Makita GA4534 4-1/2" Paddle Switch Angle Grinder Preview Tool Reviews by Tool

Makita GA4534 4-1/2″ Paddle Switch Angle Grinder Preview

Makita announced the release of a new Makita GA4534 Paddle Switch Angle Grinder. The GA4534 makes some slight adjustments to the prior model. The new model combines durability and ergonomics with a Makita-built 6-amp motor to deliver more ergonomics as well as greater output power for increased performance for masons, welders, and those working all sorts of trades.


Makita GA4534 Paddle Switch Angle Grinder

The new GA4534 is engineered with non-protruding brush holders and an innovative motor housing that reduce the barrel diameter to a scant 2-3/16″. In addition, the GA4534 has an ergonomic grip for added comfort, and weighs only 4.2 lbs. for reduced operator fatigue. The side handle is positioned at an increased 20-degree angle for added comfort and control, and the paddle switch has a no lock-on mode for added user preference.

Makita GA4534 Paddle Switch Angle Grinder

Makita GA4534 Paddle Switch Angle Grinder

“The new GA4534 has the smallest barrel grip on the market, and is the most compact and lightweight paddle switch angle grinder in its class. Makita has shown once again how to take an industry leading tool and refine it to make it even better.”

– Wayne Hart, Makita communications manager

The new GA4034 is powered by a Makita-built 6-amp motor that delivers 11,000 RPM for the most demanding applications. The labyrinth construction seals and protects the motor and bearings from dust and debris for longer tool life. In addition, the machined bevel gears provide at least 2X longer service life than previous models, and the all ball bearing design and metal gear housing are engineered for added durability.

The new GA4534 seems built to suit the most demanding applications, suitable for professional tradesman including masons, welders, shipyard workers, automotive technicians, stone/tile, HVAC, electricians, and general contractors seeking a best-in-class paddle switch angle grinder. The GA4534 includes the tool, one 4-1/2″ grinding wheel, wheel guard, lock-nut, lock-nut wrench, side handle, and inner flange.


  • Grinding wheel: 4-1/2″
  • Wire cup brush: 3-1/2″
  • Sanding disc: 4-1/2″
  • No load speed: 11,000 RPM
  • Spindle thread: 5/8″ x 11 UNC
  • Amps (120V): 6.0
  • Lock-off Paddle Switch
  • Overall length: 10-3/8″
  • Weight: 4.2 lbs.


About Makita USA

Makita is a worldwide manufacturer of industrial quality power tools and offers a wide range of industrial accessories. Makita utilizes leading-edge technology and innovation to engineer tools that are more compact with less weight yet deliver industrial strength power and results. Makita’s extensive line of cordless lithiumion tools includes 18V LXT® Lithium-Ion, 18V Compact Lithium-Ion, and 10.8V Ultra-Compact Lithium-Ion. Other best-in-class products include rotary and demolition hammers and saws equipped with Anti-Vibration Technology (AVT), 4-Cycle outdoor power equipment, Super Joint System (SJS) grinders, miter saws engineered with Deep and Exact Cutting Technology (DXT), and more. Makita U.S.A., Inc. is located in La Mirada, California, and operates an extensive distribution network located throughout the U.S. For more information, please call 800/4-MAKITA (800/462-5482) or visit the website at

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