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10 Best Angle Grinders – Expert Review & Buying Guide

You might need such a versatile and useful power tool for a range of tasks, including sanding, grinding, cutting and polishing; and the manufacturers of these power tools are always competing with each other to bring about tons of choices for customer satisfaction. This means such an overwhelming buying scenario is nothing new in the power tool industry.

Angle grinders are never made equal and there are differences in their features and applications. So, you need to research and understand a lot about the machine to find the best angle grinder tailored for your particular metalworking demands.

In this article, I have presented my honest review so you can get your desired unit without practically going through the complex mechanics of power tools and their underlying technicalities.

How We Tested These Products

Finding the finest ones from a myriad of choices was not so easy for the Drillly team. First we researched online for about 22 hours to find out the most popular and the most commonly used angle grinders of that time. We were able to list down 24 such products and then we decided to test each one of them ourselves.

Our team, with a group of volunteers, began testing them to find out how effective each model was under various circumstances and for different applications. We spent a considerable amount of time doing this, and we collected and recorded the information that we got.

The data we collected allowed us to develop a guide as to the things that should be considered when choosing a grinder. These things included factors such as disc sizes, motor power, speed, the convenience of usage on different projects, and many others.

Of course, the results showed both the advantages and disadvantages of each tested brand and model. None of the models was found perfect, but clearly, there were some that seemed much better and more favorable than others.

After that, we consulted with other experts in the industry and got their views on the products we had on our list. We also went online again to check consumer feedback and ratings on our shortlisted choices. This helped us prepare our angle grinder reviews with a buying guide that can make your buying decision very sensible.

So, after such an in-depth research and testing process, we are confident that you will find your angle grinder from this list that will give you real value for the many years to come.

Our Top 10 Best Angle Grinders Review

So here they are. After careful testing and examination and consultations with the authorities involved in the industry, we have grouped the tools according to their categories and features they offer. Whether you need an angle grinder for cutting metal or wood, we are confident that you will be able to find your right match.

01 Dewalt DWE402 (Our Pick)

Dewalt DWE402

Why Is It Our Top Pick?

Dewalt is a popular brand of high-quality hand tools, power tools, and tool accessories, as well as outdoor equipment. Its angle grinder is one of those tools that has pleased many owners well with its service and performance. Find out what this machine has to offer:

Dewalt DWE402 is powered by electricity. It has an 11 AMPS motor that can give a wheel spinning of 11RPM. With this speed, you can easily do heavy tasks.

The tool uses a 4.5” diameter wheel, which according to the Dewalt website can be changed with a Quick Change Wheel Release.

This model has the One-Touch Guard system for the wheel and with this guard; you can position the guard 360 degrees very easily. Over and above that, the tool is compatible with most of the available accessories.

The handle of this cutter allows you to hold the tool tightly. While it is noted that the grip surface is too small, you can still use the tool comfortably.

The oversized brush helps make the tool durable as the brush life becomes double with the size. Moreover, the Dust Ejection System feature offers protection from dust and debris. The tool’s internal components are safe from wear and tear too.

Besides the user-friendly features, the tool also has safety features that include safety lock up that prevents the tool from starting inadvertently. Besides, the tool’s rotating wheel guard, when positioned rightly, will prevent you from being harmed by sparks. Another good thing is its well-thought warranty policy.

Specifications

  • Power source: electricity (corded)
  • Motor Power: 11 amps
  • Wheel Speed: 11,000rpm
  • Wheel diameter: 4.5 inches
  • Length of Tool: 12 inches
  • Switch type: Paddle switch
  • Safety lock: included
  • Dust Ejection System: yes
  • Tool weight: 4 lbs.
  • Safety handle: included, allows two positions

Pros

  • Suitable for heavy-duty projects
  • One-Touch Guard reduces the amount of time and energy required to change guard position
  • The paddle switch makes it easier to start and stop the tool

Cons

  • Some users with small hands found it hard to handle this tool

Final Verdict

The DEWALT DWE402 has received very positive feedback from both professionals and ordinary operators alike – a proof that this surely is the best angle grinder for the money. We were also quite satisfied with its overall performance, which is why we made it our top angle grinder. We recommend that you think about this corded option if you prefer a versatile tool.

