Angle grinders are one of the universal workhorses of builders, mechanics and masons the world over. From welders to stone carvers, from fabricators to plumbers, these tools remain a vital part of any tradesman's toolbox. Mini-grinders are an ideal option when portability or precision are more important than the power and muscle of their full size cousins.
This range of 125mm grinders from Makita offer a wide variety of options for any tradesperson looking for a lightweight addition to their kit. Built to the highest of standards using the finest quality materials, all include:
All of these grinders include anti-restart protection to guard against accidental start-up, which is the cause of many accidents when using this type of equipment. Handles and casings are carefully designed to be ergonomic, and as vibration-free as possible, to reduce user fatigue and minimise the risk of injury. Also included are push button spindle locks and lock-on buttons so that users can concentrate on the work they are performing and be as accurate as possible.
As an added safety feature, all of the grinders in this range incorporate a high-grade wheel cover. This helps to protect the user from shrapnel injuries in the case of a wheel shattering during use.
Every one of the grinders in the range has been constructed to the highest standards of both design and manufacturing, to ensure that they remain as reliable and hardworking as the tradesmen who use them for as long as possible.
Only premium, high grade steel is used for the structural components including gears, spigots, shafts, and the internal chassis of the machine. At the same time, the best quality copper is used to construct the electronic components, both reducing resistance and increasing efficiency, as well as reducing heat build up in the appliance itself.
Makita GA5030R 125mm Angle Grinder
The GA5030 is a smaller member of the 125mm angle grinder range, but no less powerful or useful for its diminutive size. With a 720W motor, this grinder is powerful enough to handle any task that you throw at it. Its small casing makes it easy and comfortable to handle, as well as providing excellent manoeuvrability and control for undertaking more challenging tasks.
As with other members of the same range, this grinder is fitted with a barrel grip for extra control. The grip is positioned at a 20° angle and is designed to be as ergonomic as possible, to be easier and more comfortable to use for extended periods.
The powerful motor, combined with the high-grade electronic components, mean that heat buildup is minimal even when performing the most challenging of tasks. This grinder also includes a unique labyrinth construction, preventing dust, dirt, and debris entering the casing and damaging the machinery - thus prolonging the life of the equipment.
Of course, the GA5030R is fitted with all of the same safety features as other grinders in the range including a wheel guard to protect against damage from a grinding wheel failure, and restart protection to prevent accidental start-up.
Why you can rely on Makita tools.
Founded in 1915, this Japanese company is renowned for the high quality and durability of the power tools they manufacture. In Telford, Shropshire, they have the UK's only end-to-end power tool manufacturing facility, and so you can be assured that the highest standards are adhered to at all times, including in the design and manufacture of this range of angle grinders.
Quality control is a way of life within the company: each grinder motor alone goes through 19 separate tests before it is passed out, with any equipment that fails to meet the stringent standards expected being discarded.
As a mark of the quality and long life of their angle grinders, this manufacturer is one of the few power tool companies to have gained the internationally recognised ISO 9001 and ISO 27001 certifications, demonstrating their commitment to quality and customer service.
When buying from this manufacturer you can be confident that you are purchasing from a company with excellent environmental credentials. Members of the WEEE scheme - and boasting full compliance with the RoHS rules - increasing quantities of recycled materials are used in the manufacture of this range of tools, while raw materials are always sought from suppliers who operate sustainably. As part of their commitment to the environment, the company has sought and obtained ISO14001 certification.
Of course, it's most important to choose the correct size tool for the job, but if you're looking for a smaller grinder that can still cope with heavier tasks, which is still easy to use, safe, and can squeeze into tight spaces, then we're sure you won't be disappointed by whichever one of these models you choose. Manufactured here in the UK and with servicing and warranties that will last many years to come, any of the grinders in this grouping will be a great investment.