Makita designed a quality diamond cup wheel that lowers vibrations, rips through concrete and won't break the bank.
Concrete is an amazing material that is easy to work with and can provide a rock solid foundation when cured. However, when concrete cures, it becomes extremely hard to work with so we need to develop tools and a full line of accessories to work with this material. Lucky for us Makita has a cool accessory that can make our job easier so let's jump into the Makita Diamond Cup Wheel Review.
Makita Diamond Cup Wheel Review Overview
Makita isn't the first to market with this product. In fact, most major manufacturers have some type of diamond cup wheel. Dewalt, Hilti and Bosch all sport their version of these wheels. So isn't a diamond cup wheel just a diamond cup wheel?
In fact, you can see differences from one brand to another. Some brands have more diamonds per square inch which means it will cut much faster and last much longer.
Everywhere you look you can find anything from inexpensive to very expensive diamond cup wheels. So what makes this one different and is the quality worth the price?
Makita Diamond Cup Wheel Review Features
Makita designed this 7″ wheel to provide low vibration during heavy use. This way you can get more work done with less fatigue.
The wheel is designed with a 5/8″-11 arbor and offers quick changes.
The diamond cup wheel is designed for paint and adhesive removal as well as concrete surface preparation.
The wheel has 24 segments which means more contact with the surface you are working with.
As you can see Makita doesn't cheap out on the materials used on this wheel. You can see the diamond per square inch is pretty solid and will allow you to cut through some serious material.
While the wheel is great it really shines when you couple it with the Makita dust extraction system.
Makita Diamond Cup Wheel Review Performance
I have to admit, this Makita diamond cup wheel rocks. While I wish we could have put it to use for a threshold or garage floor, we had to settle with a test piece of concrete.
We used a Makita 7″ corded grinder along with the Makita dust management system. While we were impressed with how fast the wheel cut through concrete, we were really impressed with the overall dust management system.
The wheel powered through the concrete and we really didn't feel many vibrations.
Sorry, we don't have more pictures of the in action but we tried it before the dust management system and the concrete dust got all over the camera so none of the pictures came out except for this first one before the dust started flying.
Makita Diamond Cup Wheel Review Value
As I said earlier you can buy cheap cups and very expensive cups. While most of the expensive cups are worth the extra cost, sometimes we don't want to fork out a ton of money.
The Makita is priced for about $100 at The Home Depot. The cup is a quality cup and seems to made with premium materials. So for $100, it's worth the cost.
Makita Diamond Cup Wheel Final Thoughts
Overall this is a great wheel to own. It's rock solid and should last a long time and let you get some serious work done before having to replace it. The wheel is easy to work with and you're not trying to fight it. For a price tag of $100, it's hard to beat.