By TOOLS OF THE TRADE Editors
A new Paddle Switch 4-1/2-inch Angle Grinder (GA4534) features a small-diameter (2-3/16-inch) barrel grip and light weight (4.2 pounds) for reduced operator fatigue and greater control. The tool's 6-amp 11,000-rpm motor has machined bevel gears, metal gear housing, all-ball-bearing construction, and a labyrinth cooling-port design that seals out dust and debris to deliver twice the service life of previous models, says the maker. A side handle positioned at a 20-degree angle and nonprotruding brush holders provide additional comfort and control, and the on/off paddle switch has an optional no-lock-on feature. Price: $79. 800-462-5482. www.makitatools.com.