The friendly folks at Stanley gave us a call to point out an issue with our review of their FatMax Xtreme auto trigger clamp. Apparently it does work as a spreader. Our bad.
With a little help from the guys at Stanley, we pulled harder on the end covers and while they seem fixed in place, they actually do come loose as you can see in this series of photos (continued after the jump).
Step 1: Remove the rubber-coated ends.
Step 2: Remove the the non-motorized clamp end.
Step 3: Flip it over.
Step 4: Re-install it.
Done! Considering that our review was entirely positive except for this one issue, I’d say the Xtreme is a winner.
It’s also worth noting that the Xtreme is now on sale! Street pricing starts around $25.