Metal/Stone Cutting Angle Grinder weighs only 5.4 lb.

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Suited for finishing welded seams, rough grinding for weld preparation, and sanding/cutting applications, Model W8-125 is 5 in. angle grinder that features 8.0 A motor with 800 W of power, 19.5 lb-in. of torque, and no-load speed of 10,000 rpm.
Secure racket grip and dual grip zones ensure ergonomic handling, while anti-vibration side handle absorbs up to 60% of vibration. Unit offers safety features including tool-less guard adjustment, spindle lock, and safety slip clutch.




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Metabo's New Compact Angle Grinder Ideal for Cutting, Grinding and Polishing Metal or Stone



WEST CHESTER, Pa. September 2008 - Metabo Corporation, a leading international manufacturer of professional grade portable electric power tools and abrasives for industrial, construction and welding applications, has introduced the new compact W8-125 5" angle grinder that offers 11% higher productivity than similar 4-½" models, making the grinder suitable for the toughest applications. The grinder is ideal for finishing welded seams, rough grinding for weld preparation and sanding and cutting applications.

The W8-125 offers Metabo's optimum cooling technology with repositioned brushes for unrestricted airflow and a fan that pulls 35% more air through the tool to keep it running cooler during operation. The tool also features an 8.0 amp motor with 800 watts of power, 19.5 in/lbs of torque and a no-load speed of 10,000 RPM.

Double lipped labyrinth sealed bearings, a unique winding protection grid and epoxy coated windings also protect the motor and other essential components from harmful dust and debris, extending motor life up to five times that of competitive models.

Weighing only 5.4 pounds, this lightweight grinder features a secure "racket" grip and dual grip zones for comfortable, ergonomic handling. The tool's anti-vibration side handle absorbs up to 60% of the vibration and, coupled with excellent balance, allows the operator to hold the tool longer, resulting in fatigue-free operation.

The tool offers safety features including a tool-less guard adjustment, spindle lock and an "S-Automatic" safety slip clutch to help protect the operator from kickback by absorbing the torque created if the wheel would bind or snag.

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.

For more information, please visit www.metabo.us/W8-125-4-1-2-5-Angle-Grinder.24647.0.html or 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.

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