Metabo “Instant Brake” Angle Grinders Improve Safety

Originally titled '“Instant Brake” Angle Grinders Improve Safety'

Suited for heavy-duty grinding and cutting applications, Metabo Corp.’s WEPBA14-125 Quick and WEPBA14-150 Quick “instant brake” angle grinders feature a mechanical brake system that stops a grinding disc in two seconds or less, or stops thin cutting wheels in one second or less, reducing the likelihood of injuries.

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Suited for heavy-duty grinding and cutting applications, Metabo Corp.’s WEPBA14-125 Quick and WEPBA14-150 Quick “instant brake” angle grinders feature a mechanical brake system that stops a grinding disc in two seconds or less, or stops thin cutting wheels in one second or less, reducing the likelihood of injuries.

The tools also feature Metabo’s auto-balance technology which 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, reducing vibration. This feature helps reduce the risk of cumulative work-related disorders, minimize operator fatigue, and increase the life of the grinding disc and the tool, the company says.

Both grinders feature a long-lasting 12.2-A motor and 1,400 w of power. The WEPBA14-125 Quick offers a no-load speed of 10,000 rpm and a maximum wheel diameter of 5 inches, while the WEPBA14-150 Quick provides a no-load speed of 9,000 rpm and a maximum wheel diameter of 6 inches.

Each tool also features the Metabo “S” automatic safety slip clutch that helps prevent kickback in the event that a wheel is bound or pinched, further enhancing the grinders’ overall safety. Other safety features include a burst-proof wheel guard with seven stops, anti-vibration side handle, current interruption protection, auto-stop carbon brushes and winding protection grid.