Never underestimate the power of a good angle grinder. Whether it is for buffing wood, tiles, stone to metal, or cutting and sharpening them instead, this is a versatile tool that virtually every DIY owner should have.
This brings us to one of the issues when it comes to looking for an angle grinder for your home. Whilst there are plenty of excellent products out there that do the job spectacularly, they often seemed to be geared towards commercial or public use more than a civilian or DIY audience.
When it comes to home angle grinders, the pickings are a little slimmer, it seems. However, so long as you know where and what to look for, there are going to be angle grinders for you.
This is what we hope to do in this article! In this piece, we are going to cut out the frustrating and tedious hunt for a good angle grinder, and bring you the best grinders that you can keep at home, and will be perfect for all your domestic needs.
Makita Lithium-Ion Brushless Cordless
If you are looking for an angle grinder that is an all-around excellent package that can easily go in your tool shed, then you need not look further than the cordless angle grinder by Makita.
Starting off our list strong, it is pretty easy to see why exactly a cordless angle grinder might be appealing to some people.
With no cord getting in the way, there is nothing from stopping your moving from one project to the next, without having to worry about pulling too hard on the cord, because there isn’t one!
However, don’t think that just because you are without a cord, means that you are also without decent power and speed for your grinder.
And thanks to the lightweight design of the grinder, not only is it easy to use for long periods, but that lack of weight helps the angle grinder apply its speed and strength even better to whatever project you are working on.
It isn’t without its drawback however, being a cordless grinder, you will need to buy batteries, and they are sold separately. However, don’t let that put you off investing in this angle grinder!
DeWalt DWE4206 Angle Grinder
Of course, when operating an angle grinder, you also want to be safe from potentially errant sparks and fragments from injuring you. If safety goggles don’t cut it for you on their own, then you need to take a look at DeWalt’s DWE4206 grinder.
As we have implied, safety is the name of the game with this particular grinder, as the adjustable safeguard for this corded tool is perfect for protecting your fingers and hands from damage.
Not only that, but it also encourages a little conscious thought into your safety when using this tool, encouraging that type of thinning when applied to all your other tools too. Great for home use!
Of course, an angle grinder wouldn’t be fit for use if it wants powerful enough. And with a 1010W motor, you’ll be getting more than enough rotations out of your toolkit to cut and grind through anything, whether it is wood, stone, or metal!
Outside f maybe a disc-change system that can make it a little hard to change worn discs quickly and easily, there isn’t a lot of anything negative to say here. If you want to combine power and safety into one effective tool, you can’t go wrong with this option for DeWalt!
Metabo 4 ½ Inch Angle Grinder
Of course, one of the main issues with some angles grinders is that they are always surprisingly heavy, making them tiresome to work with, and not ideal for use at home.
Fortunately, that is not the case with Metabo’s 4 ½ inch grinder.
Being a powerful little angle grinder, you would assume that something like this also had a lot of cumbersome weight to it, but that just isn’t the case with this tool!
Weighing just four pounds, many people that first try are surprised that this is a tool that will be able to cut through pretty much anything.
Add to that you get 5 spinning wheels, and the low price that this grinder is usually sold at, and you have the perfect recipe for an angle grinder that can be used at home, as well as to get to grips with the basics of this incredible tool in the comfort of home shed.
The only thing we would make a not is that the power switch has to be held down to use, and it can get somewhat tricky to do so when first using it.
But other than that, if you are looking for your first angle grinder, this one should be at the top of your list!
Makita GA4530R Corded Angle Grinder
Makita is back on this list yet again! This time, they have brought their corded alternative to the work table, the GA4530R.
Whilst we may have poked a little fun at the fact that corded angle grinders can get in the way of a project, it isn’t an issue if you have a long cord to stay out of the way. And, fortunately, Makita had the excellent sense to include a generous 2.5 meters in their corded model.
Add to the fact that this model is small and lightweight enough to be used pretty much anywhere, and you’ll find an angle grinder that is perfect for your home toolbox, or out on a bigger project.
The only issues that we noticed were that the quick release for the blades required a key to release them, which some might argue makes the term ‘quick-release’ a little redundant!
But outside that, if you are looking for an easy corded angle grinder model to use, as well as one that won’t break the bank, Makita’s corded grinder should be your first port of call.
Bosch 1375A 4 ½ Inch Angle Grinder
When it comes to buying a tool for the first time, it pays to get that tool from a trusted and reliable brand. This is probably why Bosch is one of the best names in the business when it comes to power tools for work and at home.
The angle grinder model that we have chosen, the 1375A, is excellent proof of that claim.
With a weight of fewer than 4 pounds, this will be an incredibly easy angle grinder to use, whether it is out in the open, or a cramped home shed or garage that might be a little tight on space.
Not only that, but the epoxy coat of the tool also means that it is an incredibly durable piece of hardware as well, meaning that it can stand up to the punishment of home life easily.
Add to that a level of comfort that can only come with years of tool-building experience, and you start to see the point that we are making.
So, as you can see, there are quite a few options for your home when it comes to angle grinders. All you have to do is pick one for yourself!