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New FatMax® Xtreme™ Aviation Snips Boast
Long-Life Performance Backed By A Lifetime Warranty

NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 25, 2009 – Stanley® announced today the introduction of three new aviation snips during a new product introduction at the Westin New York Hotel. Phil Cox, leader of the company’s Automotive Strategic Business Unit said, “Stanley® now offers a range of aviation snips that are certain to set a new standard for the category when it comes to performance and durability. Ideal for cutting tin and other light gauge sheet metals, the new line of FatMax® Xtreme™ aviation snips offer superior quality, innovative performance-driven features, and a lifetime warranty … all for the same price as competitive professional-grade brands.”

The new line of FatMax® Xtreme™ aviation snips offers the following three skus: model 14-206 (center cut snips), the model 14-207 (left cut snips), and model 14-208 (right cut snips). Their titanium-nitride coated blades stay sharper longer to deliver up to 20 X’s the cutting life of competitive models, which equates to 50,000 cycles per tool (when cutting 22 gauge stainless steel). Constructed from a chrome molybdenum alloy, the serrated jaw blades offer a stable bite to help minimize slippage as well as the undesirable twisting effect that slows users down and makes unattractive cuts.

The new line of FatMax® Xtreme™ aviation snips feature patented flush hardware for smooth access from the pouch. This helps to prevent the metal from catching onto the protruding hardware as the cut is being performed. Additionally, an internal locking mechanism with auto-release provides a fast, one-handed operation for added speed and productivity.

Available in October at home centers, construction supply stores, and on the web, the new line of FatMax® Xtreme™ aviation snips are expected to sell for approximately $12.99 each.

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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