Snips Provide Durability and Longevity

Stanley's FATMAX Snips feature extended-life cutting blades compared to previous FATMAX Snips, providing a new level of durability and longevity.

Stanley’s FATMAX Snips feature extended-life cutting blades compared to previous FATMAX Snips, providing a new level of durability and longevity.

Stanley launches its robust line-up of FATMAX Snips for professional construction markets.

Stanley is offering 19 FATMAX Snips which include aviation, tin and specialty HVAC snips. They feature extended-life cutting blades compared to previous FATMAX Snips, providing a new level of durability and longevity.

Aviation Snips have become popular recently because the linkage on the snips increases the mechanical advantage without increasing the blade length of the snips. Previously known as compound-action snips, they were developed for the aviation industry in the construction of aircraft, but are widely used in many construction trades today.

Research shows that pros want snips with high-longevity and durability of cutting edges for fast and precise cutting. In fact, pros who use snips frequently will buy new ones up to once a month.

To achieve cutting longevity, the FATMAX Snips are manufactured with forged Cr-V steel blades and induction-hardened. They are also rated for 18 gauge cold-rolled steel and 22-gauge stainless steel, which meet ANSI specifications. The FATMAX Bulldog Snip is rated for 16-gauge cold rolled steel or 20-gauge stainless steel, also meeting the ANSI specifications.

The 1/4-inch blade markings offer quick, precise cutting, eliminating the need to measure and mark the cut. Spring-loaded external latches provide quick one-handed operation and allow for quick and easy access in and out of work pouch. FATMAX Offset Snips have offset angled blades to provide clearance between the snip and the material while cutting.

Low-profile hardware includes a slim bolt that helps provide strength, while keeping a low profile for access. Flush-mount hardware also helps prevent catching on materials or opening in the tool pouch versus external hardware as found on others. Slim bi-material grips provide comfort for a full day’s work.

These snips are backed with a limited lifetime warranty. If the product fails during its useful life due to any deficiencies in material and product, they will be replaced. A person must contact customer service or send damaged tool to Stanley Tools, Quality Assurance, 1000 Stanley Drive, Concord, NC 28027.

Auto-locking Tape Rules Released in 16- and 30-foot Models

Stanley has added a new 16-foot FatMax auto-locking tape rule—model FMHT33316—and 30-foot FatMax auto-locking tape rule—model FMHT33348—to its lineup of FatMax auto-locking tape rules.

Stanley has added a new 16-foot FatMax auto-locking tape rule—model FMHT33316—and 30-foot FatMax auto-locking tape rule—model FMHT33348—to its lineup of FatMax auto-locking tape rules.

Stanley has added a new 16-foot FatMax auto-locking tape rule—model FMHT33316—and 30-foot FatMax auto-locking tape rule—model FMHT33348—to its lineup of FatMax auto-locking tape rules.

Stanley introduced the new 25-foot FatMax auto-locking tape rule—model FMHT33338—in 2013.

At the very heart of every professional’s tool collection is a tape rule. The new FatMax tape has a blade that automatically locks at the length to which it is extended. When the release button is depressed, the blade retracts. The auto-locking feature allows users to control tape retraction which helps to provide long blade life. The tape also features a manual mode, a setting used to override the auto-locking mechanism, enabling it to become a traditional retractable tape, by depressing the button and pulling back away from the hook.

Featuring a customizable hook system, users can configure their tape for the right application.

Historically, auto-locking tapes have been popular among DIY users, but this tape offers the features and benefits that professionals have come to expect from the FatMax brand. The 1-1/4 inch blade touts 11 feet of standout (based on maximum performance). The blade is coated in Mylar and features BladeArmor coating for durability and long life. The True-Zero end hook provides accurate measurements.