NEW YORK CITY, NY – JUNE 17, 2010 - Stanley® announced today the introduction of two new stubby multibit screwdrivers during its new product luncheon at the Westin New York Hotel. Strategic Business Unit Leader Stephen Skeels said, "The multibit screwdriver category has become a little sleepy for the past few years… many companies have proliferated the market with 'me-too' products but none of them have really set a new standard of quality or performance. This is why we are launching two new stubby multi-bit screwdrivers… they strike a balance between comfort and functionality."
The new stubby multi-bit screwdriver (model 66-357) includes six chrome vanadium bits for durability and rust-resistance. The tool’s integrated storage system, located inside the handle, helps to facilitate quick bit changes. Its magnetic bit holder helps secure the bit during use. The Stanley® bits are 1/4" hex, allowing users to easily replace or add bits to the driver. The tool's comfortable handle offers excellent gripping capability for torque.
The ratcheting version (model 66-358), shares all of the same features as the non-ratcheting version (model 66-357), and provides the added benefit of a 3-position ratcheting action, allowing the user to ratchet the driver or use it in a locked position.
Currently available on the market the model 66-357 sells for approximately $3.98 while the model 66-358 sells for approximately $4.98. Both versions are sold in mass retailers, home centers, hardware stores, and online retailers.
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.