Hacksaw offers blade change ability with pre-tensioning.

Press Release Summary:

FatMax® High Tension Hacksaw features adjustable thumb-dial tension mechanism that provides tension memory and one-piece design that permits tension settings up to 330 lb. Power load sliding tension mechanism increases leverage and provides greater control when releasing blade, while 24 tpi, bi-metal blade allows for flush cutting with 4.75 in. depth cutting capacity. Die-cast, slope-nosed hacksaw has slip-resistant, textured grip and front grip with thumb rest.

Original Press Release:

Tension Grows With Launch of Heavy Duty Stanley® FatMax® High Tension Hacksaw

Saw Offers Quick and Easy Blade Change with Pre-tensioning

SUMMARY: Stanley introduces the FatMax® High Tension Hacksaw, a durable heavyweight die-cast, slope-nosed hacksaw designed to take on the toughest cutting jobs. The hacksaw offers quick blade change with a pre-tensioning function and an adjustable thumb-dial tension mechanism that provides tension memory. The hacksaw features a power load sliding tension mechanism to increase leverage and gain greater control when releasing the blade. The Stanley® FatMax® Hacksaw is ergonomically designed with a superior slip-resistant, textured grip and a front grip with thumb rest for additional comfort.

LAS VEGAS, Nevada, January 19, 2004 - Stanley proudly introduces the Stanley® FatMax® High Tension Hacksaw, a heavyweight die-cast hacksaw designed to let the saw do the work while allowing the user to direct and push the saw with both hands to for better cutting performance. The durable, one-piece design allows for extra high tension settings of up to 330 lbs. Other features include an adjustable thumb-dial tension mechanism and a quick and easy blade change feature that work together to provide tension memory so the user doesn't have to re-tension after each blade change. The saw features a 24 tpi, bi-metal blade which allows for flush cutting with its 4.75"/120mm depth cutting capacity.

"The saw easily pushes through the toughest materials because of its weight, the robust frame and the rigid tension applied to the blade," said Etienne Bourgeois, Global Product Manager for Stanley® Saws. "Users in both the Pro/Industrial and DIY channels will immediately recognize the benefits offered by this unique design."

Another user benefit provided by the design of the FatMax® Hacksaw is found in the longevity of blade life. Unlike common hacksaw frames, the blades do not wobble or flex and snap less quickly because they stay very tense during cutting.

The handle of the Stanley® FatMax(TM) High Tension Hacksaw features a sophisticated blade change mechanism. The sliding arm offers a quick change solution and is able to power load the blade up to 330 lbs, while still retaining full control of the blade. This feature prevents the blade from jumping away. The pre-tension spring hidden inside the frame will maintain the blade in position while tightening the mechanism. The thumb tensioning device will then retain the correct tension for the next blade change and won't need re-setting. This is very handy when switching from regular 90-degree cut to 45-degree flush cuts. The mechanism is locked in both open and closed position to further facilitate blade handling.

An ergonomically designed, bi-material, slip-resistant, textured grip on the hacksaw offers superior comfort for extended use. The grip provides comfortable use in both wet and dry conditions. Unlike common aluminum frame hacksaws, the grip will also protect fingers from the cold metal when working in a cold environment. The closed-grip design also protects the hand during cutting, offering enough room for knuckles and fingers on the inside.

The Stanley® FatMax® High Tension Hacksaw is available at home centers and wherever Stanley® saws are sold and has a suggested retail price of $24.99.

The Stanley Works (NYSE: "SWK") is a worldwide supplier of tools, hardware, doors, fastening systems, storage systems and hydraulic attachments for professional, industrial and consumer use. The company also supplies access control solutions including automatic door and locking systems for commercial applications. Our innovative products help people utilize their skills, express their creativity and realize their visions on work sites around the globe. Brand names include Stanley®, Husky®, Goldblatt®, Bostitch®, Jensen®, Mac®, Proto®, Best®, La Bounty®, Vidmar® and ZAG®. Contact us at 1-800-STANLEY or at www.stanleyworks.com.

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