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First-to-market Cordless Magnetic Drill Press from Metabo Features Permanent Rare Earth Magnet

Tool mounts to flat surfaces as well as pipe

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WEST CHESTER, Pa., May 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Metabo Corporation, a leading international manufacturer of professional grade portable electric power tools and abrasives for industrial, construction and welding applications, introduces the world's first cordless magnetic drill press.  The new MAG 28 LTX utilizes a 25.2 V Li-Ion battery to power the tool. A permanent rare earth magnet, requiring no energy from the battery, allows the use of the mag drill in remote and previously inaccessible environments.

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The unique rare earth magnet offers up to 2,500 lbs of holding force, which can be adjusted for precise positioning when drilling on vertical, horizontal and sloped surfaces.  The drill has a prism-shaped magnetic base that enables users to work on pipe as well, further increasing the flexibility of this drill throughout steel construction applications.  A safety strap is supplied for working on overhead or vertical surfaces. 

This first-to-market cordless electromagnetic drill press can be used with annular cutters, spiral drills and countersinks, featuring a maximum drilling diameter of 1 1/4" with an annular cutter and 1/2" with a spiral drill.  The tool offers a maximum drilling depth of 2".

The tool's magnetic stand has a maximum stroke of 6 5/16".  The 2-speed tool boasts 380 or 680 no load revolutions per minute and is designed with a dual-level, permanently lubricated gearbox for speed and torque optimization. 

The MAG 28 LTX features electronic thermal overload protection and jam protection to help ensure the longevity of the 25.2 V motor.  A safety cut-out protects the operators in the event a battery is inserted with the machine in the on position. An integrated gravity coolant container with through-the-spindle coolant feed is also included.

The cordless tool's 25.2 V, 3.0 Ah Li-Ion battery pack charges rapidly in a 15 minute charger. Metabo's air-cooled charging technology cools the battery pack during charging to shorten the charging process by up to 30%, diminishing tool down-time and boosting useable tool life per charge.  A spare battery pack can also be stored in the drill's stand.  The battery packs and charger are further protected by a three-year warranty.  In addition, the MAG 28 LTX is warranted for three-years under Metabo's industry-leading XXL warranty.

A Weldon 3/4" tool holder, ejector pin, chuck adaptor and geared chuck, chuck key, MT 2 drift key, safety strap, allen key and two 25.2 V, 3.0 Ah Li-Ion battery packs come standard with Metabo's MAG 28 LTX.

For more information, please visit or contact Terry Tuerk, Metabo Corporation, 1231 Wilson Drive, West Chester, Pa. 19380. Tel: 800/ 638-2264; Fax: 800/ 638-2261; Email:; Web:

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ABOUT METABO: Metabo, a leading international manufacturer of professional grade portable electric power tools and abrasives for industrial, construction and welding applications, has international headquarters in Nurtingen, Germany and U.S. headquarters in West Chester, Pennsylvania.  The company has focused its product development on technological advancements in electronic circuitry and mechanical design, which has resulted in high performance, durable electric power tools.  The name Metabo is German for "metal-boring," symbolic of the company's first tool -- a metal-boring tool -- manufactured in 1924.

EDITOR'S NOTE: Product available for demo or review.