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DEWALT DWE402 4 1 2 Inch 11 Amp Paddle Switch Angle Grinder

Last Updated: 16 Apr 2019 (Refresh Now)
8.9
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465
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Review Summary - 214 recent, verified reviews

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Build Quality
 26
adjustable, wheels, mechanism, guard, grinder
+92%
-8%
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" ...  Tough, sturdy grinder.  ...  "
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" ...  I use it for construction work.  ...  "
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" ...  Love the toolless adjustable shield!! ... with this adjustable shield Im leaving it on for now as it's never in the way.  ...  "
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" ...  The switch mechanism is well designed.  ...  "
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" ...  Chews through wood easily.  ...  "
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" ...  Great grinder for shaving down all types of metal.  ...  "
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" ...  The case is great, and the wheels are easy to change out. ... Feels like it's built to last a long time.  ...  "
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" ...  Heavy built should last a long time  ...  "
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Ease of Use
 12
easy, powerful, paddle switch, guard, change
+92%
-8%
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" ...  It is what I've come to expect from DeWalt, an easy to use and well made tool .  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to use!  ...  "
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" ...  I bought this for dependability, ease of use, and reliability .  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to change the disc and guard positions.  ...  "
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" ...  It's powerful and easy to use, and the lock-on function is helpful.  ...  "
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" ...  The case is great, and the wheels are easy to change out.  ...  "
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" ...  The paddle switch is so much safer and easier to use.  ...  "
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" ...  The paddle switch is easy to use and since you have to hold the tool anyway, is the only way a dangerous tool like any angle grinder should be used.  ...  "
Overall performance
 11
powerful, use, speed, power, high
+100%
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" ...  Im a welder, so this helps a lot with my metal and does the job right.  ...  "
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" ...  I bought this for dependability, ease of use, and reliability .  ...  "
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" ...  Love this really strong does the job  ...  "
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" ...  Instant high speed.  ...  "
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" ...  It’s big and a little heavy for long sessions, but getting the job done faster makes up for that in many cases.  ...  "
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" ...  Does the Job  ...  "
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" ...  Powerful, unrelenting, smooth, steady, balanced - what's not to like!  ...  "
Hair
 11
grinder, cutting, steel, butter, grinding and cutting
+82%
-18%
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" ...  It cut beautifully through my brick pavers.  ...  "
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" ...  Comfortable to hold & operate for longer grinds & cuts.  ...  "
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" ...  Cut through concrete like butter.  ...  "
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" ...  I used it to cut a lock, and it performed beautifully.  ...  "
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" ...  I used this angle grinder to cut 1/8" angle iron. ... Great for cutting steel!  ...  "
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" ...  Grinding and cutting has been easy with this grinder.  ...  "
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" ...  I got this DWE402 4 1/2 inch model today because I was looking for an angle grinder to shape and cut wood with using the KA blades. ... For the KA cutting blades, lots of power, and good ergo dynamics for control.  ...  "
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" ...  Cut through the pieces faster than expected  ...  "
Comfort
 11
paddle, hand, wrench, hands, gloves
+64%
-36%
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" ...  I found the grinder a little big for my medium-sized glove hands.  ...  "
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" ...  get your hand on one of these and you might just buy another one or two just to have even if you don't need it.  ...  "
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" ...  Tool is very ergonomic and enjoyable to use for hours at a time.  ...  "
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" ...  Paddle switch does not pinch fingers and the safety is easier to actuate yet still safe.  ...  "
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" ...  Feels like it's built to last a long time.  ...  "
Price
 10
product, good, dewalt, wrong, money
+100%
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" ...  However, the increase in power with this newer series of grinders comes at a cost.  ...  "
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" ...  For the price you can't go wrong.  ...  "
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" ...  definitely recommend spending the money on this one.  ...  "
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" ...  Price was great.  ...  "
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" ...  another product from dewalt reliable and great price  ...  "
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" ...  Good quality for a decent price.  ...  "
Marketplace
 8
seller, grinder, amazon, review, prime
+88%
-13%
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" ...  UPDATE TO REVIEW - 01/05/18 - Since my review was written I received a call from the Seller. ... This seller has lived up to their sale and that is all you can ask of any seller.  ...  "
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" ...  As discribed good product.  ...  "
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" ...  ORDERED FOR SHOP  ...  "
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" ...  Shipped in two days as per Prime, which is always great. ... But Amazon shipped the grinder in the original retail box and nothing more.  ...  "
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" ...  Great, as described.  ...  "
Controls
 7
wheel, switch, paddle, control, button
+57%
-43%
