Here we review the Makita GA430R/2 slim corded angle grinder, that has a very healthy 85% buyer satisfaction rating. With a rating so high, it clearly is a super grinder that's appreciated by many buyers. This compares to 96% that the Makita GA4530RKD model, which is exactly the same grinder but comes with a box, grinding disk and a diamond cutting disc
The Makita brand is of course very well known for making the highest quality tools, and this angle grinder, is simply no exception, to that rule.
GA4530R/02 Specification in a Nutshell
- Size 115 mm (4.5")
- Bore Diameter 22.23 mm
- Motor 720 Watts
- Single Speed
- Weighs 1.8 Kg
- Measures 26.6 x 12.8 x 10.3 cm
- No Load Speed 11,000 RPM
This angle grinder comes with a diamond blade, a grinder disc, a side handle, wheel guard, and a lock nut wrench. There is no carry case with this model.
It also has a lock on switch to help cut down on user fatigue. In other words, if you need to use this grinder for extended periods, you flick this switch and it will keep on grinding, without you having to hold the switch on.
One other feature worth mentioning is that it has a soft start option, so as you can make an easier start on your work, without the grinder slipping.
How Buyers Rate the Makita GA4530R/02
As I mentioned in the introduction, this model came out number one on our list of the top 10 corded angle grinders. Buyers rant about just how powerful and effective this grinder is.
It is fair to say that this one is at the higher end of the price point for grinders, but you are buying high quality.
It comes with all the right accessories as well. The housing of the motor, has also been sealed which will prevent any dust from getting inside.
With an angle grinder that is an important consideration, and will greatly extend the life of the product.
Just to be sure though, Makita have also used dust proof ball bearings and they have coated the motor field coated with a protective powder and varnish for further durability.
It is hard to find anything negative to say about this Makita GA4530RKD, other than it is at the higher end of the price point.
What Buyers Say About the GA4530R/02 Model
Buyers bought this to use on a whole range of tasks. These included:
I have listed below a summary of the key features that buyers mentioned and appreciated.
No Burn Out and Built to Last
Generally speaking buyers said this one never appears to struggle with any work load. With the cheaper options, the smaller motor and weaker build can essentially become over worked.
When a motor is continually over working, then they do tend to die out very quickly. This has a powerful 720 watt motor, and is also very well engineered.
That means it can be used regularly, and will be able to handle all of the smaller jobs and almost all of the larger jobs. The motor will not run hot and that is what makes this one truly stand out, from many others on the UK market.
Quick and Simple Disc Changing
Buyers repeated over and over again, that changing discs on the grinder is easy and fast. When you are busy and need to get things done, that is important. It allows you to get on with your work, and not to become frustrated with fiddly disc changes.
Angle grinders are dangerous tools, and exceptionally dangerous in the wrong hands. This Makita model is no exception. This is a powerful tool so always exercise care when using it.
Low on Vibration
All users also said that this one did not vibrate a lot, compared to many other models, they had used before.
A very quick video review
We have looked over all the video reviews and found this great short presentation on this Makita power tool. It gives you an instant idea of what to expect as well as telling you all the features and spec in and easy to understand format.
I hope you enjoy watching it as I always think its much better to see a tool in action rather than just reading about it or seeing pictures. This guy is particularly good at explaining the features of the drill and he is well known for demonstrating Makita tools.
The Makita Brand
The Makita brand sell a wide range of cordless tools and tools for the construction and demolition industries. They also sell some garden machinery. They sell their tools through various stores in the UK including B&Q, Screwfix, Cromwell, Jewson, Buildbase, Bradfords, Wickes and more.
Their HQ is in Japan. Their Telford manufacturing plant is the only full-production facility for power tools in the UK and has been successfully running construction on many of our top line cordless power tools since 1991.
Makita believe that for a good tool you need a good motor, and Makita makes every effort to make sure our motors are of the best quality.
They use premium grade steel to produce armature shafts and gears, and only steel of the highest grade is used.
They also complete quality control tests on each and every, machine that leaves their manufacturing plants.
Our Conclusion on the Makita GA4530R/02 Slim Angle Grinder
Well it came out at number 2 on our list of top ten angle grinders. The buyer reviews confirm why that would be the case. The only downside is that the price is at the higher end of the scale.
That said we think the little extra you pay now, will reap rewards in the longer term. This is a high quality angle grinder from a very good Makita brand. It has been built to last, and does come with a range of excellent features.
As it is our number two choice, the team here at Tool Advice would of course highly recommend this model to anyone, who wants to own a high quality grinder, that is built to last. If however this is not the one for you, then why not check out our top 10 list of angle grinders, by clicking here.
In our opinion, the only thing that may put some buyers off is the higher price point. You should however be able to find this Makita GA4530R/2 Angle Grinder discounted online.