Chicago Electric 4-1/2 Angle Grinder
While you can’t expect this budget Chicago Electric angle grinder to last as long as a Makita or Milwaukee, I’ve used one of these for several years. With the little bit of grinding I need to do when I’m welding, it seems to be adequate to the need. I’ve owned cheaper budget angle grinders from Harbor Freight but they never lasted as long as this one has. It has a paddle switch making it much easier to work with which anyone can appreciate. The six amp motor gives a maximum speed of 10,000 RPM, making it comparable with the Hitachi for power but weighs a bit more, coming in at 1.19 pounds. The kit comes with a spare set of brushes which is nice, especially since they are designed to be easy to replace.