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Top 12 Best Angle Grinders 2023

Q & A

  1. “What would you say is the best brand of angle grinder? There are so many different brands and models that it is hard to decide which kind is right for me. I am looking to cut chipboard and cut through an old metal fence.”

Well, that is a very difficult question to answer! Almost all the modern brands these days such as Makita, DeWalt, Bosch, etc are of a very high quality, if you have a look at reviews for these makes they generally are mainly positive. Almost all modern angle grinders will work well enough to complete the task you describe.

So I am not going to answer this question directly, I would instead encourage you to look through the reviews at a site like Amazon and make you own mind up. They have a wide selection of angle grinders for sale and you can browse until you find one that is right for you.

Alternatively, have a look at our 12 best angle grinders roundup and see if any of the models listed there appeal to your needs. There really is not brand of angle grinder that is any better than other brands, tradesmen typically find a brand that works for them and then stay loyal to it over the course of their career. Some brands have side handles which help hold the angle grinder, while others like Hitachi vary this design a little with the handle coming off at a slight angle – some people prefer this type of grinder.

There is a general feeling in the trade I suppose that Makita and Dewalt make the best angle grinders, but in general the manufacturing standards of all the angle grinder makers is about the same. Find a brand that you like, and stick with it, that is my advice!

  1. “I am soon going to be laying paver bricks along my driveway. It is going to be an awkward task to complete, since I need to ‘shape’ the bricks around the S shape of the driveway. Would an angle grinder be up to this task ? I don’t want to spend a huge amount of money but I would like something that will last too. Also what kind of blade would best suit this task?”

Depending on the size of the cuts required it may be hard for you to cut the bricks straight down the middle in order to get the shape required. It would all depend on the size of angle grinder you buy and what it’s cutting diameter was.

A better solution would be to perform the initial cuts using a diamond blade for stone, you can find these down at your local store. this should enable you to cut the bricks into a rough approximation of the final shape required. I would then get a grinding blade and grind the brick until it resembles the smooth shape that you are looking for.

Since brick is normally fairly thick, I would recommend that you purchase a larger angle grinder. See the 12 Best Angle Grinders below for some overviews of suitable angle grinders.

Check out the 12 Best Angle Grinders on the market right now:

1. DEWALT D28499X Large Angle Grinder, 7-Inch/9-Inch


  • Powerful, efficient, and easy-to-operate, the DeWalt D28499X Heavy-Duty Large Angle Grinder provides dependable, professional performance no matter what the job
  • Its 5.3 HP, 15 Amp, 6,000 RPM motor with overload protection ensures higher operating speeds, even under heavy loads, so you get smooth, more precise finished products
  • A keyless design allows you to make guard adjustments without stopping to look for special tools, so you can set-up for specific jobs quickly
  • A lightweight body, rotating rear handle, and five-position side handle provide improved ergonomics to give you more control over your work and let you can work longer and more comfortably
  • This tool comes with 7- and 9-inch guards, and it offers a low-profile gearcase that allows you to work in tight spaces where other grinders don’t fit
  • Designed to stand up to long-term heavy-duty use, this grinder offers an epoxy-coated field and armature that protects against abrasion from airborne debris, an automatic turn-off feature that shuts down the tool when brushes need to be changed to avoid tool damage and save you money, and a two-wire double insulated “S” jacket rubber cord for extended life in both hot and cold climates

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2. Makita GA9020 Angle Grinder, 9-Inch


  • 15 AMPs to handle the toughest industrial applications
  • Protective zig-zag anti-dust varnish seals the motor from debris by forming an impenetrable barrier under rotation for longer life
  • Labyrinth construction seals the motor from dust and debris by creating a complex set of channels prohibiting contamination
  • Dust-proof bearing prevents dust and debris from getting into the gears
  • Rotatable gear housing rotates 90° for cutting applications
  • 15.0 AMP motor delivers more output for increased performance
  • 6,000 RPM for fast material removal

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3. Metabo WE15-150 Quick 13.5 Amp 9,600 rpm Angle Grinder, 6-Inch