02 Black & Decker BDEG400 (Budget-Friendly)

Black & Decker BDEG400

Black and Decker’s BDEG400 is our budget choice because although it’s price is on the cheap side, when it comes to this tool’s features, the company has taken care of everything.

This is a tool that will be loved by both the beginner and professional shop workers. Owning this grinder will make you feel satisfied with all the good reasons and from the brand that is fully trusted by everyone – Black & Decker.

This is your best budget angle grinder featuring Overload Protection and 60AMPS. With 10,000RPM motor speed, you will be provided with the needed power and performance; thus, you will be sure that you can do your job right ensuring safety during operation. Also included are the epoxy motor and 120AC voltage, which makes this machine useful to have around the workshop or in the house.

Additional features are a burst-resistant guard, debris baffles, exhaust system, 8’ double insulated cord, grind wheel guard, spanner and wrench. The spindle lock takes on the changing of accessories.

The metal gear case protects the tool exterior from getting damaged, and the side handles that you can position in 3 ways provides you with a comfortable feeling and control.

The BDEG400 has a narrow body and a manageable shape, as well as the weight and size, make this machine very easy to operate.

Specifications

  • Power source: electricity
  • Motor Power: 6.0AMPS
  • Wheel Speed: 10,000 RPM
  • Voltage: 120AC
  • Tool Length: 12.50”
  • Tool Weight: 4.80 lbs.
  • Safety Handle: included, allows three positions
  • Sanding Disc size: 4.5.”
  • Spindle Thread: 5/8-11”

Pros

  • Reasonably priced & a good choice for beginners
  • One-Touch Release Switch allows for easy shutoff
  • Narrow & light body
  • Comes with a metal gear case for durability
  • Very safe to use

Cons

  • In most instances, turning off the switch is difficult

Final Verdict

This BDEG400 has repeatedly proven that it can perform better than the others at a reasonable price. This machine is ideal for the enthusiastic person, who has a variety of workshop skills and wants a tool with great performance. This is perfect for almost all tasks to be done around the house. It is easy to use, versatile and well made so that it won’t break easily.

03 Makita 9557 PBX1 (For Comfortable Operation)

Makita 9557 PBX1

Finding a tool that has a lot of force with great effects is not very easy. Every day we see a lot of little hand tools and soldering irons are thrown away into trash cans. However, if you are looking for an angle PBX1 that is comfortable to use as well as easy to store, you never have to look further than Makita 9557PBX1. You’ll find this tool great to use, irrespective of whether you’re a novice or a pro.

Its great features include specialized construction that makes maintenance easy. The bearings and motor are provided with protection from damaging particles so that the tool can have a longer life.

What makes Makita 9557PBX1 easy and comfortable to operate are the following features: The lock on/off, an extra-large switch, and a barrel grip designed for comfort and efficiency in the working environment. It has a compact size for easy maneuverability so you can change from 1 task to another with great speed.

The one speed grinding aspect of this tool is especially convenient to handle for beginners. Even if you’re already an expert user, you will love this one-speed grinder for tasks that need to get completed immediately.

This machine’s packing was created for longevity; with enough protection from getting damaged. The additional features and trimmings that come along with the tool include grinding discs, a few guards, and a diamond blade with the grinding body.

Specifications

  • Power Source: electricity (AC/DC power switch)
  • Motor Power: 7.5 AMPS
  • Wheel Speed: 10,000 RPM
  • Barrel grip diameter: 2-1/2”
  • Tool weight: 4.5 lbs
  • Tool dimensions: 5.8 x 15 x 10”

Pros

  • Lots of power makes it ideal for both home and heavy-duty use
  • Alternative power source allows for flexibility
  • Compact design delivers great performance
  • Compatible with a large number of accessories
  • Additional blades enable you to handle different tasks

Cons

  • Although powerful, the machine easily gets heated after 10-15 minutes of use
  • It feels hard on the wrist after some time

Final Verdict

The Makita 9557PBX1 is an all-in-one unit, combining two or more functions in itself. It is so simple that you do not have to worry as to how it operates, whether you are an experienced and skilled shop worker or a DIY home user. You can get through various projects on your own, and you need not hire and pay for outside help. This professional choice deserves to be included in your toolbox.

04 Porter Cable PCC761B (Our Cordless Choice)

Porter Cable PCC761B

This brand and model of angle grinder is worthy of attention and extremely attractive. The reasons are its sturdy body made of plastic, lightweight, and capability to perform heavy tasks. This tool offers comfort during usage, whether you want to use it for accurate cutting, finishing and removal functions.

