Jump to content

Anybody have any information about this grinder?


Slowfriedchicken

Recommended Posts

It's the AG500, circa 1972 or 1973.

 

Just for git's and shiggle's I reached out to Metabo. Here's the response;

 

"Hello Todd,

That is indeed an old Metabo, our AG500. The AG500 was one of the key tools that got Metabo started in the USA. Metabo USA was founded in 1972, and there were some changes made to the AG500 shortly afterward, so I would have to guess the tool in the image was purchased in 1972 or perhaps 1973.

The first Metabo small angle grinder with safety slip clutch is the 1966 model, and, to this day, Metabo is the only brand of angle grinder that has a true mechanical safety slip clutch that helps to prevent injuries from kickback. We are celebrating the 50th anniversary of this tool, you can find more about that here:

 

https://www.facebook.com/MetaboUSA/photos/a.10150929772656279.419047.283952071278/10153857433926279/?type=3&theater

 

Thanks for making contact, great to see our tools still out there after so much time…."

  • Like 4
Link to comment
Share on other sites

1 hour ago, wildroamer said:

It's the AG500, circa 1972 or 1973.

 

Just for git's and shiggle's I reached out to Metabo. Here's the response;

 

"Hello Todd,

That is indeed an old Metabo, our AG500. The AG500 was one of the key tools that got Metabo started in the USA. Metabo USA was founded in 1972, and there were some changes made to the AG500 shortly afterward, so I would have to guess the tool in the image was purchased in 1972 or perhaps 1973.

The first Metabo small angle grinder with safety slip clutch is the 1966 model, and, to this day, Metabo is the only brand of angle grinder that has a true mechanical safety slip clutch that helps to prevent injuries from kickback. We are celebrating the 50th anniversary of this tool, you can find more about that here:

 

https://www.facebook.com/MetaboUSA/photos/a.10150929772656279.419047.283952071278/10153857433926279/?type=3&theater

 

Thanks for making contact, great to see our tools still out there after so much time…."

 

Awesome research and great response from Metabo! I knew it was a cool find but wow, it's really a gem!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Member Statistics

    16,544
    Total Members
    6,555
    Most Online
    Crim
    Newest Member
    Crim
    Joined
×
×
  • Create New...