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October 21, 2021

Professional Tool Reviews for Pros


angle grinder

Hilti AG 500-A18 application

Hilti AG 500-A18 Cordless Cut-Off Tool

The Hilti AG 500-A18 Cordless Cut-Off Tool is expanding Hilti’s line of powerful cordless tools. The new metal cut-off tool matches the performance and productivity of the corded cut-off tools on the market. The increased performance is due to 5.2 Amp Li-Ion battery and improved electronics, delivering more efficiency and power during cut-off or grinding applications. […]

Metabo LiHD Batteries

Metabo LiHD Batteries Power Angle Grinders and More

New Metabo LiHD Batteries to Offer Even Higher Performance Metabo USA LiHD battery technology debuted alongside a pair of cordless angle grinders. The pairing of Metabo LiHD batteries with cordless grinders should be the talk of professionals in the metalworking arena. It’s a great match since the new battery packs use advanced 21700 cell technology to provide more […]

Makita 192618-2 Dust Collecting Cutting Guard Preview

Makita 192618-2 Dust Collecting Cutting Guard Preview

Concrete cutting is pretty straightforward, but concrete cutting with a tool that is lightweight and compact is tougher. Now, concrete cutting with a compact tool that accounts for excellent dust collection is a completely different matter. Makita worked on that this week when it released two new dust extraction solutions for concrete and masonry contractors. The new Dust Collecting Cutting Guard (model 192618-2) works with Makita’s 4-1/2″ and 5-inch Grinders. The Cutting Guard is ideal for a host of concrete and masonry applications, including cutting tile, concrete cutting, and brick – as well as specialized uses like tuck pointing and cutting expansion joints. The new Cutting Guard is made to be used alongside Makita’s (or other manufacturers’) vacuum systems and really provides significant dust extraction on the jobsite. Particularly in light of new Lead Safe rules, this is becoming more and more of an issue with older commercial buildings as well as residential homes.

Makita 192972-4 Dust Collecting Cutting Guard with Shoe

Makita 192972-4 Dust Collecting Cutting Guard with Shoe

Concrete cutting is easy. Concrete cutting with a tool that is lightweight and compact is tougher. Concrete cutting with such a tool and adequate dust collection to avoid nasty environmental rules fines – well, that’s another story altogether. Makita worked on that this week when it released two new dust extraction solutions for concrete and masonry contractors. The new Dust Collecting Cutting Guard with Shoe (model 192972-4) works with Makita’s 4-1/2″ and 5-inch Grinders. The Cutting Guard is ideal for a host of concrete and masonry applications, including cutting tile, concrete cutting, and brick – as well as specialized uses like tuck pointing and cutting expansion joints. The new Cutting Guard is made to be used alongside Makita’s (or other manufacturers’) vacuum systems and really provides significant dust extraction on the jobsite. Particularly in light of new Lead Safe rules, this is becoming more and more of an issue with older commercial buildings as well as residential homes.

Porter Cable PC60TCTAG 4-1/2 Inch Cut-Off Tool and Angle Grinder Kit Review

Porter Cable PC60TCTAG 4-1/2 Inch Cut-Off Tool and Angle Grinder Kit Review

The Porter Cable PC60TCTAG 4-1/2 Inch Cut-Off Tool and Angle Grinder Kit comes equipped to tackle just about any grinding or metal cutting project you can throw at it. Given that two different blade guards are included, one that is optimized for grinding and the other one for cutting, you can be sure that not only can to complete the task at hand but also do it safely. Just to sweetened the deal and get you started on your projects they threw in 5 general purpose grinding wheels and 5 cut off wheels in the box! With 6 amps of power, a compact size and a rock bottom price, we are pretty sure that this is angle grinder combo pack is a winner.

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.