STANLEY® Wins A Popular Mechanics 2021 Tool Award
March 25, 2021
STANLEY Recognized for Timeless Innovation in The Utility Knife Category

TOWSON, MD (March 25, 2021) – STANLEY announced today that it has been awarded a Popular Mechanics 2021 Tool Award, which spotlight the year’s best tool and storage solutions delivering reliable performance, quality craftsmanship, and a strong value. As a highly respected source in the consumer and trade space, Popular Mechanics tests more than 1,000 tools per year and has recognized the following product as the best of 2021 in their respective category:

Best $5 Tool Ever Made: STANLEY6-In. Classic 99® Retractable Utility Knife (10-099)

STANLEY’s award-winning utility knife was originally introduced in the 1960’s. The classic offering includes a pro-grade, carbon alloy steel blade built for durability and long-term reliability.

“Our customers know that when they invest in our brands, they can expect quality, performance, and value,” said Tabata Gomez, Chief Marketing Officer of Global Tools & Storage for Stanley Black & Decker. “To be recognized for these attributes is affirmation that we are delivering upon that promise and fulfilling our continued commitment to our customers.”

In total, Stanley Black & Decker brands won 14 Popular Mechanics 2021 Tool Awards across key categories including power tools, hand tools, outdoor powered equipment, storage, and accessories. For more information about STANLEY products, visit:



About STANLEY® Tools

STANLEY has set the precedent for quality hand tools and storage for professionals around the globe for more than 175 years. With a legacy of reliability, STANLEY is the No. 1 tapes manufacturer in the world and continues to drive the industry forward with innovations including the STANLEY FATMAX® product line as well as hand tools, power tools, storage and accessories that get the job done. For more information visit or follow STANLEY on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter.

Lindsay Fennell

Senior Public Relations Manager