Rotary Hammer produces 0-4,600 blows per minute.

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D-handle Rotary Hammer, Model BHE-D24 incorporates Variospeed electronic speed control, reverse feature for drilling, and die cast aluminum gearbox that allows rapid heat dissipation. Winding protection grid deflects airborne debris away from armature winding. Large knob lets operator change from percussion with rotation drilling to rotation only. With 5.6 A motor, drilling capacity is up to 1 in. in concrete, 1 9/16 in. in wood, and ½ in. in steel.



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New D-Handle Rotary Hammer from Metabo Reduces "Reaching" In Down-Drilling and Overhead Applications



West Chester, PA, July 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 new D-handle rotary hammer. The design of the new BHE-D24, which can be used for drilling into a variety of materials, including stone, concrete, wood, and steel, reduces operator reaching in both down-drilling and overhead drilling applications.

A gooseneck steel depth gauge provides increased drilling depth accuracy when setting anchors. The BHE-D24 incorporates Variospeed full-wave electronic speed control for variable speed control, a reverse feature for efficient drilling, and a die cast aluminum gearbox that allows for rapid heat dissipation and increased tool life.

As with all Metabo rotary hammers, the new BHE-D24 has a winding protection grid that deflects airborne debris away from armature windings, and increases motor life by up to five times in dusty environments.

The new BHE-D24 was designed to be user-friendly. The new rotary hammer features a large knob so the operator can easily change from percussion with rotation drilling to rotation only, even when wearing protective gloves. The 360° adjustable side handle is rubber coated to maximize user comfort and control during operation. Metabo's exclusive S-automatic safety clutch helps to protect both the operator and the new rotary hammer in the event of a bit jam.

With a 5.6 A motor, the drilling capacity of the new BHE-D24 is up to 1" in concrete, 1-9/16" in wood, and 1/2" in steel. The force of blows is 0-2.2 joules at 0-4,600 blows per minute, and no-load RPM is 1-1,000.

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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