FEIN ErgoGrip: more powerful, safe and durable with less fatigue
Mississauga, September 2015. FEIN introduces compact angle grinders with a new “Rat-tail” handle design: The narrow handle, extended toward the rear, makes FEIN ErgoGrip tools very handy and fatigue-free, enabling continuous work. They are particularly suitable for users in trade and industry with heavy grinding and cutting applications. The powerful, compact angle grinders with FEIN ErgoGrip are available through specialty distributors.
Ergonomic handle shape for continuous use
So-called "Rat tail" machines have been in use in North America for many years. One major benefit of this handle shape is a secure grip and machine control with a defined hand position. The angle grinder is not held around the motor housing like barrel-bodied machines, but by a narrow extended handle. All of the thrust is therefore applied in the direction of work. FEIN is the first manufacturer to offer this design in every performance class in the product range, from 1,100 to 1,500 watts, including models especially for stainless steel processing.
This premium power tool manufacturer has over 100 years of experience in the development of angle grinders. "We have developed various handle designs in comprehensive studies and practical tests to find the optimal handle shape. Achieving maximum contact between palm and handle was our top development priority. FEIN has applied for a patent for this slim grip zone. The large contact area ensures that craftsmen use less energy and do not tire as quickly," said Rainer Warnicki, FEIN's product development manager. With weights starting at 5.3 lbs (2.4 kg), the machines are among the lightest on the market.
More control and safety
The new FEIN ErgoGrip compact angle grinders are equipped with a slim, convex handle. Thanks to a handle length of 4¾ in (120 mm), the machines can be comfortably controlled, even when wearing heavy welders' gloves. They allow for an excellent grip, so that even complex components can be processed flexibly. Angle grinders with FEIN ErgoGrip are available with either lockable or constant pressure switches (dead man's switch). Machines with dead man's switches turn off immediately if the operator releases the switch, they are specially developed for industrial sectors with very high safety requirements, such as refineries and container fabrication.
Industrial quality compact angle grinders
Every FEIN angle grinder is developed, produced and assembled at company headquarters in Schwäbisch Gmünd-Bargau, Germany. Even under load, FEIN compact angle grinders work at a high, stable speed and achieve up to 30% faster material removal than competitive products in the same performance class. This is thanks to the high copper content in the motor. Furthermore, they achieve up to 30% longer carbon brush service life which is the result of perfect matching of the major components: motor, gearbox and special ventilation of the commutator/carbon brush system. A solid metal drive head makes the machine particularly robust and durable in heavy use. The drive head can be rotated in 90˚ steps, so an ergonomic working position can be adopted for both cutting and grinding work. They are equipped with a spindle lock and the safety guard is movable and non-slip. All models are supplied with an industrial cable thirteen feet (four meters) in length.
Three product series
Compact angle grinders with FEIN ErgoGrip are available in the same three product series as the barrel-body models, with either lockable or constant pressure switch.
The 1,100 Watt series of compact angle grinders with FEIN ErgoGrip are handy angle grinders with basic functions for deburring, grinding and cutting work.
The 1,500 Watt series of compact angle grinders with FEIN ErgoGrip have over 400 watts more power thanks to their integrated POWERtronic tacho electronics. Extensive functions are also integrated to protect the user: a soft start allows the machine to start quietly and safely. After a power supply interruption, restart protection ensures that the angle grinder must be switched back on manually, eliminating the possibility of restarting accidentally. If the wheel jams, locking protection switches off the machine, so that it cannot twist in your hand. Electronic overload protection also prevents damage to the motor.
The INOX series of FEIN ErgoGrip compact angle grinders completes the product line. With variable speed control, they are developed especially for stainless steel processing. Their speed can be set electronically between 2,500 and 8,000 RPM. Even in the lower range, the higher mechanical gear reduction provides a stable speed which makes the machine ideal for polishing, satin finishing, and brushing stainless steel.
FEIN compact angle grinders with FEIN Ergo Grip are available at specialty distributors. Find distributors at: