SUMMARY: Stanley introduces the FatMax® High Tension
Hacksaw, a durable heavyweight die-cast, slope-nosed hacksaw
designed to take on the toughest cutting jobs. The hacksaw
offers quick blade change with a pre-tensioning function and
an adjustable thumb-dial tension mechanism that provides tension
memory. The hacksaw features a power load sliding tension
mechanism to increase leverage and gain greater control when
releasing the blade. The Stanley® FatMax® Hacksaw
is ergonomically designed with a superior slip-resistant,
textured grip and a front grip with thumb rest for additional
LAS VEGAS, Nevada, January 19, 2004 –
Stanley proudly introduces the Stanley® FatMax® High
Tension Hacksaw, a heavyweight die-cast hacksaw designed to
let the saw do the work while allowing the user to direct
and push the saw with both hands to for better cutting performance.
The durable, one-piece design allows for extra high tension
settings of up to 330 lbs. Other features include an adjustable
thumb-dial tension mechanism and a quick and easy blade change
feature that work together to provide tension memory so the
user doesn’t have to re-tension after each blade change.
The saw features a 24 tpi, bi-metal blade which allows for
flush cutting with its 4.75”/120mm depth cutting capacity.
“The saw easily pushes through the toughest materials
because of its weight, the robust frame and the rigid tension
applied to the blade,” said Etienne Bourgeois, Global
Product Manager for Stanley® Saws. “Users in both
the Pro/Industrial and DIY channels will immediately recognize
the benefits offered by this unique design.”
Another user benefit provided by the design of the FatMax®
Hacksaw is found in the longevity of blade life. Unlike common
hacksaw frames, the blades do not wobble or flex and snap
less quickly because they stay very tense during cutting.
The handle of the Stanley® FatMax™ High Tension
Hacksaw features a sophisticated blade change mechanism. The
sliding arm offers a quick change solution and is able to
power load the blade up to 330 lbs, while still retaining
full control of the blade. This feature prevents the blade
from jumping away. The pre-tension spring hidden inside the
frame will maintain the blade in position while tightening
the mechanism. The thumb tensioning device will then retain
the correct tension for the next blade change and won’t
need re-setting. This is very handy when switching from regular
90-degree cut to 45-degree flush cuts. The mechanism is locked
in both open and closed position to further facilitate blade
An ergonomically designed, bi-material, slip-resistant, textured
grip on the hacksaw offers superior comfort for extended use.
The grip provides comfortable use in both wet and dry conditions.
Unlike common aluminum frame hacksaws, the grip will also
protect fingers from the cold metal when working in a cold
environment. The closed-grip design also protects the hand
during cutting, offering enough room for knuckles and fingers
on the inside.
The Stanley® FatMax® High Tension Hacksaw is available
at home centers and wherever Stanley® saws are sold and
has a suggested retail price of $24.99.