12 best grinders (angle grinders)

Review of the best according to the editorial board. On the selection criteria. This material is subjective and does not constitute advertising and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.

The angle grinder (LBM), popularly called the Bulgarian, has become an indispensable tool for performing a number of operations. Using an electric device, you can cut plastic, metal and ceramic tiles, grind and polish various materials. There is a wide range of grinders on the domestic market, which differ significantly in cost, performance, weight, etc. Some of them are perfect for home, and for complex tasks it is better to choose professional models. In order not to be mistaken in your choice, you should heed the recommendations of experts.

The main criteria for choosing a grinder

  1. The main performance parameters are such characteristics of the machine as engine power and maximum disc diameter. The higher the power and the larger the equipment can be installed, the more work can be done per unit of time.
  2. Determining the maximum spindle speed is quite simple. If the grinder is purchased for cutting metal, then high-speed models look preferable. And for grinding surfaces, it is better to choose a device with the ability to control the rotation speed.
  3. A number of additional functions are found in modern angle machines. For ease of use, the devices are equipped with an inrush current limiter (soft start), a switch lock. Protection against jamming and overheating helps to extend the life of the device.
  4. Particular attention should be paid to the security system. The protective casing is responsible for it. Its task is to prevent the ejection of abrasive and chips towards the operator. This element should be easily customizable for the particular work.

Our review includes the best angle grinders. The selection of applicants was made based on the following criteria:

  1. the purpose of the device;
  2. specifications;
  3. price;
  4. expert opinion;
  5. consumer reviews.

Rating of the best Bulgarians (LBM)

Nomination a place Name of product price
The best household grinders (power up to 1100 W) 1 Metabo WEV 10-125 Quick RUB 6,718
2 Makita GA5030 RUB 3,500
3 BOSCH GWS 850 CE RUB 4,970
The best semi-professional grinders (power up to 2000 W) 1 BOSCH GWS 20-230 H 7 352 RUB
2 Makita 9069SF RUB 7 310
3 BISON USHM-180-1800 PM3 RUB 3,672
4 Interskol UShM-150/1300 RUB 3,090
The best professional grinders (power from 2000 W) 1 BOSCH GWS 24-300 J RUB 33,500
2 Milwaukee AGVM 24-230 GEX RUB 24,476
3 DeWALT DWE4579R RUB 14,810
4 Metabo WEA 24-230 MVT Quick 12 357 RUB
The best cordless grinders 1 Makita DGA504RME RUB 22 664

The best household grinders (power up to 1100 W)

When carrying out repair work in the house or when restoring the performance of the car, a low-power grinder will become a useful tool. Due to its light weight and compact size, the machine can perform its tasks in hard-to-reach places. The experts have identified several reliable models.

Metabo WEV 10-125 Quick

Rating: 4.9

Metabo WEV 10-125 Quick

The most powerful household grinder in our review was the Metabo WEV 10-125 Quick model. This angle grinder has a power consumption of 1000 W and is equipped with a 125 mm interchangeable disc. The manufacturer has provided the ability to adjust the rotation speed, which allows you to cut metals of any thickness and shape. When the load increases, the built-in electronics equalizes the speed, which makes the work comfortable and safe. Thanks to it, a smooth start of the engine is also ensured. The model also won the first line of the rating for the long network cable (4 m), which expands the scope of the tool.

Users note the light weight of the grinder, the presence of a self-locking nut, and the convenient location of the regulator.

Advantages

  • speed control;

  • long network cable;

  • wide functionality;

  • quick-clamping nut;

disadvantages

  • not detected.

Makita GA5030

Rating: 4.8

Makita GA5030

One of the popular budget angle machines is the Makita GA5030 grinder. This model outperforms competitors not only in price, but also in ease of use, since its weight is only 1.4 kg. The tool is comfortable to hold with one hand thanks to well-thought-out ergonomics. The device is intended for domestic use, so the manufacturer equipped the machine with a small motor (720 W) with a high spindle speed (11 thousand rpm). The grinder can easily handle plastic, thin metal and ceramic tiles.

Experts gave the model second place for the absence of vibrations, which is typical for cheap devices from the Middle Kingdom. To win, the machine did not have enough power and wire length (2.5 m).

Advantages

  • affordable price;

  • lack of vibration;

  • lightness and ergonomics;

  • high-quality assembly;

disadvantages

  • low power;

  • short electrical wire.

