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New Auto-balanced 5" Angle Grinder from Metabo Safer, More Comfortable

WEST CHESTER, Pa. August 2011 – Metabo Corporation, a leading international manufacturer of professional grade portable electric power tools and abrasives for industrial, construction and welding applications, now offers the 5” WEPA14-125 Quick angle grinder featuring Metabo’s unique auto-balance system that extends both tool and wheel life, while making the grinder safer and more comfortable to use.
The WEPA14-125 Quick, ideal for heavy duty cutting and grinding applications, features a long-lasting 12.2 A motor, 1,450 watts of power, 29.2 inch-lbs of torque and a no-load speed of 10,000 rpm.
Metabo’s auto-balance technology replaces a traditional backing flange with an auto-balancing flange pressed onto the spindle.  Ball bearings automatically offset out-of-balance conditions present in the grinding accessory, while the tool is in use, reducing vibration significantly.
The lower vibration levels in the new grinder decrease the risk of cumulative work related disorders, such as white finger syndrome, minimizing operator fatigue and have the ability to increase the life of a grinding disc by 50%.  The reduced vibration also extends the grinder’s internal components longevity by up to 50%, keeping the tool in service for a far longer period than grinders that do not account for the effects of vibration on internal tool components.
The WEPA14-125 Quick also features Metabo’s VibraTech (MVT) side handle that reduces vibration up to 60% for increased user comfort over an extended work period.
The angle grinder’s Quick toolless wheel change system saves time and energy when replacing wheels, making the operator more efficient.  Safety features include a non-locking paddle switch, a current interruption switch, a toolless locking wheel guard with seven positions and the Metabo “S-Automatic” safety slip clutch to protect against kick-back by absorbing the torque created should the wheel bind or snag.
Further extending the tool’s life span, the WEPA14-125 Quick has an improved and sonically-balanced fan paired with improved venting and more efficient internal ducting that increases air flow over the motor by 15%.
This new grinder also features one of the most effective dust protection systems on the market.  The system 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.
Advanced electronic features on the grinder include an electronic winding temperature monitor with LED display, electronic soft start feature and electronic speed stabilization.
As with all of Metabo’s grinders, the WEPA14-125 Quick is covered by Metabo’s XXL warranty.  This free warranty extends the normal one year power tool warranty to three.

For more information, please visit http://www.metabo.us/uploads/media/Auto-balance_Grinders_Sheet.pdf
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