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" ...  It not only grinds great but it cuts non-stop with a cut off wheel.  ...  "
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" ...  I love the paddle switch on off feature.  ...  "
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" ...  I like the paddle switch.  ...  "
Power Consumption
 7
speed, plenty of power, lots, 5, 4
+100%
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" ...  This thing has loads of power!  ...  "
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" ...  all the power you will ever need and then some.  ...  "
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" ...  This model has a little more power than any of the other 4/5 that I’ve owned, which is nice when I’m using a 4.5” metabo style cutting blade.  ...  "
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" ...  and has plenty of power for my purposes.  ...  "
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" ...  much more power than the competition  ...  "
Size
 6
weight, small, size, big
+100%
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" ...  The hard case is a big plus.  ...  "
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" ...  It weighs about 2x more than other grinders this size.  ...  "
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" ...  This thing packs quite a punch.  ...  "
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" ...  Lighter weight and better balance in comparison to others.  ...  "
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" ...  The carrying case is the big plus.  ...  "
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" ...  Small and durable.  ...  "
Fit
 6
grinder, flange, wheel, grinding, wheels
+50%
-50%
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" ...  The grinder came with an allen wrench which fits nothing. ... It should have contained a spanner wrench to tighten the grinding wheel head instead. ... Once a grinding wheel is installed, it will not fit back inside the carry case. ... I had to cut out areas to make it fit.  ...  "
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" ...  probably a good grinder but no instruction book and no wrench to tighten nut that holds grinder/cutting head  ...  "
Capacity
 5
used, use, project, home
+100%
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" ...  It soon was at his house more than mine .  ...  "
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" ...  Great tool for home use  ...  "
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" ...  This thing is a power house.  ...  "
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" ...  Demoed all the tile in a bathroom with this.  ...  "
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" ...  Suitable (and often used) for production shop use. ... Mild overkill for most home entertainment purposes, but will live on to the next project.  ...  "
Product Reliability
 5
reliable, grinder, dewalt, service, sent
+100%
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" ...  Well-made and reliable.  ...  "
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" ...  My last dewalt grinder lasted 15 years.  ...  "
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" ...  Should've gotten one years ago.  ...  "
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" ...  worked as needed!  ...  "
Delivery
 5
box, grinder, returned, prime, missing
+60%
-40%
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" ...  ORDERED FOR SHOP  ...  "
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" ...  Shipped in two days as per Prime, which is always great. ... But Amazon shipped the grinder in the original retail box and nothing more.  ...  "
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" ...  Got here fast and perfect condition.  ...  "
Cleaning
 5
grinder, gearbox
+80%
-20%
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" ...  Only have a few hours on it, but know It will clean rusty metal in a moment.  ...  "
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" ...  This is a great grinder.  ...  "
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" ...  Used diamond metal disc as was a safer choice than fiber.  ...  "
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" ...  I use a lighter grinder more of the time for little stuff, but this one is tougher and can power through much more.  ...  "
Storage
 5
case, one, disks, big, used
+100%
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" ...  The hard case is a big plus. ... It even has room for storing a few wheels inside.  ...  "
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" ...  We'll see how it holds up.  ...  "
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" ...  One thing i don't like is that the case is big enough for the grinder .  ...  "
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" ...  Used on a 7ft X 23 ft metal shipping container used for storage roof.  ...  "
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" ...  The case is great, and the wheels are easy to change out.  ...  "
Weight
 4
light, 11amp, one
+100%
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" ...  This one is substantially longer (12") and noticeably heavier (almost 5 pounds) than my current one.  ...  "
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" ...  It’s light weight and it packs an 11amp force.  ...  "
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" ...  Lighter weight and better balance in comparison to others.  ...  "
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" ...  This unit was reasonably priced, relatively light weight.  ...  "
Design
 4
metal, look, good, get, feels
+100%
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" ...  the most perfect design of any grinder on the market.  ...  "
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" ...  Feels like it's built to last a long time.  ...  "
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" ...  A good match.  ...  "
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" ...  no need to look further just get this.  ...  "
As Gift
 3
+100%
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" ...  I purchased this grinder for a gift for my son. ... so I bought him one for Christmas .  ...  "
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" ...  GIFT LOVED IT  ...  "
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" ...  Gift for my husband  ...  "
Cables
 3
wire, use, power, used, grinder
+100%
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" ...  We regularly abuse these with abrasive, wire brushing, and cutoff wheels for long duty cycles.  ...  "
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" ...  I’ve used this grinder another dewalt, a metabo, and a porter cable and this is the best 4 1/2” grinder I’ve used.  ...  "
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" ...  I intend to use these for knotted wire cup brush use where the power is really needed.  ...  "

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Size:  11 meters