Best Angle Grinders

Last update February 15, 2017
Are you looking for a versatile tool for cutting and grinding metal, concrete, or tile? If so, you need an angle grinder! Our review of 5 best angle grinders is here to help you pick the right model for your needs. ...Read more ...Read less
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PROS
CONS
OUR VERDICT
Power
Wheel diameter & spindle thread
No load speed
Conveniences
Weight
Warranty
Type
 
PROS
The grinder is compatible with a 7" wheel that is able to cut through thick metal. The AC/DC switch allows using different power sources, making the tool more versatile.
CONS
The grinder is rather heavy.
OUR VERDICT
Thanks to the high performance, Makita angle grinder will be a fantastic choice for people who need a tool for repeated heavy-duty use.
detailed parameters
Power
15A
Wheel diameter & spindle thread
7", 5/8" - 11 UNC
No load speed
6000 RPM
Conveniences
Rubberized rear handle, Side handle, Trigger switch lock-on, Externally accessible brushes, Shaft lock for easy wheel change
Weight
12.2 lbs
Warranty
1 year
Type
Electric
PROS
The overload protection extends the tool's service life. The wide trigger provides a comfortable grip during use.
CONS
You should buy an additional battery for long-term use of the tool.
OUR VERDICT
This angle grinder will be the perfect choice for large worksites since it's cordless and needs no connection to a power outlet.
detailed parameters
Power
18V
Wheel diameter & spindle thread
4-1/2", 5/8" - 11 UNC
No load speed
9000 RPM
Conveniences
Rubber-coated handle, Side handle, Burst-resistant guard, Overload protection, Switch lock-off, Spindle lock for easy wheel replacement
Weight
4.4 lbs
Warranty
5 years
Type
Cordless
PROS
The tool features a quick-change release that allows a convenient replacement of the wheel. Oversized brushes last longer than conventional ones and extend the lifespan of the motor.
CONS
Some users claim that the tool's handle is a bit inconvenient.
OUR VERDICT
DeWALT DWE402 is an excellent angle grinder for beginners as well as skilled for welders and plumbers thanks to the enhanced functionality.
detailed parameters
Power
11A
Wheel diameter & spindle thread
4-1/2", 5/8" - 11 UNC
No load speed
11000 RPM
Conveniences
Newly designed side handle, One-Touch™ guard, Paddle switch with safety lock-off lever, Lock-on button, Spindle lock button
Weight
4.6 lbs
Warranty
3 years
Type
Electric
PROS
The variable speed allows more accurate application of the tool. The side handle absorbs vibrations and delivers additional comfort.
CONS
Some customer claim that the tool has a pretty thick body.
OUR VERDICT
This model is totally suitable for professional use and will come in handy for those who need to perform some accurate cutting or grinding.
detailed parameters
Power
11A
Wheel diameter & spindle thread
5", 5/8" - 11 UNC
No load speed
2800-11500 RPM
Conveniences
Two-position side handle, Tools-free adjustable guard, Spindle lock, Variable speed, Smooth start, Patented multi-grip paddle switch
Weight
5.1 lbs
Warranty
1 year
Type
Electric
PROS
The angle grinder comes with two replaceable wheels and guards for grinding and cutting metal.
CONS
According to some users' feedback, the spindle lock button is somewhat inconvenient.
OUR VERDICT
Having a medium power, Porter-Cable angle grinder will work perfectly for small projects and hobby.
detailed parameters
Power
7A
Wheel diameter & spindle thread
4-1/2", 5/8" - 11 UNC
No load speed
11000 RPM
Conveniences
Side handle, Guard adjustment, Spindle lock for single wrench bit change, Trigger lock-off lever
Weight
4.1 lbs
Warranty
1 year
Type
Electric

What Is It

Angle grinders are considered to be one of the most common power tools. This statement is well-grounded as an angle grinder can cut through tile, stone or metal, and remove rust or old paint. Naturally, such a large scope of application makes angle grinders helpful in professional construction and household tasks or repairs. The review covers 5 most popular angle grinders where you can choose the model that fully meets your requirements.

Additionally, consider MIG welders and chop saws that can prove useful for large metalworking projects.

Review of Makita GA7021 Angle Grinder

Makita GA7021 Angle Grinder

Makita GA7021 Angle Grinder

Angle Grinder for Any Task

GA7021 by Makita is one of the most powerful angle grinders available on the market. This tool can efficiently cut and grind pieces of metal, tile, wood, rubber, and plastic. The engineers of Makita used a robust heavy-duty metal, high-quality plastic, and a sturdy rubber to maximize service life of this angle grinder. We would like to highlight a convenience of handles and the way the tool sits in hands. The tool is amazingly comfortable to hold even when wearing gloves thanks to the rubber-coated back handle. What is more, the tool features a side handle that provides a better grip for your hand and offers a greater control over the tool and working process. We should also mention easily accessible brushes. To replace brushes of a motor, just unscrew caps, remove old brushes, and insert a new brush set instead. Unfortunately, whichever brushes are installed in your grinding machine, they wear and require replacement sooner or later.

