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Two New Versatile Hammer Drills From Metabo Increase Productivity

Ideal for use on building and construction materials

WEST CHESTER, Pa. February 2012 -
Metabo Corporation, a leading international manufacturer of professional grade portable electric power tools and abrasives for industrial, construction and welding applications, now offers two new 1/2" hammer drills that increase productivity.  The SBE710 and the SBE 1100 Plus can be used on various construction materials, including concrete block, solid concrete and brick.

The SBE710 1/2" hammer drill features Metabo's Variospeed electronic speed control that allows the user to easily regulate the speed from the lowest value to the highest.  This new hammer drill has a maximum impact rate of 59,000 bmp, is rated at 5.8 amps and provides a maximum drilling diameter of 3/4" concrete, 1/2" mild steel and 1 9/16" softwood.

The 2-speed aluminum die cast gear box in the hammer drill offers a no-load speed of 0 rpm to 1,000 rpm in first gear and 0 rpm to 3,100 rpm in second gear with a maximum tightening torque of 248 inch-lbs.  The tool features a 1/2" geared chuck.

The SBE710 weighs 6.8 lbs and features a 710 watt motor.  The 'LongLife' motor design withstands abuse from dust and overload conditions, resulting in the tool's long service life.

The SBE 1100 Plus 1/2" hammer drill features Metabo's Vario Tacho Constamatic (VTC) speed stabilization that increases efficiency by working at nearly 100 percent of the no-load speed right up to the full rated amp load of 9.6 amps. The tool's 'LongLife' motor has 1,100 watts of power.

This new hammer drill also has a 2-speed die cast aluminum gear box and offers a no-load speed of 0 rpm to 900 rpm in first gear and 0 rpm to 2,800 rpm in second gear with a maximum tightening torque of 389 inch-lbs.

The 1/2" Futuro Top keyless chuck on the SBE 1100 makes bit changes quick and easy and ensures secure bit clamping.  The hammer drill also features an electronic soft start, current interruption protection, maintenance reminder light, electronic winding-temperature monitor and an adjustable dial to control speed.

The SBE 1100 has a maximum impact rate of 53,000 bmp and provides a maximum drilling diameter of 3/4" concrete, 5/8" mild steel and 1 9/16" softwood.

Safety features for both tools include a rubber coated grip, safety non-slip side handle, Metabo's safety slip clutch, auto-stop carbon brushes and winding protection grid.  Both tools also feature a swivel cord connection which extends the service life and reversing switch.

For more information, please visit http://www.metabo.us/uploads/media/2011GCpages14-33_LR.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


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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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