Metabo Corporation, a leading international manufacturer of professional grade portable electric power tools and abrasives for industrial, construction and welding applications, has expanded its line of powerful rotary hammers to include a new model that provides increased power and versatility, as well as user comfort and safety. The new KHE 56 SDS-Max is ideal for drilling large holes, leveling walls and medium-heavy chiseling.
The versatile KHE 56 combination hammer allows users to quickly and easily move between masonry drilling and chiseling operations without switching tools. The KHE 56 offers high rotational torque of 796 inch-lbs. and variable impact energy from 1.0 to 14.0 joules per blow. Its optimum drilling range using solid bits is 5/8” to 1-3/4” with a maximum capacity in concrete of 1-3/4” using solid bits, and 6” using core bits.
The KHE 56 is designed for comfort and safety. The rotary hammer’s Metabo VibraTech (MVT) side handle, and rear handle featuring active vibration dampening construction and rubber grips, helps to reduce user fatigue and discomfort, while Metabo’s S-automatic safety clutch and extra long side handle protects against kick-back. An additional mounting point for the side handle at the rear of the tool allows for more comfortable control of the tool when working vertically.
Ergonomic, rounded-off areas on the handle and motor casing allow users to find a comfortable working position. The large rear handle enables two-handed operation in harder applications, and the shift lever and speed settings are extra large for easy operation, even when the user is wearing gloves.
The 14 amp motor has a no-load variable speed of 0 rpm to 450 rpm, and 0 bpm to 2840 bpm. The KHE 56 includes an impact reduction switch that reduces impact energy by 30% when working in brittle materials or to reduce spalling. Metabo’s Vario-Tacho-Constamatic electronic speed control enables the tool to maintain a virtually constant rate of impact and speed between no-load and load for maximum drilling speed. To protect the gear mechanism and motor from overheating, the overload clutch limits the maximum amount of torque applied if the tool blocks during operation.
To increase its service life, the KHE 56 features a tough magnesium die-cast gear housing, auto-stop carbon brushes with service indicator light, a spring-loaded lip seal to prevent dust penetration, a winding protection grid, and a durable pneumatic high-performance hammer mechanism.
The KHE 56 measures 18”, weighs 17.75 lbs. and comes standard with a carrying case, depth gauge, bit grease and wiping cloth.
READER SERVICE INQUIRIES: Please send all reader service inquiries to Terry Tuerk, Metabo, 1231 Wilson Drive, West Chester, Pa. 19380
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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.