This battery-operated power tool has a smartly designed 3-positioned side handle that allows the operator to control the tool in various positions. It is a well-designed, contoured tool and over-molded. The cast metal gear housing makes the machine light and safe to use. The machine can be used for more extended periods without overheating and other signs of malfunctions because the gear housing will allow no heat to dissipate.

The 20V MAX System is made up of a tough and powerful tool and highly functional elements. The set-up is powered by a li-ion battery, which promises to deliver high performance. This makes the PCC761B able to meet the current needs of the metal industry at a very affordable price.

Specifications

  • Power Source: Battery operated
  • Battery type: Lithium-ion
  • Spindle size: 5/8 – 11”
  • Wheel diameter: 4.5.”
  • Wheel speed: 8.500RPM

Pros

  • Comes with an affordable price tag
  • Advanced cooling system prevents overheating
  • Portable, reliable, and durable
  • Can be used in multiple positions

Cons

  • Only pros should use for better output

Final Verdict

The PCC761B has quiet wheels and the price is half as compared to other machines, making it an affordable tool. The ergonomic design along with a wide range of features provides comfort in usage. As a result, this deserves to be included in your collection of power tools.

05 Hitachi G12SR4 (Our Compact Choice)

Hitachi G12SR4

This Hitachi model may be compact, but it has immense power, which is helpful for all your grinding tasks, including large projects. It has proven to be valuable, as it can do so much more than grinding welding sections and removing casting fins. This machine can perform greater tasks than you expect.

Hitachi G12SR4 is provided with a spindle lock so that you can change the wheel and other accessories with ease. The side handle can be removed and attached on either side so that whether you are a left-or right-handed operator, you can use the tool very easily.

You can also use this tool at variable speeds, according to the requirement of your job. It also comes with several types of cutting and grinding wheels. Overheating is not a problem with this tool, as the machine shuts down automatically when the need arises.

With the mini G12SR4, no grinding job is too difficult to achieve because it comes to you with an impressive motor that has a 980-watt of maximum output. This gives you the ability to do all those tough jobs of grinding hard materials that you’ll be able to perform with just the basic grinding knowledge.

Specifications

  • Power Source: electricity/corded
  • Motor Power: 6.2AMPS
  • Wheel Speed: 10,000rpm
  • Max Output: 980 watts
  • Tool weight: 4 lbs.
  • Tool length: 10.16”

Pros

  • The variable speeds offered are its biggest advantage
  • Works very well with tough grinding jobs; great performance
  • The different wheels allow for diverse tasks
  • Comes with a 5-year warranty

Cons

  • Heavy weight makes you feel worn out quickly, hence not recommended for people with weak hands
  • Gets heated rapidly when used at low speed

Final Verdict

If you are looking for a variable speed angle grinder available at an affordable rate and can provide a great service, then the Hitachi G12SR4 should be in your consideration. Hitachi is a popular brand worldwide with products trusted by people. Its compact size just like the G10SS makes this multi speed tool a must buy. Additionally, the easy-to-use manual and the 5-year manufacturer’s warranty is a good deal already.

06 Dewalt DCG413B (Our Advanced Choice)

Dewalt DCG413B

Not only is this Dewalt model cordless, you will also notice that it has a brushless motor that’s liked by most handymen because of several reasons. The operation has a lower temperature, the torque (RPM) is better when matched with actual use and prolonged life overall.

This machine has a slim design, which promotes ease of handling. The use of optimum energy makes it ideal to use not only for welding but for sanding, grinding and cutting tiles, concrete and other metals.

The Kickback Break is one of the tool’s safety features that’s used to stop the wheel and even the grinder itself during the occurrence of a dust buildup, pinch or stall when in operation.

For safety purposes, the tool can break stop in a matter of 2 seconds, even less when there is an issue of pinch, stall or bind up. The grinder will also shut off if these things happen to offer protection.

But this unit is a bit pricier than the other models for sale but lesser than the next version FLEXVOLT DCG414B 60V. If you want to perform an advanced level of grinding then it will be the perfect fit for you.

