MRO Magazine

Drill produces large holes fast

Metabo has introduced a 1/2-in. drill that provides torque of 248 in.-lb in a lightweight, ergonomic package. The BE1020 drill is suitable for HVAC installers, fitters, joiners, carpenters and other users who require a universal tool for drilling...


February 1, 2004
By MRO Magazine

Metabo has introduced a 1/2-in. drill that provides torque of 248 in.-lb in a lightweight, ergonomic package. The BE1020 drill is suitable for HVAC installers, fitters, joiners, carpenters and other users who require a universal tool for drilling both large and small holes in almost any type of wood or metal. It also can be used in pipe-bevelling and flange-facing applications. Features include a two-speed gearbox, automatic safety clutch and electronic carbon brush wear indicator. The winding protection grid deflects airborne debris away from armature windings. Vario-Tacho-Constimatic full-wave electronic speed control allows the speed of the drill to be set to the relevant material-specific cutting speed. The selected speed always remains constant. Designed for ease of use, the tool comes in a compact, lightweight, pistol-grip style with a reversing switch. Drilling capacity is 5/8 in. in steel and 1-9/16 in. in softwood. No-load speed is 0-900/0-2,600 rpm, with an 8.2-A motor, and rated input is 1,020 W.

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