An angle grinder is a handheld power tool that is used for grinding, cutting and polishing. This tool can be powered with the help of electric motor, compressed air or petrol engine. It works as the motor drives the geared head at a right angle where an abrasive disc or thin cut off disc is mounted. These discs can be changed according to the requirement of the user. The angle grinders have adjustable guard along with the side handle that helps for two handed operation.
Uses of Milwaukee Angle Grinder
Angle grinders are generally used in metalworking and construction purposes. It is also a great tool for emergency rescues. This tool can be used for removing excess material or just for cutting it into pieces. Unlike the power drill, where the force is based on the axis, the angle grinder consists of large bearings in order to counter the side forces that are generated during the cutting.
There are different types of angle grinders to choose from when you are trying to find the right one for your specific purpose. The size of the disc and the power of the motor are the major deciding factors when you choose the right grinder for your job. The power source, rpm and the arbour size are also to be considered while making the choice.
So, which one is the right angle grinder for you? It must be the one that is capable to perform the best, and Milwaukee brand provides you with the choice when you buy this power tool. Here are the best features of the 2 most powerful angle grinders from Milwaukee.
Milwaukee 6088-30 7-Inch/9-Inch Large Angle Grinder with Lock-on
The 6088-30 7”/9” 15.0 amp Large Angle Grinder with lock-on is well equipped to deliver the required performance and durability for the most difficult grinding works. The 15 amp, 4.2 HP motor of the grinder provides very high overload protection and at necessary power for the toughest job. The tool free burst resistant guard of this power tool helps the user to adjust the guard without using any tool. This grinder comes with both 7” and 9” type 27 grinding guard for greater productivity.
The 6000 rpm wheel of the tool gives the optimal wheel speed for the removal of materials and the Debris Baffles are there to protect the internal components of the tool by deflecting the damage causing debris out of the air flow at the intake vents. The external brush doors results in reducing the service time by providing easy access to brushes. The soft grip of the main handle provides the user with better control as well as comfort.
The tool is so powerful that it can cut through copper and cast iron pipes just like butter. It can cut through concrete as well, but the process will be a little slower as compared to cutting through metals. Rotting mortar from between the bricks can be removed with this tool. Old enamel from the metals can also be removed by using a wire brush with the grinder.
If you’re looking for a grinder with similar power, yet a bit smaller, you can opt for the Makita 9557PBX1, a powerful 5-inch variable speed selection.
Milwaukee 6147-30 4-1/2 Inch Small Angle Grinder Paddle, Lock-on
The 6147-30 4-1/2” Small Angle Grinder (Paddle, Lock-on) is the grinding tool that delivers up to three times more durability and up to 50% more power than other angle grinders. This tool is equipped with 1400 MWO motor that powers through the toughest jobs and is the perfect tool for industrial users. This tool is capable of shaping ceramic tiles with excellent accuracy.
The 6147-30 grinder is a complete tool free design and enables the user to change all the accessories, including the hubbed product, without using the wrench. Besides being tool free, it is burst resistant and the adjustable guard of the device allows the user to make quick guard adjustments as well as installations.
The powerful 11 amp, 11000 rpm motor provides maximum durability and performance. The advanced air flow system increases the air flow and reduces the accumulation of debris and thus the life of the motor and performance is increased. The Debris Baffles actually help to protect the internal components of the device by deflecting the damage causing debris away from the intake vents.
This grinder is similar in size and rpm motor and can be compared to the Dewalt version that we highly recommend.