BOSCH GWS 850 CE

Rating: 4.7

BOSCH GWS 850 CE

The grinder BOSCH GWS 850 CE helps to do a variety of types of work. It can be used to clean surfaces, remove rust or paint, cut plastic, metal or stone. The machine is equipped with a revolving electric motor (11,000 rpm) with a power of 850 watts. The manufacturer has provided for the possibility of smooth speed control, which allows you to select the optimal modes for different operations. There is a casing for protection against abrasives, it does not move out of position even with strong vibration. Of the useful options, one can also note the stabilization system, limiting the starting current and locking the power button.

The Bulgarian takes the third line of the rating due to some shortcomings. In reviews, users express dissatisfaction with the unreliable gearbox and inconvenient casing.

Advantages

  • wide scope;

  • affordable price;

  • multifunctionality;

disadvantages

  • poor execution of the casing;

  • unreliable gearbox.

The best semi-professional grinders (power up to 2000 W)

In various areas of small and medium-sized businesses, grinders are used that combine an acceptable price and performance. In some cases it is necessary to cut thick metal, in others it is necessary to remove rust or old paint from parts. Users speak well of the following models.

BOSCH GWS 20-230 H

Rating: 4.9

BOSCH GWS 20-230 H

One of the best-selling tools of a well-known German company is the BOSCH GWS 20-230 H grinder. Even the transfer of production to Russia did not spoil the quality of the electrical appliance. The grinder has several parameters, thanks to which the experts gave it the laurels of the winner. This is a high power (2000 W), the ability to use a large disc (230 mm), as well as a rich set. Together with the grinder, there is an additional handle, as well as 8 replaceable discs.

The model is well equipped functionally, the manufacturer has provided a spindle lock to quickly and safely change equipment. The metal housing of the gearbox makes the device reliable and durable. In addition, the machine can operate under load for a long time without overheating.

Advantages

  • high power;

  • metal gear case;

  • rich equipment;

  • does not overheat;

disadvantages

  • not detected.

Makita 9069SF

Rating: 4.8

Makita 9069SF

The Makita 9069SF grinder is not inferior in terms of the main technical parameters to the rating winner. This Japanese instrument is of excellent quality and rich functionality. But the model costs a little more, for which the experts put it on the second line. The machine consumes 2000 watts, while the disk rotation speed reaches 6600 rpm. For convenience in operation, the switch lock, soft start and side handle are provided.

The grinder is widely used by domestic craftsmen. With its help, metal, brick, plastic and stone are processed. Dust protection extends instrument life, and the quick-release nut speeds up tool changes. Some users are dissatisfied with the fixing of the protective cover with a screw, which requires a screwdriver.

Advantages

  • high performance;

  • rich functionality;

  • quick-clamping nut;

  • reliability and durability;

disadvantages

  • high price.

BISON USHM-180-1800 PM3

Rating: 4.7

BISON USHM-180-1800 PM3

A lot of flattering words are expressed on thematic forums by users about the ZUBR grinder USHM-180-1800 PM3. It competes adequately with recognized giants in the segment of household tools. The model is slightly inferior to the leaders in the rating in power (1800 W) and rotation speed (6000 rpm). The machine can be equipped with discs with a diameter of 180 mm. But at the same time, the grinder looks more profitable in terms of cost and weight (3 kg). The manufacturer has equipped the model with various modern functions, from soft start to locking the power button. The reliability of the device is ensured by high-quality bearings and a dust-proof switch.

Comes with a proprietary side handle that can be set in two positions. Users note the maintainability of the product, easy access to electric brushes.

Advantages

  • affordable price;

  • wide functionality;

  • light weight;

disadvantages

  • the reducer is very hot.

Interskol UShM-150/1300

Rating: 4.6

Interskol UShM-150/1300

The Bulgarian Interskol UShM-150/1300 is on sale at the most attractive price. The model has the minimum weight (2.5 kg) and the highest rotation speed (8500 rpm). The machine earned the fourth place in the ranking, losing to the leaders in performance. The motor power is limited to 1300 W and can be fitted with a disc as small as 150 mm. In terms of functionality, the grinder has an adjustable handle and protection against accidental starting. The device comes with a protective cover, a side handle and a key for fixing the disks.

Users note the metal housing of the gearbox, thanks to which the tool will serve for a long time with proper operation. Many people dislike short, rigid electrical wires.

Advantages

  • a light weight;

  • metal gear case;

  • low price;

disadvantages

  • modest performance;

  • short rigid wire.

The best professional grinders (power from 2000 W)

To quickly, efficiently and for a long time to perform cutting or grinding operations, a professional tool is required. You can work with such grinders throughout the entire shift without long breaks. The following machines are presented in our review.

