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New Angle Grinder from Metabo More Comfortable and Safer to Use

WEST CHESTER, Pa. September 2010 - Metabo Corporation, a leading international manufacturer of professional grade portable electric power tools and abrasives for industrial, construction and welding applications, has introduced the WP11-125 Quick 5" angle grinder with an ergonomic non-locking paddle switch, making it safer and more comfortable to use.

Ideal for cutting and grinding metal and concrete, Metabo's new angle grinder features a long-lasting 9.6 A motor with 1,100 watts of power, 26.9 inch-lbs of torque and a no-load speed of 10,000 rpm.  

The WP11-125 Quick's toolless wheel change system makes changing wheels safe and easy, while increasing operator efficiency.  Other safety features of the new grinder include a toolless Quick positioning burst-proof guard with seven positions, a spindle lock, the Metabo "S-Automatic" safety slip clutch that helps to protect the operator from tool kickback should the wheel bind or snag, and a dead-man function that immediately turns the grinder off if it is dropped.
The WP11-125 Quick's dust protection system is one of the most effective on the market.  It includes an encapsulated on/off switch and auto-stop carbon brushes, double-lipped labyrinth sealed bearings, Metabo's unique dust-deflecting winding protection grid and epoxy coated field coil windings.
Weighing 5.6 lbs, this new lightweight angle grinder has a secure 'racket' grip design with dual grip zones for comfortable handling.  The tool's anti-vibration, two-position side handle absorbs up to 60% of the vibration, allowing the operator to hold the tool longer, resulting in less fatigue.
An optional carrying case is available for the WP11-125.


For more information, please visit Product catalog handheld powertools - Products - Metabo USA - Power tools built by professionals for professionals 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

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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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