Choosing a tool can be exciting as Christmas morning, or as anxious as a first date. You need a new cordless angle grinder – but which model is best? Important factors in choosing an angle grinder include disk size, motor-power, power-source and RPM, as well as battery life. Generally, a cordless grinder will be less powerful, suited to lighter, precision jobs, perfect for the amateur-but-experienced handyman doing frequent jobs around the house. Knowing the specs of various angle grinders will help you make an informed choice as to which tool is right for your specific job.
Makita BGA452Z 18-Volt Lithium Ion:
This model weighs 5.3 pounds and is 12.5 inches long. Its light-weight, handheld design allows you to work almost any job; and its 10,000 RPM motor makes it powerful enough to get that job done. The grinder has a built-in LED protection circuit, with over-torque control. It is comes with an Energy Star-rated 30 minute Rapid Optimum Charger: it runs powerfully longer, and charges quickly when required.
Porter-Cable Bare-Tool PC18AG:
Powered by 18-volt lithium batteries, this Porter cable cordless grinder is built for convenience and ease of use. The motor runs at 8,500 RPM, hardly sacrificing any power for its cordless convenience. And, with its ergonomic grip and 3-position adjustable slide, you can polish or cut anywhere in comfort. Weighing just 6.8 pounds, this is truly a portable tool, with plenty of power to get the job done.
DeWalt DCG412B 20V Max Lithium:
The DeWalt cordless angle grinder weighs a mere six pounds, and runs its 4.5 inch disk at a whopping 6,500 RPMs. The 20-volt lithium batteries drive the drill more powerfully and legally. Compare to the DeWalt D28402K, the company’s corded model, with a ten-amp AC/DC motor which runs at 11,000 RPMs, and weighs 4.6 pounds. The battery-powered model loses some power, but retains plenty to do the job, and hardly weighs more.
Bare-Tool Milwaukee 2680-20 18 Volt M18:
This grinder runs on a 4-pole motor powered by 18-volt lithium batteries. The motor, which runs whisper-quiet, runs at 9,000 RPMs and has overload protection. The tool also comes with an ergonomic paddle-switch, which allows you to operate at various cutting positions with ease.
Now that you know the options out there, it’s time to decide on a cordless angle grinder and get to work. Whichever you choose, making an informed decision and getting the right to for you is imperative. Good luck, and good grinding!