Saw has abrasion-resistant, friction-reducing coating.

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Available in 15 and 20 in. sizes, FatMax® Saw with SharpTooth(TM) design includes Blade Armor(TM) composite coating, which provides abrasion and corrosion protection. Features include induction-hardened teeth and handle with ergonomically designed, slip-resistant grip for comfort and control. Saw is suited for cutting wet and immature wood, plasterboard, large timbers, and other abrasive composite materials.



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Stanley Stays Sharp with FatMax® Saw with Blade Armor(TM) Coating



New Coating Protects Blade From Abrasion and Provides Rust Protection

SUMMARY: Stanley introduces the Stanley® FatMax® Saw with Blade Armor(TM) Coating, a composite coating that provides six times more abrasion protection and results in 50% less friction when compared to Stanley® lacquered saws. The coating also supplies the saw with twice as much rust protection when compared with traditional Stanley® saws. The Stanley® FatMax® saw features the patented SharpTooth(TM) design to cut 50% faster while a thicker blade significantly reduces binding.

LAS VEGAS, Nevada, January 19, 2004 - Stanley introduces the FatMax® Saw with Blade Armor(TM) featuring a composite coating that protects the blade from abrasion. The protective coating produces two times more rust protection and six times more abrasion protection, resulting in 50% less friction when compared to Stanley® lacquered saws. The FatMax® Saw is ideal for cutting wet and immature wood, plasterboard, large timbers and other composite materials that can be abrasive.

The saw features a SharpTooth(TM) design capable of cutting 50% faster than traditional saws while a 15% thicker blade reduces binding. The FatMax Saw with Blade Armor(TM) coating features induction hardened teeth that stay sharp three to five times longer in comparison to traditional saws, giving the Stanley® FatMax® Saw with Blade Armor(TM) coating the durability and long life pros demand. The handle is approximately 60% percent thicker than other panel saws and has an ergonomically designed slip-resistant grip, providing ultimate comfort and control.

"The Stanley® FatMax® Saw with Blade Armor(TM) Coating is a well-protected and long-lasting saw that will stay in excellent condition to give you the sharpest cut every time," said Etienne Bourgeois, Global Product Manager, Cutting Tools. "Almost every single pro carries a panel saw and, oftentimes, metal tools are thrown into the tool box causing saw blades to dull. The addition of Blade Armor(TM) will keep the blade in better condition."

Stanley® FatMax® Saw with Blade Armor(TM) Coating comes in both a 15" and 20" size. It is available at Stanley Preview Dealers and has a suggested retail price of $19.99. To find one of the over 8,500 Stanley Preview Dealer hardware stores within a specific area, please visit www.stanleyworks.com.

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 atwww.stanleyworks.com.

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