Milwaukee 2780-20 Angle Grinder Review

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 Angle grinders have become a lot more popular power tools these days. They have many functions from cutting tiles and concrete to sharpening your tools. If you are a professional blacksmith or even an amateur worker angle grinders are essential for you to have.

Milwaukee 2780-20 Angle Grinder general overview.

Milwaukee has released its new model Milwaukee 2780-20 M18 angle grinder. From the first look on the specs, design, and price, you will realize that it is a unique tool.

The company proudly says that this model comes with motor life ten times than other motor models. We can easily say that it is not an exaggeration. Its brushless engine avoids many problems than previous models, and it also gives a charming performance. The company provides a 5-year warranty on your device. You can buy the grinder alone or grab a complete combo-kit set. In the next few paragraphs, we will go a bit in-depth about this model analyzing its features, pros, and cons.

Design

The Milwaukee 2780-20 Angle Grinder comes with a modern ergonomic design. 

The grinder weighs 5.38 pounds, lighter than most other grinders. This lightweight will make you more comfortable while working for extended periods on your projects.

The paddle switch grinder in the Milwaukee 2780-20 model is simple and very easy to use. The sidebar comes covered with rubber to prevent slipping, vibration, and pushbacks.

You do not need to hold the switch down to keep the tool running. The paddle’s design and the sidebar allow you to apply more power while cutting and more control in tight areas.

The Milwaukee 2780-20 comes with metal housing which allows much more durability and longer life than cheap ones guarded by plastic bodies. The metal housing allows more strength and protection in a harsh working environment.

Power

As mentioned before the brushless motor used in this grinder is the real deal. It operates at full speed of 8500 RPM. This motor provides enough power and performance similar to corded grinders to tackle both difficult and easy tasks as well.

Users reported a smooth performance and reliable power output compared to other cordless angle grinders.

Performance.

 The REDLINK intelligence system is an added feature. It is an integration system between the battery and the motor. It keeps them from overheating and allows extended smooth performance. This system is unique to Milwaukee 2780-20 M18.

Battery

 The Milwaukee 2780-20 angle grinder operates with a set of M18 batteries. The batteries are of the Redlithium XC4.0 type. The model gives about four times more running times and increases power by 20%.

Accessory changes.

The 2780-20 M18 model allows you to change parts and adjust your guards without any extra tools. This saves you more space in your kit bag and more time when working on site.

Box contents

Includes:

-Milwaukee M18 Fuel Angle Grinder - 2780-20 (Bare tool).

-Guard.

-Side Handle.

-Instruction Manual.

If you buy the  Bare tool only, battery and charger are not included.

Price

 Milwaukee 2780-20 M18 Fuel is sold on Amazon for 125$ for the bare tool. This price is very reasonable, showing the great specs and quality of this tool. It is also rated at 4.3 /5, which is excellent and reflects the great user experience.

What we liked

-Excellent ergonomic design with metal housing and high-quality premium materials.

-The engine power is impressive and provides high strength and smooth performance.

-Different safety precautions, including electronic clutch and deadman paddle to prevent injuries and destruction.

-REDLINK PLUS Intelligence system which protects against overheating.

What we did not like

-The batteries are drained in about 10 minutes of use. You need to buy extra batteries for longer usage time.

-The on/off switch is a bit weird and not easy to use.

-The handle in this model is a bit shorter than previous models which makes it uncomfortable.

-The device is somewhat noisier than other brands like DeWalt.

Final words

In brief, Milwaukee 2780-20 M18 angle grinder is one of the best ones on the market. It is better than its other opponents in the same price range in many ways. 

Whether you want to upgrade your gear with a new angle grinder or you are buying your first one this model is great.

  • Updated October 19, 2019
Marisa R. Carpenter