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Best Corded Angle Grinder

By: Daniel Smith

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What is the best, corded angle grinder? This question we get asked pretty much every day. There are countless corded angle grinders to choose from but finding the one that is best for your needs can be difficult.

In order to find the best corded angle grinder, you need to compare them all. We tested all corded angle grinders and found out which one of them is the best for your needs.

What makes the best, corded angle grinder?

The best, corded angle grinder is the one that performs well and offers great value for money. This can be different for everyone. However, there are some things that are of interest to all of us. While comparing all angle grinders we looked at the following things:

  • Max Speed – How many horsepower and RPM does the angle grinder have
  • Brand – We looked at the trustworthiness of the brand
  • Price – We compared the cost of each corded angle grinder
  • Safety – We looked at the accuracy and safety features of each angle grinder

Best corded angle grinders

DEWALT DWE402 angle grinder tool

DEWALT DWE402 angle grinder

our score: 9.5
  • Paddle switch
  • 4-1/2″ inch wheel size
  • 11 AMP brushless motor

Pros and cons

According to our experts
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    This angle grinder has a paddle switch on the bottom. We’ve found this to be much more comfortable than a traditional switch.

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    DEWALT offers a 3-year limited warranty on all their power tools.

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    For a cordless angle grinder, the DEWALT DWE402 is a bit expensive. However, we still think it has great value for money.

The DEWALT DWE402 is a corded angle grinder if you are looking for quality and liability. DEWALT is known to make some of the best power tools out there, the DWE402 is no exception to this.

Why buy this angle grinder

High RPM, amazing build quality, and a 3-year limited warranty are all reasons to buy this corded angle grinder.

The guard on this corded angle grinder is easily adjustable and with one button can be turned 360° around its own axes.

Whether you own a small woodshop or you are looking for a great tool to use at home we believe this is the best, corded angle grinder on the market today!

The DEWALT DWE402 is also great when you are in the market for the best angle grinder for metal. We’ve found that in combination with a DEWALT grinding wheel for metal it gets every job done.

Speed11000 RPM
Blade diameter4 1/2″ inch
Warranty3 years
Power11 AMP
Weight6.2 pounds
Voltage120 Volts
MotorBrushless
Dimensions15.63 x 5.94 x 4.81 inches

Craftsman corded angle grinder

Craftsman CMEG100 angle grinder

our score: 9.3
  • Good build quality
  • Cheap angle grinder
  • 4-1/2″ inch wheel size
  • Regular switch on the side

Pros and cons

According to our experts
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    The Craftsman CMEG100 offers very good value for money.

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    We’ve found that the RPM of this angle grinder might be a bit too high for some. It is a bit more likely to get out of control than other grinders on this list.

This little corded angle grinder can be bought for less than $50! For this price, we think it is definitely worth it.

Why buy this Angle grinder?

The CMEG100 is the cheapest corded angle grinder on this list that actually gives you great value for your money. If you are on a budget and don’t want to spend the bank on a new angle grinder then this might be your best option.

With 12000 RPM and a decent quality brushless motor, this corded angle grinder is great for every contractor or home DIY’er.

Speed12000 RPM
Blade diameter4 1/2″ inch
Warranty3 years
Power6 AMP
Weight6 pounds
Voltage120 Volts
MotorBrushless
Dimensions12.27 x 3.45 x 4.43 inches

Makita 9557PB corded angle grinder

Makita 9557PB angle grinder

our score: 8.5
  • Decent build quality
  • Great price/quality
  • 4-1/2″ inch wheel size
  • Most quiet angle grinder

The Makita 9557PB is a reliable and strong grinder. This corded angle grinder has a 120 volts brushless motor that delivers a whopping 1.8 horsepower.

We love the simplicity of this product and found it easy, as well as safe to use. The Makita corded angle grinder produces almost no vibrations while grinding. This is also the quietest angle grinder on this list.

Why buy this Angle grinder?

This corded angle grinder is best if you are looking to get the best bang for your buck. The Makita 9557PB is cheaper than most other angle grinders on this list.

Whether this is your first power tool from Makita or not, we promise it will exceed your expectations.

We especially found this corded angle grinder great for wood. In combination with a DEWALT or universal grinding wheel, this grinder will be amazing in a woodworking shop.

Speed11000 RPM
Blade diameter4 1/2″ inch
Warranty1 year
Power7.5 AMP
Weight6.47 pounds
Voltage120 Volts
MotorBrushless
Dimensions14 x 5 x 6 inches

Bosch small corded angle grinder

Bosch 1375A angle grinder

our score: 8.6
  • Good build quality
  • Great price/quality
  • 4-1/2″ inch wheel size
  • Smallest corded angle grinder

Bosch might not be the first brand you think of while looking for an angle grinder. However, their 1375A is a great corded angle grinder with a strong 120 Volts brushless motor.

This corded angle grinder has been on the market since 2000 and has received a lot of positive feedback ever since.

Why buy this angle grinder

The Bosch 1375A might be one of the oldest and most sold grinders on this list. therefore, you know you get what you pay for.

With a max RPM (like most other grinders on this list) this grinder performs well and can handle heavy grinding tasks without any problem.

This is another corded angle grinder in the average/low price range. If you are lucky you will often see this grinder on sale making it even more worth considering.

Speed11000 RPM
Blade diameter4 1/2″ inch
Warranty1 year
Power6 AMP
Weight3.75 pounds
Max power1.80 HP
MotorBrushless
Dimensions14.4 x 5.2 x 5.2 inches


Corded angle grinders overview

Angle grinderPowerSpeedScore
DEWALT DWE402 angle grinder tool
DEWALT DWE402
11 AMP11000 RPM9.5
Craftsman corded angle grinder
Craftsman CMEG100
6 AMP12000 RPM9.3
Makita 9557PB corded angle grinder
Makita 9557PB
7.5 AMP11000 RPM8.5
Bosch small corded angle grinder
Bosch 1375A
6 AMP11000 RPM8.6

Final Thoughts

So in the end what is our favorite, corded angle grinder? Overall we enjoyed working with the DEWALT DWE402 the most. This angle grinder definitely has the best build quality and value for money.

Is a cordless angle grinder more what you are looking for? Have a look at our guide: Best cordless angle grinders.

Good luck!

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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