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Sellersville, PA, United States, 2007/07/19 - Metabo Corporation, a leading international manufacturer of professional grade portable electric power tools and abrasives for industrial, construction and welding applications, today presented a new, 24-volt lithium-ion-powered rotary hammer.
The KHA24, Metabo’s first 24-volt lithium-ion tool, is lighter weight, offers more power and has a longer service life than rotary hammers powered with traditional NiCad batteries.
The cordless KHA24 was designed to be highly functional and easy-to-use, especially in overhead applications, while on a ladder or in other places difficult to operate a corded tool. With the battery positioned underneath the tool, the KHA24 is perfectly balanced and can drill precise, straight holes in concrete, block, brick or stone using SDS-Plus carbide-tipped drill bits.
The KHA24’s Vibratech anti-vibration side handle and the vibration-dampening rear handle protect the user when performing any of the tool’s three functions: rotary hammering, rotary drilling and chipping. With a no-load speed of 1,040 RPM, the new rotary hammer offers a capacity of 3/4” in concrete using solid bits, 1/2” in mild steel and 7/8” in softwood.
In addition, it is equipped with Vario Tacho Constamatic (VTC) speed stabilization, so the tool can maintain its no-load speed, even under heavy operating conditions.
Metabo’s “CODE” anti-theft system is provided with the KHA24 and operates via a one-touch infrared remote control to protect the tool against unauthorized use. The tool also has a rotation stop, which allows for chiseling or chipping, or for setting self-drilling anchors; a reverse feature, which allows for efficient drill removal; and a die cast aluminum gearbox for rapid heat dissipation and increased tool life. The KHA24 weighs 8.1 lbs. and has a maximum tightening torque 142 inch lbs.
READER SERVICE INQUIRIES: Please send all reader service inquiries to Terry Tuerk, Metabo, 1231 Wilson Drive, West Chester, PA 19380.
Metabo (metabousa.com), 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.
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