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10 Best Straight Grinders

DeWalt DWMT70783

DeWalt DWMT70783

The DeWalt DWMT70783 is both lightweight and durable, thanks to its aluminum construction. The company backs it by a three-year warranty, so you can use it on a daily basis and trust that if anything goes wrong, you’ll be covered.

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Aircat 6260 Red & Black

Aircat 6260 Red & Black

The front half of the Aircat 6260 Red & Black is gently curved to provide a comfortable grip. That and the relatively low level of vibrations it produces, makes it a good choice for anyone who needs to use it for hours on end.

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Chicago Electric 44141

Chicago Electric 44141

The Chicago Electric 44141 features an elongated shaft that can make a big difference when working in tight, hard-to-reach places. Its power switch is slightly off-center, sitting comfortably beneath the thumb of right-handed users.

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Milwaukee M18 Fuel

Milwaukee M18 Fuel

Those looking for the freedom of movement that a battery-operated tool provides will appreciate the Milwaukee M18 Fuel , which can reach a maximum RPM of 20,000 using one of the company’s 18-volt “RedLithium” battery packs, which are sold separately.

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Dewalt DWE4887

Dewalt DWE4887

If you need something with a considerable amount of speed, the Dewalt DWE4887 revs up to an impressive 25,000 RPM. Its lock-on button allows you to keep working without having to expend any energy on its paddle switch throttle.

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Makita GD0601

Makita GD0601

Weighing in at just 3.7 pounds, the Makita GD0601 can be used for long stretches without suffering from too much fatigue. Its zigzag varnish is designed to seal it from dust and debris in order to help ensure a decent working life.

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DeWalt DCG426B Max

DeWalt DCG426B Max

If you do a lot of your work in poorly lit areas, you’ll make good use of the DeWalt DCG426B Max . It features LED lights in the nose that can illuminate your space, and its brushless motor provides you with years of low maintenance use.

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Makita GS5000

Makita GS5000

The Makita GS5000 boasts what the company calls a “labyrinth construction,” which protects its drive chain from dust and debris that might otherwise penetrate the gearbox or main bearing. This one is a big tool intended for professionals.

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Chicago Pneumatic CP860

Chicago Pneumatic CP860

The Chicago Pneumatic CP860 packs a powerful 1/2-horsepower motor into a relatively small, air-powered package. This option features a smart rear exhaust system that prevents the airflow from pushing debris into your workspace.

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DeWalt DW888

DeWalt DW888

The DeWalt DW888 is equipped with external brush caps, which make for easy maintenance and is capable of handling any two-inch grinding applications. It’s backed by an impressive three-year warranty and accepts any 1/4-inch and 1/8-inch shaft accessories.

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