What To Look For In An Angle Grinder + Our Top 5 Picks
To finish jobs with precision and style, every handyman needs to invest in a versatile, sturdy angle grinder. Useful for polishing, grinding, cutting and beveling edges with ease, this handheld power tool will quickly rise to the top of your list of favorites. Using interchangeable discs, the right angle grinder, also known as a side or disc grinder, will ensure that your projects and welds are smooth, shiny and precise.
So, what should you look for when purchasing a new angle grinder? First let’s take a look at the basic components which include the geared head, interchangeable abrasive discs, adjustable safety guard and the side handle. You want to purchase the angle grinder that is best suited for your specific needs, you don’t want to over spend but you don’t want to shortchange yourself on power either. The less expensive, lower power models are a good fit for occasional household use, but for professionals who will be using it frequently for heavy duty tasks, this is not a tool you want to skimp on.
Let’s take a look at 5 outstanding models featured at Baker’s Gas And Welding.
Metabo WEP 17-50 Quick 6" Grinder
This model is great because is has the power of a much larger grinder in a smaller compact body. It has a quick flange nut, so you can easily switch out the grinder disc. The handle is upgraded to the MVT grip, this has a dampened vibration to reduce the user's hand fatigue. You can also mount the gear housing at 90° to set the grinder up for left hand use! SHOP
Metabo WP850-125 5" Grinder
This is a much more economic model. The protective cover is twist-proof, so it'll stand up to wear longer. It also has an integrated switch for safer operation. SHOP
Metabo WEV 15-125 Quick Inox 5" Variable Speed Grinder
If you have a job where you are finishing stainless steel, we are surprised that you don't have this already! This grinder is a variable speed grinder that is perfect for finishing stainless - you can keep certain materials that need to be under constant load there, and slow the speed with those that don't! You can set this up for a lefty as well, and it also has the Metabo Quick System for easily swapping out grinder wheels/discs. SHOP
Metabo WEPB 15-150 Quick Flat-Head Grinder
These are the best for hard to reach joints and edges that a traditional-head grinder would not be able to reach. With this unit, you can work down to angles of 39°. This grinder was created specifically for the removal of slag, rust, or paint in narrow-fram construction. It features Metabo's Quick System as well as a 2 second brake once it is powered off (even when the power cuts). SHOP
Comment below if you have any other questions regarding grinders. If you’re ready to buy, check out our wide variety of angle grinders, interchangeable discs and safety equipment to stock your shop in one stop. We also always free shipping on orders over $99.
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