Top 5 Compact Angle Grinders in 2017

The use of tools and equipment has rapidly increased and in fact common people are learning the use of tools and equipment as well. This means they can perform all their tasks without any extra cost at home.

The real question is, is it easy? Can everyone handle the weight of heavy tools? The answer is both Yes and No. Yes, it is easy. No, everyone cannot handle the weight of HEAVY tools. The thing is, you get all the compact tools these days and not the heavy ones.

The following review is about the top 5 compact angle grinders in 2017.

1. Makita 9557PBX1 4-1/2-Inch Angle Grinder with Aluminum Case – 9.7

The Makita 9557PBX1 4-1/2-Inch Angle Grinder with Aluminum Case is a great angle grinder which comes with an intense motor of 7.5 AMPS. Many of you might feel that how can a 7.5 Amp motor be a compact angle grinder. Well, in this one, this is exactly the case because the total weight of this tool is nearly 4.5 pounds. For added comfort, there is a small grip of 2.5 inches only.

The maximum output which the motor can give is 10,000 RPM. Having a lock-on/off feature, there is continuous operation as well. Having thicker coil wires means that there is a reduced energy loss as well as reduced heat loss. With a labyrinth construction, the motor and bearings are protected and ultimately give the tool a longer tool life.

The entire package includes (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 and 4 – 4 1/2 grinding wheels as well. The best thing is that you have a 1- year warranty for this tool.

Specs and features

  • 7.5-amp motor
  • 4.5 pound weight
  • 10000 RPM MAX
  • 1-year warranty
  • Thicker coil wires

2. Makita 9564CV 4-1/2-Inch Angle Grinder – 9.7

The Makita 9564CV 4-1/2-Inch Angle Grinder is an even more powerful tool than the one mentioned above. Surprisingly, it comes with a 12 AMP motor in a compact and small-design angle grinder. You get the maximum performance in the minimum weight. To prevent all sorts of gear damage, you have the super joint system which helps you with gear protection. Also, you have a variable speed option in the form of variable speed dial for matching the speed of tool with the work material.

Coming with an electronic limiter, it stops the motor in case of an accidental motor overload or burnout which prevents any damages as well. The weight of this tool is only 5.3 pounds which is quite low when comparing on weight bases. The entire package includes Makita 9564CV 4-1/2-Inch 12 AMP Variable Speed SJS Angle Grinder, 4-1/2-inch grinding wheel, side handle, wheel guard, inner flange, lock nut and lock nut wrench as well. Also, it comes with a 1-year warranty so you have all the protection you need.

Makita 9564CV 4-1/2-Inch Angle Grinder
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3. PORTER-CABLE PC60TPAG 7-Amp 4-1/2-Inch Angle Grinder/Cut Off Tool – 9.6

The PORTER-CABLE PC60TPAG 7-Amp 4-1/2-Inch Angle Grinder/Cut Off Tool is another great one which comes with a rough and tough motor of 7 amps which helps in delivering a maximum RPM of 11000. You have a metal gear case as well which not only easy portability but your tool is safe from all the different types of dust as well.

You will have a greater control due to the 3-position side handle which allows greater control in different positions. The entire package includes PC60TPAG small angle grinder/cut-off tool, grinding wheel, cut-off wheel, grinding guard, cutting guard, side handle, wrench, and operating instructions as well. With 3-year limited manufacturer warranty and 1-year free service contract, your tool stays well maintained for a long period of time.

4. Makita 9565CV 120V Variable Speed Angle Grinder, 5-Inch – 9.4

The Makita 9565CV 120V Variable Speed Angle Grinder, 5-Inch is a great and compact angle grinder by Makita which also comes with a variable speed option so that you can match the speed of the tool with the type of surface you are working on. The super joint system technology is present which helps in preventing all the types of gear damage which is often caused by jams and wheel binding.

With soft start feature, any failures are avoided as well. The speed control function maintains a constant speed for the tool. The entire package includes Makita 9565CV 5-Inch 12 AMP, Variable Speed SJS Angle Grinder, 5-inch grinding wheel, side handle, wheel guard, inner flange, lock nut and lock nut wrench as well.

You also have a 1-year warranty for your angle grinder. Customers have said that they were quite amazed at how this angle grinder performed beyond their imaginations and gave them the best work ever.

Makita 9565CV 5" SJS High-Power Angle Grinder
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5. DEWALT DWE4120 4 1/2-Inch Paddle Switch Angle Grinder – 9.3

The DEWALT DWE4120 4 1/2-Inch Paddle Switch Angle Grinder is the last one in our list but no doubt this one is also a great one which comes with a 9 Amp motor giving a 12000 RPM at the max for better material removal and better overload protection as well. It has two sockets of both AC and DC for better comfort of the user.

Having a one-touch guard, a 360-degree rotation is easily possible as well. The 2-position removable side handle means that you can hold the tool in any way you want to whichever makes you feel more comfortable. The spindle thread accepts wide range of 4.5-inch accessories. This is also a great angle grinder for several purposes. Dewalt has really done this time by offering a good product for a normal price which is lightweight as well.

If you want a good and compact angle grinder, you have an open choice from the above-mentioned ones. Get yours and write your feedback to us as well.

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