Reddit reviews: The best power angle grinders

We found 97 Reddit comments discussing the best power angle grinders. We ran sentiment analysis on each of these comments to determine how redditors feel about different products. We found 55 products and ranked them based on the amount of positive reactions they received. Here are the top 20.

Top Reddit comments about Power Angle Grinders:

u/art_and_science · 6 pointsr/Blacksmith

This... but a wire brush on an angle grinder (even a cheap one like:
http://www.amazon.com/PORTER-CABLE-PC60TAG-6-0-Amp-2-Inch-Grinder/dp/B004X5NNGG/ref=lp_552812_1_1?s=power-hand-tools&ie=UTF8&qid=1457450934&sr=1-1) will work better and faster then on a drill.
Where there are chips out on the left one, you should probably radius the edges just a little so that you don't get more metal chipping off.

for the wire brush I would suggest something like:
Twisted wire brushes are very aggressive, so you won't need to work very hard to get the rust off... but at the same time wont do more then polish the steel. Make sure you really have proper eye protection on when you wire brush (or really do anything in the smithy)... wire brushes can throw tiny little bits of wire at high speeds!
These look like two really nice anvils. I'm curious what the makes and weights are... If you did not thank who ever gave you these in a very dramatic way, you should! ... even if you did, you probably should again. These are really nice anvils!

u/spikefu · 1 pointr/Bellingham

I've heard good things about General Chain Saw, but you could also pop down to lowes/home depot/hardware sales and pick up one of these: http://www.amazon.com/Makita-9557PBX1-2-Inch-Grinder-Aluminum/dp/B0010DHFTK/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1413254624&sr=8-4&keywords=makita+5+inch+grinder

That's what I use when I need to sharpen mine and it seems to work well enough.

Edit: Oh heheh, I'm assuming you mean flat rotating lawnmower blades, not reel mower blades. I would definitely take a reel mower to someone like General Chain Saw. Hitting reel mower blades with a hand grinder really wouldn't be a good idea.

u/thepimento · 1 pointr/DIY

If hollow, give it a try, but I'd be surprised if it isn't steel rod (they're not thick enough to support the weight of a body otherwise. Use a hacksaw, or upgrade to a grinder with cutoff wheel. If you're handy, it won't be the last time you use this inexpensive and robust tool. The Harbor Freight version is 10 bucks.

u/frenchiebuilder · 2 pointsr/HomeImprovement

Wire brush works, but is kinda sketchy; the bristles fly off a lot. A cup grinding wheel is much way better & safer. A dust shroud is money well-spent, too.

u/Phearlosophy · 2 pointsr/harborfreight

It also looks like it has been pretty heavily used based on the guard plate scuffs and the motor housing. $65 new brand name vs $40 used HF w/o legit warranty... idk man. Splitting hairs at that point imo

edit: $55 Makita & $67 Dewalt searching amazon for like 30 seconds

u/putterbum · 4 pointsr/Tools

I think the design is cool but I don't think i'd use it for anything but grout. If you're looking for a cordless i'd go a more standard route like this makita system


I'm sure whatever brand you prefer has something comparable

u/The_Canadian · 2 pointsr/Welding

I bought this one and I love it. I'm just a hobbyist, but the ergonomics are wonderful. I was going to buy one of the other less expensive DeWalt grinders, but Lowe's ran out and said they'd hold one for me. Well, they made a mistake and didn't hold one, so the manager sold me this one instead of the price of the cheaper one.

u/robostuffed · 1 pointr/landsurveying

That looks like it could be threaded into the larger component, kind of like a big bolt.

See those two little holes in the second image? You should find a tool like this that fits in those two little holes and try to turn it counter-clockwise. You may want to put some sort of penetrating fluid in there first to make it easier to remove.

u/SSChicken · 2 pointsr/NYCbike

This cordless one would work fine, It takes about 30 seconds tops to get through something like that bike lock with mine. Wouldn't really be worth it to buy one just for this situation though

u/BPS-13 · 1 pointr/Locksmith

Worth keeping in mind that no matter how high-security a padlock is, it suffers from the disadvantage of being located entirely outside the structure and is vulnerable to attack. I have yet to see a padlock that could stand up to a hundred dollar battery powered right angle grinder with an abrasive cutoff wheel. It's probably not the answer you're looking for, seeing as how you're asking for free advice on the internet, but you really ought to spend a little more and perhaps get a professional to survey your door and suggest a way of installing the locking mechanism on the inside of the door, leaving only the keyed cylinder (or keypad or card reader) exposed on the outside. $200K worth of stuff really ought to be secured better than with a padlock on a sliding door.

u/james32353246 · 1 pointr/Tools

Here's the Dremel package for $99. - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01M1SJNVU/

Tack Life $37 (I wonder how much better this one is compared to the $17 one) - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N6RH433

Skil 4.5" angle grinder ($47.95) - https://www.amazon.com/9296-01-7-5-Amp-2-Inch-Paddle-Grinder/dp/B009RJE6TQ/

I really like this Makita and the case it comes in - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0010DHFTK/

Hitachi 4.5" $44.99 - https://www.amazon.com/Hitachi-G12SR4-6-2-Amp-Grinder-Abrasive/dp/B0199MMA84/

Bosch 4.5" $49 - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00004SUOU/

u/Jugrnot · 1 pointr/harborfreight

I have 3 grinders:

  • Dewalt DEW402
  • Portercable PC60TPAG
  • An older HF 5 or 7 amp.. can't recall which.

