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New Grinder Shrouds from Metabo Protect Against Silica Dust Exposure

WEST CHESTER, Pa. January 2010 – Metabo Corporation, a leading international manufacturer of professional grade portable electric power tools and abrasives for industrial, construction and welding applications, recently released 5” and 7” dustless  shrouds for concrete surface grinding. When used with the proper vacuum system, the convertible 5” and 7” shrouds help to protect users from silica dust exposure in accordance with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations.

The 5” shroud allows for the use of 4”, 4-1/2” and 5” diamond cup wheels and fits Metabo’s W8, W11 and WE-14 series compact angle grinders. The 7” shroud fits Metabo’s large angle grinders, such as the W21-230, W23-180, W23-230 and W25-230. Virgin polyurethane construction ensures that the shrouds remain pliable in all temperatures, allowing them to retain their shape and not warp.

Molded vacuum ports for each shroud allow vacuum connections of 2.5” internally or 2-3/4” externally. A punched relief hole prevents vacuum lock.

The convertible shrouds easily open to allow operators to work up against a wall, eliminating the need for additional work to clean a corner. The grinder shrouds are ideal for use in concrete construction and renovation, including surface preparation, removing coatings, leveling, removing over-pour and other applications.

For more information, please 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: http://www.metabousa.com


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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 company's first tool -- a metal-boring tool -- manufactured in 1924.

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