Metabo's New SBE1010 Plus Hammer DrillHammer Drill features /2 in. keyless chuck.

    WEST CHESTER, Pa., January 2007 -- Metabo Corporation, a leading international manufacturer of professional grade portable electric power tools and abrasives for industrial, construction and welding applications, now offers a new 1/2" hammer drill for increased productivity in a variety of drilling applications.

    Hammer Drill features /2 in. keyless chuck.

    The SBE1010 Plus features a 1/2" Futuro Top keyless chuck, which makes bit changes quick and easy and ensures secure bit clamping. Under extreme conditions, with Metabo's Vario Tacho Constamatic (VTC) speed stabilization, the hammer drill increases efficiency by working at nearly 100 percent of the no-load speed right up to the full rated amp load (8 amps). In addition, Metabo's "Service Minder" light signals to the operator when it is time to change-out the tool's carbon brushes.

    Useful for drilling holes in steel, wood, concrete block, brick and solid concrete, the SBE1010 Plus has a capacity of 3/4" in concrete, 5/8" in mild steel and 1-1/2" in softwood. The hammer drill's side handle can be rotated 360 degrees and is ergonomically designed to counteract the torque of the tool when drilling into hard materials, giving the operator greater control of the tool to drill straighter, rounder holes.

    Metabo's S-automatic safety clutch in the SBE1010 Plus helps to limit kick-back in the event of a bit jam, and the tool's double insulation reduces the chance of electric shock. The winding protection grid and long life motor with an epoxy resin-coated field extend the life of the tool up to five times and protect against abrasive dust, while the overload protection sensor safeguards the tool from overheating under extreme loads.

    The SBE1010 Plus has an input rating of 1010 watts and a maximum tightening torque of 248 inch-lbs. It offers two speed ranges: a no-load speed of 0-900 RPM or 0-2600 RPM, and 0-50,000 no-load blows per minute. It is 13 3/8" long, weighs 6.9 lbs. and comes with a 1/2" keyless chuck and carrying case.

    With input rating of 1,010 W, Model SBE1010 Plus offers max tightening torque of 248 lb-in., no-load speed of 0-900 or 0-2,600 rpm, and 0-50,000 no-load bpm. It provides capacity of 3/4 in. in concrete, 5/8 in. in mild steel, and 1-1/2 in. in soft wood. Under extreme conditions, Vario Tach Constamatic speed stabilization increases efficiency by working at nearly 100% of no-load speed up to full rated amp load of 8 A. Ergonomic handle can be rotated 360 degrees.

    For more information, please visit www.metabo.us/metabo/handgefuehrte/us/en/produkte/impactdrills/impactdrillsbe1010plus_6_01008_62.html 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.

    READER SERVICE INQUIRIES: Please send all reader service inquiries to Terry Tuerk, Metabo, 1231 Wilson Drive, West Chester, PA 19380.

    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 first tool -- a metal-boring tool -- manufactured by the company in 1924.

    Company Information:
    Metabo Corp.
    1231 Wilson Dr.
    West Chester, PA 19380 4243
    USA
    Phone: 610-436-5900
    FAX: 610-436-9072
    www.metabousa.com Contact Information:
    Terry Tuerk
    Phone: 800-638-2264
    FAX: 800-638-2261
    E-mail: ttuerk@metabousa.com