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UHE 28 Multi Rotary Hammer

Metabo - UHE 28 Multi Rotary Hammer

This rotary hammer from Metabo has a "smart" switch, which prevents the tool from restarting if power is temporarily interrupted while the switch is on

$345.00 (As of 5/1/2004)

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Editor's Review: Drilling Concrete? Get a Rotary Hammer

review date: May 1, 2004

This is a light, well-balanced, finely crafted rotary hammer. It has a "smart" switch, which prevents the tool from restarting if power is temporarily interrupted while the switch is locked on. It includes an SDS chuck and a keyless 1/2-in. three-jaw chuck. It was pleasant to use and quiet, and it had relatively low vibration. Even though this tool had no apparent deficiencies, its performance lagged behind the other rotary hammers we tested.

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Editor Test Results:

Overall Rating Good
Runout N/A
Ergonomics/Balance Excellent
Endurance on a Single Charge N/A
Torque N/A
Chuck/Transmission Quality N/A
Drilling Test 37 sec. to drill 4-in. deep hole

More In-Depth Information

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Manufacturer Specifications

Manufacturer Metabo
Manufacturer's Web Site www.metabousa.com
Manufacturer's Phone Number 800-638-2264
Weight 6.2 lb.
Dimensions N/A
Chuck Type SDS-Plus and keyless three-jaw chuck
Clutch Settings Auto stop
Chuck Capacity 1/2 in.
Speed Two speed ranges
Volts N/A
Recharge Time N/A
Battery Type N/A
Accessories Case, auxiliary handle
Hammer Speed 0 to 4,400 beats per minute
Drillling Capacity 1-3/32 in.

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