Metabo Corp., has introduced a new lightweight, ergonomic angle grinder designed for applications in the field using AC/DC power sources. The W1080 RT 5-inch angle grinder, also known as the ‘Rat Tail’ because of its handle design, fits comfortably in the user’s hand and features a rubberized grip that dampens vibration and increases slip resistance.
The W1080 RT features a high overload capacity 10 A motor with 1,080 watts of power, 26 inch-pounds of torque and a no-load speed of 10,000 rpm. The new grinder has a low profile aluminum die-cast gear housing that facilitates heat dissipation and increased tool life.
Weighing just 5.4 pounds, this new angle grinder is perfect for applications that require reaching or overhead work. Its slim motor housing design and ergonomic side handle make the grinder comfortable, safe and easy to use throughout the day.
The W1080 RT includes a non-locking trigger switch, spindle lock, burst-proof wheel guard and auto-stop carbon brushes, further ensuring a long tool life.
The W1080 RT comes standard with a Type 27 wheel guard, an inner flange, a face spanner and an outer nut. A Type 1 cut-off wheel guard, carrying case and a variety of abrasives for the grinder are sold separately.