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New Auto-Balanced 5" Angle Grinder from Metabo

Metabo Corporation now offers the 5" WEPA14-125 Quick angle grinder featuring Metabo's auto-balance system that can extend both tool and wheel life while making the grinder safer and more comfortable to use, the company said.

The WEPA14-125 Quick, suitable 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.

"The lower vibration levels in the new grinder decrease the risk of cumulative work related disorders, such as white finger syndrome, minimize operator fatigue and have the ability to increase the life of a grinding disc by 50%," said a company spokesperson. "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. 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.

For more information contact:

Terry Tuerk

Metabo Corporation

1231 Wilson Drive

West Chester, PA 19380


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