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    Stanley® Revisits A Bygone Era of Quality and Craftsmanship By
    Re-Introducing Its New Sweetheart™ Premium Shoulder Plane

    NEW YORK CITY, NY – JUNE 17, 2010 - Stanley® showcased today the new No. 92 Sweetheart™ premium shoulder plane during its new product luncheon at the Westin New York Hotel. Chris Woolley, leader of the company’s Assembly & Demolition Strategic Business Unit said, “Our heritage in premium hand planes dates all the way back to 1870, which is why our company takes so seriously its place in hand tool history. We are certain that the new Stanley® shoulder plane will once again capture the hearts of professional woodworkers, cabinet makers, and boat builders alike. Its mechanical precision, simple adjustment features, and top-quality grade materials are once again worthy of the famous Sweetheart™ logo.”

    The no. 92 shoulder plane touts a host of quality-driven features, which is backed by a limited lifetime warranty. It features a thick blade, constructed from A2 steel, which is far superior to high carbon steel because of its ability to hold a sharper edge for an extended period of time. Its heavy durable body is investment cast to help reduce chatter and dampen vibration. Additionally, its precision-machined base provides the accuracy and performance that advanced woodworkers expect from a premium hand plane.

    The No. 92 is a dual-purpose plane used in joinery applications that requires precision when working up against a shoulder. Some common applications include creating mortise & tenons and cutting into 90-degree corners. Currently available at woodworking supply stores, the No. 92 shoulder/chisel plane sells for an approximate retail price of $99.99.

    Stanley® (www.stanleytools.com), a brand of Stanley Black & Decker (NYSE:SWK), is a diversified worldwide supplier of tools and engineered solutions for professional, industrial, woodworking, construction and do-it-yourself use. For over 165 years, the trusted Stanley® brand has been synonymous with quality, value, and reliability. Its well-known hand tool and storage brands include Stanley®, FatMax®, and FatMax® Xtreme™. Headquartered in New Britain, CT, Stanley® operates multiple manufacturing facilities and sales offices throughout the globe.

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