Rating of the best angle grinders (grinders)
The angle grinder (angle grinder), popularly called the grinder, has become an indispensable tool for performing a number of operations. Using an electric tool, you can cut plastic, metal and ceramic tiles, grind and polish various materials. A wide range of angle grinders is presented on the domestic market, which differ significantly in cost, performance, weight, etc. Some of them are perfect for the home, and for complex tasks it is better to choose professional models.
The best grinders with a disc diameter of 125 mm
Despite the fact that it is far from the most powerful (only 720 W), many users successfully use it for home and country work, cut ceramic tiles, thin metal and plastic pipes, process wood. The grinder has well-thought-out ergonomics and is very comfortable to hold in your hand. This cannot be taken away from the Japanese, the ability to take care of the quality and convenience of the instrument.
Makita GA5030 may be of interest to those who have to hold the grinder in one hand for a long time. For example, to work with tiles. In this case, its light weight of 1.4 kg will save the joints of the hands from excessive stress. Real users of this tool also speak about lightness, ergonomics and ease of use. Also in the reviews you can find such an advantage of the Makita GA5030 as the absence of vibrations — what cheap «Chinese» angle grinders sin with.
ZUBR UShM-115-800 M3
ZUBR UShM-115-800 M3
Before you is an inexpensive, but good angle grinder that can become a great helper for many home craftsmen. It boasts a power of 800 W, which allows you to cope with almost any small job. In addition, its rotation speed reaches 11,000 rpm, which can be safely called an excellent indicator. You can install a disc with a diameter of up to 115 mm.
The device weighs 2.1 kg, thanks to which it is really comfortable and easy to work with it — even when performing a significant amount of work, there is no feeling of fatigue. Additional functions include a start lock and spindle lock. The second handle increases the level of comfort when working with a grinder, which, judging by user reviews, is appreciated by many craftsmen.
This is one of the best-selling grinders in the line of the Russian company Interskol. Powered by 1100 watts, the tool handles a variety of jobs with ease, including cutting tiles, profiles, rebars and plastic pipes. This is the only budget angle grinder in the ranking that has a soft start function. By limiting the starting current, the motor starts smoothly without loading the gears, which increases their service life.
A soft start increases safety, as it reduces the likelihood that the tool will jump out of your hands at the time of the starting jerk. The disadvantages of the model include a slightly heavier weight of 2.2 kg, which is 60% more than the mass of the Makita GA5030. Also, a lot of complaints come to the not entirely thought out power button. During operation, dust gets under the button, which interferes with its movement. Otherwise, this is an excellent budget grinder for everyday tasks.
If you are looking for a good grinder at an affordable price, you should also take a closer look at this model. In addition to low cost, it also boasts good parameters. For example, the disc speed reaches 12,000 rpm, so any job can be done quickly and easily. True, the power is not too high — 650 watts, but for small jobs around the house this is quite enough.
The length of the network cable is an important indicator that ensures a high level of comfort when working. Therefore, when buying, pay special attention to this parameter.
A disc with a diameter of up to 115 mm can be installed on the grinder. The power cord has a length of 2 meters, which often allows you to work without using an extension cord, and this is quite convenient. The additional handle has two positions, which significantly increases the level of comfort during work — you can choose the option that is most suitable for certain actions. So, if this is not the best budget grinder, then, of course, one of those.
The best grinders with a disc diameter of 150 mm
Professional angle grinder, which can be safely used in any work — from cutting thick sheet metal to abrasive processing of granite slabs. The functionality of the tool provides the most comfortable operating conditions and a long service life. The designers took care of the availability of all the functions required for a tool of this class — soft start, spindle lock and speed stabilization under load.
A large engine power reserve allows you to work calmly with the most durable building and finishing materials. The automatic brush cut-off system eliminates the possibility of damage to the motor manifold. Initially, the model was assembled in Japan — it was then that the grinder received the first positive reviews. Later, production was moved to Romania, which immediately affected the quality.
Users who need a powerful and good angle grinder should pay attention to this brainchild of the Russian company Interskol. The Bulgarian boasts a power of 1300 W — one of the best indicators in its category. The speed of rotation of the disc reaches 8500 rpm, so you can easily and quickly deal with many jobs related to construction and repair.
The additional handle has three mounting positions, which makes it possible to choose exactly the option that provides the maximum level of comfort when performing any work. True, the grinder weighs quite a lot — 2.9 kg. However, for analogues with similar power, this weight is not so big, as many experts note.
