Rail Grinder prepares rail for welding.

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Portable Rail Grinder grinds rail to clean it in preparation for CADWELD® exothermically welded connections, which bond electrical conductors to rail. Adjustable tool rest allows operator to support grinder on head of rail during use. Handle has anti-vibration padding. Ginder has maximum wheel speed of 6000 rpm. Other features include grinding wheel spacers and 360° adjustable grinding wheel guard to allow grinding in tight areas.

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Improved Portable Rail Grinder from Erico®

SOLON, Ohio, July 19, 2002 - The improved Portable Rail Grinder from ERICO(R) effectively grinds the rail to clean it in preparation for CADWELD(R) Exothermically Welded Connections (which bond electrical conductors to the rail). Its unique design allows grinding of the head and web with only one piece of equipment! And, this well-balanced, lightweight tool provides easier use and handling than its bulky predecessor. To reduce operator fatigue, the grinder's adjustable tool rest allows the operator to "rest" or support the grinder on the head of the rail during use and the handle has anti-vibration padding. The rugged 39cc two-cycle engine is 10% larger than the previous model with a maximum wheel speed of 6000 rpm. Other features include, grinding wheel spacers that eliminate guesswork for proper spacer placement and a 360 degree adjustable grinding wheel guard that allows grinding in tight areas such as special track work. For more information on the new Portable Rail Grinder, call ERICO at 1-800-447-7245. Established in 1903 as the Electric Railway Improvement Company, today ERICO is a diversified global manufacturer with a network of offices and manufacturing facilities in over 25 countries and with more than 1600 employees. Headquartered in Solon, Ohio, USA, ERICO has two businesses: the Fixing and Fastening Business selling Electrical, Mechanical and Concrete Reinforcement products; and the Electrical Business offering Facility Electrical Protection, Industrial Electrical, Panelboard and Rail Electrical products. Well-known brand names include: CADDY® fixings and fasteners; CADWELD® welded electrical connections; CRITEC® surge protection devices; ERIFLEX® low-voltage components featuring FLEXIBAR® busbar; ERITECH® lightning protection and grounding, and; LENTON® mechanical rebar splices. Visit ERICO online at www.erico.com.

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