Over the years we have done a bunch of grinders, but this grinder is the first of it’s kind. As you know Milwaukee always pushes the limit on what they can do with their tools to make them better, safer and allow the user to be more productive. So let me introduce you to the new M18 Milwaukee 2783 Grinder. As with the other Milwaukee tools you can get this as a bare kit 2783-20 or with batteries 2783-22. So what is so special about this grinder?
The first big thing is the braking feature. The tool will come to a complete stop within 2 seconds. Also, they implemented a kickback reducing clutch, another added safety feature to this grinder. So I know what you’re expecting, with the new safety features, how much can this really act like a grinder instead of just a cut off tool? While this grinder has improved safety features, you can still do a lot such as grind, surface preparation and yes cutting. The one thing that really surprised me was how powerful this grinder is. I thought for sure if we just applied a little pressure, we could get the overload to kick in, but it was much harder than we expected.
Another huge advantage to this tool is the tool free options. The Milwaukee 2783 has a proprietary nut called FIXTEC that allows the user to change accessories by hand and also adjust the guard without any tools. The tool comes with Type-1 and type-27 guards. Another great design about this grinder is it’s proven. Milwaukee mimicked their corded grinder by using the same gearing system, anti vibration handle and tool body into this new cordless grinder. The grinder has an 8,500 RPM no load speed. In regards to the size, it can handle 4.5″ & 5″ disks.
The grinder uses a paddle switch in order to turn on and off the unit. While I know a majority of people probably love the paddle switch, I tend to favor the top on/off switch. Maybe because that is what I am use to, but either way I wish Milwaukee offered it in that style also.
I love the fact that Milwaukee built a great grinder. While their old version was nice, the overload would tend to kick in easily. With this grinder you get all the power and safety features, but without the hassle of it shutting down on you. Bottom line, this grinder rocks and if you want productivity in a cordless grinder, this has to be your first choice.