Makita 40V max XGT System Powers Innovative Large Angle Grinder
Nearly every manufacturer that has a cordless system makes at least one angle grinder for it. Moving from the small angle grinder class to the large angle grinder class is no easy feat, though. The Makita 40V max XGT 9-inch angle grinder pulls it off using just one battery and several innovative technologies.
Makita 40V max XGT 9-Inch Angle Grinder | The Big Deal
Only the elite play in the cordless large angle grinder class, so the fact that Makita’s GAG10 is there so early in line’s development is a big deal in itself. Using a 7 or 9-inch wheel, the brushless motor drives up to 6600 RPM using a single 40V max XGT battery.
Despite using such a high-mass wheel, Makita dialed in an electronic brake to add an element of safety and productivity. Within 4.5 seconds, a 9-inch wheel comes to a complete stop when you release the paddle switch.
Closely related, there’s kickback control, too. Active Feedback-sensing Technology senses a bind-up and shuts the motor down.
This is also an AWS-capable tool. Add the AWS chip, pair it with an AWS-enabled vacuum (or use the AWS universal adapter), and the vac kicks on as soon as you activate the grinder. It’s helpful across many applications, but perhaps best when you’re working on concrete.
- Anti-restart protection prevents accidental start-up when you insert a battery
- Vibration-absorbing back handle
- Soft start
- Tool-free quick guard rotation
- Spiral bevel gears create smoother rotation and more efficient energy transfer
- Reinforced metal gear housing
- Wire mesh intake covers
- Extreme Protection Technology design
- Compatible with all Makita 40V max XGT batteries
Makita 40V max XGT 9-Inch Angle Grinder Price
Look for the Makita GAG10 at your favorite retailer for $309 as a bare tool or $469 as a kit. The kit includes the grinder, a 4.0Ah battery, single-port Rapid Optimum Charger, and a soft bag. Makita warranties the tool and battery for 3 years.
Makita 40V max XGT 9-Inch Large Angle Grinder Specifications
- Model: Makita GAG10
- Power Source: Makita 40V max XGT battery
- Switch Style: Paddle
- Wheel Diameter: 7/9-inch
- No-Load Speed: 6600 RPM
- Length: 21 inches
- Weight: 10.8 pounds with 4.0Ah battery
Learn more about Makita’s XGT system here.