Specifications

  • Power Source – Battery
  • Motor Speed: 9000 RPMs
  • Battery Voltage – 18V
  • Weight: 3.75 lbs
  • Warranty: 3 years

Pros

  • Breaking happens in less than 2 seconds
  • It requires 2-stage trigger for grinder reactivation
  • The brushless technology prolongs the life of the battery

Cons

  • The safety push button sometimes fails to function
  • There is lack of sealing

Final Verdict

The Dewalt DCG413B offers longer motor life and you need not to spend time changing the brushes. Though this angle grinder is a bit pricier than many of its competitors, if you want to perform advanced grinding tasks including the large projects, it will be the perfect fit for you just like other Dewalt products like the DWE4012, DW400, D28110, and DWE4011.

07 Bosch 1375A

Bosch 1375A

Bosch 1375A comes in a compact size being portable for regular users. The powerful and efficient 6Amp motor produces up to 11000 RPM that are the two selling points of this tool. We selected this one mainly for the lightweight and seamless operating capability.

We were amazed at the cutting power of this tool regardless of the materials. Its dry-diamond cutting wheel can cut brick, stone, tile, metal and other masonries. The grip is comfortable and firm with an ergonomic design and epoxy finish. The epoxy-coated casing prevents this tool from wear and tear and contributes to enhancing the durability.

We used it continuously for a long time and it always worked fine. We conveniently used this tool to cut metals and stones for different purposes, including our DIY projects.

It comes with Bosch’s signature feature Service Minder System that ensures optimal precision and automatically shuts off the motor if any preventive maintenance is necessary. The safety guard is impressive with great efficacy as it prevents potential injuries.

Specifications

  • Motor speed: 11,000RPM
  • Weight: 3.75 lbs.
  • Motor: 6Amp
  • Spindle: 5/8 to 11 Inches
  • Epoxy coated casing
  • Service Minder Brush System

Pros

  • Suitable for metal, vehicles, stones and plumbing
  • Auto shutoff when maintenance required
  • Epoxy finish prevents wear & tear
  • Easy to carry and use

Cons

  • The grinder produces noise when electricity runs down

Final Verdict

One of the best angle grinders available today, the Bosch 1375A surely deserves a spot on your checklist just like the 1380 Slim. Its ergonomic design, compact construction, and robust motor make it the perfect choice for all-purpose uses. You can buy this one if your budget and needs are in line with its features and price.

08 Porter Cable PC60TAG

Porter Cable PC60TAG

If you are looking for flexibility and ease of portability, you will be glad to know that these characteristics are found in the PC60TAG. Being lightweight, you can quickly move it around, when you need to work on various projects. Using this device will not make you tired when you hold it and do your welding for long hours.

In the matter of flexibility too, this grinder will come out with flying colors. The reason is not only because it can be twisted and turned in the direction you want it to, unlike a bench grinder; but also because the grip is designed ergonomically. As a result, you can control it without straining your wrist.

The 11,000 rpm motor speed allows for quick and easy removal of materials. This feature is valuable for projects that require immediate action.

The cast metal housing and the side handle that allows three different positions are also great plus-points in favor of this grinder. In addition to these, there is a quick release guard and quick access to motor brushes and grinding and cut off guards too.

Specifications

  • Power source: electric
  • Motor power: 6AMPS
  • Wheel speed: 11,000RPM
  • Product weight: 5 lbs.
  • Product dimensions: 13 x 4.7 x 5.3”
  • Voltage: 120V
  • Batteries: included
  • Spindle lock: yes
  • Wheel diameter: 4.5″

Pros

  • Powerful motor
  • Can perform more than one action
  • Has improved ergonomics
  • Inexpensive

Cons

  • No storage bag or case for carriage
  • Slips forward if angled to the left or right

Final Verdict

Porter Cable PC60TAG is one of the top-rated angle grinders on the market just like the PC750AG. This is not surprising because of the combination of power and speed it provides. This model gets the job done quite well. For a reliable, flexible and easy-to-carry-around angle grinder, you need not look further.

09 Meterk Electric Angle Grinder

Meterk Electric Angle Grinder

This angle grinder features a 6Amp powerful motor that can gain 12,000RPM speed to accomplish tough grinding and cutting tasks. It comes with two types of wheels, grinding wheels and abrasive wheels that allow the users to cut, grind and sand various materials like tile, metal, wood, and stone.

