In addition to the new higher-powered POWER DETECT cordless power tools we discussed recently – a circular saw, reciprocating saw, and hammer drill – Dewalt is also launching a new 20V Max angle grinder, DCG415, which they say is up to 40% more powerful than its predecessor, model DCG413.
The new grinder is equipped with a 5″ wheel guard by default, and can also be used with 4-1/2″ accessories, presumably provided that you acquire and secure the appropriately-sized guard.
- 4-1/2″ and 5″ wheel compatibility
- Kickback brake (stops wheel and shuts off the grinder in bind-up situations)
- Up to 40% more power than DCG413 paired with 5Ah battery
- 9000 RPM no-load speed
- 12.2″ length
- Weighs 3.87 lbs (presumably without battery)
- 1350 Max Watts Out
DCG415W1 kit comes with a 8Ah battery, charger, and carrying bag.
Note: the grinder comes with a 5″ Type 27 guard. If you want to use 4-1/2″ wheels or cut-off discs, you’ll probably need to be purchase the appropriate guard(s) separately.
Kit Price: $279
We’re told that a bare tool option will likely be available by early 2021, perhaps sooner (late 2020).
The new Dewalt Power Detect angle grinder seems to fill in the performance gap between their 20V Max brushless 4-1/2″ angle grinder, and their FlexVolt 60V Max 4-1/2″ to 6″ angle grinder.
Here’s a list of our Dewalt Power Detect tool coverage so far: