Metabo Corporation, a leading international manufacturer of professional grade portable electric power tools and abrasives for industrial, construction and welding applications, has introduced its first professional-grade cordless angle grinder, complete with a rotating battery pack, making it ideal for grinding and cutting applications in hard to reach areas. The W18LTX cordless angle grinder is part of Metabo’s PowerMasterSeries of 18 V lithium-ion cordless power tools.This 4-1/2” grinder’s slim motor housing and ergonomic side handle make it comfortable and easy to use throughout the day. The cost-effective, durable W18LTX is ideal for users needing a reliable tool for tough, portable grinding and cutting.Incorporating more than 85 years of Metabo grinding innovations, the W18LTX features a robust, debris-resistant 4-pole motor with easily replaceable carbon brushes, and removable dust filter. It has a no-load speed of 8,000 rpm.Safety features include advanced motor protection with a no-volt release switch that protects against unintentional starts when inserting a battery, a burst-proof guard that can be adjusted in seconds without tools, and an electronic shut off that helps to prevent kick-back.Added features include thermal overload protection and an electronic soft start that helps extend motor life significantly. Metabo’s proven air-cooled charging technology cools the battery pack to a level temperature during charging using guided air flow ducting. This increases productivity by shortening the charging process and helps sustain the life of the battery by keeping individual cells cooler during the charging process.Each battery features Metabo’s state-of-the-art cell monitoring system, Electronic Single Cell Protection (ESCP) that electronically monitors the individual cells during the charging process and discharging process to prevent damage as well as prolong battery life. The batteries and charger are covered by Metabo’s three-year warranty; if they don’t charge, they are replaced at no cost.The W18LTX kit is sold with two Extreme 3.0 Ah batteries, a 30-minute charger and carrying case. This cordless angle grinder is also available as a tool only.Upcoming Tradeshows: STAFDA, San Antonio, TX, 11/13-15; AWS/Fabtech, Chicago, IL, 11/14-17Reader Service Inquiries: Please send all reader service inquiries to Terry Tuerk, Metabo, 1231 Wilson Drive, West Chester, Pa. 19380.About MetaboMetabo, 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 company’s first tool -- a metal-boring tool -- manufactured in 1924.Product available for demo or review.