Metabo Corp. has unveiled two new 1/2-in. hammer drills that promise to increase productivity on the job site. The SBE710 and the SBE 1100 Plus can be used on various construction materials, including concrete block, solid concrete and brick.
The SBE710 hammer drill features the company’s Variospeed electronic speed control, which allows users to regulate the speed from the lowest value to the highest. The hammer drill has a maximum impact rate of 59,000 bmp, is rated at 5.8 amps and provides a maximum drilling diameter of 3/4-in. concrete, 1/2-in. mild steel and 1-and-9/16-in. softwood.
The two-speed aluminum die cast gear box in the hammer drill offers a no-load speed of 0 rpm to 1,000 rpm in first gear and 0 rpm to 3,100 rpm in second gear with a maximum tightening torque of 248 in.-lbs.
The SBE710 features a 710-watt motor and a 'LongLife' motor design that withstands abuse from dust and overload conditions.
The SBE 1100 Plus hammer drill features Metabo's Vario Tacho Constamatic (VTC) speed stabilization that increases efficiency by working at nearly 100% of the no-load speed up to the full-rated amp load of 9.6 amps. The tool's 'LongLife' motor has 1,100 watts of power.
In addition, it features a two-speed die cast aluminum gear box and offers a no-load speed of 0 rpm to 900 rpm in first gear and 0 rpm to 2,800 rpm in second gear with a maximum tightening torque of 389 in.-lbs.
Safety features for both hammer drills include a rubber coated grip, safety non-slip side handle, Metabo's safety slip clutch, auto-stop carbon brushes and winding protection grid.