  • Engineered for heavy duty grinding and cutting, the 6″ 1,550 Watt WE15-150 Quick compact angle grinder uses a powerful Long Life 13.5 Amp, 9,600 rpm motor that includes advanced designs to optimize air flow for cooler operation and extend longevity in harsh environments
  • This compact angle grinder features a Quick change wheel system that allows the fastest wheel changes available, a tool-free quick-positioning guard that allows for fast change-over from grinding to cutting, and a side-mounted slide lock-on switch
  • The anti-vibration side handle reduces vibration for improved comfort, and the S-Automatic Safety Slip Clutch boosts safety by helping to prevent kick back if a disc or wheel should jam
  • Electronic features include speed stabilization for highest productivity, overload protection, power interruption protection and soft start
  • Includes Type 27 guard and Type 1 Clip-on guard

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4. DEWALT DW840K Angle Grinder with Bag and Wheels, 7-Inch


  • The DEWALT DW840K 7-Inch Angle Grinder with Bag and Wheels
  • This grinder features a 13.0 Amp AC/DC, 8,000 rpm motor which provides high power and speed for 7″ grinding applications
  • It has a high power-to-weight ratio for greater efficiency and reduced user fatigue
  • The adjustable guard can be adjusted to redirect sparks away from user
  • Rear handle design for greater comfort and control, and external brush caps for easy servicing
  • The sealed ball and roller bearings allow for extended motor life
  • A spindle lock button allows for single-wrench bit changes
  • Includes (5) Grinding Wheels, Wrench, Backing Flange, Adjustable Guard, 2-Position Side Handle, Carrying bag.

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5. DEWALT DWE46151 Surface Grinding Dust Shroud Kit, 5-Inch


  • The DEWALT DWE46151 5-Inch Surface Grinding Dust Shroud Kit features a dust collection shroud with a flush grinding door which allows dust collection for flush edge grinding
  • Its universal vacuum hose connection locks onto tool with a twist and click eliminating the need for the use of tape to secure the hose to the shroud
  • Additionally this grinder boasts of a Quick Change Wheel Release that allows tool free wheel removal
  • A replaceable brush skirting to maintain a high level of dust collection
  • 10-Amp, 10000 RPM DEWALT built motor designed for faster material removal and higher overload protection

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6. Makita 9566CV Variable Speed Cut-Off/Angle Grinder, 6-Inch


  • Makita’s 6-Inch SJS Cut-Off/Angle Grinder combines 12 AMP variable speed power with comfort and motor-protection features for longer-lasting stone grinding and polishing performance
  • The 9566CV is engineered with Makita’s innovative Super Joint System (SJS) to protect the gears for longer tool life
  • Powerful 12 AMP motor design for increased output power in a more compact tool
  • 5-stage variable speed control dial (4,000 – 9,000 RPM) for matching the RPM to the application
  • Electronic limiter stops the motor and prevents accidental motor overload and burnout
  • Super Joint System (SJS) technology helps prevent gear damage caused by accidental wheel binding

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7. Makita 9565CV Variable Speed Angle Grinder, 5-Inch


  • The 9565CV is powered by a 12 AMP motor with soft start for smoother start-ups
  • The five-stage variable speed dial (2,800 – 10,500 RPM) allows the user to match the RPM to the application
  • The electronic limiter stops the motor and reduces accidental motor overload and burnout, and the electronic speed control maintains consistent speed under load
  • Labyrinth construction protects the motor with a complex set of channels, prohibiting dust and contamination
  • In addition, the protective zig-zag varnish seals the motor and bearings from dust and debris by creating a barrier under rotation
  • The 9565CV is engineered with SJS, an innovation from Makita that protects the gears by automatically disengaging the motor should the grinding wheel accidentally catch or bind

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8. Bosch AG50-11VS Variable Speed Grinder, 5-Inch


