Die Grinder operates at variable speeds.

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Rated at 7.5 A and 900 W, GE900 Plus has 27 lb-in. of torque, making it suitable for grinding internal surfaces in polishing and finishing applications. It is geared to run at lower rpm, increasing number and type of usable accessories for sanding, polishing or buffing, such as flap wheels and non-woven abrasive finishing wheels. Variable speeds from 2,500 to 6,000 rpm allow it to grind and cut wide range of materials, from hard to soft, including plastic.



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Versatile Variable Speed 3" Die Grinder From Metabo Ideal For A Variety Of Polishing And Finishing Applications


West Chester, PA, May 2002 - A new versatile, variable speed 3" die grinder that offers a torque three times higher (27 inch lbs.) than similar units, making it ideal for grinding internal surfaces in polishing and finishing applications, has been introduced by Metabo. The new GE900 Plus is geared to run at a lower RPM range than similar grinders, which increases the number and type of usable accessories for sanding, polishing or buffing, such as flap wheels and non-woven abrasive finishing wheels.

The new grinder is designed for ease-of-use, featuring a side handle for increased user control and a spindle lock-one wrench feature that enables users to change accessories using only one wrench instead of two. The switch is ergonomically located on the top of the tool, making it easy to operate with either the right or left hand.

Metabo's Vario-Constamatic (VC) full-wave electronic speed control allows users to vary speed to accommodate a variety of accessories, making the GE900 Plus useful for grinding and cutting a wide range of materials, from hard to soft, including plastic.

The GE900 Plus has a hardened and ground 1/4" collet for accurate balance of fitted attachments, and auto-stop carbon brushes that increase brush life while preventing motor damage that can be caused by worn brushes. The grinder has a no-load speed of 2,500 - 6,000 rpm and is rated at 7.5 amps, 900 watts. A collet wrench, spindle wrench, the 1" collet, and the side handle are all offered as standard with the GE900 Plus.

For more information, contact David Smith, Metabo Corporation, 1231 Wilson Drive, West Chester, PA 19380. Tel: 800/ 638-2264; Fax: 800/ 638-2261; Email: dsmith@metabousa.com; Web: www.metabousa.com.

EDITOR'S NOTE: Metabo, a leading international manufacturer of professional grade portable electric tools 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 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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