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Cordless Grinder Reviews & Sanders

When we do cordless grinder reviews we look for one thing: Power. This is unusual, because with other tools you need to get a larger picture of a tool’s capabilities. With cordless grinders, however, power is the dominating metric. Can it cut through metal efficiently? Is it a tool that can support grinding welds? The new DeWalt 60V FlexVolt angle grinder is near-unstoppable. The Metabo 9-inch cordless angle grinder is a beast that is unmatched anywhere in terms of cordless capabilities. For our cordless sander reviews, we cover everything from cordless random orbit sanders, to half sheet and detail models. We’ve found a lot of winners in this category. Festool ETS EC brushless sanders stand out as does the Makita 18V random orbit sander. Cordless Grinder Reviews for Pros For Pros we pay attention to dust collection, vibration reduction, and power. Yes, that goes above and beyond just measuring power, but those later two components come to nothing without the first.

Tool Tunes Jake Milwaukee M18 Grinder

Tool Toons: Jake and the Milwaukee M18 Cordless Grinder

Want to know what happens when you give a 10 year-old a power tool and ask him to write a short story about it? I enlisted the help and imagination of my son, Caleb, to see what he’d come up with. The following is, hopefully, the start of a new column—and a growing enjoyment of, and […]

Makita LXDG01 18V 1/4" Die Grinder Preview

Makita LXDG01 18V 1/4″ Die Grinder Preview

Makita dropped a new metalworking tool into its 18V line. Their brand new one-handed Makita LXDG01 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Cordless 1/4″ Die Grinder is a compact solution for metalworking applications – and we’re talking anything from grinding, to smoothing and cutting. The tool has a convenient barrel-grip design and operates at 25,000 RPM – all off […]

Bosch CAG180 Cordless Angle Grinder Preview

Bosch CAG180 Cordless Angle Grinder Preview

Bosch Power Tools and Accessories has earned its well-deserved reputation for providing outstanding user experiences in the grinder category. Now, with the CAG180 4 1/2-inch, 18-volt Lithium-Ion Angle Grinder, Bosch has set out to create the most powerful cordless angle grinder in its class packed with power, design and safety features. It is designed to outlast and outperform the competition. The CAG180 addresses many common user complaints with cordless grinders used for light-duty cutting and grinding applications in metal, masonry and tile materials such as lack of power, excessive weight and poor overload capacity that causes the tool to stall when the pressure is raised.