We found it very convenient with the combination of a spindle lock and trigger lock that ensures a quick and easy change of discs and other accessories. Thus, it becomes more comfortable to run continuous operations with maximum control. The ergonomic design of the handle reduces work fatigue and makes it suitable for both right and left-handed individuals.

Though we always wear safety gear, the safety features of this grinder contributed to making it safer for us when operating it. The strong protective cover keeps the metal chips and sparks away from the user’s body preventing potential injury. It is equally effective for cleaning metal rust, cutting tile and metal, and grinding metal tile and wood carving. It performed great for us just as the manufacturer claims.

Specifications

  • Motor speed: 12,000RPM
  • Weight: 4 lbs. (Approx.)
  • Grinding Disc: 115mm
  • Motor: 6Amp & 750W
  • 2-Stage Safety Gear
  • Fast Heat Dissipation

Pros

  • Suitable for metal, tile, stones and wood
  • Durable and safe to use
  • Ergonomic handle with auxiliary handles for maximum control
  • Easy and quick accessory changing
  • Adjustable support handle
  • Easy to carry and operate

Cons

  • The power button is a little stiff and needs more thumb pressure than usual

Final Verdict

This Meterk machine is quite efficient for various tasks like grinding, sanding and cutting. If you need a multifunctional tool, this one deserves a chance. The ergonomic handles and powerful motors with great speed are the key features of this tool. On top of that, you’ll get the safety issues covered with the protective covers and two-stage safety gear it offers. We recommend you to buy it if you are dealing with various materials to perform various tasks.

10 MAKITA XAG03Z

MAKITA XAG03Z

MAKITA XAG03Z has an 18V Li-ion battery rated at 4Ah, and when used in full operation, it can last for about 15 minutes. This tool belongs to the LXT category of grinders.

The LXT system provides industry performance and charging time as well. Besides, the Star Protection Computer Control gives you the ability to monitor the battery in real-time. You may also benefit from the automatic speed control mechanism to avoid speed control mistakes.

Some other great features include the automatic speed change system, which can switch operation from high torque to high speed, depending on the load. There is also a convenient slide switch that enhances the grinder’s usability and protects the motor from startup.

Also included in the package are mesh intake covers that make sure the motor is free from debris. What’s more is you can easily change the disc when necessary.

Specifications

  • Power source: battery/cordless for portability
  • Type of battery: 18V Lithium-ion
  • Wheel speed: 8,500 RPM

Pros

  • Offers convenience with cordless operation
  • Is more powerful than other cordless machines
  • Provides high uptime
  • Fast charging time
  • Has an automatic speed change

Cons

  • Relatively expensive
  • Not as powerful as corded units

Final Verdict

If you prefer the cordless type, consider Makita XAG03Z. It will give you both long battery life and ideal performance, unlike some other units that will make you choose between the two. Makita also has several mazing angle grinder models to offer, especially GA4530, GA4030, 9565CV, BGA452, 9523NB, GA7040s, 9564P, 9556NB, 9557PBX1, GA9060, XAG04Z, GA9040S, GA5020, and GA4534.

Other Tested Products

We would like to inform you that aside from these options, there are many other brands whose top-notch angle grinders are also worth a try, including Ryobi (AG4031G, P4221, P423, ZRP421 One Plus), Metabo, Ridgid, Drill Master, Husky, Power Devil, Eastman, Hilti USA, Worx, Chicago Electric, Hyper Tough, Festool, FEIN, Kawasaki, Tool Shop, Flex, Draper, Snap-on, Kobalt, and Craftsman.

Understanding Angle Grinders

angle grinder reviews

So, what are angle grinders, also known as side or disk grinders? These are handheld power tools that use high-speed spinning blades to perform different types of tasks without difficulty. They can grind and cut through concrete, iron, brick, rebar, steel, and metal.

These tools can also be used to polish hard materials. These tools can be powered in 3 ways: gas, electricity, and compressed air. You can choose a hand grinder based on the task that needs to be done and its location.

Angle grinders were invented in 1954 by a German company, the Ackermann & Schmit. Although other stories say that Thomas Joseph developed it in 1973. While its origin has not been made clear yet, we cannot deny the fact that these tools can help you with your projects, especially those that require grinding, burring, cleaning, cutting, and smoothing sharp metal edges.

Why Use These Power Tools

When it comes to grinding, polishing, cleaning, cutting, and rust removal jobs, no power tool is more ideal than the angle grinder. You’ll surely need to employ angle grinders on a regular basis if you’re an avid home-improvement and DIY project enthusiast.

