Angle Grinder Reviews

by Tested_to_Destruction

An angle grinder is a useful power tool for cutting and grinding. The five best angle grinders, compared and reviewed.

An angle grinder is another regularly used power tool in the construction industry. Generally used for polishing, grinding or cutting materials, they can be largely inexpensive as power tools go. They also come in a variety of sizes and models - you can buy small angle grinders for more detailed work, or larger ones that are better suited to metal work or working on construction sites.

They're designed to be used with both hands, many of the latest models feature comfort grip handle and a more user friendly design overall. Beyond that, they can be cordless, electric or air models and the type is particular to the user.

The five best angle grinders are featured below. All are on the best sellers list, are highly rated overall and provide the best return on investment.

DEWALT D28402K 4-1/2-Inch Small Angle Grinder Kit

This is the best small angle grinder, manufactured by the famous Dewalt brand - and it possesses a full five star rating. It's a compact 4 1/2" in size, has a nice ergonomic design that makes it easy and comfortable to work with - and it's good for metal shaping and finishing.

It's surprisingly powerful, don't let it's size make you think otherwise - and it's more than capable of grinding and cutting just about anything you point it at. It's powered by a 10 amp motor, that puts out 11,000 rpm, which makes it an all-round super effective grinder. It comes with a sturdy case and a wrench and for less than 80 bucks - you can't buy better than the Dewalt.

DEWALT D28402K 4-1/2-Inch Small-Angle Grinder Kit

The DEWALT D28402K4-1/2-Inch Small Angle Grinder features a powerful 10 amp motor and an ergonomic body that's easy to handle. This DEWALT also features an exclusive Dust Ejecti...

$180.04  $114.12

Bare-Tool Makita BGA452Z 18-Volt LXT Lithium-Ion Cordless 4-1/2-Inch Cut-Off/Angle Grinder (Tool Only, No Battery)

This is the best selling of the cordless angle grinders and comes from Makita. It's a bare tool model so you'll need the batteries and charger and in comparison to the Dewalt, it's similar in size at 4 1/2" but it lacks the power output - 10,000 RPM. Still, it remains a powerful tool and gets the job done, plus it features a few added extras that make it attractive to those that prefer cordless power tools.

There's an LED warning light that's designed to protect the motor when excessive torque comes into play, and a current limiter that shuts it down automatically if the grinder reaches its overload point. It did a great job on finishing off some piping and took the heads off plenty of bolts without issue. Good quality, does everything you need it to do and for a little over 80 dollars it's worth the price for its superior quality and the attention to detail.

Bare-Tool Makita BGA452Z 18-Volt LXT Lithium-Ion Cordless 4-1/2-Inch Cut-Off/Angle Grinder (Tool ...

This 18-volt cordless cut-off/angle grinder from Makita has an LXT Lithium-Ion battery and an optimum charging system that produces 280 percent total lifetime work, with twice t...

Only $218.00

Milwaukee 6088-30 7-Inch/9-Inch Large Angle Grinder with Lock-On

This is the best selling 7 inch angle grinder and it's made by the Milwaukee brand. Heavier, mightier and more powerful than the previous two models, this one is powered by 15 amps, which in turn drives a throaty 4.2 motor. It's best suited to heavy duty grinding, shaping and cutting, plus it will comfortably fit a 9" disk.

If you're looking for a feature packed angle grinder - this one is not for you. It's only function is power - and that's exactly what you get. Despite the size and weight, it's comfortable to use, easy to operate and does deliver awesome results. Best in class for it's size.

Milwaukee 6088-30 7-Inch/9-Inch Large Angle Grinder with Lock-On

Milwaukee 6088-30 15 Amp 7"/9" Large Angle Grinder With Lock-on The 6088-30 7"/9" 15.0 Amp Large Angle Grinder w/Lock-on delivers performance and durability for the most difficu...

$292.00  $165.11

Bosch 1803EVS 5-Inch Variable Speed Angle Grinder

This is a Bosch angle grinder, another best seller and it weighs in at the mid-range in terms of size and power at 5 inches. This is the 9 amp version, there's also an 8.5 amp model, though the difference in price and features makes this one the better choice. The variable speed is a nice touch - it starts more evenly, you can increase the speed and you will appreciate the gradual increase.

It's balanced enough, though once you're working you're more likely to be concentrating on what you're doing than how it feels. Disk changes are a breeze, it seems to be happy with whatever you point it at and price wise it's right on the money. Superior quality, great price tag and it's a righ angle grinder - if you already love Bosch tools, you're not going to be disappointed with this one.

Bosch 1803EVS 5-Inch Variable Speed Angle Grinder

With its' new kickback and restart protection, Bosch continues to be the world leader in grinders. The new Bosch grinders' lifetime has been increased by new motor technology an...

Only $270.00

Bare-Tool Porter-Cable PC18AG 18-Volt Cordless Expansion Angle Grinder (Tool Only, No Battery)

This is a cheap angle grinder, manufactured by Porter-Cable and despite the price, there's some pretty impressive features included in the design and power and size wise it's comparable to its more expensive competitors.

It's powered by an 18 volt motor, which delivers 8,500 rpm's - enough to cope with most tasks. It's ergonomic, comfortable to use and the handle is adjustable to three positions, which offers more flexibility re working positions. It comes with two grinding disks, one cut off disk, a pair of metal and wood grinding guards - and if you've already got battery packs it's a steal of a deal. Quality, power and well designed for less than 50 bucks.

Bare-Tool Porter-Cable PC18AG 18-Volt Cordless Expansion Angle Grinder (Tool Only, No Battery)

Includes Tradesman 18V Cordless Cut-Off Tool / Angle Grinder (Bare Tool) - PC18AGR, Grinding Wheel, (2) Cut-Off Wheels, Side Handle, Grinding Guard, Metal Cutting Guard, Wrench

Only $80.30
Updated: 06/25/2012, Tested_to_Destruction
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