|Item Weight||5.9 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||15.1 x 5.1 x 4.9 inches|
|Item model number||W8115|
|Item Package Quantity||1|
|Warranty Description||1 yr. standard / 3 yr. with online registration|
Metabo W8-115 4-1/2-Inch Angle Grinder
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I've owned 5 angle grinders over the years and have used countless competing brands in other shops. Metabo makes the best grinders hands down. I'm a custom metal fabricator and reach for the grinder multiple times daily. I've owned the previous version of this same grinder for 6 years (W7-115) and was looking to buy a new one to keep in the shop. The old model still runs great, all I've had to do is change the brushes and replace the occasional nicked power cord. I was reluctant to buy a new one when I saw Metabo redesigned it. I thought there was no way to improve on the old model. But, I was pleasantly surprised. The new model is nearly identical in feel and operation to the old one. It actually runs smoother (presumably because the old one has seen years of heavy use.)
The only noticeable difference is in the switch. It has been slightly redesigned. It still operates like the old slider switch, but you need to rock it slightly forward to get it to lock on (I'm assuming for safety). But you get used to it after a day. And when I palm the grinder close to the head with one hand for detail work, I occasionally turn the power switch off unintentionally. This is a very unorthodox way to hold the grinder and will not likely affect the average user.
Many of the other manufacturers offer grinders with a large paddle switch on the bottom of the tool. Doing custom metalwork requires you to use nearly every nonmoving part of the grinder as a control surface.Read more ›
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As far as the product itself compared to the Bosch, Snap-On, Hitachi, Fein, Porter Cable, and several others that I have had over the years--- it simply is better. What makes it better is first they give you the option to purchase one with a paddle or thumb switch--- since a paddle switch for me is out of the question, I went with the latter. What was a nice surprise was that the wheel guard can be rotated without tools.... way better than any other that I have used since there are no tools required. That aspect alone is worth quite a bit since I have found myself adjusting it to the job as needed instead of leaving it in one spot and simply dealing with it. From there the switch is on the back side and stays on. The Bosch that I also have is on the side and is too sensitive--- I inadvertently turn it off almost every time I use it, the Metabo simply has a better switch. The other part that I found interesting is when you turn it on with one hand it actually has a bit of a soft start to it which is great as it does not jerk when it does come on. Again, nice touch. Body size. At first I thought a smaller body would have been better to work with and be more comfortable.... that is surprisingly not true. The body of the Metabo is larger than any other that I have used and it feels great. I have a tendency to hold onto tools like this with a heavy grip and it definitely reduces fatigue. I did get the one with the standard wheel nut--- not the quick release. I have to know how tight I make the wheel and the standard nut with wrench works for me.Read more ›
I very much liked the slide switch for the power (vs the paddle arrangement on other brands). The overall ergonomics were outstanding for my (rather large) hands.
It may be a bit more cash than some of the low end models from the other manufacturers, but I feel the difference in quality (which you can honestly actually feel) and the fact you're getting a German engineered and built tool from a company with a stellar reputation is more than worth the modest extra cost.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I use Metabo grinders at work and have had the last one for almost 7 years before it finally broke beyond just replacing brushes, and I use grinders hard. Read morePublished 16 days ago by Amazon Customer
Great grinders to have. I have used this brand of grinder for years. They hold up well and have a long life. My last grinder I had for about 10 years and finally died. Read morePublished 26 days ago by Jimmy Troyer
I use this tool a lot, from cutting metal to grinding concrete. has held up well so far.Published 5 months ago by CG
works great-but if it gets to dusty -the blade lock button wont depressPublished 10 months ago by R. Maher
We purchased 3 of these for the weld shop. We do not use every day but a few times a week. And they will not last, I have sent every one them out for warranty after less than a... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Gary