The professional-grade Metabo G12SR4 boasts a powerful and durable, 6.2-amp motor. It’s useful for a variety of applications and comes with five wheels, so you’ll always have the right tool for whatever material you’re working on.
The cast-metal gear case on the Porter-Cable PCEG011 enables it to handle some abuse, and even the occasional drop. If you’re using it when the electricity goes out, the no-volt switch prevents it from roaring back to life when the power returns if you left it turned on.
The DeWalt DW840 is a heavy-duty tool that is, nonetheless, ideal for tight spaces. It has a handle on the rear that makes one-handed operation easy and efficient, and its sealed ball-and-roller bearings keep dust and metal shavings from wreaking havoc on them.
The Metabo Lock-On was designed with professionals in mind, as it boasts a variable-speed output for matching the RPM to the job. It uses a mechanical disc brake system to safely stop rotation within seconds of switching the machine off.
The Metabo W9-115 can be locked in seven positions, so you’ll be in great shape no matter the angle you’re working at. The gear housing can be rotated in increments of ninety degrees, making it versatile enough to be used by left- or right-handed operators.
The battery-powered Milwaukee 2781-22 would be great for users who need maximum mobility, and don’t want to worry about wrangling extension cords all day. It also comes with a pair of 5 amp batteries and a hard plastic carrying case to prevent damage during transport.
The Bosch 1375A shuts itself off when preventative maintenance is needed, so you won’t run the risk of pushing it past its limits. The housing is epoxy-coated to keep dirt and debris away from the motor, extending its lifespan.
DeWalt 60V Max
The most important metric for a tool of this type is its power, and the DeWalt 60V Max is one of the few cordless options that packs a wallop. It tops out at 9,000 RPM, and accommodates up to six-inch wheels, with enough torque that you won’t miss your 120-volt model.
The DeWalt DWE402 gives you 1.8 horsepower in a six-pound tool, so you’ll enjoy a ton of brawn in a small, easy-to-handle package. It also comes with a one-touch guard that rotates 360 degrees with a single action, so you can finish jobs quickly and easily.
The Makita 9557PBX1 weighs less than five pounds, which reduces the strain on your back and arms during a long day of use. Don’t let its diminutive stature fool you, though, as it packs a formidable 7.5-amp, high-output motor that makes short work of rust, tiles, and more.