Power Screwdriver suits high-torque applications.

Press Release Summary:

Corded USE 8, with 4.8 A motor, provides 10 adjustable torque settings from 27 to 159 lb-in. and torque and depth-stop switch-off. Rigid-drive setting provides up to 354 lb-in. torque. Tool handles self-drilling screws with up to 1/4 in. diameter, self-tapping screws with up to 5/16 in. diameter, and drywall and wood screws from 1/8 to 5/16 in. diameter. It offers 2-piece depth stop, adjustable to 1/100 in., infinite speed adjustment, and reversing feature.

Original Press Release:

New Metabo Universal Corded Screwdriver Offers High Torque Performance for Multiple Applications

West Chester, PA, September 2002 - Metabo Corporation, a leading international manufacturer of professional grade portable electric power tools and abrasives for industrial, construction and welding applications, has introduced the USE 8, a professional corded power screwdriver designed for virtually any high torque application.

The new USE 8, featuring a 4.8 amp motor, provides 10 easily adjustable torque settings ranging from 27 to 159 inch lbs. The screwdriver also features both torque switch-off and depth-stop switch-off for maximum versatility. In addition, the USE 8 offers a "rigid drive" setting that provides up to 354 inch lbs. of torque with the torque clutch disengaged, permitting screws up to 5/16" diameter and 16" length to be driven without any pre-drilling. In the "rigid drive" mode, the USE 8's depth-stop switch-off adds increased depth control accuracy over visual switch-off.

The USE 8 easily handles self-drilling screws up to 1/4" in diameter, self-tapping screws up to 5/16" in diameter, and drywall and wood screws from 1/8"-5/16" in diameter. A two-piece depth stop (adjustable to 1/100") allows a screwdriver bit or nutsetter to be replaced without losing the selected depth setting.

The new screwdriver provides infinite speed adjustment and a patented reversing feature, permitting the direction of rotation to be reversed without losing power. The USE 8 features a durable die-cast aluminum housing that minimizes weight (tool weight is only 4.5 lbs.) and effectively dissipates heat, to help maximize service life.

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.

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