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You’ve heard circular and recip saws called “high amp draw” tools?  An angle grinder’ll make those look downright girlie-man in comparison.  This is the first cordless angle grinder we’ve seen, and we suspect it’s a good thing that it’s lithium-ion powered.  It takes standard 4-1/2″ discs and spins at 10,000 RPM.

If it’ll grind for more than just a couple of minutes, it’d be handy as hell.

It ships with two 3.0 Ah batteries — which should help increase runtime.  (Bosch’s “FatPack” li-ions are only 2.0 Ah in comparison.)  The “kit” also includes a 45-minute charger, cut-off and grinding guards and discs, and a case.  Makita also offers a “tool only” version if you’re already decked out with 18V LXT gear.

Would this work as a day-to-day grinder?  I doubt it.  But this would absolutely rock for on-site work or as a second grinder for finish work.  (In the shop we’ll often keep two angle grinders out — one with a grinding disc and the other with a flap-disc for lighter work.)  And think: If you just needed to “run out and grind a little off to make it fit” you don’t have to string extension cord or move the object.

This tool is also included in some of Makita’s newer combo kits if you’re looking to start from scratch.  It’s nice of them to think about metalworkers instead of just woodworkers.

Street pricing hovers around $400, though we did see a few out there for less.

18V LXT Li-Ion Cordless Cut-Off/Angle Grinder Kit [Makita]
Street Pricing [Froogle]

 

5 Responses to Finds: Makita’s 18V Cordless Angle Grinder

  1. Roscoe says:

    Dewalt’s has had a model out for awhile. I had one and sold it on eBay. There just isn’t any way to get enough torque to actually do any grinding. I can see it being useful for a few decorative tile cuts or maybe cutting a single tangled cable in the field, but the DeWalt at least was never a serious grinding tool.

    Here’s the link to the competition: http://www.dewalt.com/us/products/tool_detail.asp?productID=6354

  2. Wes Andersen says:

    i found a Ridgid cordless angle grinder/ drill on E Bay today Model # R82233
    it’s a 12 volt but i can’t find out any thing else about it.
    it’s the first i heard of them.
    do you known any thing about them?

    Wes

  3. RES says:

    Hello

    If you tried the DeWalt’s and found it lacking , step up to a real cordless grinder the Makita LXT.
    If you remember DeWalts started out as a grinder and then DeWalt quickly changed the name to a cut off tool, because it didn’t have enough torque to get the grinding job done.
    If you want a cordless grinder thats not a toy, try the LXT from Makita.

  4. Tedster says:

    The Ridgid R82233 is not an angle grinder, but 90-degree impact driver… of course this reply is about 2 years too late!

  5. salahuddin says:

    pls show price

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