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    New FatMax® Xtreme™ Twin Blade Knife Offers
    Two Utility Knives In One Design

    NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 25, 2009 – Stanley® announced today the introduction of the latest innovation in the cutting tools category – the world’s first twin blade utility knife – during a new product luncheon at the Westin Times Square in New York City. Stephen Skeels, leader of the company’s Cutting & Clamping SBU said, “Until now, users were forced to either carry two utility knives or constantly change the blade as they alternate between applications. In other instances, they would just simply like to work a little longer without having to stop and replace a dull blade every few minutes.” The new twin blade knife by Stanley® provides a solution to both scenarios because it is truly two knives in one.”

    The new model 10-789 FatMax® Xtreme™ twin blade knife’s unique design allows the user to alternate between two blades without carrying more than one knife. Switching between a hooked blade and a standard blade has never been easier; the user can simply retract one blade and extend the other without changing a thing. Regardless of the application, this new utility knife gives contractors and serious DIY’ers more options … whether they prefer to load two different blades or just want to use two of the same. The knife has interlocking blade sliders to ensure that only on blade is extended at a time (patent-pending).

    The new FatMax® Xtreme™ twin blade knife’s InstantChange™ feature allows the user to replace a blade in seconds by performing three simple steps: press the button located on the tool’s nose, remove the blade, and then insert the replacement blade … it’s that easy. It also provides easy-access blade storage that holds up to nine blades for fast and easy blade changes. In total, this new knife has a storage capacity of 11 blades, if you count the two loaded in the front and the nine stored in the rear. Rubber comfort grips located on both the top and bottom of the knife help to minimize fatigue and reduce slippage.

    The new FatMax® Xtreme™ twin blade knife comes complete with two straight blades and two hook blades. Available in September, it is expected to sell for approximately $10.99 at home centers, construction supply stores, as well as on the web.

    For more information about these or any other Stanley® products, users can visit www.stanleytools.com or call 1-800-STANLEY.

    The Stanley Works, an S&P 500 company, is a diversified worldwide supplier of tools and engineered solutions for professional, industrial, construction and do-it-yourself use, and access security solutions for commercial applications. For over 165 years, the Stanley® brand has been synonymous with quality, reliable products. Its well-known tool and storage brands include Stanley® as well as FatMax®, Facom®, Bostitch®, Jensen®, Mac®, Proto®, La Bounty®, Vidmar®, and InnerSpace®. Security Solutions brands include Stanley®, Best®, National®, HSM®, Blick® and Frisco Bay®. Additional information about The Stanley Works can be found at www.stanleyworks.com.

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