Electronic Angle Grinder features non-locking paddle switch.

Press Release Summary:

Equipped with Tacho-Constamatic speed stabilization, 6 in. WEP14-150 Quick operates at nearly 100% of no-load speed of 9,000 rpm up to full rated amp load of 12 A. Non-locking paddle switch automatically turns grinder off when dropped, while Quick wheel change system allows tool-less wheel changes, and safety clutch allows operator to maintain control of tool in event of jam. Providing max torque of 31 lb-in., tool includes anti-vibration handle and overload protection.

Original Press Release:

Metabo Introduces 6" Angle Grinder With Non-Locking Paddle Switch For Improved Safety

WEST CHESTER, Pa., July 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 new 6" angle grinder/cut-off machine with a non-locking paddle switch. Typical users of the WEP14-150 Quick include welders, sprinkler fitters, pipe fitters, plumbers, steam fitters, mechanical contractors and those involved in metal fabrication and the mechanical trades.

The WEP14-150 Quick's new non-locking paddle-switch increases user safety by automatically turning the grinder off when dropped, and its safe design positions the user's hand far from the grinding wheel. In addition to user safety, the electronic grinder also amplifies user productivity with Metabo's Tacho-Constamatic (TC) speed stabilization. TC electronics enable the grinder to work at nearly 100 percent of the no-load speed (9,000 RPM) right up to the grinder's full rated amp load (12 amps).

The angle grinder/cut-off machine is also equipped with Metabo's "Quick" wheel change system, which allows tool-less wheel changes; a safety clutch, which allows the operator to maintain control of the tool in the event of a jam; a Vibratech anti-vibration handle that reduces vibration by 60 percent; and overload protection, which shuts the tool down when it detects overheating.

Maximum torque for the grinder is 31 inch-lbs and it weighs 5.6 lbs. The WEP14-150 Quick features current interruption protection, a user friendly spindle lock, a low-profile aluminum die cast gear housing, an electronic winding temperature monitor with LED display, and auto-stop carbon brushes.

For more information, please 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.

READER SERVICE INQUIRIES: Please send all reader service inquiries to Terry Tuerk, Metabo, 1231 Wilson Drive, West Chester, PA 19380.

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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