4 Best Angle Grinders I Will Recommend After The Test

From lopping off sub-frames, and removing tabs to bracketing in seconds, an angle grinder is perhaps one of the most versatile household tools.

So we know how vital an angle grinder is for a homesteader who wishes to have great help in significantly speeding up their tasks.

Cutting steel with a hacksaw or removing metal with a file may seem like the most optimal choices, but that’s a somewhat wrong conception to have. As angle grinders will not only make those tasks faster but more efficient as well.

But choosing the right angle grinder that can suit the task at hand can be difficult indeed.

So, let us help you out with that today, by reviewing some of the angle grinders that have recently taken the market by storm. Not only are they one of the best but also our personal favorites.

And we are confident that they will appeal to you as much as they have appealed to us.

What is the Best Angle Grinder of 2019?

Answer below:

  1. DEWALT DWE402 4-1/2-Inch 11-Amp Paddle Switch Angle Grinder

What did we like?

DEWALT is quite well known for their brand of home appliance tools, which along with being lightweight and durable, are user-friendly as well. And their DWE402 grinder is no stranger to this fact.

It stands out from the rest of its competition in a lot of things, but the most significant of them all is its incredible power.

The DEWALT DWE402 has a brushless motor that along with the German-engineered mechanism generates 2.1 joules of impact energy, which is significantly higher than any grinder of its class.

Additionally, it even has a SHOCKS Active Vibration Control technology, that makes it ideal for overhead applications.

How is the Performance?

When it came to the DEWALT DWE402, we were pleasantly surprised to see that even though lightweight, it was capable of extremely deep cuts. And this cutting precision is all thanks to the top mounted spindle lock button that maximized every grinding process without having to compromise much on durability.

But on the flip side, we noticed that the safety “lock” on the paddle on/off switch is of the ‘sliding’ variant, which in our experience often tends to wear out quickly or jam. And sometimes it even got difficult or rather awkward to use it when wearing gloves, as it tends to get sticky when it gets dirty from grinding dust.

Our Thoughts.

The DEWALT DWE402 can be your pick for the day if you are looking for an angle grinder that has an amazing cutting depth and power. And if the safety lock issues don’t concern you much, then this grinder is an absolute go to.


Pros:

  • German engineered mechanism generates 2.1 joules of impact energy.
  • Top mounted spindle lock button maximizes cut.
  • SHOCKS Active Vibration Control technology.
  • Lightweight design.

Cons:

  • Safety “lock” is of the ‘sliding’ variant.
  • Can stick, when it gets too dirty.
  1. Makita 9557PBX1 Angle Grinder with Aluminum Case.

What did we like?

The Makita 9557PBX1 2-1/2-Inch Angle Grinder is all about providing the user with optimum levels of comfort and ergonomic precision. It has a rather small diameter barrel grip, which is only about 4 ½ inches in size and adds a significant amount of comfort to any grinding job.

This compact size has other advantages as well. Its miniature body has a labyrinthine construction of seals that protect the motors and bearings. It doesn’t allow any dust or debris to accumulate and makes the tool more durable and long lasting.

How is the Performance?

Even though significantly smaller than the other grinders of its class, the Makita 9557PBX1 is, by all means, a beast. It boasts an amazing amount of cutting power, and when put to the test it ate through a Brinks R70 disc-lock in a matter of seconds.

Its portable and easily manageable build allowed us to maneuver it behind any weirdly shaped lock, especially the ones who have an enclosed hasp that butt out against the locking corner.

But even with the thick closely wound wire coils to reduce heat and energy loss, we noticed that the Makita 9557PBX1 got rather hot after prolonged use.

In rare cases, some customers even complained about smoke coming out of it. Under these extreme circumstances, it’s better to call customer service, and thankfully, Makita has a brilliant customer support.

Our Thoughts.

The Makita 9557PBX1 is just fantastic at providing the user with one of the best angle grinding experiences. Barring the minor heating issue, it can indeed grow to be your favorite companion for any grinding application.

