Rotary Hammer combines hammer drilling and chiseling.

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Featuring 9.6 A motor, Model KHE 55 offers no-load speeds of 135-275 rpm and 1.300-2,600 bpm. Vario-Tacho-Constamatic electronic speed control enables tool to maintain virtually constant speed between load and no-load. Hammer offers rotational torque of 531 lb-in. and variable impact energy from 1.0-9.0 joules per blow. Drilling range is from ½-1½ in. with maximum capacity in concrete of 1 9/16 in. using solid bits and 4 in. using core bits.



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Metabo Introduces Versatile Multi-Function Rotary Hammer



West Chester, PA, May 2005 - Metabo, a leading international manufacturer of professional grade portable electric power tools and abrasives for industrial, construction and welding applications, has expanded its line of powerful rotary hammers. The new KHE 55 SDS-Max is ideal for hammer drilling and for small to medium chiseling jobs, including cleaning surfaces, chasing slots in brickwork and concrete, and finishing around windows and doors.

The versatile KHE 55 combination hammer allows users to quickly and easily move between hammer drilling and chiseling operations without switching tools. The KHE 55 offers high rotational torque of 531 inch-lbs. and variable impact energy from 1.0 to 9.0 joules per blow. Its optimum drilling range is from 1/2" to 1 1/2" with a maximum capacity in concrete of 1 9/16" using solid bits, and 4" using core bits.

The 9.6 amp motor has a no-load speed of 135 rpm to 275 rpm, and 1,300 bpm to 2,600 bpm. Metabo's Vario-Tacho-Constamatic electronic speed control enables the tool to maintain a virtually constant speed between load and no-load for maximum drilling speed. To protect the gear mechanism and motor from overheating, the overload clutch limits the maximum amount of torque applied if the tool blocks during operation.

To increase its service life, the KHE 55 features a tough magnesium die-cast gear housing, auto-stop carbon brushes, a spring-loaded lip seal to prevent dust penetration, a winding protection grid, and a durable pneumatic high-performance hammer mechanism.

The KHE 55 is designed for comfort and safety. Vibration reduction construction and rubber insulated handles reduce user fatigue and discomfort, while Metabo's S-automatic safety clutch and extra long front handle protect against kick-back. Ergonomic, rounded-off areas on the handle and motor casing allow users to find a comfortable working position. The large rear handle enables two-handed operation in harder applications, and the gear switch is extra large for easy operation, even when the user is wearing gloves.

The KHE 55 is available with Metabo's new CODE! anti-theft system, which operates via a one-touch infrared remote control to protect the tool against unauthorized use as reliably and easily as an electronic immobilization system on a car. Owners can enable and disable multiple CODE!-protected rotary hammers using a single key or assign each tool either its own key for a single user or multiple keys for multiple authorized users. In the event of a lost key, only the key needs to be replaced, not the tool.

The KHE 55 measures 18 1/2", weighs 13 lbs. and comes standard with a carrying case and depth gauge.

For more information, please visit www.metabousa.com/KHE_55.12278.0.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.

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.

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