In this guide we’ll look at the best budget angle grinders.
We’ve compared RPM, weight, wattage and cost
to give you our top recommendations.
What Is The Best Budget Angle Grinder?
More Detailed Budget Angle Grinder Reviews
Tilswall 860W 4-1/2 inch Side Disc Angle Grinder Review
Tilswall are known for being one of the better reviewed budget tool brands, and their powerful 4 1/2″ angle grinder is no exception. The build quality felt robust, the barrel-grip side handle felt solid and safe and the no-tool guard change was useful.
We really liked the soft start on the Tilswall angle grinder, it didn’t have that brutal kick of torsion in your hands when turning it on that can lead to wrist fatigue or even injury. For this reason alone, we’re naming it the best budget angle grinder on this list.
Tilswall haven’t skimped on consumables either. They throw in three thick cutting discs and two heavy duty grinding discs with this angle grinder tool. They felt like quite decent quality so we’re sure they’ll last long enough over time.
Meterk 750W 4-1/2 inch Angle Grinder Review
This budget angle grinder comes from Meterk, and like their other budget power tool offerings, it doesn’t feel like a cheap angle grinder. We found the power this Meterk grinder kicks out rivals it with more expensive branded metal grinders out there.
With a long and chunky 1.5 metre lead, it reached where we needed it to go and didn’t overheat thanks to the clever exhaust vents machined into the top of the Meterk angle grinder body. Overall, we liked the performance and think it’s the best budget angle grinder for DIYers.
Einhell TC-AG 500W 115mm Angle Grinder Review
The Einhell angle grinder we tested felt lightweight and easy to handle, but still packed a punch when cutting and grinding steel. The guards were easy to move, but didn’t slip and it felt like you could use this budget angle grinder for long periods without getting too tired.
Although the Einhell grinder didn’t come with any discs, the changeout felt solid and there was no play in the spindle that we could see. The flat aluminium grinding head will come in handy when getting into tight spaces.
We like other Einhell power tools, and expect this one to stand the test of time, so we’re naming it our best cheap angle grinder on this list.
Terratek Heavy Duty 910W 115mm Angle Grinder Review
This beast of a Terratek angle grinder felt like it could work for days on end, and the 910-Watt motor is the most powerful on the list. It makes short work of solid steel and doesn’t feel too heavy for continued use.
With three positions for the safety handle, there’s plenty of scope for using it in tight corners even with the size of this Terratek heavy duty grinder. We would like to have seen some discs thrown in, but otherwise this is a powerful budget angle grinder for the money.
MPT 800W 125mm Corded Angle Grinder Review
MPT have offered up a decent mid-weight angle grinder with a powerful motor that runs just slightly slower than any other on this list. We liked the strong guards and multi-position handle for extra safety.
The extra-long two metre cord of the MPT Corded Angle Grinder was a useful feature and meant we didn’t have to drag the extension cord too far across the floor. The big exhaust vents looked like they would keep the grinder from getting too hot after continued use.
No cutting discs were included, but we still think it’s the best cheap angle grinder for what you pay for it.