Rotary Hammer features pistol grip design.

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Model BHE22 features 5.2 A motor and quick-change, 3-jawed keyless chuck system that allows operator to rapidly install accessories. It incorporates 360° adjustable rubber-coated side handle and large knob that enables operator to change from percussion with rotation drilling to rotation only. Tool offers drilling capacity of 7/8 in. in concrete, 1 3/16 in. in wood, and ½ in. in steel. Force of blows is 0-2.1 joules at 0-4,600 bpm and no-load speed is 1-1,000 rpm.



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Metabo's New Pistol Grip Rotary Hammer Provides Improved Operator Comfort and More Efficient Drilling



West Chester, PA, January 2004 - Metabo Corporation, a leading international manufacturer of professional grade portable electric power tools and abrasives for industrial, construction and welding applications, has introduced a rotary hammer with a new pistol grip design and a 5.2 A motor, providing increased operator comfort and more efficient drilling. The new BHE22 rotary hammer is ideal for through-drilling and anchor setting in a variety of materials, including wood, steel, concrete, and stone, as well as for many general construction applications.

Designed to increase both drilling efficiency and operator comfort, the new BHE22 provides a quick-change three-jawed keyless chuck system that allows the operator to rapidly install accessories for drilling into non-masonry materials.

The new tool also incorporates a 360° adjustable, rubber-coated side handle giving the operator greater control and comfort while operating the new rotary hammer. The BHE22 features a large knob that enables the operator to quickly change from percussion with rotation drilling to rotation only, even when the
operator is wearing gloves.

A gooseneck steel depth gauge provides increased drilling depth accuracy when setting anchors. The BHE22 features variable speed and a reverse feature for efficient drilling into a wide range of materials.

The new BHE22 was also designed for extended tool life. It features a winding protection grid that deflects airborne debris, increasing motor life by up to five times in dusty environments. The new rotary hammer's S-automatic safety clutch helps to protect both the tool and the operator if a bit should jam, and the die cast aluminum gear box rapidly dissipates heat, further increasing tool life.

The new BHE22 features force of blows of 0-2.1 joules at 0-4,600 blows per minute, and no-load RPM of 1-1,000. The tool's drilling capacity is 7/8" in concrete, 1-3/16" in wood, and 1/2" in steel. The rotary hammer features Variospeed electronic speed control to maintain maximum productivity under load.

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.

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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