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The Best Angle Grinder For Wood, Metal, and More

Let Our Team Help You Sort Through the Multitude of Excellent Angle Grinder Choices When we set out to determine the best angle grinder, it didn’t seem like a terribly difficult task. However, when we got our team together, it was quickly apparent that there are so many outstanding models out there. Angle grinders are […]

Ryobi 18V One+ HP Brushless 1/4-Inch Right Angle Die Grinder

Ryobi Introduces the World’s First 18V Cordless Right Andle Die Grinder The Ryobi 18V One+ HP Compact Brushless 1/4-Inch Right Angle Die Grinder (PSBDG01) promises a convenient cordless alternative to its pneumatic counterpart. Considering it’s the world’s first 18V cordless right angle model, we wanted to know if it’s time to ditch the air hose […]

How To Use An Angle Grinder

How to Use an Angle Grinder | 3 Key Tips to Grind Like a Pro

We got our Pro team together to give you some tips on how to use an angle grinder from basics to some advanced techniques and shortcuts. Angle grinders are controlled by either a trigger, paddle, or switch. They spin a disc at an incredible rate of speed for the express purpose of sanding, grinding, or […]

Review9.3(out of 10)
Makita 18V LXT Cordless X-Lock Angle Grinder XAG26 Review

Makita XAG26 18V Cordless X-Lock Angle Grinder Review

Makita Cordless Grinder Upgrades with X-Lock Wheel Interface We’re really excited to get our hands on the first Makita 18V LXT Cordless X-Lock Angle Grinder (XAG26). Launching two other options (one cordless and one corded), it adds X-Lock’s easy-to-use wheel change system to Makita’s thoughtful design. Pros X-Lock grinder interface makes wheel changes super-easy and […]

Review8.9(out of 10)

DeWalt Power Detect Angle Grinder Review DCG415

DeWalt 20V Max Power Detect Angle Grinder Boost Power Without Jumping to 60V DeWalt Power Detect tools get a boost in power when you use a 20V Max 8.0Ah battery instead of other sizes. It’s similar to FlexVolt Advantage tools that get their boost from a FlexVolt pack. We’ve seen similar performance in the two […]

Makita X-Lock Angle Grinders – 18V and Corded

3 New Makita Grinders Feature X-Lock Quick Change System For those of you in the know about the quick convenience that the X-Lock System provides, or for anyone who just gets excited about advances in angle grinder technology, prepare to get jazzed. Makita has announced a line of angle grinders that use X-Lock accessories. What’s […]

Review9.7(out of 10)
DeWalt FlexVolt 60V Max Grinder Review

DeWalt FlexVolt 60V Max Grinder | Next-Gen DCG418

Updated DeWalt FlexVolt 60V Max Grinder Boasts More Power Without Bulking Up It’s been several years since we put our hands on the original DeWalt FlexVolt 60V Max grinder. We were impressed with the power DeWalt delivered with their 60V Max FlexVolt battery and the design suited our tastes as well. We used the updated […]

Best Tools at World of Concrete 2020

Top 10 Best Tools at World of Concrete 2020

From the time the calendar rolls from December to January, we have World of Concrete on the brain. As the largest show we attend each year, it gives us the chance to use many tools that we’ll put through a full review later in the year. Narrowing down our list to the top 10 best […]

Review8.3(out of 10)
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Ridgid Octane 7-inch Grinder Review

The Ridgid Octane 7-inch Grinder can run on standard Ridgid 18V packs, but the Octane platform gives it beastly power. But power isn’t the only thing beastly about the Ridgid R88040B – look at the size of the thing! Here’s what we’ve found out about it during our daily grind. Pros Lots of power on […]

Review9.2(out of 10)

Ridgid Octane 18V Brushless Grinder Review

In one of those perks-of-a-tool-review-publication scenarios, we’ve got the Ridgid Octane 18V Brushless Grinder in-house before its Q1 2019 availability. This impressive grinder launches alongside a 7-inch model, so we know Ridgid has the muscle to make this thing work. Pros Outstanding power for the 4-1/2″ class Brushless motor Slim handle profile Excellent value Visual overload indicator Cons […]