Cordless Screwdriver provides max torque of 141 lb-in.

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Powered by Li-Ion battery, 7.2 V PowerGrip II features 20 clutch settings plus 1 drill setting, making it suited for assembly work, carpentry and cabinet work, electrical work, or any application that requires getting into tight spaces. Unit has no-load speeds of 0-250 and 0-750 rpm, 2-stage gearbox, and electronic brake to prevent overdriving of screws. For user comfort, screwdriver features rubber-coated grip and switch designed for right- and left-handed operation.



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Metabo Extends Compact Driver/Drill Product Line with Lithium Ion Model Offering Twice as Much Power and Even More Speed



WEST CHESTER, Pa., June 29 /-- Metabo Corporation, a leading international manufacturer of professional grade portable electric power tools and abrasives for industrial, construction and welding applications, today announced that a new, lithium-ion powered version of its popular PowerMaxx Plus cordless screwdriver is now available. The new PowerGrip II provides almost twice as much power and higher speeds than the PowerMaxx Plus, which uses a NiCad battery.

The 7.2-volt Li-Power PowerGrip II is lightweight, only 1.6 lbs (.72kg.), and can drive twice as many screws per charge than the already advanced PowerMaxx Plus. With a maximum torque of 141 inch-lbs., 20 clutch settings, a drill setting, and its small size (height of 5-3/4" or 146 mm), it is ideal for assembly work, carpentry and cabinet work, electrical work or any other application that requires getting into tight spaces. The tool is packaged in a heavy-duty case, with an offset angle drive attachment for working in close quarters, a 1/4" keyless chuck and a high quality 20-piece screwdriver bit kit, as well as two batteries and a charger.

Ergonomically designed for user comfort, the PowerGrip II features a rubber-coated grip, a switch designed for both right- and left-handed operation and a forward/reverse lever that can be switched with just one finger.

The new PowerGrip II has a no-load speed of 0-250 and 0-750 RPMs, an aluminum die-cast housing to help with heat dissipation and increase durability, a two stage gearbox and an electronic brake to prevent overdriving of screws.

More information: Terry Tuerk, Metabo Corporation, 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 focused its product development on technological advancements in electronic circuitry and mechanical design, resulting 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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