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Metabo Unveils Auto-Balanced 5 in. Angle Grinder

Tue September 20, 2011 - National Edition
Construction Equipment Guide

Metabo Corporation, an international manufacturer of professional grade portable electric power tools and abrasives for industrial, construction and welding applications, now offers the 5 in. (12.7 cm) WEPA14-125 Quick angle grinder featuring Metabo’s auto-balance system that extends both tool and wheel life, while making the grinder safer and more comfortable to use, according to the manufacturer.

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 in.-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 percent. The reduced vibration also extends the grinder’s internal components longevity by up to 50 percent, 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, according to the manufacturer.

The WEPA14-125 Quick also features Metabo’s VibraTech (MVT) side handle that reduces vibration up to 60 percent for increased user comfort over an extended work period.

The angle grinder’s quick tool-less 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 percent.

This new grinder also features a dust protection system that includes an encapsulated on/off switch and auto-stop carbon brushes, double-lipped labyrinth sealed bearings, Metabo’s 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, call 800/638-2264 or visit

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