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    New FatMax® Xtreme™ Line of Ratcheting Adjustable Wrenches
    Make Light Work of Tight Turns and Limited Clearance Adjustments

    NEW YORK, NY – JUNE 25, 2009 – Stanley® announced today the introduction of four new ratcheting adjustable wrenches during a new product introduction at the Westin New York Hotel. Phil Cox, leader of the company’s Automotive SBU said, “Most everyone has experienced the frustration of turning a bolt without adequate clearance. The new FatMax® Xtreme™ ratcheting adjustable wrenches overcome the challenge of limited access once and for all. It actually incorporates the functionality of a ratcheting socket wrench into an adjustable wrench design. ”This innovative breakthrough can help users master tight turns and weave through limited clearance applications by never having to remove the jaws from a bolt, regardless of how much clearance they have … or don’t have.”

    The new FatMax® Xtreme™ ratcheting adjustable wrenches feature a ratcheting jaw function for a quick and easy operation. Their wide capacity jaws can accommodate a broad range of fasteners with the added benefits of a knurl adjusting mechanism for precise adjustments. The jaws are also laser-etched with SAE and metric scales for quick and easy fastener adjustments. Constructed from chrome vanadium, the forged bodies are designed for improved torque strength and added durability. “The polished chrome finish not only looks nice … it also provides anti-corrosion protection,” said Cox.

    The thick handle design of the new FatMax® Xtreme™ ratcheting adjustable wrenches have a comfortable, firm grip that provides the necessary leverage to break event the most challenging bolts. They also tout an ergonomically-shaped head for limited space applications. Available in September at home centers, automotive distributors, and construction supply stores, the new line up of ratcheting adjustable wrenches include the following four skus:

    • Model 95-794 – a 6” ratcheting adjustable wrench, expected to sell for approximately $10.99
    • Model 95-795 – an 8” ratcheting adjustable wrench, expected to sell for approximately $12.99
    • Model 95-796 – a 10” ratcheting adjustable wrench, expected to sell for approximately $14.99
    • Model 95-797 – a 12” ratcheting adjustable wrench, expected to sell for approximately $19.99

    For more information about these or any other Stanley® products, users can visit www.stanleytools.com or call 1-800-STANLEY.

    The Stanley Works, an S&P 500 company, is a diversified worldwide supplier of tools and engineered solutions for professional, industrial, construction and do-it-yourself use, and access security solutions for commercial applications. For over 165 years, the Stanley® brand has been synonymous with quality, reliable products. Its well-known tool and storage brands include Stanley® as well as FatMax®, Facom®, Bostitch®, Jensen®, Mac®, Proto®, La Bounty®, Vidmar®, and InnerSpace®. Security Solutions brands include Stanley®, Best®, National®, HSM®, Blick® and Frisco Bay®. Additional information about The Stanley Works can be found at www.stanleyworks.com.

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