A reader has been shopping around for a new cordless angle grinder and came across a new Dewalt 20V Max brushless grinder.
Haven’t seen this yet…found it on Lowes……not for sale yet obviously. I’m researching my future grinder purchase. Hope you can let me know more about or dig up some info on it thanks!
From what I can tell, it’s a completely new design. It doesn’t look like their original 20V Max 4-1/2″ grinder (DCG412), not does it strongly resemble the FlexVolt 4-1/2″ to 6″ angle grinder (DCG414).
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This is the first I’m seeing of the new Dewalt DCG413 20V Max cordless brushless 20V angle grinder. Lowes has some specs for it:
- 4-1/2″ wheel size
- 9000 RPM
- 2-position side handle
- Weighs 3.75 lbs
- Comes with side handle, Type 27 guard
- Paddle switch
- Blade brake
Compared to the brushed motor version, you get a higher top speed, and what looks to be a more compact design. The ergonomics might have improved, it’s hard to say just based on the look of the handle.
There’s no telling when the new grinder is coming out. If you’re researching for a future purchase, like Ryan is, this could be one to keep at the top of your list. If you need something right now, don’t hold your breath.
I’ll see what I can dig up, but based on the Lowes listing, I think this is a very appealing model, based on its brushless motor, RPM improvements compared to the brushed motor model, and compact-looking size.
Lowes first listed a new Bosch Colt router back in November 2015, and it still hasn’t been released yet.
Price: $159 (bare tool)
Update: It’s now up on Amazon too.
If you need something NOW, the Dewalt FlexVolt 60V Max grinder is quite good, but it’s a physically larger grinder (based on an image comparison). It’s also capable of going up to a 6″ wheel size if needed.
I think this is a logical progression of Dewalt’s 20V Max roadmap. It complements (or can potentially replace) their brushed motor model, and appears to be designed to stand next to their 60V Max FlexVolt model.
A few years ago, some users weren’t quite happy with Dewalt’s cordless tool progress. It’s now 2-1/2 years later, and I don’t remember the last time anyone complained about Dewalt lagging behind competitors. Sure, users have specific wants (e.g. brushless jig saws in D-handle and barrel grip configurations), but I think that Dewalt has push forward with impressive momentum.
And I’m not just talking about Dewalt’s FlexVolt lineup, but their overall cordless expansion including 20V Max progress. There are some nice specialty tools (threaded rod cutter), metalworking tools (metal shears), and new nailers on the way.