Posted August 4, 2016

Metabo introduces Limited Edition gold grinders

Golden tools celebrate 50 years of the industry’s first safety slip-clutch.

Metabo Corporation, a leading international manufacturer of professional grade hand-held power tools and accessories is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the industry’s first Safety Slip Clutch by offering a special, limited edition, angle grinder with an attractive, bright gold motor housing and guard.

Two versions will be offered, a 4-1/2” WP9-115 Quick and a 6” WEP15-150 Quick, and both include a FREE Safety video (in both English and Spanish) which is used by end users and Safety Directors all across the country as a key safety training tool.

The limited edition grinders also feature a bright gold label and are consecutively serial numbered, making them suitable for collecting.

The 4-1/2” grinder comes with a free Original Grinding wheel, while the 6” will include two free Original Slicer wheels. Both models feature the exclusive Metabo Safety-Slip Clutch, which has been preventing injuries for 50 years, an anti-vibration side-handle, a quick-change nut system, and non-locking paddle switches, while the 6” also feature an electronic package to stabilize the grinders RPM while running under load.

“In 1966, Metabo invented the safety-slip clutch, arguably the most important safety innovation ever introduced for angle grinders. This one feature started a safety revolution that continues to this day,” said Joe Smith, Metabo USA’s President and CEO. “Metabo continues its focus on end-use safety and productivity with all of our tools from metalworking to concrete prep, with injury-preventing features such as mechanical brakes and anti-vibration features.”

The FREE safety videos have been used by Safety Directors in both open and closed shops throughout North America and Canada as a staple in their on-going safety training programs. It addresses all of the ANSI and OSHA requirements as well as many best practice safety concepts.

The Metabo 50th Anniversary grinders are available at participating Metabo dealers for a limited time only.

Engineered in Germany, Metabo’s premium line of power tools are designed specifically for professional users to provide the highest level of safety, reliability and performance. Metabo manufactures both corded and cordless power tools, as well as a full line of abrasives and accessories for metalworking, concrete and many other industrial and construction applications. Metabo products include angle grinders, die grinders, drills, rotary hammers and dustless systems. The Metabo Ultra-M 18V LiHD battery technology offers users the mobility and power for the most demanding industrial applications. Learn more at