Ryobi P423 18V Brushless Angle Grinder

Ryobi P423 18V Brushless Angle Grinder

Ryobi adds another tool to their ever-expanding line of One+ cordless power tools. This time, they bring an angle grinder to the table. The Ryobi P423 18V One+ Brushless Angle Grinder offers cordless convenience while providing 10,000 RPM to your angle grinding work. Perfect for cutting and grinding applications, this new Ryobi cordless angle grinder comes with a host of user-friendly features to make your grinding work simpler.

Ryobi P423 Cordless Convenience

A big upgrade from the P421, the Ryobi P423 features a brushless motor for extended runtime, more power, and a longer motor life.  The P423 can push 10,000 RPM, as opposed to the P421’s 6,500 RPM.

The Ryobi P423 offers new features from a comfort level too. It features a compact, ergonomic design for comfortable prolonged use. It also includes a three-position side handle for multiple hand placements. Ryobi’s Gripzone microtextured overmold provides a non-slip surface to hold on to.

The P423 has a lock-on switch for added control and convenience, and a spindle lock to help with wheel changes. The lock-on switch is a pretty rare feature these days. Safety concerns warrant leaving it out, but there are plenty of users who like having it for polishing applications.

Ryobi P423 18V Brushless Angle Grinder

And ring in the Hallelujah chorus, it comes with on-board storage for the included spanner wrench. A number of these have gone missing, thank you, David C. Smith. This is only the second grinder to reach the shop with onboard wrench storage.

The Ryobi 18V One+ Brushless Angle Grinder retails for $76 and includes a type 27 grinding wheel, type 27 grinding guard, type 1 cutting wheel and guard, and spanner wrench. It’s backed by a 3-year warranty.

Final Thoughts

The Ryobi P423 is a big upgrade from the P421 from a few years ago. The brushless motor is a big boost all around and does a better job bridging the gap into the entry-level Pro market. Interestingly, the bare tool is the same price as the Ridgid brushless model, making me wonder if there’s much difference between the two.

Whether or not it’s a toss-up between the two is up to you. If you’re already on Ryobi’s 18V One+ platform (and there are millions of you), grab the Ryobi P423. If you’re not on either one, Ryobi’s lineup is a lot deeper for DIYers and Prosumers. Not to mention there are a lot of Pro crews out there running Ryobi One+ 18V tools for their great price.

Ryobi P423 One+ 18V Brushless Angle Grinder Features And Specs

  • Brushless Motor
  • Versatile, Ergonomic, and Compact Design
  • Lock-On Switch
  • Gripzone Overmold
  • Three-Position Side Handle
  • On-Board Spanner Wrench Storage
  • Spindle Lock
  • 4-1/2″ Wheel Size
  • 3-Year Warranty
  • $76
  • Available in November 2017
  • Kit Includes Bare Tool, Side Handle, Type 27 Grinding Wheel and Guard, Type 1 Cut-Off Wheel and Guard, and Spanner Wrench


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