Review of Makita GA7021 Angle Grinder

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Makita GA7021 Angle Grinder
Makita GA7021 Angle Grinder
 
Review of Milwaukee 2680-20 M18 Angle Grinder

Milwaukee 2680-20 M18 Angle Grinder

Milwaukee 2680-20 M18 Angle Grinder

Cordless Power

This Milwaukee angle grinder is an example of M18 series cordless tools manufactured by the company. This fact can be already a reason for buying this angle grinder, as its battery is compatible with any tool of the above-mentioned series. Remember that a cordless tool is much easier to handle and maneuver than a corded one since you don't have to think about a power cord and speculate whether it is long enough or not to reach the worksite. We would also like to mention that Milwaukee 2680-20 comes with a 4-pole motor that provides tool with an impressive power. Furthermore, this electric motor features virtually no moving and frictional parts, so it has a longer operating life. Also, this angle grinder is equipped with a lock-off button for user's safety. This feature prevents accidental start of the tool, as you need to pull the lock-off button before you press the switch and run the motor. We should also note that the lock-off button is located in a very convenient place and largely simplifies the control of the tool.

Review of Milwaukee 2680-20 M18 Angle Grinder

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Milwaukee 2680-20 M18 Angle Grinder
Milwaukee 2680-20 M18 Angle Grinder
 
Review of DEWALT DWE402  Paddle Switch Angle Grinder

DEWALT DWE402 Paddle Switch Angle Grinder

DEWALT DWE402 Paddle Switch Angle Grinder

DeWALT's Branded Quality

Just like any DeWALT tool, this angle grinder staggered us with a high assembly quality and wonderful functional capabilities. DeWALT engineers thoroughly developed the tool in order to make it as comfortable for a user as possible. We'd like to draw your attention to the One-Touch Guard™ that can swivel 360 degrees above the cutting wheel. It makes the grinder more flexible and versatile. DeWALT DWE402 is equipped with an upright paddle switch and a safety lock-off lever to prevent motor from incidental starting. We noted quick-change release for easy cutting wheel removal as one of the distinctive features of this angle grinder. In other words, you'll need only a common angle wrench to remove the cutting wheel within a few minutes. Finally, we can't omit the Dust Ejection System™ that protects tool interior from metal dust and swarf and, thus, ensures a longer lifespan and durability of the entire gear. Additionally, we recommend you to protect your hands wearing these high-performance

Review of DEWALT DWE402  Paddle Switch Angle Grinder

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DEWALT DWE402  Paddle Switch Angle Grinder
DEWALT DWE402 Paddle Switch Angle Grinder
 
Review of Bosch AG50-11VSPD  Variable-Speed Angle Grinder

Bosch AG50-11VSPD Variable-Speed Angle Grinder

Bosch AG50-11VSPD Variable-Speed Angle Grinder

The Tool For Years

Bosch AG50-11VSPD is just the tool for long-term use. The body of this angle grinder features ventilation openings to prevent the motor from overheating and ensure a long service life of the tool. The motor boasts improved Service Minder™ carbon brushes which last twice as long as conventional brushes. According to independent test results, the lifetime of Bosch AG50-11VSPD is up to 9 times longer than its competitors. Of course, the grinder has some convenience features but we would like to highlight a really important and rare one. We mean the variable speed dial. The speed adjustment allows for handling different kinds of metal or masonry. We'd like to draw your attention to the auxiliary handle of this tool. It is truly convenient and boasts a two-position adjustability, absorbing vibrations during cutting or grinding. When you use the grinder, remember about protective equipment. So, the application of the respirator is highly recommended as it will protect your respiratory tract from fumes, dust, and fine metal swarf.

Review of Bosch AG50-11VSPD  Variable-Speed Angle Grinder

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Bosch AG50-11VSPD  Variable-Speed Angle Grinder
Bosch AG50-11VSPD Variable-Speed Angle Grinder
 
Review of PORTER-CABLE PC60TPAG Angle Grinder

PORTER-CABLE PC60TPAG Angle Grinder

PORTER-CABLE PC60TPAG Angle Grinder

Two Wheels for Different Tasks

Porter-Cable PC60TPAG has a solid structure that makes this tool highly durable. Two cutting wheels (included in the package) were the first things we liked about this angle grinder. One of the wheels is intended for cutting, while another one is meant for grinding metal. What is more, the tool comes with two guards for cutting and grinding wheel respectively. These components make the grinder safe for your body and protect the wheels from damage at the same time. The PC60TPAG angle grinder is fitted with the trigger lock-off lever so as to avoid unintentional starting the motor. If you suddenly drop the tool to the ground, the motor won't run and the wheel will stop to rotate since the switch automatically returns to the OFF position and stops the motor. The grinder has a 3-position side handle for additional control of the tool. Keep in mind that angle grinders generate scores of sparks, so we strongly advise you to use a special safety eyewear to protect your eyes from sparkles and metal debris while using your angle grinding machine.

Review of PORTER-CABLE PC60TPAG Angle Grinder

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PORTER-CABLE PC60TPAG Angle Grinder
PORTER-CABLE PC60TPAG Angle Grinder
 
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