The angle grinder is a finesse piece which means some tools are going to be a lot better than others. Of course, it shouldn’t be news to you that some tools are better made than others.
But for as agreeable a statement of fact as this is there is also no denying that discerning between the good and the bad can be difficult. There are a lot of products out there and while they all make pretty similar promises they don’t all deliver the same results.
You want the best 7-inch angle grinder that you can get but you also don’t have the time to do all the research required to make it happen. Sound like a familiar situation?
If you’re finding that there just aren’t enough hours in the day to do the research, you need to buy the best product possible then we can help. We’ve done the research and taken the tests. All that is left for you to do now is sit back relax and enjoy our overview!
|DEWALT DW840||12 lbs||4.7/5|
(Best for the Money)
|Milwaukee 6066-6||15 lbs||4.3/5|
|Metabo W2000||14 lbs||4.0/5|
Let’s start with the very best of the best, shall we? Makita has a big reputation in the world of power tools for creating very budget friendly, high caliber options for the discerning shopper that wants quality that won’t break the bank.
The GA7021 serves to further cement that reputation. This unit benefits from a fifteen-amp motor, a series of seals that protect the motor and innerworkings for a longer life span, an ergonomic grip, an AC/DC switch that allows you to rotate between power sources, and a tool-less wheel adjustment that results in easy clamping.
It’s a simple tool but it is also wonderful in its simplicity, delivering consistent results with no real major concerns to worry about.
Bottom line? It’s an incredibly efficient tool that is more than up for any job that you throw at it.
Rounding out for a close second the Dewalt. Given Dewalt’s name in the tool game it should be no surprise to find one of their angle grinders near the top slot.
Indeed, there is a lot to love about this tool.
The thirteen amp, variable speed Ac/Dc optional motor is capable of reaching speeds of up to 8000 RPM, which should open your work up to plenty of versatility.
The grip is designed for comfort, the tool itself is sealed with Dewalt’s patented technology that ensures no dust gets into crucial components and the spindle is designed to ensure that changing wheels is quick and easy.
It all sounds great, right? And really it is. The only default that serious users will notice is that the unit does tend to overheat in a significant way after long periods of use.
That aside it’s a great tool that most users are really going to enjoy.
Coming in third and in our best seven-inch angle grinder for the money category, the Hitachi. While this product isn’t quite special enough to land itself in our top two, it’s nevertheless a great bargain option that will perform well without wrecking your budget.
It’s also dust sealed, lightweight and designed to make implementing simple wheel changes a real breeze.
Indeed, there really isn’t a whole lot to dislike about the Hitachi. While this grinder might not be as fancy as the Dewalt or the Makita it is a simple alternative for the casual user that’s trying to save some loot.
Of course, keep in mind that it’s not perfect. Unfortunately, the Hitachi is just not quite capable of delivering enough power to work consistently with harder materials. That aside, it’s a great tool that is more than up to the task of moderate use.
Coming in second to last the Milwaukie. While this unit might not be quiet as desirable as the last three that we looked at it nevertheless has plenty going for it: a user-friendly interface, a very durable body, a powerful 15-amp 3.5 horsepower motor that is capable of delivering speeds of up to 6000 RPM and a specialty pad that lends loads of versatility to the unit.
All things considered it really is a great tool, but it won’t be for everyone. There are a couple of issues. For one thing this one of the heavier units on the list which will make it difficult to use for extended periods of time.
It’s also not very economical. Bottom line? This is a serious tool for serious users. If that isn’t you, you will want to look elsewhere.
Last on the list (and we really do mean last) the Metabo W2000. We should put it right on front street that unfortunately this unit just is not of the same quality as the last four that we looked at.
What’s the problem? Well, it all comes down to performance. On the surface, this actually looks like a pretty good tool. It has a decent amount of power, the always useful slow start safety function, and a no-load speed of 8500 RPM.
The problem lies in how the Metabo performs. The unit operates inconsistently, delivering mixed results that the discerning professional just isn’t going to be pleased with.
While the Metabo is available at a decent price, the bottom line is that if you demand the very best out of your work, then this unit may not be right for you.
So, you’ve read your reviews of seven-inch angle grinders and now you have a decision to make. Which grinder should you buy?
While it isn’t our job to tell you how to spend your money we can help you out a little bit with a couple of recommendations. If you want the very best of the best, then as far as we are concerned there is no beating the Makita GA7021. It’s a great reliable product that delivers consistent results at an affordable price.
On the other hand, if value is your first concern then you could certainly do a whole lot worse than the Hitachi — an affordable unit that is simple but brilliant.
Of course, at the end of the day, you will have to decide for yourself which grinder is right for you. We just hope we made the decision a little bit easier for you.