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New Angle Grinder from Metabo Features Longest Run Time, Cooler Operation

Ideal for large area cutting and grinding applications

WEST CHESTER, Pa. April 2011
- 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 large angle grinder to its Metabo Metal Masters series.  The W26-230 delivers the most power and longest run time of any grinder in its class.  
The grinder features a newly designed diagonal fan that pulls air across the motor for optimized air flow and cooler operation. Combined with its powerful operation, the W26-230 is ideal for the prolonged cutting and grinding large areas of metal safely and efficiently.
Equipped with a 9" wheel, the W26-230 delivers 159 inch-lbs of torque and a no-load speed of 6,600 rpm.  This large angle grinder is one of the most efficient on the market, featuring a long-lasting 15 A motor with 2,400 W of power and 4.7 hp.
The W26-230 includes Metabo's VibraTech (MVT) three-position side handle that significantly reduces vibration levels up to 60%.  The side handle also allows users to turn the tool 90° to cut vertically, while still having a firm grasp on the grinder.  The grinder's ergonomic rear handle includes a vibration dampening system and twists into three different positions for comfort during cutting, while reducing user fatigue.
The tool includes Metabo's simplified on/off switch configuration with a safety lock-out switch, a burst-proof guard with seven positions and a spindle lock.  The W26-230 features a double winding protection grid that deflects harmful airborne debris away from the armature windings as well as auto-stop "COLD" carbon brushes that increase the tool's service life.  

For more information, please visit www.metabo.us 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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