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STANLEY® holds it together with a new range of FatMax® trigger clamps

Press Release   •   Aug 27, 2015 13:28 BST

October 2015

STANLEY® has introduced a new and improved range of FatMax® trigger clamps for professionals and DIY enthusiasts alike. Easy to operate, and engineered to hold stronger for longer*, the range spans from an Extra Large model (with class-leading clamping force) for heavy-duty applications, to a Small-sized clamp, for more delicate craft and hobby tasks such as model-making.

A high leverage handle design with a steel core** delivers a force of up to 270kg, for stronger clamping, while a reinforced ribbed nylon body helps maintain the load for consistent, longer-lasting performance.During testing over a 24-hour period, the new FatMax®Extra Large trigger clamp held 24% stronger than the previous equivalent FatMax® clamp, and maintained a higher clamping force for longer.

Steel I-beam ‘backbone’ bar lengths, which measure 150mm-1250mm on the Extra Large clamp, 150mm-900mm on the Large, 150mm-300mm on the Medium, and 110mm on the Small product, cover a wide variety of applications.

The Extra Large clamp features a die-cast ergonomic trigger for the hassle-free release of high clamping forces, as well as reversible jaws for spreading applications. The Extra large and Large models also benefit from a push button jaw release for fast tool-free conversion to a spreading tool, while the others can be converted manually. Removable deep and soft jaw pads safeguard against workpiece damage, and feature a grooved design for improved grip of round objects and corners, such as dowels or beading.

STANLEY®Marketing Director, David Osborne, said, “Our mission at STANLEY® is to help people excel, doing every job better than the last. Our new range of FatMax® trigger clamps do just that. More durable, easier to use, and supplying even greater clamping force while holding it better over time, these clamps are a welcome addition to the STANLEY®portfolio. They are perfect for our end user, whether they are gluing timbers or spreading door frames.”

The new STANLEY® FatMax® trigger clamps are available in sizes Extra Large, Large, Medium and Small, with bar lengths spanning 110mm to 1250mm, depending on the model.

The new STANLEY® FatMax® Extra Large trigger clamps are available at your local trade outlets. The new STANLEY® FatMax® Small, Medium and Large trigger clamps are available exclusive to B&Q.

About Stanley Black & Decker

Stanley Black & Decker is a global provider of hand tools, power tools and related accessories, engineered fastening systems, storage, as well as solutions for electronic security, mechanical access, healthcare, infrastructure and more. Since 1843, the company has delivered hardworking, innovative, powerful tools that help professionals, organisations and individuals around the world to build, repair and protect their valuable projects and creations. With its dedication to excellence in products, people and practices, the company is committed to sustainable business policies and initiatives that reduce its impact on the environment, and improve the lives of its customers and their communities. Headquartered in Connecticut, USA, Stanley Black & Decker employs 52,000 people globally, and achieved total revenues of $11 billion in FY 2013.

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*Our NEW FatMax XL trigger clamp holds 24% stronger than our previous equivalent clamp, and holds a stronger force over a 24-hour period.

** High leverage handle design with steel core available on XL model only. 

STANLEY® is a leading global manufacturer of hand tools, power tools and related accessories, and a brand of the Stanley Black & Decker Corporation. Ever since its foundation in 1843, STANLEY has been committed to providing professionals across the globe with products which are smart, tough, pioneering and up to the task. For over 170 years, STANLEY has been responsible for unlocking new levels of user performance through creating some of the most useful tools ever made which include the Bailey® Plane, the Surform® shaper, the PowerLock® tape rule, and most recently, the FatMax™ line of products. Today, the company continues to be an industry leader in hand tool innovation thanks to a continued focus on the excellence that is inherent in every product, employee and business..

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