NEW YORK CITY, NY – JUNE 17, 2010 - Stanley® introduced today two new Bench Chisel and Chisel Set Lines - Sweetheart™ and Bailey® - during its new product luncheon at the Westin New York Hotel. Chris Woolley, leader of the company's Assembly & Demolition Strategic Business Unit said, "Stanley enjoys a rich history as the pioneer of many cherished woodworking hand tools. We are certain that the new Stanley® chisels and chisel sets will exceed expectations today, just as it did a century ago. Their precision-machined geometry and top-quality materials are once again worthy of the famous Sweetheart™ and Bailey® logos."
Sweetheart™ Socket Chisels
"The new line of Sweetheart™ socket chisels are based on the classic 750 design, which is arguably the best Stanley® chisel ever made," said Woolley. Machined from high carbon steel, the new Sweetheart™ chisels sharpen easily and retain a razor-sharp edge over long periods of use. Their side bevels are extra narrow for working in tight corners. This helps the user to avoid inadvertent marring of the work when precise cuts are critical. Designed for striking and paring, the hornbeam handle provides a comfortable feel that transfers energy effectively when struck by a mallet. It also provides a wide butt end, or large sweet spot, for striking accuracy.
Manufactured in Sheffield, England, the new Sweetheart™ chisels are available in the following sizes: 1/8", 1/4", 3/8", 1/2", 5/8", 3/4", 1", and 1-1/4". Woolley said, “Not only is the quality impressive but so is the price.” With the exception of the largest two chisels (which will retail for approximately $39.99), the Sweetheart™ chisels will retail for approximately $29.99. Also available are two chisel sets; a 4-piece set (16-791, expected to retail for approximately $110) as well as an 8-piece set (16-793, expected to retail for approximately $199). The Sweetheart™ 8-piece set features a 1/8" chisel for working in tight spaces that 1/4" chisels cannot access. Both sets come with a leather pouch and all chisels will be available in September 2010.
Bailey™ Premium Chisel Set
In addition to the Sweetheart™ chisels is a Bailey® 5-piece chisel set (16-401). Manufactured in Sheffield, England, each chisel in the set features a long blade and through-tang, which is ideal for carpenters that cross-over into woodworking. Machined from carbon-chrome steel, their lacquered blades provide edge retention as well as help resist corrosion. The kit, which comes with a leather pouch, includes the following chisel sizes: 1/4", 1/2", 3/4", 1", and 1-1/4". Available in September 2010, the new Bailey® chisel set will sell for approximately $79.99.
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.