A simple and at the same time reliable device for performing a wide variety of repairs is the corner machine Whirlwind UShM-150/1300. This grinder uses grinding discs with a diameter of up to 150 mm, which greatly expands its functionality. The motor power of this household tool allows you to make 8000 revolutions per minute of continuous operation, which is quite enough for a home or repair made on a non-professional basis.
Thanks to the presence of a spindle lock, which has an M14 thread, changing discs does not take much time. For better control of angle grinder movements during operation, an additional side handle is provided. Depending on the preference of the operator, it can be installed either on the left or on the right side. The main criterion in favor of choosing this model of grinder is, of course, its price, but judging by the reviews, it more than matches the quality of the tool, which does an excellent job with the tasks and is easy to manage.
DeWALT DCG414N 0 box 150 mm
DeWALT DCG414N 0 box 150 mm
If you are interested in not a wired, but a cordless tool, then this popular grinder model can be a good choice. It weighs only 2.2 kg, which is quite a small weight for a cordless angle grinder, which means that it will work easily and comfortably. The maximum disc rotation speed reaches 9000 rpm, which significantly saves time spent on any work.
Overload protection makes operation as safe as possible — you do not have to fear that the device will fail due to overheating during prolonged operation.
The best grinders with a disc diameter of 180 mm
The American company has once again confirmed its reputation as one of the best manufacturers of electric tools. The new model received a powerful engine that can cope with almost any job. A well-thought-out cooling system eliminates the possibility of engine overheating even during intensive use. It is also necessary to note a high-quality dust removal system that allows you to work calmly on open construction sites and industrial facilities.
In the reviews, the owners note the utmost convenience in work — the spindle lock provides a quick change of equipment, and the ability to select the spatial position of the handle allows you to choose the optimal balance. The handle itself has a soft coating that absorbs vibrations. The cost of the model is quite high, but the manufacturer does not say that this model is intended for the home.
Smooth start and decent power are the main distinguishing feature of this angle grinder. Despite the Chinese assembly, the quality of the tool is at a high level, which allows it to be used not only for home use. This determines good wear resistance and operational reliability. Such power characteristics (2.6 kW) of the Makita GA7040SF01 angle grinder make it easy to cope with large volumes — the device perfectly tolerates long-term work without interruption and at the same time does not particularly overheat.
Despite the impressive weight — 5.5 kg, the angle grinder is quite convenient to work with, which is facilitated by a rubberized handle with a vibration damper (can be installed on three sides). In the reviews of the owners, in a favorable light, the presence of protection of the trigger from accidental launch is noted — a positive thing in all respects, since safety rules are the most important condition when working with angle grinders. The dustproof design of the case is also considered an advantage, since it makes it possible to use the tool in any conditions.
Bosch GWS 2200
Bosch GWS 2200
A worthy representative of the professional tool line, equipped with a powerful 2200 W electric motor. Regardless of the localization of production, Bosch equipment pleases owners with consistently high build quality. This model is no exception to the rule, which is confirmed by numerous user reviews. The instrument is assembled in Engels, which allows the company to offer the model to Russian craftsmen at a rather interesting price.
In the absence of a standard soft start function, the model is equipped with protection against accidental activation. The owners of the device appreciated the size of the spindle lock button, which can be easily felt by hand even when wearing gloves. The manufacturer promises users an extended life of carbon brushes and reliable protection of the motor against overloads. To what extent such statements correspond to reality — only time will tell.
Metabo WE 24-230 MVT
Metabo WE 24-230 MVT
One of the advantages is serious power — 2400 watts. In addition, this angle grinder boasts a high level of comfort during operation — this is ensured primarily by three positions for installing an additional handle. This allows you to choose the installation option that best suits your specific job. The angle grinder can work with a disc with a diameter of up to 230 mm, so the disc speed up to 6600 rpm is enough to cope with any job.
The overload protection function can significantly reduce the risk of expensive equipment failure.
A nice plus will be a long power cord. Four meters is enough to move freely around a spacious room, even if the work is carried out without using an extension cord. Perhaps, the model could be called the best professional grinder of the rating, if not for the significant weight — as much as 5.8 kg. Of course, this is offset by the merits, but working with such a weighty angle grinder for a long time is quite difficult.Метки: (grinders), angle, best, expert, rating