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DeWalt 2000W 240V 230mm Corded Angle grinder DWE490-GB
The DeWalt DWE490 is a powerful and tough angle grinder with no-volt lock-off switch. Ventilated gear casing allows air flow for excellent heat dissipation.
- Takes 230mm diameter x 22.2mm bore cutting discs
- Supplied with a 2 position adjustable side handle
Features and benefits
- Hand/arm vibration 7.5m/s²
- Epoxy-coated windings for protection from abrasion and dust
- Quick-release guard for easy grinder position changes
- 2-Position side handle
- Replaceable Carbon Brushes
- Compact & Ergonomic Design
|Carrying facility||No carry case|
|Gearbox housing material||Aluminium|
|Guard type||Variable position|
|Maximum disc diameter||9" (230mm)|
|Motor type||Replaceable carbon brushed|
|No load speed||6600rpm|
|Spindle lock||Spindle lock|
|Spindle thread size||M14|
Kick-A** angle grinder!
Tzimi - 2 months ago
This is the first DeWalt power tool I have owned, and I'm very impressed with it! I had always assumed they were a Dutch company, but in fact they come from the States. Anyway, I needed a large 230mm grinder to cut an old cast-iron soilpipe in several places prior to removal, and this model seemed to fit the bill. It's got a powerful 2,000W motor, and has a good safety interlock, whereby you have to press a button on the top of the handle before you can press the power switch, avoiding unexpected starts. It also has a spindle lock button to lock the tool when changing blades, for which a two-pin spanner is included. In use, it peformed well, slicing through the cast iron pipe in no time. You can fit the auxillary handle on the right or left side for maximum comfort. The only additional feature which I would have liked (and this is present on my smaller Makita angle grinder), is a lock-on button, so you can concentrate on the work without having to constantly apply pressure to the trigger switch- I've knocked a star off for this reason. I suppose though, it's a safety feature, so the power will be cut if something goes wrong, or if you accidentally drop the tool while using it. It's a pretty heavy grinder at 5.2 kilos, but this probably means that a lot of metal has been used in its construction, and less plastic parts. Overall, I'm impressed with this tool, and would recommend it for anyone who needs a powerful, easy-to-use angle grinder.