Metabo Corporation, a leading international manufacturer of professional grade portable electric power tools and abrasives for industrial, construction and welding applications, has introduced the new WP8-115 Quick 4-1/2” angle grinder with a non-locking paddle switch for added safety.Metabo’s new angle grinder is ideal for the most rugged applications including cutting and grinding metal or concrete. The WP8-115 Quick features a long lasting 8.0 A motor with 800 watts of power, 19.5 inch-lbs of torque and a no-load speed of 10,000 rpm.The WP8-115 Quick has one of the most effective dust protection systems on the market. It includes an encapsulated on/off switch and auto-stop carbon brushes, double-lipped labyrinth sealed bearings, Metabo’s unique dust-deflecting winding protection grid and epoxy coated field coil windings.Weighing just 5.3 lbs, this new lightweight, ergonomic grinder features a secure ‘racket’ grip and dual grip zones for comfortable handling. The tool’s anti-vibration side handle absorbs up to 60% of the vibration, allowing the operator to hold the tool longer and resulting in less user fatigue.The WP8-115 Quick’s toolless wheel change system saves time and energy when replacing wheels, making the operator more efficient. Other tool safety features consist of a toolless locking wheel guard with seven positions, spindle lock and the Metabo “S-Automatic” safety slip clutch to help protect the operator from kickback by absorbing the torque created should the wheel bind or snag.Optional equipment for the WP8-115 Quick includes a Type 1 Cut-off Wheel Guard and Metabo’s Dust Director Tuck Pointing Guard as well as a wide variety of abrasives, sanding discs and wire wheels.For more information, please contact Terry Tuerk, Metabo Corporation, 1231 Wilson Drive, West Chester, Pa. 19380. T: 1-800-638-2264; F: 1-800-638-2261.Upcoming Tradeshows: FABTECH International & AWS Welding Show 2010; 11/2-4; Atlanta, GA.Reader Service Inquiries: Please send all reader service inquiries to Terry Tuerk, Metabo, 1231 Wilson Drive, West Chester, Pa. 19380.About METABOMetabo (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 company’s first tool -- a metal-boring tool -- manufactured in 1924.