Pistol-Grip, 1/2 in. Drill drills large and small holes.

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Housed in ergonomic package, BE1020 provides 248 lb-in. torque and incorporates 2-speed gearbox, S-automatic safety clutch, and winding protection grid. It also features electronic carbon brush wear indicator and Vario-Tacho-Constimatic full-wave electronic speed control. Drilling capacity is 5/8 in. (steel) and 1 9/16 in. (softwood). Utilizing 8.2 A motor, product has no-load speeds rated at 0-900/0-2,600 rpm and rated input of 1020 W.



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New 1/2" Drill From Metabo Provides Extremely High Torque, Fast Drilling For Large And Small Holes



West Chester, PA, August 2003 - Metabo Corporation, a leading international manufacturer of professional grade portable electric power tools and abrasives for industrial, construction and welding applications, has introduced a new 1/2" drill that provides extremely high torque (248 inch-lbs.) and superior performance in a lightweight, ergonomically designed package. The new BE1020 drill is ideal for joiners, fitters, HVAC installers, carpenters and other users who require a universal tool for drilling both large and small holes in almost any type of wood or metal material. The BE1020 is also used in pipe beveling and flange facing applications.

The new drill has a 2-speed gearbox that allows the operator to drill large holes in a variety of materials. The tool is fitted with Metabo's unique S-automatic safety clutch, which helps protect both the operator and the tool in the case of a jammed bit. In addition, the tool's winding protection grid deflects harmful airborne debris away from armature windings, increasing the life of the motor by up to 5 times over tools without this feature. The new drill features an electronic carbon brush wear indicator that flashes when the carbon brushes need changing, enabling the user to change them before damage can occur to the motor.

The BE1020 is the only drill in its class to be fitted with Vario-Tacho-Constimatic (VTC) full-wave electronic speed control. This feature allows the speed of the drill to be set to the relevant material-specific cutting speed, making the tool adaptable for almost any application. Because the speed selected always remains constant, the tool performs with greater precision and speed, even at the rated load and under harsh conditions. For extremely accurate drilling, the BE1020 can be used with one of Metabo's portable drill stands.

The tool is designed for ease of use. The BE1020 comes in a compact, lightweight (6.9 lb.), pistol-grip style. A reversing switch is equally available to both right- and left-handed operators, and an extra long side handle increases operator control. The strain relief on the power cord allows for storage of the chuck key and screwdriver bits.

Drilling capacity for the BE1020 is 5/8" in steel and 1-9/16" in softwood. The drill has a no-load speed (rpm) of 0-900/0-2,600; an 8.2 Amp motor; and a rated input of 1020 W. The gear housing is die-cast aluminum. The new tool comes with a geared chuck, chuck key, and side handle as standard.

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.

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

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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