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Hammer Drill suits heavy-duty drilling applications.

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October 25, 2006 - Supplied with ½ in. chuck, SBE 750 employs variospeed full-wave electronic speed control and has max tightening torque of 159 lb-in. This 6.2 A hammer drill incorporates goose neck depth gauge to promote accuracy. Capacities for concrete, mild steel, and softwood are ¾, ½, and 1½ in., respectively. With epoxy resin-coated field coil that helps prevent overheating under heavy loads, motor produces no-load speeds of 0-1,000 rpm or 0-3,000 rpm and 0-57,000 no-load blows per minute.

Metabo Corp.

1231 Wilson Dr., West Chester, PA, 19380 4243, USA

Original Press Release

New Hammer Drill from Metabo Boasts Stronger Motor for Heavy Duty Drilling Applications

Press release date: October 18, 2006

WEST CHESTER, Pa., October 2006 -- Metabo Corporation, a leading international manufacturer of professional grade portable electric power tools and abrasives for industrial, construction and welding applications, now offers a 1/2" hammer drill with a stronger, more durable motor.

With a maximum tightening torque of 159 inch lbs, the SBE 750 is useful for drilling holes in concrete block, brick, and solid concrete for anchors.The 6.2-amp hammer drill is also ideal for other heavy duty applications, including driving concrete screws, drilling into steel and wood, drilling electrical and plumbing through holes and pilot holes for concrete screws, and driving self-tapping screws into metal and wood. Its capacity is 3/4" in concrete, 1/2" in mild steel and 1-1/2" in softwood.

The new SBE 750 features a long lasting motor with an epoxy resin-coated field coil, which helps prevent overheating under heavy loads. Its winding protection grid deflects airborne debris away from the armature windings and increases the motor's life up to five times that of tools without such protection. In addition, Metabo's new hammer drill is equipped with a "goose neck" depth gauge that provides maximum drilling depth accuracy by enabling the gauge tip to be positioned extremely close to the drill bit. The SBE 750's variospeed full-wave electronic speed control allows for infinite speed variations from 0 to the tool's full-rated RPM.

Metabo has incorporated many safety features into the SBE 750, including its proprietary S-automatic safety clutch, which helps to limit kick-back in the event of a bit jam, and double insulation to significantly reduce the chance of electric shock. The hammer drill's side handle can be rotated 360° and is ergonomically designed to counteract the torque of the tool when drilling into hard materials, giving the operator greater control of the tool to drill straighter, rounder holes.

With an input rating of 750 watts, the hammer drill offers two speed ranges; a no-load speed of 0-1,000 RPM or 0-3,000 RPM and 0-57,000 no-load blows per minute. The SBE 750 is 13 3/8" long, weighs only 6.6 lbs. and comes with a 1/2" chuck and carrying case.

For more information, please visit http://www.metabo.us/metabo/handgefuehrte/us/en/produkte/impactdrills/impactdrillsbe750_6_00760_52.html, or contact Terry Tuerk, Metabo Corporation, 1231 Wilson Drive, West Chester, PA 19380. Tel: 800/ 638-2264; Fax: 800/ 638-2261; Email: ttuerk@metabousa.com; Web: www.metabousa.com.

ABOUT METABO: Metabo, a leading international manufacturer of professional grade portable electric power tools and abrasives for industrial, construction and welding applications, has international headquarters in Nurtingen, Germany and U.S. headquarters in West Chester, Pennsylvania. The company has focused its product development on technological advancements in electronic circuitry and mechanical design, which has resulted in high performance, durable electric power tools. The name Metabo is German for "metal-boring," symbolic of the first tool -- a metal-boring tool -- manufactured by the company in 1924.

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