Pros:

  • 4 ½ inch size that provides amazing comfort and cutting precision.
  • Compact sealed body for long lasting durability.
  • Highly portable and easy to maneuver.
  • Excellent cutting potential; effortlessly goes through the most solid objects.

Cons:

  • Tends to heat up a lot after constant use.
  1. Metabo WEV15-125 HT

What did we like?

When it comes to versatility and being able to manipulate cutting depth freely, the Metabo WEV15-125 quite easily tops the charts.

As it comes with the signature Metabo LongLife motor, it has a 50% more than average torque that makes material removal significantly quicker. And along with the Electronic Variable Speed dial, it’s seamlessly able to match its RPM to the requirements of every grinding and cutting application.

An Electronic soft start allows for smooth startup options that makes it quite convenient to use for professionals and amateurs alike.

How is the Performance?

The most impressive feature about the Metabo WEV15-125 is how its versatile build makes it extremely convenient to use. And needless to say, this convenience, grants superior control as well.

The grinder has a ‘Metabo S-Automatic safety’ slip clutch, that helped us generate a wide variety of cutting powers and depths, while it was still in use. Additionally, this clutch let us maintain absolute control over the tool, even if the accessory jammed, thereby reducing the likelihood of kickback.

It also has an ‘Electronic overload protection’ system that helps protect it from overheating. But this system is built into the grinder in such a way, that it makes it pretty difficult to slide the battery on and off.

Our Thoughts.

We recommend that you go for the Metabo WEV15-125 if you aren’t all that experienced with angle grinding and cutting. It’s simple to operate and comes with a lot of fantastic features that is sure to get the job done as efficiently as possible.

Pros:

  • Metabo LongLife motor allows faster material removal.
  • Electronic Variable speed helps the grinder adapt to different application difficulties.
  • Electronic overload protection protects from overheating.

Cons:

  • The build makes it somewhat difficult to slide the battery on and off.
  1. Bosch GWS13-50VS High-Performance Angle Grinder, 5″

What did we like?

Made with the more professional users in mind, the Bosch GWS13-50VS High-Performance Angle Grinder is perhaps one of the smoothest cutting grinders out there.

And to help out the users through even the grittiest of grinding tasks, the Bosch GWS13-50VS comes with a convenient automatic work light. It also has an LED display that will allow you to set the required motor speed and even monitor battery life.

Its highly powerful and compact build is ideally designed for concrete restoration, vehicle fabrication and even household pipe fittings.

The lock-on side switch has two-position handles, which is just perfect for professional use while the light 3.75 lbs. weight adds to user comfort and control.

How is the Performance?

What we immediately noticed about the Bosch GWS13-50VS when using it, is no matter how hard or tough the grinding process, we could hardly feel any vibrations. The grinder did not allow the cutting or grinding impact to affect our arms, and we were able to work for an extended period.

Even though designed primarily for industrial work, the grinder has surprisingly high durability. It has ‘Service Minder’ brushes that stops the grinder when it’s time for a preventive measure, and along with the epoxy-coated field windings, the grinder is given a relatively high tool life.

Though powerful and compact, the grinder comes with no wheel brakes, making the tool-free wheel guard quite hard to pivot.

Our Thoughts.

If you are looking to replace your old grinder which hardly cuts anymore or tires your arm out in a matter of minutes, then the Bosch GWS13-50VS is sure to fit all your needs.

Pros:

  • LED display that allows battery life tracking and RPM adjustments.
  • ‘Service Minder’ brushes and epoxy-coated field windings for high durability.
  • Smooth operation; comes with shock absorb features.

Cons:

  • There are no wheel brakes.
  • Tool-free wheel guard is hard to pivot.

Conclusion

There are a lot of versatile angle grinders out there in today’s market, where each one is capable of tending to a variety of needs. But we hope that the ones we listed today not only appealed to you but one out of them was your pick for the day as well.