Heavy-Duty 6 in. Angle Grinder has auto-balanced design.

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Employing 12.2 A motor for heavy duty cutting and grinding applications, WEPA14-150 Quick features auto-balance system that extends tool and wheel life while enhancing operational safety and comfort. Additional features, all electronic, include winding temperature monitor with LED display, soft start, and speed stabilization. Capable of achieving 9,000 rpm no-load speed, this 6.1 lb tool delivers 1,400 W of power and 31 lb-in. torque.

Original Press Release:

Metabo's New Auto-balanced, Heavy Duty 6" Angle Grinder Lowers Vibration; Reduces Fatigue, Extends Tool and Wheel Life

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 the 6" WEPA14-150 Quick small angle grinder, featuring a unique auto-balance system that extends both tool and wheel life, while making it safer and more comfortable to use.

Metabo's new auto-balance technology replaces a traditional backing flange with an auto-balancing flange pressed onto the spindle. Ball bearings automatically offset out-of-balance conditions present in the grinding accessory, while the tool is in use, reducing vibration significantly. The new grinder also decreases the risk of cumulative work related disorders, like white finger syndrome, minimizes operator fatigue, and can potentially increase the life of a grinding disc by 50 percent. The reduction in vibration also extends the grinders internal components longevity by up to 50%!

The WEPA14-150 Quick, ideal for heavy duty cutting and grinding applications, features a long-lasting 12.2 A motor, the most powerful available in Metabo's small angle grinder line. An improved and sonically-balanced fan paired with improved venting and more efficient internal ducting, has increased air flow over the motor by 15%, contributing to the tool's long life.

In addition to the new auto-balance technology, Metabo's Vibratech (MVT) side handle reduces vibration up to 60% for increased user comfort over an extended work period.

The Quick toolless wheel change system saves time and energy when replacing wheels, making the operator more efficient. Other tool safety features include a non-locking paddle switch, current interruption switch, a toolless locking wheel guard with seven positions and the Metabo "S-Automatic" safety slip clutch to help protect the operator from kickback by absorbing the torque created should the wheel bind or snag.

Metabo's WEPA14-150 Quick also has one of the most effective dust protection systems on the market. The system includes an encapsulated on/off switch and auto-stop carbon brushes, double-lipped labyrinth sealed bearings, Metabo's unique dust-deflecting winding protection grid and epoxy coated field coil windings.

The WEPA14-150 Quick has advanced electronic features including an electronic winding temperature monitor with LED display, electronic soft start feature and electronic speed stabilization.

Weighing just 6.1 lb, the grinder delivers 1,400 watts of power, 31 inch-lbs of torque and a no-load speed of 9,000 rpm.

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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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