Rated 4.0 out of 5 by 51
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Ralphie14 Would not recommend.
I used this for a grand total of about 3 hours before the trigger started malfunctioning now it is dead and since I am past the 90 day exchange period I am stuck trying to get it repaired somewhere and the closest place is more than 50 miles away.
No out of the ordinary use for a grinder and the thing lasts for 3 hours before dieing. It is one thing for a company to make a cheaper product but I expect more from Ryobi in the quality area and in the service area. I would not recommend buying one of these.
May 25, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Crawdady Another great Ryobi product
Bought it to cope trim. I use 2 sanding disks back to back. After some trial and error learning to cope, it is now a very fast and accurate way to cope MDF. The tool is perfect for what I need. Powerful, stable, and inexpensive. The only thing I would change is to have some form of braking on the spinning wheel to stop the wheel when the trigger is released.
My tool snob buddies always look down at my Ryobi gear, but every Ryobi product I have works well and usually has some innovative features.
And with HD"s return policy, I can try the tool and return it if it is not good enough. But I have never returned a Ryobi product, including this grinder.
September 29, 2010
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by stewy Great grinder for the price
I had my doubts when I bought this angle grinder, as I've owned other Ryobi tools that haven't held up. That being said I don't use a angle grinder everyday so I didn't want to spend that much on one. Boy was I impressed with the power of this thing I've been sanding down weld joints like butter. I also like the fact the handle rotates for ease of use in many different angles and positions. I don't know about everyday use since I don't use mine like that but if your a weekend warrior this thing rocks.
January 11, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by DaveintheDesert Dead after about one hour of use over one day
I picked this grinder up based on price and the fact that it came with a case and figured I'd give it a try. Operation was just fine while it ran and I much prefer the location of the switch versus the location that other inexpensive grinders generally have. I used a segmented 4" wet/dry diamond blade with it to notch some concrete roof tiles and when I reached my second to last cut it suddenly stopped working. No burning, overheating, or other odd behavior, just "no workie". I will be returning it to Home Depot and while it may have just been a fluke, I am going with one of the big names in the hopes of buying a tool that lasts longer than you want it to rather than failing to complete one project.
May 29, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by fathead Great for around the house
I picked up this grinder because I had some cutting to do (round bar and 18 gage) and didn't want spend all day with a hacksaw. My Father and Brother laughed at me, using the old "elbow grease" speeches. After they seen how quickly I was able to rip through my work they were impressed and so was I. I've had it for about a year now and although I've only used it a handful of times, it has always made me glad I bought it. By the way, now I get to use the elbow grease sarcasm right back at them, after all it seems they use it more than I do now. It's a great little grinder for the price.
December 14, 2009
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Verified Reviewer Great price for a powerful tool
I've never used another angle grinder so I have nothing to compare it to but for my use, this works great. I've used it mostly to remove paint from concrete and rough up the concrete surface in preparation for recoating the concrete. It worked hard for over an hour of continuous, dusty work with no slowing down. It got a little warm, as expected but keeps on working. The three position handle is convenient, the discs are very easy to change with the included tool that stores IN the handle. This one came with the case and three disc attachments. It's a great value at only 40 bucks.
September 23, 2009
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Matt You get what you pay for these days
I purchased this angle grinder from Home Depot in May, and while I do admit that I have worked it like a racehorse, it just recently broke and my next model will not be a Ryobi. I used it almost daily for several months including projects like cutting my Jeep fenders, fabricating a roof rack, making a metal table, sanding/cutting horseshoes, etc. It still runs well, but the cheap plastic locking button to change out discs broke rendering it relatively useless. The cost of shipping it back to Ryobi is not worth it, so I will be purchasing a new one. These are very handy tools for nearly any metal/wood project you can think of, but I think that Ryobi quality is not what it used to be so my next angle grinder will be from a different manufacturer.
February 5, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by gvw3 Good quality grinder.
. My old grinder finally died and I needed to replace it. I had a gift card from Home Depot so I went to look at their products. I found most of the little grinders have a sliding on off switch. I don't think that is very safe. I noticed this on has the index finger button my larger grinders have. I didn't want to buy a Ryobi product, I wanted Dewalt or Ridged.
I don't know about the other Rob tools but this grinder is very good. I have used it to cut copper, tile, sand steel and wood. The swivel base is a big plus. On top of all the features its also very low cost.
June 12, 2011