Ridgid Angle Grinder
When we saw Ridgid's new R1005 angle grinder, it immediately struck us as an ergonomic solution to this category's age-old problem. The R1005's unique ergonomic grip is a great improvement over those of typical grinders, which place users' hands over the full diameter of the motor. In addition, the tool's light weight (4.7 pounds) and compact design help increase user control and reduce fatigue. It's powered by a 7-amp motor and has tool-free guard adjustment, a three-position side handle, and a plug light (which enhances safety by indicating the presence of a powered tool). All in all, the tool represents a real breakthrough that we think other angle-grinder brands will be sure to follow.
Ridgid R1005 Angle Grinder: $99. 888-743-4333. www.ridgid.com.