Skil is a new ToolGuyd sponsor, and I have been going through my backlog of user requests to see which tools would potentially fit into my busy spring schedule. In checking the price of a tool a reader asked about, I came across quite the deal on a Skil cordless grinder kit.
Over at Amazon, they have a Skil 20V (Max) cordless angle grinder KIT priced at $70. That couldn’t be correct – right? Some Skil dealers have this kit, model AG290202, priced at $90, but it’s indeed $70 at Amazon.
(According to online price trackers, the price dropped to $70 from $85.50, and it was $90 for a weeks before that.)
With this kit you get the 4-1/2″ angle grinder, a charger, and 2.0Ah PWRcore 20 Li-ion battery.
The bare tool by itself is priced at $59, and so for $11 more, you get a battery and charger. Seems like a great deal to me
For the user that only needs to do a little bit of metalwork, such as cutting or grinding, this is an excellent price. To be fair, a 2.0Ah battery won’t provide extended runtime on a tool like this, but it’s enough for quicker or smaller tasks. If you need more runtime, you’d be better suited with a 4.0Ah or 5.0Ah battery.
One thing to note is that this grinder has a lock-on switch. Personally, I prefer paddle switches, but a lot of users prefer lock-on switches.
The Skil angle grinder has a tool-free adjustable guard, spindle lock for easier wheel changes, 3-position side handle, soft-start motor, and onboard wrench storage.
If you want a more powerful option, Skil also has a brushless model.
My experiences with Skil’s cordless power tools have been quite positive so far – here’s my review of the Skil 12V brushless drill.
If you have any Skil cordless requests, please let me know. So far I have a couple of reader requests I’m working on, including a review of their digital router.