Back in August, Dewalt introduced a line of all new brushless corded and cordless grinders, including the new 20V Max Brushless variable speed die grinder, DCG462. We haven’t seen a release date for the cordless die grinder from Dewalt yet, but several retailers have started listing mid-December shipping ETAs.
The new Dewalt die grinder features a brushless motor, which offers longer runtime and eliminates the hassle of having to replace worn brushes. The performance of the brushless motor should also remain more constant over the life of the tool, because there are no brushes or commutator to wear down with use.
The cordless die grinder weighs 4 lbs and measures 14.9″ long. It features a 1/4″ arbor, which requires two wrenches to change the bit.
On the base of the tool is a 3-speed selector switch, where you can choose the maximum rotational speed to be 10,000 RPM, 17,500 RPM, or 25,000 RPM. The dual-position rocker switch lets you activate the tool with your hand in different positions, and allows for variable speed control of the tool, up to the selected maximum RPM.
The nose of the tool has a 3-LED ring light to illuminate your work.
The bare die grinder (DCG426B) will be priced at $169. It’s due to ship soon, but we don’t know exactly when. Two companies have listings for it so far: Acme Tools and CPO Outlets.
If you look on the CPO listing on Amazon, they claim it’s in stock, saying you can get it as soon as next week. The Acme Tool page on the other hand says “Warehouse acquiring product. Usually ships in 10-15 business days.”
Price: $169 bare tool
The cordless die grinder will also ship in a kit (DCG426M2) with two 4Ah batteries (DCB204), a charger (DCB115), and a bag for $279.