Tool Box targets professional user.

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FatMax(TM) 25 in. Professional Tool Box features latchless handle and lock mechanism. With adjustment in one smooth motion, 3-stage aluminum handle either slides into locked position for carrying or unlocked position for accessing tools. Dual material design of box combines steel and high-impact resin to withstand harsh conditions. To protect level, tool box has 24 in. level holder. Removable full-size tray provides additional storage, and padlock eye keeps tools secure.

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Stanley® FatMax® Tool Box Maximizes Storage & Convenience for the Professional User

First Tool Box Enters the FatMax® Line of Products SUMMARY: Stanley introduces the FatMax(TM) Professional Tool Box, the first tool box in Stanley's premium FatMax line of hand tools and, now, storage solutions products. The 25" professional tool box is designed with an innovative patent pending latchless handle and lock mechanism making the transportation of tools secure and simple. The tool box features a rugged dual material design combining steel and high impact resin that is built to withstand the harsh conditions of many job sites. Other features include a 24" level holder, padlock eye and a removable full-size tray. LAS VEGAS, Nevada, January 19, 2004 - Stanley introduces the FatMax(TM) Professional Tool Box, a 25" durable storage unit with a uniquely innovative latchless handle and lock mechanism providing a dependable and convenient solution for the storage and transportation of any professional's tools. The tool box is the first storage product to be included in Stanley's growing family of high-quality FatMax products. With a dual-material construction of steel and high-impact resin, the FatMax(TM) Professional Tool Box combines the strength of metal with the versatility of plastic, offering a lightweight solution for storing tools on and off the job site. The tool box features a patent pending handle mechanism which provides both locking and carrying functions. With easy adjustment in one smooth motion, the 3-stage aluminum handle either slides into a locked position for carrying or an unlocked position for accessing tools. To protect a level, the tool box has a 24" level holder designed to avoid broken vials when other tools are tossed into the box. "The Stanley FatMax line has always included products that represent the most durable and most innovative tools in their respective categories," said Seffi Janowski, President, ZAG Industries and Vice President, Stanley Hardware of Stanley® and ZAG® storage systems. "Similarly, this tool box is one of the best designed tool boxes we have produced in regards to functionality, ergonomics, storage space and security. It's a tool box designed with the professional's every need in mind." Other details of the tool box include a side-to-side aluminum handle to maximize comfort, reduce fatigue and increase grip. A removable full-size tray provides additional storage and the tool box also includes a padlock eye to keep tools safe and secure. The Stanley® FatMax® Tool Box is available at The Home Depot, hardware stores and home centers everywhere and has a suggested retail price of $30. 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

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