • I'm a workaholic • I love my customers • I like playing golf, although I'm not very good at it • I love my dogs.

Andy Kroungold's Posts

Organize Your Bench

Suggestions to help optimize your working space

An organized shop is a more efficient one. How much time do you waste daily looking for tools? If you don’t think you do, log your actions for a day. Are you surprised? You can completely control misplaced tools by assigning each a designated space. Now label the location so read more…

Dust Today, Gold Tomorrow

How to maximize your gold recovery returns

Though not quite as extraordinary as say, interstellar cosmic dust or remnants from a shooting star, dust in your store can reap unexpected rewards. In day-to-day activities like buffing, polishing, grinding, and so on, specks of fine metal dust can be spread here and there around your work space. Collecting this accumulation of dust and precious read more…

Color By Rouges

What works best

Rouges are a must on any jeweler’s bench. They buff and polish, smooth and shine. There are many colors with even more uses, but no perfectly right answer. See rouges are subjective with each jeweler choosing what works best for them. Just how many rouges does it take to get read more…

Feature Friday – Andy Kroungold

The original "tool guy"

Folks have been calling me “the Tool Guy” for as long as I can remember. Before I found my true calling, I worked as a security guard at a buddy’s sidewalk sale. Over time, I became friends with the shop guys and they introduced me to the jewelry industry. I read more…

Shop Feng Shui

How and why to put what tools where

Many folks call me throughout the week who are either new to the business, or have been in business, but don’t know where or how to set up their equipment in the shop. Here are some pointers I’ve picked up over the years when it comes to shop set up: One of the read more…