Angle Grinding System features optional vacuum.

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Suited for grinding small areas and vertical applications, 5 in. Angle Grinder Surface Prep Kit includes WE14-125 Plus variable speed angle grinder and dust control shroud. Small angle grinder is equipped with 12.2 A motor, offering 1,400 W power, 29.2 lb-in torque, and variable, no-load speed of 7,000-10,500 rpm. When used with optional vacuum, such as Metabo ASR 2050, Surface Prep Kit helps protect users from silica dust exposure in accordance with OSHA regulations.



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New Dustless Grinding System with Optional Vacuum from Metabo Helps to Ensure Safety and Protection Against Hazardous Dust



WEST CHESTER, Pa. - Metabo Corporation, a leading international manufacturer of professional grade portable electric power tools and abrasives for industrial, construction and welding applications, now offers a compact, lightweight 5" Angle Grinder Surface Prep Kit for grinding in smaller areas and vertical applications. The new system includes a Metabo WE14-125 Plus variable speed small angle grinder and a dust control shroud that protects users from harmful dust generated during surface grinding applications.

When used with an optional vacuum, such as the Metabo ASR 2050, the Surface Prep Kit helps protect users from silica dust exposure in accordance with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations.

Made from virgin polyurethane, the 5" convertible shroud opens with ease, allowing operators to work into corners eliminating secondary work in hard to reach places. Molded vacuum ports in the shroud allow vacuum connections for 2-1/4" internally and 2-1/2" externally. A punched relief hole prevents vacuum lock.

Metabo's new 5" Surface Prep Kit is ideal for heavy duty grinding and finishing of concrete floors and walls. Finishing of granite, marble or concrete countertops is also possible with the 5" Surface Prep Kit. The WE14-125 Plus angle grinder included with the kit features a lock-on switch, encapsulated auto-stop carbon brushes and switch, a quick wheel change system, an anti-vibration side handle, electronic speed stabilization, electronic soft start and a unique dust-deflecting winding protection grid to protect the motor and internal components.

The angle grinder's safety features include a tool-less guard adjustment, spindle lock and "S-Automatic" safety slip clutch to protect the operator from kickback by absorbing the torque created if the wheel binds or snags. Power interruption protection prevents restart in the event that power is lost and the switch remains in the on position, protecting the operator from injury and the work surface from damage when power is restored.

With a 12.2 A motor, the small angle grinder offers 1,400 watts of power, 29.2 inch-lbs of torque and a variable, no-load speed of 7000 to 10,500 rpm. It comes standard with a side handle, a wheel guard, an inner flange, and an outer nut.

The optional ASR 2050 quiet operation vacuum that can be used in conjunction with the Surface Prep Kit ensures added safety and protection. The heavy duty vacuum has a soft start and comes complete with easily changed pleated polyester filter cassettes, automatic filter cleaning, extra large rear wheels and industrial front swivel casters for easy maneuvering.

UPCOMING TRADESHOWS: FABTECH International & AWS Welding Show 2010; 11/2 -4; Atlanta, GA.

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 company's first tool -- a metal-boring tool -- manufactured in 1924.

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