Mosh wrote in, asking for some advice as to which is the best corded angle grinder.
I don’t use angle grinders enough for cutting and grinding tasks to be able to answer this with confidence, and so I’d like to pass the question on to you guys.
Which would you consider to be the best angle grinder?
From everything I’ve seen and heard, this is how I would make my next corded grinder purchasing decision:
My first choice would likely be the Dewalt DWE402, shown above, an 11-amp paddle switch grinder. I would also add on a Dewalt Type 1 guard, for use with cutting wheels. In the box, the grinder comes with a guard suited for use with grinding wheels.
If I had more serious needs, I would look at Metabo, which is well known for their excellent grinders. Metabo specializes in metalworking, and so I find it easy to trust in their technology.
Lastly, I would also consider Bosch, which seems to have poured a lot of effort into anti-vibration features in recent years. Even their auxiliary handles look like they’re easier on the hands.
But again, I’m not a heavy grinder user. I go through maybe a few cutting wheels a year, maybe a single grinding wheel or two.
For all you metalworkers, welders, concrete workers, fabricators, and other heavy grinder users, which would you say is the best corded angle grinder out there right now?