BOSCH GWS 24-300 J

Rating: 4.9

BOSCH GWS 24-300 J

The grinder BOSCH GWS 24-300 J allows professional craftsmen to solve the most difficult tasks. The model can be equipped with a large disc with a diameter of 300 mm. The cutting depth is 95 mm. In this component, the tool outperforms all competitors. The machine is equipped with a powerful 2.4 kW electric motor, which is capable of processing both metal and stone. The seriousness of the device is confirmed by its large mass (10.3 kg). This suggests that all parts and assemblies are made with the maximum safety margin. The experts gave the grinder the first place in our rating.

When working with such a powerful machine, the protective cover becomes an important element. In BOSCH GWS 24-300 J, it almost completely covers the saw blade, protecting the operator from abrasive and swarf.

Advantages

  • high performance;

  • safe operation;

  • quick-clamping nut;

  • strength and reliability;

disadvantages

  • high price.

Milwaukee AGVM 24-230 GEX

Rating: 4.9

Milwaukee AGVM 24-230 GEX

The American grinder Milwaukee AGVM 24-230 GEX can boast of high quality workmanship. This powerful device won the second place due to its manufacturability. The electronics smoothly start the engine and also prevent spontaneous start. The tooling can be changed without the use of a wrench, this allows the FIXTEC self-tightening nut to do this. The protective cover is also easy to adjust. For comfortable operation, the machine is equipped with an auto-balancer that compensates for vibration. The motor housing is also made in anti-vibration design. The B-Guard system is a safety clutch that protects the operator from kickback.

Professionals speak flatteringly about the possibilities of the grinder. The manufacturer deserves special praise for the long electrical cable (4 m).

Advantages

  • high build quality;

  • operational safety;

  • long cable;

  • manufacturability;

disadvantages

  • difficulties with maintenance and repair.

DeWALT DWE4579R

Rating: 4.8

DeWALT DWE4579R

The most powerful engine (2.6 kW) is equipped with a DeWALT DWE4579R grinder. The motor provides rotation speeds of up to 6500 rpm, allowing you to work without problems with discs with a diameter of 230 mm. The experts praised the level of safety that the manufacturer has provided for this unit. It has overload protection, an efficient dust extraction system, a torque limiting clutch, a zero voltage switch, and a quick adjusting guard. The model was included in the top three for comfort at work. The machine has a smooth start, rubberized handle, anti-vibration side handle, quick-clamping nut.

Users are flattering about the power and safety of the grinder. The disadvantages of some craftsmen include a short cord and the absence of a bag in the kit.

Advantages

  • high power;

  • wide functionality;

  • acceptable price;

  • reliability and safety;

disadvantages

  • short electrical cable.

Metabo WEA 24-230 MVT Quick

Rating: 4.8

Metabo WEA 24-230 MVT Quick

Grinder Metabo WEA 24-230 MVT Quick is able to do what competitors cannot do. Thanks to its high power (2.4 kW) and maximum rotational speed (6600 rpm), the machine easily copes with cutting thick metal, grinding hard materials, etc. Experts especially note the ergonomics of the grinder. But the apparatus is thought out not only externally, but internally. A step-up gearbox is located in a metal case, a starting current is limited, there is overload protection. At the same time, the model is sold at an affordable price, it is equipped with a long cable (4 m).

Users in reviews praise the machine for its excellent quality, lack of vibration during operation. Professionals speak negatively about the quick-clamping nut.

Advantages

  • power and performance;

  • low price;

  • excellent build quality;

disadvantages

  • unsuccessful quick-locking nut.

The best cordless grinders

Cordless grinders are inferior to network models in many respects. But these devices are simply irreplaceable when you have to work away from the electrical mains. One non-volatile machine is included in our rating.

Makita DGA504RME

Rating: 4.9

Makita DGA504RME

When work has to be done even in the absence of electricity, the Makita DGA504RME cordless grinder will come to the rescue. The model is powered by a 4 Ah battery. The machine accelerates the disc to a frequency of 8500 rpm, which allows you to cut metal or sand surfaces. In order not to stop the work, the set includes an additional lithium-ion battery with a voltage of 18 V. The grinder can be equipped with discs with a diameter of 125 mm. The tool weighs only 2.5 kg, which allows you to perform operations even on the weight.

It is convenient to store a spare battery, charger, side handle and accessories in a special suitcase. Of the useful options, it is worth highlighting an electronic current limiter, overload protection, and spindle fixation.

Advantages

  • mobility and lightness;

  • rich equipment;

  • spare battery;

  • energy independence;

disadvantages

  • high price.


Attention! This rating is subjective and does not constitute an advertisement and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.

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