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DEWALT® Launches New Mechanics Tool Line Featuring Ratchets That Provide Three Times Longer Life* and Wrenches with 400 Percent More** Gripping Power

Wednesday, May 08, 2013

DEWALT® Launches New Mechanics Tool Line Featuring Ratchets That Provide Three Times Longer Life* and Wrenches with 400 Percent More** Gripping Power

08:33 EDT Wednesday, May 08, 2013

LAS VEGAS, May 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- DEWALT® announced today the introduction of a new line of professional mechanics tools including ratchets, sockets, wrenches and sets available only at Sears, America's No. 1 mechanics tools retailer. This marks the expansion into a new category pros will sure to be impressed with. Global Product Manager Rob Kamieniarz said, "For professional contractors, tools are an investment in their job. After extensive research on the jobsite, our engineers have designed a rugged and innovative line of mechanics tools that is so tough we are proud to back it with a full lifetime warranty." DEWALT® power tools and hand tools users will find this new line of mechanics tools a natural fit for their tool box. "Whether it's on the jobsite tightening down a lag bolt or in the automotive shop fastening a bolt, it's a clear choice for pros that are looking for exceptional quality, durability and innovation," continued Kamieniarz.

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RatchetsAvailable in three sizes - 1/4-inch, 3/8-inch, and 1/2-inch drive - the new DEWALT® heavy duty ratchets offer three times the life of standard ratchets, on average. Featuring a 72-tooth gear system five-degree actuation angle, these pear head ratchets with slim design are ideal for high torque ratcheting and maneuverability in tight spaces. The anti-slip grooves on the handle ensure maximum control and the low profile directional lever helps to reduce catch points and allows for one-handed operation.

SocketsDEWALT® socket rails are available in a range of SAE and metric sizes, and feature deep laser etched markings for easy identification and high visibility. Combined with an anti-slip cross-etched knurled beauty ring, these sockets offer easy removal and handling. Included tilting rails help to keep sockets organized, secure and easy to access.

WrenchesDEWALT® combination wrenches tout an anti-slip design on the open end jaw that locks the wrench on the fastener to deliver 400 percent more** gripping power and helps to prevent slippage that results in scraped knuckles. Engineered with high-quality steel and long panel forging, users will enjoy the leverage and high-torque provided by these wrenches. Also, available with reverse ratcheting technology, these wrenches are offered in both SAE and metric sizes.

SetsComplete sets of the new DEWALT® mechanics tools are available in three sizes, including a 118-piece socket set with 1/4-inch and 3/8-inch drive ratchets (DWMT72163), a 156-piece socket set with 1/4-inch and 3/8-inch drive ratchets (DWMT72164), and a 204-piece socket set with all three drives (DWMT72165). Each set features a variety of the pear head ratchets, sockets, combination wrenches, extension bars, bits, universal joints, adapters and more.

"As a leader in the mechanics tools category, we are excited to be the exclusive launch retailer offering this great new DEWALT line at Sears," said Dean Schwartz, Vice President of Tools at Sears Holdings. "Our goal is to provide smart and innovative reasons for professional contractors to visit Sears and sears.com to get these high-quality professional grade tools."

Complete with a lifetime warranty, the new DEWALT® Mechanics Tools will be available at Sears, with exclusive deals for SHOP YOUR WAY Rewards Members in June 2013. They are expected to retail for the following prices:

Part Number

Description

ARP

DWMT71803

1/4-inch Drive Pear Head Ratchet

$   24.99

DWMT71804

3/8-inch Drive Pear Head Ratchet

$   29.99

DWMT71805

1/2-inch Drive Pear Head Ratchet

$   39.99

DWMT72160

23-piece 1/4-inch Drive Socket Rails with Ratchet- SAE/MM (Reg.)

$   39.99

DWMT72161

25-piece 3/8-inch Drive Socket Rails with Ratchet- SAE/MM (Reg.)

$   49.99

DWMT72162

25-piece 1/2-inch Drive Socket Rails with Ratchet- SAE/MM (Reg.)

$   59.99

DWMT72166

10-piece Combination Wrench Set- MM

$   59.99

DWMT72167

10-piece Combination Wrench Set- SAE

$   59.99

DWMT72168

10-piece Reversible Ratcheting Wrench Set-MM

$   99.99

DWMT72169

10-piece Reversible Ratcheting Wrench Set-SAE

$   99.99

DWMT72163

118-piece Socket Set-(1/4-inch & 3/8-inch Drive)

$ 149.99

DWMT72164

156-piece Socket Set-(1/4-inch & 3/8-inch Drive)

$ 199.99

DWMT72165

204-piece Socket Set-(1/4-inch, 3/8-inch and 1/2-inch Drive)

$ 299.99

Summary:DEWALT® announced today the launch of a new line of mechanics tools including ratchets, sockets, wrenches and sets available only at Sears. Ideal for professional contractors and automotive mechanics each tool is constructed of chrome vanadium steel for durability. Available June 2013 at Sears, prices range from $24.99 to $299.99.

About DEWALT:DEWALT® is a leading manufacturer of industrial power tools and accessories, including corded and cordless drills, saws, hammers, grinders, routers, planers, plate joiners, sanders, lasers, generators, compressors, nailers, saw blades, metal and masonry drill bits, abrasives, screw driving accessories and more. DEWALT® tools can be found nationally and internationally, wherever tools are sold. With more than 1,000 factory-owned and authorized locations, DEWALT® has one of the most extensive service and repair networks in North America. For more information, visit www.dewalt.com or follow DEWALT® on Facebook and Twitter.

About Sears Holdings Corporation:Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD) is a leading integrated retailer with more than 2,500 full-line and specialty retail stores in the United States and Canada and the home of SHOP YOUR WAY, a social shopping experience where members have the ability to earn points and receive benefits across a wide variety of physical and digital formats through ShopYourWay.com. Sears Holdings is the leading home appliance retailer as well as a leader in tools, lawn and garden, fitness equipment and automotive repair and maintenance. Key proprietary brands include Kenmore, Craftsman and DieHard, with a broad apparel offering, including such well-known labels as Lands' End, the Kardashian Kollection, Jaclyn Smith and Joe Boxer, as well as Sofia by Sofia Vergara and The Country Living Home Collection. We are the nation's largest provider of home services, with more than 14 million service and installation calls made annually, and have a long-established commitment to those who serve in the military through initiatives like the Heroes at Home program. We have been named the 2011 Mobile Retailer of the Year, Recipient of the 2013 ENERGY STAR® " Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence Award" for Product Retailing and Energy Management and one of the Top 20 Best Places to Work for Recent Grads. Sears Holdings Corporation operates through its subsidiaries, including Sears, Roebuck and Co. and Kmart Corporation. For more information, visit Sears Holdings' website at www.searsholdings.com. Twitter: @searsholdingsFacebook: http://www.facebook.com/SHCCareers.

*Versus standard ratchets, on average**Than standard wrenches, on average

Media Contacts:Kristin PerraStanley Black & DeckerPhone: 860-827-5480E-mail: kristin.perra@sbdinc.com

Larry CostelloSears HoldingsPhone: 847-346-4514 E-mail: Larry.Costello@searshc.com

SOURCE DEWALT

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