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    Construction Professionals Maximize Productivity with
    the FatMax® Xtreme™ Heavy Duty Hammer Tacker
    Built-In Auto-Retractable Blade Mechanism Simplifies the Job

    New Britain, CT, April 20, 2007 – The Stanley Works (NYSE: SWK) is proud to unveil the FatMax® Xtreme™ Heavy Duty Hammer Tacker, an innovative 2-in-1 tool combining an auto-retractable blade mechanism with an easy bottom loading stapler. Designed for the professional, the FatMax® Xtreme™ Heavy Duty Hammer Tacker increases productivity by incorporating a utility blade into the opposite side of the hammer tacker. This innovative design allows the user to quickly switch from tacking to cutting without the hassle of switching tools.

    Stanley has a long history of building durable, easy-to use hammer tackers and the FatMax® Xtreme™ Heavy Duty Hammer Tacker represents a great innovation in hammer tacker technology. Roofing and construction professionals will appreciate the FatMax® Xtreme™ Heavy Duty Hammer Tacker’s ease of use when tacking shingles and cutting roofing materials on the jobsite. Instead of using a separate utility knife and hammer tacker, they will be able to wield one tool to complete the whole job, increasing productivity and ultimately saving time.

    “This hammer tacker is specially designed for professionals who cut with utility knives and tack on the job,” said Tom Chang, global product manager for The Stanley Works. “Our extensive research and development led to these innovations that make the professional’s job faster and easier.”

    A comfortable slip-resistant grip allows for greater ease of use and increased usage time. The FatMax® Xtreme™ Heavy Duty Hammer Tacker’s easy bottom loading capability reduces staple loading time. It fits two full stacks of Stanley® TRA700 as well as other brands of staples. Patented anti-jam technology allows for hassle free stapling. A blade changing mechanism saves time when replacing used blades.

    The FatMax® Xtreme™ Heavy Duty Hammer Tacker is available in hardware stores, home centers, and wherever Stanley products are sold. Its suggested retail price is $39.99.

    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®, 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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