You can smooth down the sharp points and edges of metal surfaces that resulted from saw cuts and welding. Angle grinders can also turn out to be useful in cutting ceramics, metals, stones, concretes, tiles and more. You only have to equip it with the right attachment like a diamond wheel and it will work like a dream.

When attached to various accessories, these tools can come in handy to do wet polishing, sanding and cleaning jobs. With removable grinding wheels, you will be able to do a variety of jobs with angle grinders. Need to cut small tiles or clean and sharpen your lawnmower blades and other garden instruments? No worries! These tools can be used efficiently and safely and even save you a lot of effort, time and energy.

You want to bring back the shine of anything aluminum, and you can polish it with an angle grinder with a buffing pad or a polishing wheel. If the damage is too much, you can start using a high grit-grinding disc, followed by the polishing wheel.

Angle grinders can also be beneficial in brickwork. When you need to grind an old mortar out for tuck pointing, the tools can be used to do the task.

As you can see, angle grinders are great to use for almost every type of job in the house or at the workshop.

Types of Angle Grinders

There are four main types of angle grinders:

  1. Electrical,
  2. Gas Powered,
  3. Pneumatic or Compressed Air
  4. Petrol powered

Electrical grinders are the most popular types of grinders in the market, and they are run on electricity. They have cords that you plug into the socket. This type of grinder may have a limited range and cannot be taken anywhere. As in other electrical tools, you can always use an extension cord to provide additional range.

Gas powered grinders can be a good option if you need to use a cordless type of grinder. Most often, these are used for industrial purposes, so they are big. With this type, you have to make sure that you have the right gas and sufficient supply to enable you to finish the job.

Pneumatic angle grinders are operated by air under pressure; hence, they’re also called air compressed grinders. These are usually available in small sizes.

Best Angle Grinders – Buying Guide

1. Disc Size

A grinder disc is also called the wheel or the head. They come in various sizes that range from a small 4.5 inches to a large 9 inches. Usually, the larger the disc; the more powerful the motor.

However, remember that the size of your preferred disc should suit your applications. For example, if precision is crucial to your task, you need a smaller disc in a pneumatic grinder.

2. Corded or Cordless

Corded grinders are run by electricity while either battery or compressed air power the cordless ones. You’ll most probably find the cordless angle grinders more preferable to buy if you are working in an area where there is no electricity.

These tools are portable and easy to use, as the cord will not restrict you. The battery and charger for cordless grinders should be bought separately, though.

3. Motor Power

You can choose the voltage, wattage and amp rating of the motor. The HP can be between 500 and 2500 watts, and amps can be from 4 to 15. For household use, you won’t need a mighty motor.

4. Speed & Gears

Angle grinders are available anywhere from 5,000 to 10,000 rpm. Just bear in mind that high-speed ratings are prone to cause injury, if not handled by skilled and professional workers.

5. Dust Management

Your preferred model should have a good dust management system like a vacuum. This is the feature that helps reduce air pollution and prevent dust from entering the device and causing damage. The dust management feature thereby promotes the tools’ longevity.

6. Comfort

You should also consider the adjustable disc guard, the handle, and the size and weight of the tool. Although this type is usually a bit larger than die grinders, the compact models can be used comfortably, even for an extended period because they are lightweight. The handles should have anti-vibration features. Bigger units are ideal for large and industrial projects.

7. Interchangeability

Most models that have interchangeable accessories can be used in a variety of applications, so you only need to buy one grinder for multiple purposes. Only the different attachments will need to be purchased.

8. Safety Features

Look for grinders with spindle lock, safety lock, safety clutches, soft start, and adjustable disc guard.  The soft start feature prevents the handle from twitching or wrenching when the motor is about to start, and this enables you to handle the machine easily.

This option is usually found in large grinders. If you are buying a smaller unit, make sure that this feature is included. The adjustable disc guard protects you from the resulting sparks and debris while the grinder is in operation.

9. Price

We often make the mistake of choosing a power tool with the lowest price over the expensive ones, thinking that they can save us money doing so. The real thing is that it is more important to invest money in a good quality grinder with the exact specifications for the job. It will be worth it for sure in the long run.

