Dieless Crimping Tools offer portable operation.

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Models EK121D and CK121D feature flip open indentor crimping head capable of crimping wide range of lugs and splices. Tools are UL and cUL Classified for 8 brands of aluminum color-coded code connectors from 6 AWG to 1,000 kcmil and for 8 brands of copper-coded code connectors from 4 AWG to 1,000 kcmil. Resulting crimps show single indentation marked with Greenlee logo for future identification of tool that made crimp. Corded and battery powered versions are available.



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Greenlee's New Crimping Tool Goes Dieless



Resulting crimps show a clean looking single Greenlee logo for identification

ROCKFORD, Ill. June 2006 -Greenlee, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, today introduced the EK121D and CK121D dieless crimping tools, which combines the simplicity of dieless crimping with the ease, features and portability of battery and corded power. These tools are designed for non-residential electrical contractors and power utility underground and substation crews.

"We developed these tools specifically for the growing number of professionals who prefer dieless rather than die type crimping tools," said Jim Eisele, senior product manager. "All the operator has to do is simply close and latch the head of the tool around the connector and then pull the trigger. The tool does the rest. When the crimp is complete, the ram retracts to signal the operator."

The EK121D and CK121D feature a new indentor crimping head capable of crimping a wide range of lugs and splices. They feature a flip open crimping head to easily get around large lugs and splices. The tools are UL and cUL Classified for 8 brands of aluminum color-coded code connectors, from 6 AWG to 1000 kcmil, and for 8 brands of copper-coded code connectors from, 4 AWG to 1000 kcmil. The resulting crimps show a clean looking single indentation that is marked with the Greenlee logo for future identification of the type of tool that made the crimp.

The tools are powered by the Greenlee battery-powered or corded platforms that feature two speeds for a fast crimping cycle and automatic retraction to signal the operator when the crimp is complete. The battery-powered tools are equipped with a 12V 2.6 Ah NiMH battery that delivers approximately 35 crimps per battery charger.

For more information on the EK121D and CK121D dieless crimping tools, or other products from Greenlee, a Textron company, call 1-800-435-0786 or visit www.greenlee.com.

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Greenlee is known as a global leader in the professional tool category. The Rockford, Illinois-based company develops high quality innovative products distinguished by customer-driven design and differentiated by supply chain excellence. Greenlee also leverages its powerful brands such as Tempo, Fairmont, and Klauke in the electrical, construction and maintenance markets worldwide. More information is available at www.greenlee.com.

About Textron
Textron Inc. is a $10 billion multi-industry company operating in 33 countries with approximately 37,000 employees in continuing operations. The company leverages its global network of aircraft, industrial and finance businesses to provide customers with innovative solutions and services. Textron is known around the world for its powerful brands such as Bell Helicopter, Cessna Aircraft, Jacobsen, Kautex, Lycoming, E-Z-GO and Greenlee, among others. More information is available at www.textron.com.

Greenlee Contact:
Susan Stukenberg
Marketing Communications
815-397-7070 x 2137

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