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Stanley Unleashes the FatMax® Xtreme™ Utility Knife
Durability and Functionality Cut Through the Competition

SUMMARY: Stanley is proud to add the STANLEY® FatMax® Xtreme™ Utility Knife to its FatMax® Xtreme™ family of products. While its all-metal construction enables it to withstand the most extreme projects, Stanley’s latest utility knife is also designed with a variety of features to increase usability and help prevent injury. These features include a magnetic nose to securely hold blades while they’re being changed, a textured die-cast finish to allow for a secure, slip-resistant grip and a large clamping dial that is easy to operate while wearing gloves. The FatMax® Xtreme™ Knife, which hold up to 20 utility blades and work with all STANLEY® replacement blades, comes in versions with both retractable and fixed blades.

New Britain, Conn., August, 21, 2006 – The Stanley Works (NYSE: SWK) introduces the STANLEY® FatMax® Xtreme™ Utility Knife, the latest edition to Stanley’s FatMax® Xtreme™ line of tools. The knife, which comes in both retractable and fixed blade versions, has an all-metal construction for increased durability and a variety of features to increase ease-of-use.

In addition to the durable construction, the FatMax® Xtreme™ Utility Knife features a magnetic nose and Rare Earth magnets to securely hold the blades while being changed as well as a textured die-cast finish to provide a slip-resistant grip and an easy-to-clean surface. The product’s clamping dial, which allows the user to control the width of the blade opening to lock any STANLEY® blade firmly in place, is also still large enough to easily handle with gloves on.

“The STANLEY® FatMax® Xtreme™ Knife combines the durability of our top-of-the-line FatMax® Xtreme™ products with the innovative comfort and safety features garnered from Stanley’s diligent, in-the-field research process,” says Rich Coulcher, Stanley’s vice president of cutting and clamping. “The FatMax® Xtreme™ Utility Knife brings together the ideal combination of durability, versatility and ergonomic design.”

Other features, including the ergonomically-constructed handle, increase user comfort, while the retractable knife has a three-position slide to add to the versatility of the tool by allowing the users to control the length of the blade. The FatMax® Xtreme™ Utility Knife holds up to 20 utility blades and works with all STANLEY® replacement blades.

The STANLEY® FatMax® Xtreme™ Utility Knife is available in hardware stores, home centers and wherever Stanley products are sold. Both the STANLEY® FatMax® Xtreme™ Retractable and Fixed Blade Knives have a suggested retail value of $19.99.

The Stanley Works (NYSE: "SWK") is a worldwide supplier of consumer products, industrial tools and security solutions. Consumer products include hand tools, mechanics tools, tool storage, and hardware. Industrial tools include fastening systems, industrial mechanics tools and tool storage, auto assembly tools, storage systems, professional laser measuring and leveling tools and hydraulic attachments. Security Solutions includes the integration and supplying of security systems and access control solutions, including automatic door and locking systems for commercial applications. The Stanley Works utilizes the Stanley Fulfillment System, its proprietary comprehensive continuous improvement program, to achieve total satisfaction wherever our processes touch our customers.

Our innovative Consumer and Industrial products help people utilize their skills, express their creativity and realize their visions on work sites around the globe. Brand names include Stanley®, FatMax®, Husky®, Goldblatt®, Bostitch®, Jensen®, Mac®, Proto®, La Bounty®, Vidmar®, CST®, David White® and ZAG®. Our Security Solutions brands include Stanley®, Best®, Blick® and Frisco Bay®.


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