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Upgraded Concrete Surface Prep Kit from Metabo Offers More Power, Improved Ergonomics and Airflow

WEST CHESTER, Pa. March 2011 - Metabo Corporation, a leading international manufacturer of professional grade portable electric power tools and abrasives for industrial, construction and welding applications, has upgraded its 7" Angle Grinder Surface Prep Kit to include the new W24-230 large angle grinder as well as the standard 7" dust control shroud and optional vacuum.  
In addition to 17% more torque than the previous kit's grinder, the tool offers improved ergonomics and better airflow, making it ideal for large area concrete surface grinding applications.
The W24-230 has a rated speed of 6,600 rpm and a loaded speed of 4,600 rpm and delivers a total of 150 inch-lbs of torque and 2,400 watts of power.  It is rated at 15 A.  The grinder's robust "LongLife" motor extends the tool's service life up to five times over other grinders in its class.  
The new angle grinder has a simplified on/off switch with a safety lock-out switch that protects against unintentional starts.  It features Metabo's VibraTech (MVT) three-position side handle that reduces vibration levels up to 60% as well as an ergonomic rear handle that includes a vibration dampening system.  The rear handle also pivots 90 degrees left or right for comfort during cutting and grinding.
The 7" dust control shroud, made from virgin polyurethane, helps protect users from harmful debris generated in heavy duty grinding applications and surface preparation found in the concrete industry.  The shroud opens easily to allow operators to work flush against a wall, eliminating secondary grinding or finishing of corners and hard to reach spots. Molded vacuum ports in the shroud enable vacuum connections for 2-1/4" internally and 2-1/2" externally.  There is a punched relief hole in the shroud to prevent vacuum lock.
When used with an optional vacuum, like Metabo's ASR 2050 vacuum, the Surface Prep Kit helps eliminate silica dust exposure in accordance with Occupational Safety and Health Administration regulations and ensures added safety and protection.
The ASR 2050 features a soft start, easily changeable pleated polyester filter cassette, automatic filter cleaning, extra large rear wheels and industrial front swivel casters for easy maneuverability.

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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