13 Best Power Angle Grinders

List Updated October 2020

Bestselling Power Angle Grinders in 2020


Hitachi G12SR4 6.2-Amp 4-1/2-Inch Angle Grinder with 5 Abrasive Wheels (Discontinued by the Manufacturer)

Hitachi G12SR4 6.2-Amp 4-1/2-Inch Angle Grinder with 5 Abrasive Wheels (Discontinued by the Manufacturer)
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2020
  • 6.2 Amp motor with 980W of max output power for tough grinding jobs
  • Spindle lock for quick and easy disc and accessory changes
  • Trigger lock-on for comfortable, continuous operation
  • Class leading overload durability for increased tool life and reliability
  • Left-mounted slide switch with quick-off feature for added safety
  • Removable, forward-canted side handle for improved control and comfort for right and left-handed users
  • Compact and lightweight at 4.0 lbs for greater control and maneuverability, especially in overhead applications
  • Low-profile gear case to get into the tightest areas
  • Small diameter grip for a comfortable hold and reduced fatigue

PORTER-CABLE PC60TAG 6.0-Amp 4-1/2-Inch Angle Grinder

PORTER-CABLE PC60TAG 6.0-Amp 4-1/2-Inch Angle Grinder
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2020
  • 11000 rpm for high speed material removal
  • Durable 6 A motor powers through jobsite tasks with ease
  • Cast metal gear case increases jobsite durability and tool longevity

BLACK+DECKER Angle Grinder Tool, 4-1/2-Inch, 6.5-Amp (BDEG400)

BLACK+DECKER Angle Grinder Tool, 4-1/2-Inch, 6.5-Amp (BDEG400)
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2020

PORTER-CABLE PC60TPAG 7-Amp 4-1/2-Inch Angle Grinder/Cut Off Tool

PORTER-CABLE PC60TPAG 7-Amp 4-1/2-Inch Angle Grinder/Cut Off Tool
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2020
  • 7.0-Amp motor powers through jobsite tasks with ease
  • 11,000 RPM for high speed material removal
  • Cast metal gear case increases jobsite durability and tool longevity
  • 3-position side handle allows greater control in multiple positions
  • Tool-free guard provides fast and easy guard adjustments

DEWALT DWE402 4-1/2-Inch 11-Amp Paddle Switch Angle Grinder

DEWALT DWE402 4-1/2-Inch 11-Amp Paddle Switch Angle Grinder
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2020

Makita 9565CV 5" SJS High-Power Angle Grinder

Makita 9565CV 5
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2020
  • Super Joint System (SJS) technology helps prevent gear damage caused by accidental wheel binding
  • Variable speed control dial enables user to match the speed to the application
  • Powerful 12.0 AMP motor for increased output power in a more compact tool (5.2 lbs.)
  • Soft start feature for smooth start-ups; Labyrinth construction seals and protects the motor and bearings from dust and debris for longer tool life
  • Electronic speed control maintains constant speed under load
  • Larger and improved carbon brush material for longer tool life
  • Powerful 12 AMP motor design for increased output power in a more compact tool
  • Super Joint System (SJS) helps prevent gear damage
  • 5 stage variable speed control dial for matching the RPM to the work
  • Electronic limiter stops the motor and prevents accidental motor overload and burnout
  • 1 year warranty

Makita 9557PBX1 4-1/2-Inch Angle Grinder with Aluminum Case

Makita 9557PBX1 4-1/2-Inch Angle Grinder with Aluminum Case
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2020
  • Powerful 7.5 AMP motor for high output power in a more compact tool (only 4.5 lbs.)
  • Small diameter barrel grip (only 2-1/2"") for added comfort
  • Labyrinth construction seals and protects the motor and bearings from dust and debris for longer tool life
  • Lock-on/off feature for continuous operation
  • AC/DC switch for use with alternative power source
  • Protective zig-zig varnish seals the armature from dust and debris for longer tool life
  • Extra large paddle switch for comfortable operation
  • Thicker coil wires are wound more closely to reduce heat and energy loss
  • All-ball bearing design and metal gear housing for durability
  • (1) 4-1/2"" General Purpose Turbo Rim Diamond Blade A-94552
  • (5) 4-1/2"" 24 Grit Grinding Wheels 741423-0-1
  • Aluminum case
  • 4 - 4 1/2 grinding wheels
  • Diamond wheel
  • metal gear housing
  • paddle switch

Ryobi P421 6500 RPM 4 1/2 Inch 18-Volt One+ Lithium Ion-Powered Angle Grinder (Battery Not Included, Power Tool Only)

