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    New Professional-Grade FatMax® Ratcheting T-Handle Sets Replace Up To 150 Hand Tools At A Fraction of the Cost

    NEW YORK CITY, NY – JUNE 17, 2010 - Stanley® announced today the introduction of three new FatMax® Ratcheting T-handle sets - models 96-222, 79-155, and 79-153 - during its new product luncheon at the Westin New York Hotel. Strategic Business Unit Leader Dan Christopher said, "Thanks to its interchangeability, the FatMax® ratcheting T-handle sets can replace the need for as many as ten multiple-piece sets. This provides a significant cost savings to the user… not to mention, it’s a space-saving solution that stores - and organizes - everything into a single compact carrying case."

    The new FatMax® T-handle ratcheting sets are offered in a 43-piece set, a 30-piece set, and a 27-piece set. Each one includes a professional-grade 1/4" ratcheting T-handle, which features a bi-material handle to help maximize comfort and minimize fatigue.

    The three-position ratcheting handle resists more than 600 inch-pounds of torque. It also features the world’s first removable side-position bit slot, which uses the side of the handle to gain leverage and achieve high torque. Its 42-tooth adjustment strikes the perfect balance between strength and durability while also allowing for fine adjustments when necessary.

    The kits provide an assortment of both standard and metric 1/4" bits including hex keys, star keys, square bits, Phillips bits and standard screwdriver bit, long version and short versions. "If you were to purchase the equivalent tool sets that these kits can replace, you would easily spend as much as $200," said Christopher.

    The model 96-222 is a 43-piece ratcheting T-handle set designed for general purpose construction. It includes 24 hex keys, 6 star keys, 3 straight screwdriver bits, 3 Phillips® bits, 3 nutdrivers, 1/4" socket adapter, 3/8" socket adapter, ratcheting handle, and carrying case. Available at construction supply stores, home centers, and automotive stores in October 2010, the 43-piece set kit is expected to sell for approximately $29.99.

    The model 79-155 is a 30-piece ratcheting T-handle set designed for specifically automotive applications. It includes 12 hex keys, 6 star keys, 4 Phillips® bits, 6 square bits, ratcheting handle, and carrying case. Available at home centers and automotive stores in October 2010, the 30-piece set kit is expected to sell for approximately $24.99.

    The model 79-153 is a 27-piece ratcheting T-handle set designed for general purpose construction applications. It includes 10 hex keys, 2 Torx® keys, 4 straight screwdriver bits, 9 Phillips® bits, ratcheting handle, and carrying case. Available at construction supply stores, home centers, and automotive stores in October 2010, the 27-piece set kit is expected to sell for approximately $24.99.

    *Phillips is a registered trademark of Phillips Screw Co.
    *Torx is a registered trademark of Textron, Inc.

    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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