Chicago Pneumatic CP7500D
The Chicago Pneumatic CP7500D may seem expensive at first glance, but it is a high-quality tool that can withstand the rigors of commercial use. It works well for both cutting and grinding but, unfortunately, it is designed only for small two-inch discs.
The versatile Sunex SX6210 allows you to reverse the direction it sends those showers of sparks flying, keeping you safe from burns and scratches even when you can’t move your body out of the way due to cramped working conditions.
The Craftsman 9-19953 is an affordably-priced option that is perfect for the home DIYer, but wouldn’t be suitable for commercial use. It is capable of reaching up to 20,000 RPM, and requires 6.5 standard cubic-feet of air per minute at 90 PSI.
Even though the Aircat 6525-A has only a 0.6-horsepower motor, it can handles hard material, like steel, with ease. It is designed for heavy automotive use and shouldn’t bog down or stall mid-cut. It leaves behind smooth edges.
Ingersoll Rand 326G
The Ingersoll Rand 326G has a large steel shield that deflects all flying debris and sparks away from the operator. You can tell the designers put a focus on safety when making it, as it also features a finger guard on the trigger.
Many users will find the inline design of the Astro 409 more comfortable to use than traditional models. Conveniently, it has a quick-change button that allows you to swap out discs in just a few seconds, so you won’t waste any time while you work.
The aluminum body of the DeWalt DWMT70784 means it is both lightweight and durable, so you won’t mind using it for long periods of time in demanding applications. The trigger offers just the right amount of sensitivity and responsiveness for precise control.
Ingersoll Rand 422G
If you need to chop through large-diameter pipes, the Ingersoll Rand 422G is a good choice because it features a five-inch wheel, allowing it to be used in applications where other models would be too small. It is equipped with a comfortable paddle-style trigger.
Astro 208 Onyx
The Astro 208 Onyx is a great value given its quality. It includes a built-in power regulator that prevents it from overtaxing itself, along with an adjustable rear exhaust port that you can direct for the ideal safety and comfort.
Chicago Pneumatic CP9116
The Chicago Pneumatic CP9116 has a one-horsepower motor and can accommodate up to four-inch discs, of which it comes with five, so it should have no problem handling most jobs. Measuring 14.6-inches in length, it is a good option for getting into hard-to-reach spots.