July 13, 2004
Metabo Corp. has introduced the SBP 18 Plus cordless hammer drill for heavy-duty applications. The tool is suitable for a variety of materials, including steel and aluminum.
The hammer drill has a larger motor and 20 percent more power than the previous model. A completely enclosed housing and a seal in the charging slot protect against dirt and dampness.
With the new C45 charger, the tool's 18-V battery reaches a full charge 25 percent faster than with the former charger, the company says. Each battery offers 2.4 amp-hours and a service life of 2,000 or more charges.
The hammer drill features a two-speed gearbox, five torque settings, and Variospeed technology. Its Impuls system allows the user to drive tough screws without center punching. Settings are rotation only and rotation with impact.
With its ½-in. keyless chuck, the tool can drill holes up to ½ in. in diameter in steel. It provides 22,400 BPM and a no-load speed of 0 to 400 RPM in first gear, as well as 0 to 1,400 RPM in second gear. Torque ranges from 265 to 575 in.-lbs.
The hammer drill weighs 6.8 lbs.; has a two-position, fixed side handle; and comes with a heavy-duty ABS carrying case.