  • The Bosch AG50-11VS 5-Inch 11-Amp Variable Speed Grinder with Slide Switch, features a new motor design with direct motor cooling and more air vents to reduce hand blockage to extend tool life and provide higher overload capabilities to prevent overheating
  • Results from independent testing revealed that Bosch grinders outlast the competition to deliver the best tool lifetime in the market- up to 60 percent more life than competitors
  • A new motor design featuring direct motor cooling and more air vents to reduce hand blockage help extend the tool life and provide higher overload capabilities to prevent overheating
  • Additionally, improved carbon brushes offer more than double the lifetime of predecessor brushes, which means less downtime for maintenance
  • The new AG50-11VS grinder offers up to 2 amps more power than previous generation models to deliver the robust performance demanded by professionals in industries such as metal fabrication, energy, masonry and restoration
  • Kit Includes: AG50-11VS Tool, Grinding Guard, Side Handle, Flange Kit and Spanner Wrench

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9. Makita 9564CV Angle Grinder, 4-1/2-Inch


  • Makita’s 4-1/2-Inch SJS Angle Grinder combines 12 AMP variable speed power with comfort and motor-protection features for longer-lasting stone grinding and polishing performance
  • The 9564CV is engineered with Makita’s innovative Super Joint System (SJS) to protect the gears for longer tool life
  • Performance – super joint system (SJS) helps prevent gear damage
  • Speed – variable speed (2,800 – 10,500 rpm)
  • Durability – labyrinth construction, zig-zag varnish and thicker coil wires for longer tool life
  • Includes – grinding wheel, wheel guard, side handle, inner flange, lock-nut, and wrench

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10. DEWALT D28115 High Performance Grinder, 4-1/2-Inch/5-Inch


  • Designed to prevent dust that enters via the air intake vents from jeopardizing performance, the corded DEWALT D28115 4-1/2-inch grinder features a high-performance motor that works quickly while preventing overload
  • Additionally, it features a trigger grip and dual abrasion protection to guard against debris damaging the motor
  • Powerful and efficient, the D28115 has a 13.0 amp, 2.3 HP, 9,000 RPM motor that’s designed for faster material removal and higher overload protection
  • Save time and stress with its quick-change wheel release, which enables tool-free removal
  • DEWALT’s Dust Ejection System provides durability by ejecting damaging dust and debris particles that enter the tool through the air intake vents, and its dual abrasion protection keeps the motor safe from damaging dust and debris ingestion
  • The D28115 has a two-position side handle to reduce the stress of vibrations on your body, a jam-pot gear case for proper alignment, and a convenient auto-off function that prevents excessive wear and tear–the grinder simply shuts down when it’s time to replace the brushes
  • Other features include a keyless adjustable guard tool-free guard adjustments and a single-piece brush arm that protects against time-wasting hang-ups caused by too much dust

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11. Metabo W8-115 Angle Grinder, 4-1/2-Inch


  • Metabo is well known for its top-class angle grinders
  • Excellent quality, high performance and user-friendly ergonomics are characteristics which are also distinctly evident in our new generation of small angle grinders
  • Their design is completely new and even more ergo-nomic
  • The innovative air-cooling concept enables higher motor output, which gives them an enormous amount of torque
  • The Metabo VibraTech (MVT) handle helps lower vibrations which can be damaging to the user’s health
  • Metabo’s core strength technologies are also utilised, such as the infamous Marathon Motor, S-automatic Safety Clutch and Metabo “Quick” techno-logy for changing discs and guards without tools
  • The WB 11-125 Quick and the WB 11-150 Quick offer users even more protection with their new mechanical disc brake system, which stops the disc within seconds of switching off the machine
  • With this technology, every professional need look no further

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12. DEWALT D28402K Small-Angle Grinder Kit, 4-1/2-Inch


  • The DEWALT D28402K4-1/2-Inch Small Angle Grinder features a powerful 10 amp motor and an ergonomic body that’s easy to handle
  • This DEWALT also features an exclusive Dust Ejection System and epoxy-coated motor to provide optimal protection of internal components
  • 1.6-horsepower, 10 amp motor delivers 11,000 rpm
  • Compact, easy-to-control tool body fits in tight places
  • Dust Ejection System removes particles for longer tool life
  • Includes two-position side handle, depressed center wheel, keyless adjustable guard, wrench, and kit box

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