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The Best Makita angle grinder

By: Daniel Smith




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Even though there is only a handful of Makita angle grinders, we often still get the question of which Makita angle grinder is the best choice. Therefore we decided to make a list of our favorite Makita angle grinders.

While comparing these Makita angle grinders we took a closer look at their pros and cons and different features. Some things we looked at are:

  • Power
  • Safety features
  • Build quality
  • Ease of use

Best Makita angle grinders

Here are our favorite Makita angle grinders:

Hphtools’ Choice

Makita XAG04Z 18V LXT

1. Makita XAG04Z Cordless angle grinder

our score: 9.5
  • Great value for money
  • Decent RPM
  • Good battery life
  • Decent safety features

Pros and cons

According to our experts
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    The Makita XAG04Z is a cordless angle grinder but still has a lot of power.

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    We really liked the grip of this angle grinder. It feels small and very accurate.

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    If you prefer more power and longer grinding time, it is better to go for a corded angle grinder.

This angle grinder is powered by an LXT 18v lithium-ion battery. These batteries promise to deliver up to 50% more power and offer a 3% faster charging time. We’ve tested them and were pleasantly surprised by their power. The 18v brushless motor of the Makita XAG04Z 18V LXT is relatively quiet and makes clean and precise cuts.

The Makita XAG04Z Cordless Angle Grinder is an ideal choice for left-handed users due to its ambidextrous side handle, providing comfort and control for users of any handedness. With a cordless design adding convenience, Makita ensures a versatile and user-friendly experience, making the XAG04Z a reliable tool for various applications.

If you are planning to use your grinder while working on remote jobs or outside a shop, this is probably the best angle grinder you will find. The Makita XAG04Z 18V LXT is ideal for whenever you are uncertain whether you will have access to power outlets or not.

The Makita XAG04Z 18V LXT is not only one of our favorite overall angle grinders from Makita, but it also comes at a very affordable price!

Do you want to compare all cordless angle grinders? Read our guide: Best cordless angle grinders

Makita 9557PB 4-1:2 Paddle Switch Angle Grinder

2. Makita 9557PB Corded angle grinder

our score: 9.2
  • Perfect value for money
  • Highest RPM
  • Corded grinder
  • Small but grippy

Pros and cons

According to our experts
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    Since this is a corded angle grinder we noticed it has a lot more power than its cordless alternative.

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    The Makita 9557PB is cheap compared to other grinders on this list. Still we found, it has a very good value for money.

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    If you want to use your angle grinder on remote job sites it is maybe better to get a cordless one.

The Makita 9557PB 4-1/2″ Paddle Switch Angle Grinder is a great option when you are looking for an angle grinder on a budget. Equipped with a strong 7.5 AMP brushless motor this angle grinder delivers speeds up to 11.000 RPM!

This angle grinder is powerful and usable for a great range of applications. If you are looking for a good first angle grinder the Makita 9557PB will be a perfect choice.

Do you want to compare all corded angle grinders? Read our guide: The best corded angle grinders

Makita GA7021 7 inch brushless angle grinder

3. Makita GA7021 7 inch Angle Grinder

our score: 9.0
  • 7 inch angle grinder
  • High RPM
  • Corded grinder
  • Large but decent grip

Pros and cons

According to our experts
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    We really enjoyed using the 7-inch angle grinder. This grinder is perfect if you need a bit more power.

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    This grinder is a bit more expensive. It is worth it if you need the extra power, otherwise, we would go for a cheaper alternative.

With a 7″ inch blade the Makita GA7021 is an angle grinder that can be used for almost every job. Are you looking to grind thick pieces of metal or wood? Then this Makita angle grinder is the best option for you.

Even though this machine has a 7″ inch blade slot it does not compromise on its power. The Makita GA7021 is equipped with a powerful 15 AMP brushless motor that can deliver speeds up to 6.600 RPM. Not bad at all for a 7″ inch angle grinder if you ask us!

Final Thoughts

It depends a little bit whether you are looking for a cored or a cordless angle grinder. In our eyes, the Makita XAG04Z is the overall winner in this test. With a 4-1/2″ inch blade slot this angle grinder is usable for a variety of applications ranging from grinding metal to woodworking.

If you are looking for more angle grinders we recommend you take a look at our list of the best DeWALT angle grinders.

The Author
Daniel Smith
My passion for power tools and work clothing started when I was a kid. My father and I used to build tree houses together, he taught me all the tricks of the trade! Meanwhile, I'm a 28-year-old with more than 7 years of experience on various job sites.

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