Metabo Corp. has introduced the new WP780 4 1/2-inch angle grinder with a nonlocking paddle switch. The WP780’s “deadman” function increases user safety by turning the grinder off automatically when its trigger is released or the tool is dropped.
Built to withstand rugged operating conditions, including edge grinding, deburring, weld grinding, metal removal and tile cutting, the WP780 features a 7.2-amp motor with 780 watts of power, 14 inch-pounds of torque and a no-load speed of 11,000 rpm.
Weighing just 4.7 pounds, this lightweight grinder is ideal for overhead applications or ones that require the operator to reach. Its slim motor housing design and ergonomic 15-degree offset side handle make this grinder more comfortable to use than other grinders on the market. The WP780 includes a nonlocking paddle switch and auto-stop carbon brushes. Additionally, the WP780 includes a burst-proof wheel guard that meets the latest international standards.
The new grinder comes standard with an inner flange, face spanner and outer nut. Optional equipment for the WP780 includes a Type 1 cut-off wheel guard and carrying case, as well as Metabo’s wide range of abrasives.