Metabo WEPBA14-125 Quick and WEPBA14-150 Quick
Metabo has introduced two new angle grinders designed to reduce the likelihood of injuries by stopping wheel rotation in two seconds or less when the deadman safety switch is released. Ideal for heavy-duty grinding and cutting applications, both models feature a long-lasting 12.2-amp motor and 1,400 watts of power. The WEPBA14-125 Quick offers a no-load speed of 10,000 rpm and a maximum wheel diameter of 5 inches. The WEPBA14-150 Quick provides a no-load speed of 9,000 rpm and a maximum wheel diameter of 6 inches. Each has a mechanical brake system that stops a grinding disc in two seconds or less, or stops thin cutting wheels in one second or less. The system has been tested to 50,000 cycles with no failures. The tools also feature auto-balance technology that replaces a traditional backing flange with an auto-balancing flange pressed onto the spindle. While the tool is in use, ball bearings automatically offset out-of-balance conditions present in the grinding accessory, which reduces vibration.
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