    I listed these in specific order of my favorite, second favorite, and third. Depending on what I'm doing, I lean pretty hard on these grinders from time to time and all three are fantastic. The HF is slightly underpowered compared to the dewalt, but it was always 1/3rd the cost! If you can spare a few extra bucks, I'd probably swing for the Porter Cable personally... however, I have no doubt the Chicago Electric would probably last you a good long time.
u/DrunkBeavis · 1 pointr/Welding

I highly recommend stepping up to one of the small-sized 6" grinders like the new Dewalt when you're in the market for a new one. Way more power with not much more weight/size.

u/JustinMcSlappy · 1 pointr/Welding


This is the best one of the four I have to choose from. I do this as a hobby so I doubt i'll be investing in any new grinders.

u/throw667 · 0 pointsr/AskCulinary

The investment in the grinder might not compensate for the skillet, but HERE'S ONE IF YOU'RE IN THE USA.

THIS type of attchment could help get into the corners.

u/SendyScardieCat · 1 pointr/StainedGlass

Here is my shortened list, I put an asterisk next to items I can't do without

Items you buy once:

  • breaking pliers*
  • running pliers*
  • glass cutter (i prefer a pistol grip one)*
  • Solder Iron (get one that has temperature control!) + solder iron stand*
  • safety glasses*
  • fid*
  • grinder (can be cheap! I have this one and I am very happy)*


    Supplies you replenish:

  • Flux*
  • solder*
  • glass cutting fluid*
  • foil*
  • silver sharpie (those things write so good)
  • glass cleaner (or isopropyl alcohol works too in a pinch)
  • patina + rubber gloves
u/zackcp04 · 1 pointr/HomeImprovement

I have used the following tools for all my tiling needs so far each has their own strengths and weaknesses:

u/PhysicsDude55 · 2 pointsr/Tools

If money is not a factor, something like the 9" 15A Metabo grinder is about as powerful as you can get. Other brands make 7"/9" 15A grinders as well.

u/OgreUAhole · 1 pointr/AskReddit

As mentioned by others, you could try something like a rust buster solvent. Lastly. do you own a grinder? If so, you could cut them off. If not, you should think about buying one. It's one of those once-in-a-lifetime purchases that really come in handy.

u/Gr8ingPresence · 2 pointsr/motorcycles

Note that Motion Pro recommends grinding off the head of the pin on chains 520 and larger. You'll see lots of posts from people who ignored this recommendation and now have broken Motion Pro tools. If you've got an angle grinder, it makes the removal step really quick.

I bought this angle grinder for 40 bucks - super torquey and lots of included wheels to get you going, and a nice carry case, to boot.

u/TheNewBrian8916 · 1 pointr/Entrepreneur

So would I want to start by buying certain types of tools, say this makita grinder, and then rent it out for a price that's slightly less than home depot.?

u/mechazirra · 1 pointr/StainedGlass

Hmm... I have a gyphon gryphette grinder from Amazon here: https://www.amazon.com/Gryphon-Corporation-GRYPHETTE-Gryphette-Grinder/dp/B003GF707M

... I think I'm already pretty aggressive putting probably too much force on it when I'm grinding and I get impatient. (This is not when I crack things... it's always when using grozer pliers to get off some excess glass). I do a combination of pushing forward and left to right, mostly just trying to figure out what's faster. Maybe I just need a new bit? But I've barely used the bit as it is... How often do you need to replace them?

u/adambultman · 0 pointsr/Roadcam

Tens of thousands. I almost said "hundreds of thousands", which clearly I should have.

The point is - the amount of wear on those particular e-brake parts is so insignificantly small as to render your points above moot. A couple of pounds of pressure, maybe, on metal ratchet parts? Yeah, not going to happen.

Tell you what: Take apart your e-brake handle, and measure with a proper set of digital calipers, all of the various parts there. Put your e-brake back together (being sure to properly lubricate it, as it likely was from the factory!)

Cycle it 20,000 times, disassemble, and measure the wear on it. It will be an insignificant amount of wear :-/.

No cheating, either!

u/Biduleman · 12 pointsr/LearnUselessTalents

According to /u/meangrampa it cost about 75$.

25$ for the angle grinder.

80$ for the drill press

30$ for the vice

And then you have tools you can use for other stuff too.

But let's be real, anyone who needs a square broach already have at least the drill and the vice.

u/LockAndCode · 3 pointsr/lockpicking

I use a cordless right angle grinder with an abrasive cutoff wheel. There are some padlocks that can take hammer blows and have boron shackles that break bolt cutter jaws. Nothing resists the grinder.

u/AyeMatey · 1 pointr/DIY

Use an angle grinder with a cut-off wheel for cutting sheet steel.

u/kuangmk11 · 3 pointsr/Seattle

haven't been booted yet but I keep this handy. Its hard on batteries but should be enough.

u/cesrep · 1 pointr/Bladesmith

This is the angle grinder I have: Porter Cable PC60TAG

And these are the cutting disks I bought for it: DeWalt DW8061B5 Cutting Wheel

Will be cutting O1, D2, 1055 High Carbon, and, eventually, Gucci shit like CPM S35VN, all prior to heat treating.