Ryobi P421 6500 RPM 4 1/2 Inch 18-Volt One+ Lithium Ion-Powered Angle Grinder (Battery Not Included, Power Tool Only)
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2020
  • ADJUSTABLE: Side handle works in three different positions and the triggered grip rotates 90 degrees so you can fit this tool almost anywhere you would need to grind
  • ONBOARD PIN WRENCH included with the tool so you can easily replace grinder discs
  • GRINDING WHEEL INCLUDED: Type 27 grinding wheel for metalworking or home improvement projects
  • COMFORTABLE HANDLING: Rubberized notched grip near the trigger allows you to handle this tool in most conditions with grease or oil on your hands
  • ONE+ COMPATIBLE: This tool works with Ryobi batteries from the One+ Lithium Ion series and also older NiCad Models (Battery models include P100, P101, P102, P103, P104, P105, P107, P108)

DEWALT DWE4011 Small Angle Grinder with One-Touch Guard, 4-1/2 -Inch

DEWALT DWE4011 Small Angle Grinder with One-Touch Guard, 4-1/2 -Inch
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2020
  • 7 amp AC/DC, 12,000 rpm motor designed for faster material removal and higher overload protection
  • One-Touch guard eliminates the need for a tool to adjust the guard location
  • Hex wrench replaces spanner wrench - hex wrench is found in most tool boxes if lost
  • Quick-Change wheel release allows tool-free wheel removal without the need for a wrench
  • 2-position removable side handle provides increased comfort and control
  • Slim, ergonomic body design provides increased comfort in extended use applications
  • 5/8"-11 spindle thread accepts a wide range of 4-1/2" accessories

Makita GA5042C SJSII High Power Angle Grinder, 5"

Makita GA5042C SJSII High Power Angle Grinder, 5
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2020
  • Powerful 12.0 AMP motor delivers more output and variable (2,800 - 11,000) RPM
  • SJSII provides a leaf spring and cam gear drive mechanism that is engineered to reduce vibration
  • SJSII provides a mechanical gear drive to help prevent motor and gear damage
  • Variable speed control dial enables user to match the speed to the application
  • Electronic Controller is a three-part electronic feature designed to provide the required power in high torque applications and increase tool life

SKIL 9295-01 6.0 Amp 4-1/2-Inch Angle Grinder

SKIL 9295-01 6.0 Amp 4-1/2-Inch Angle Grinder
BESTSELLER NO. 11 in 2020
  • Powerful 6.0 Amp Motor with 11,000 RPM
  • Tool-less guard for quick adjustments
  • Heavy duty metal gear housing for added ruggedness and durability
  • Compact grip design for comfort and control
  • Vibration-reducing handle with wrench storage

Makita GA4530 4-1/2-Inch Angle Grinder

Makita GA4530 4-1/2-Inch Angle Grinder
BESTSELLER NO. 12 in 2020
  • Powerful 6.0 AMP motor delivers 11,000 RPM for the most demanding applications
  • Compact design at only 4.0 lbs. for reduced operator fatigue
  • Labyrinth construction seals and protects the motor and bearings from dust and debris for longer tool life
  • Slide switch design with lock-on for added user convenience
  • Protective zig-zag varnish seals the armature from dust and debris for longer tool life

Craftsman 4 1/2 In. Small Angle Grinder

Craftsman 4 1/2 In. Small Angle Grinder
BESTSELLER NO. 13 in 2020
  • 6,500 RPM No Load
  • Toolless Guard; On-board wrench storage
  • 3-position side handle
  • Tool only - battery and charger not included
  • Bulk packaged - no retail box

RIDGID R1001 Angle Grinder Review

The RIDGID R1001 angle grinder is equipped with a 10-amp motor. It can deliver a maximum no-load speed of 10,000 RPM. Here are some of its other features.

Motor

The RIDGID R1001 angle grinder is powered by a 10-amp motor. It can power the tool to a maximum no-load speed of 10,000 RPM.

The motor is designed for maximum durability. It features precision cut gears, sealed bearings, and auto-stop carbon brushes. The tool also has double varnished motor windings to keep dust from causing problems.

Control

The RIDGID R1001 is fitted with a paddle style switch. The lock-on feature makes for more convenient operation.

Wheel

The RIDGID R1001 angle grinder is equipped with a 4.5-inch diameter wheel. The tool has a spindle lock feature so that you can switch wheels quickly and easily. The wheel guard is also easy to adjust. You won't even have to break out any additional tools to do so.

Cord

The RIDGID R1001 is a corded model designed to be plugged into a 120-volt power outlet. It is coupled with a 12-foot power cord which is made from all rubber. It is also fitted with a lighted plug at the end.

Design

The RIDGID R1001 4.5-inch angle grinder has a two-position side handle. This allows you to use the unit comfortably for those longer projects. The grinder measures 11 inches long and weighs 4.6 pounds, so you shouldn't have many complaints when using it for a long time. The unit has an orange and gray exterior.

Includes

The RIDGID R1001 angle grinder is packaged with a heavy-duty bag to keep the tool and its accessories. The tool is backed by a three-year limited warranty.

The RIDGID R1001 angle grinder is equipped with a 10-amp motor. It can deliver a maximum no-load speed of 10,000 RPM. The tool is fitted with a 12-foot rubber power cord designed to be plugged into a 120-volt outlet. You will also like the two-position side handle which allows you to use the grinder comfortably.

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