June 4, 2008 – NEW YORK, NY – Stanley-Bostitch announced today the introduction of two new tackers – models T6 and H30 - for a variety of applications including the installation of insulation, house wrap, carpet padding, duct wrap, and felt/tar paper. Product Manager Dan Burgjohann said, “Contractors have long awaited the right balance between durability and weight. These new tackers are a modern marriage of functional design and carefully selected materials.”
The Stanley-®-Bostitch® T6 tackers are heavy-duty units that accept up to 84 PowerCrown® staples ranging from 1/4" to 9/16" in length. Weighing only 1.9 pounds, they feature a lightweight cast aluminum design, which is ½ pound lighter than previous Stanley-Bostitch models. The T6’s nickel plated steel magazine and core provide both a corrosion-resistant surface and smooth action as fasteners feed into the nose. Its steel nose plate reinforcement provides strength and durability where the tool needs it most. This tool features an interlocking exoskeleton to help hold the internal components in proper alignment after extended use and/or abuse.
An over-molded comfort grip helps to maximize comfort and minimize fatigue over prolonged periods of use. Moreover, a rubber bumper, located on the top of the tool, helps to protect the primary impact point by absorbing much of the shock encountered when the tool is dropped. Available in construction supply stores in February 2009, the T6 tackers are expected to sell for approximately $25.
The Stanley®-Bostitch® H30 tackers are professional-grade units that accept up to 98 PowerCrown® staples ranging from 1/4" to 3/8" in length. Weighing only 1.8 pounds, they have been redesigned to include skid-resistant rubber bumpers to help reduce wear over long periods of use. The overmolded rubber comfort grip is ergonomically enhanced to help maximize comfort and reduce fatigue. Currently available in construction supply stores, the H30 tackers are expected to retail for approximately $35.
Stanley-Bostitch (www.bostitch.com), a subsidiary of The Stanley Works (NYSE: SWK), is a leading manufacturer of pneumatic nailers & staplers, fasteners, compressors, office products, and related accessories for market segments including commercial/residential construction, manufactured housing, manufactured furniture/bedding, professional woodworking, sophisticated hobbyists, and office workers everywhere. Headquartered in East Greenwich, RI, Stanley-Bostitch operates multiple manufacturing facilities throughout the globe.