4/8/10 – Metabo Launches angle grinder for metal and concrete cutting
4 August 10
Metabo Corporation has introduced the new WP8-115 Quick 4-1/2" angle grinder with a non-locking paddle switch for added safety. The company says that the grinder is suitable for rugged applications including cutting and grinding metal or concrete. The WP8-115 Quick features a long lasting 8.0 A motor with 800 watts of power, 19.5 inch-lbs of torque and a no-load speed of 10,000 rpm. The WP8-115 Quick has one of the most effective dust protection systems 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 just 5.3 lbs, this new lightweight, ergonomic grinder features a secure ‘racket’ grip and dual grip zones for comfortable handling. The company says that the tool’s anti-vibration side handle absorbs up to 60% of the vibration, allowing the operator to hold the tool longer and resulting in less user fatigue. The WP8-115 Quick’s toolless wheel change system saves time and energy when replacing wheels, making the operator more efficient. Other tool safety features consist of a toolless locking wheel guard with seven positions, spindle lock and the Metabo "S-Automatic" safety slip clutch to help protect the operator from kickback by absorbing the torque created should the wheel bind or snag. Optional equipment for the WP8-115 Quick includes a Type 1 Cut-off Wheel Guard and Metabo’s Dust Director Tuck Pointing Guard as well as a wide variety of abrasives, sanding discs and wire wheels.
Metabo is a leading international manufacturer of professional grade portable electric power tools and abrasives for industrial, construction and welding applications.