Safety Tips

An angle grinder is a handy tool, but it is also hazardous, which is one reason why you should always use the guard for the grinder blade. When you are getting your workplace ready, it is essential that you get yourself ready first.`

To become assured of safety, you need to equip yourself fully with protective paraphernalia, such as tough gloves, goggles, dust masks, and work boots. These things will prevent you from having serious injuries. Loose clothing is a no-no when using angle grinders because it may get caught on the clothes.

Your working environment should be free of anything combustible. Flying sparks may ignite things and cause the fire. Keep the workplace well ventilated to avoid suffering from respiratory conditions.

When using the angle grinder, your grip on the handle should be firm. Do not hold your workpieces in your hand; instead, they should be clamped and secured. Don’t push too hard when the grinder is operating. This tool is very powerful and it can do the job without additional strain on itself.

If you need to examine or change the disc wheel, make sure that the machine is unplugged or the battery is removed. And our most important tip: make certain that the grinder blade is spinning away from you always.

Why Trust Us

Here at Drillly we are a group of people that have been working with metal and wood for years. We get an exhilarating feeling when we finally hold in our hands something that was only in our mind before. We are well-familiar with the vast range of power tools used in both metal and woodworking industries because we use them every other day.

On this platform, we give numerous tricks and tricks you can ensure a fine outcome from your project every single time. We also give reviews on different power tools based on our practical user experience with them. There is also a certain testing procedure that we follow and you will get familiar with the whole process when you will check out the section below.

Our reviews are always reliable and unbiased because we have no connection or affiliation with any power tool manufacturer in the industry. We noticed that many power tool reviewers are into deceiving people because they give positive feedback on inferior products to make some money. This is the reason we established this platform where both novice and pro wood and metal enthusiasts can get benefited in a number of ways.

Maintenance Tips

angle grinder for cutting wood

Taking good care of your angle grinder can help extend the life of this power tool and enhance its performance. Here are some tips that will help –

  • Clean the tool after each task. Clean the external casing and the air compressor using a damp cloth or a special towel. Remove dust on all components by blowing compressed air onto them.
  • Occasionally, inspect the carbon brushes, the gearbox and replace whatever is worn out.
  • Check the ON/OFF switch to confirm it is properly working.
  • Use attachments that fit properly on the machine.
  • Inspect the power supply cord and auxiliary handles for possible breakages and cracks.

Dealing with the Common Issues

* How to remove an angle grinder disc?

This is an easy task for someone with vast knowledge in the use of specific tools, but before you perform the task, make sure that the power is turned off, and the battery is removed (in cordless grinders).

* How to remove the disc with spanners?

You will need two factory spanners.  One looks like a regular wrench; the other is a fork, with two separate tips called prongs. Insert the prongs in the holes in the drive bolts and use the other spanner to hold the bolt tightly, so that it will not move. Then rotate the prong until such a time that the disc is detached.

* How to remove the disc from the vice grip?

You use a screwdriver that needs to get inserted in the hole that is in the middle of the motor and the disc and then pulls it in the direction across from the disc arrow. You can also use a hammer to remove the disc.

* How to remove the disc, without tools?

Hit the disc deliberately in the other direction, using the palm of your hands, and then you can remove the disc manually.

A Word from Drillly

After going through our detailed angle grinder reviews and buyer’s guide, we hope that you’re now ready to make your choice. Some buyers, however, you may be tempted to pick the cheaper options as a quick solution for the task that you have at hand.

If you want safe and hassle-free operation, trying DEWALT DWE402 out will be a wise and sensible decision because this is the best angle grinder we found so far. However, if the workload is expected to be heavy, it is also wise to invest more dollars in a high-end power tool like DEWALT DCG413B that will be durable with terrific performance.

What we would like you to do now is evaluate the tools on our list and the amount and type of work that you need to do. From this, you can decide between what you will be spending your money for, the features that you require and what you expect the tool to do for you. Happy shopping!

About the author

Brent Butterworth

A Professional Woodworker & Custom Furniture Builder

Brent lives in Wisconsin and is a woodworker, custom cabinetmaker, interior consultant, and a freelance writer who got the opportunity to write several magazine articles for different publications on home improvement and woodworking. He’s always amazed at the depth and breadth of woodworking all over the globe, and feels proud to be a part of this great effort. Brent has built everything one can imagine, from unique art furniture to different types of home furniture to canoes and even a sailboat.

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