Metabo Corporation, a German international manufacturer of professional-grade cordless and corded hand-held power tools and accessories in the U.S., released its Metabo High Powered Wall Chaser, MFE 40 (604040620).
Metabo’s High Powered Masonry Chaser (MFE 40) has a 15 amp motor and a no-load speed of 5,000 rpm derived from its planetary double gear reduction, which makes easy work of cutting channels into concrete, brick, block (up to 1-9/16” deep and 3/8” - 1-3/8” wide) for the installation of wiring, conduit, or pipe or laying in reinforcing materials.
As with most of Metabo tools, the MFE 40 has several safety features to help protect the tool and user. Dust-free work is achieved by the die-cast aluminum cover with 1-¼" vacuum connection. The wall chaser includes the soft start feature, which allows for smooth start-up and restart protection. This prevents the tool from starting on its own in the event of a power interruption. It also includes an LED light that signals if the tool is in danger of overloading. Heavy-duty rollers enable easy guidance, and the rear D-handle and front loop handle are ergonomically designed for best control.
“The MFE 40 includes two 5" x .080 diamond cutting wheels, which can be spaced at widths from 3/8" to 1-1/8" wide and can be adjusted to cut from 3/8" to 1-9/16" deep. The parallel cuts can then be chipped out using a chipping hammer to create a finished slot in concrete for embedment. In addition, to make the fastest cuts, Metabo has two accessory diamond cutters that slot in one pass, either ¾” wide or 1-3/16” wide,” says Terry Tuerk, Metabo’s senior product manager.