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Makita Model 7021 7" Angle grinder review
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When I started working on axles I used a 4" angle grinder. Then I stepped up to a cheap-o 4.5" model. After burning up (literally, smoke came out and they died) 4 or 5 cheap models I bought a higher end Milwaukee 4.5" 7.5 amp model. Then someone said - Why don't you get a 7" grinder? I had never thought of it. I shopped around and decided to try a Makita 7" 15 amp model. It had good reviews and a fair price at around $155 - Makita GA7021 7-Inch Angle Grinder ">buy it right now at Amzaon.
WOW! Why hadn't I stepped up to a real grinder years ago. This bad boy tears through metal like a hot knife through butter. Seriously it is more than twice the grinder a 4.5" model is. I can't see myself ever using a small grinder on a job where the 7" will fit. It runs smooth - no wobble or shake - well balanced - it doesn't make you tired to use it, The cheap-o models are more work then this 7" Makita. With the power and the weight of the 7" model you don't have to 'push' the grinder, you can just let it work and guide it. WAY EASIER!!
SPECS:
15 AMPS
+/-18 INCHES LONG
10 POUNDS
The grinder comes with:
HANDLE
SAFETY GUARD
INSTRUCTIONS
WRENCH
1 GRINDING WHEEL
I've had my Makita Model 7021 7" grinder for over a year now and it has not missed a beat. Zero issues. I've worn through almost 10 7" grinding wheels. It is my #1 choice when I need to grind something now. I leave my nice Milwaukee 4.5" model loaded up with a flap disc, and my ancient (15 years old) Makita 4" model loaded with a wire wheel for clean up duty.
After 1 year of abuse
The 7" vs. a 4"
The model number and specs. GA7021 and 15 amps.
I give this grinder 5 start out of 5. I'm sure there are nicer 7" grinders, but for the money this one can't be beat. I'd buy another one for sure. And if it lasts like the 4" model I have, it should be good for 10 years of grinding!