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             Stride Tool Introduces Imperial® Ratcheting Tube Cutter
                Tube Cutter Can Be Removed from Ratcheting Handle

GLENWILLOW, Ohio (December 13, 2005) — Stride Tool Inc., a worldwide designer and
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manufacturer of specialty hand tools, has introduced the Imperial TC-1050RH Ratcheting Mini
Tube Cutter, a unique tool in which the tube cutter can be removed from the ratcheting handle.
The ratcheting tube cutter is designed for 1/8-inch to 5/8-inch outside diameter tubing, and has a
minimal clearance radius of 1 ¼-inches.


       ―Service technicians always appreciate the function of the TC-1050 when they work
close to a wall or around machinery with congested components,‖ said Darryle Bates, Stride
Tool Director of Engineering. ―Our new tube cutter’s ratcheting handle makes it simpler and
easier to complete a revolution, while providing the leverage of a standard tube cutter. The
ratcheting handle enables the job to be completed much faster.




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Stride Tool Imperial Ratcheting Tube Cutter
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        ―What really separates the TC-1050RH from other tools is the ability to remove the cutter
from the handle, the only one in the market. This is beneficial in those extremely cramped
situations where the handle can’t be turned, so the technician has the best of both worlds with a
single tool,‖ Bates said.


        The TC-1050 cutter is easy to install or remove, and snaps into place in seconds. The
new ratcheting handle contains an ergonomic non-slip grip, and uses six (6) independent drive
pawls – many more than the competition. It’s the newest product in Imperial’s successful line of
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IMP Mini Tube Cutters.


        ―The TC-1050 is one of our most popular tube cutters and well recognized in the
industry,‖ Bates said. ―Like all of our 1050s, the tube cutter has been factory tested to ensure
spiral-free cutting. It’s always been one of our best cutters and adding the ratcheting handle is
the perfect complement that gives technicians even more flexibility.‖


        Stride Tool Inc. designs, manufactures and markets professional and DIY hand tools for a
global customer base. Its brand, Imperial®, celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2005 and is sold
through HVAC, retail, industrial and automotive distribution. The privately held company
operates production facilities in Illinois, New York and Ohio. More information is available at
www.stridetool.com.




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