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Metabo HPT Launches the Industry's First Dual-Powered MultiVolt Rebar Bender/Cutter that Saves Time & Labor
March 13, 2020

Metabo HPT introduces the industry’s first dual-powered MultiVolt™ Rebar Bender/Cutter (model VB3616DA) designed exclusively for rebar to make quick & easy cuts and to bend to uniform angles like a breeze. Made in Japan and based on the iconic corded rebar bender/cutter model VB16Y, this tool is crafted to deliver even greater cutting and bending performance than the original model. It delivers one of a kind cordless/corded dual-power convenience as part of the MultiVolt family of tools. With its impressive power and speed, the VB3616DA pays for itself in time and labor saved on the jobsite.

This ultra-capable rebar bender/cutter can bend approximately 520 pieces of #5 rebar at 90° on a single charge of the included MultiVolt 4.0Ah battery in under 2 seconds per bend. It can bend multiple pieces of rebar at one time (one piece of #5 rebar, two pieces of #4, or three pieces of #3) to save time and improve productivity. Dial into precise angles up to 180° for uniform bends with the simple turn of the convenient color-coded angle adjust dial. For custom angles, a quick-reverse setting is a feature of the new Manual Mode.

When it comes to cuts, a user can expect approximately 270 cuts of #5 rebar in a matter of seconds on a single charge of the 4.0Ah MultiVolt battery. With any MultiVolt tool, if a power outlet is handy - just plug in with the AC adapter with cord (model ET36A- sold separately or FREE with mail-in rebate www.metaboHPTfree.com) for unlimited run time, leaving the batteries for jobs that require cordless convenience.

This MultiVolt Rebar Bender/Cutter comes equipped with a dual-step trigger and deflection guard for added user safety. The VB3616DA utilizes Brushless Motor Technology for more run-time, increased power, and extended durability with essentially no maintenance. Weighing just 42.3 lbs., the VB3616DA’s solid construction is made to last, and with Metabo HPT’s professional 5-year tool body warranty – it’s a safe bet for the long haul. 

Metabo HPT’s revolutionary MultiVolt platform uniquely offers dual-power versatility. Used cordless or corded, MultiVolt offers the ability to operate any MultiVolt tool either with a 36V battery or AC Adapter with cord with equivalent POWER and PERFORMANCE no matter the power source. Go cordless when there’s no access to power and portability is needed. When there is easy access to power, save the battery and just plug in. Production doesn’t have to stop due to a drained battery – just connect the AC Adapter with cord and continue working while the battery charges. You no longer need both a cordless and corded tool – MultiVolt™ is a one tool solution!

This MultiVolt Rebar Bender/Cutter comes complete with (2) 36V MultiVolt 4.0Ah batteries (372121M), rapid charger with USB port (UC18YSL3), a deflection guard, and rolling plastic case for storage and easy transport. Additional power sources sold separately include the MultiVolt AC/DC Adapter (ET36A) and a MultiVolt 36V 2.5Ah battery (371751M). Optional accessories include replaceable center rollers for bends of varying diameters. 

The MultiVolt Rebar Bender/Cutter (model VB3616DA) changes what’s possible on the jobsite. Its dual-power ease of use, consistent power and extremely accurate performance pays for itself quickly in time and labor saved on the jobsite. (MSRP $2,399). For more information, including the full line of Metabo HPT MultiVolt products and support, please contact 1-800-829-4752. For available rebates, visit www.metaboHPTfree.com.

About Metabo HPT 

Metabo HPT (formerly known as Hitachi Power Tools) offers an extensive line of professional grade power tools and accessories for woodworking, metalworking, drilling and fastening, concrete drilling and cutting, outdoor power equipment products as well as a complete line of pneumatic nailers, staplers, compressors and collated fasteners. From headquarters in Braselton, GA, and satellite offices in the United States and Canada, Metabo HPT supports over 4000 retail locations and over 1000 authorized service centers. Metabo HPT is a brand within Koki Holdings America Ltd., the North American division of Koki Holdings Co., Ltd.