News | July 17, 2018

DEWALT Launches Corded Brushless Grinder Line

DEWALT launches five corded grinders featuring efficient brushless motors that offer durability without requiring brush changes and provide unique user protection features available only in DEWALT tools.

At only 5.3 lbs. and 13.4" long, the 5” Slide Switch Small Angle Grinder (DWE43231VS) achieves up to 13 Amps and 1800 MWO. The 5” Slide Switch Small Angle Grinder features the E-Clutch System and a Kickback Brake. The E-Clutch System automatically shuts down the motor when a wheel pinch in detected. The E-Clutch System and Kickback Brake work together to automatically stop the tool and shut it down whenever a pinch or stall is detected. The grinder also comes with two removable mesh screens that help to block debris from entering the tool during use. Finally, the grinder features an on/off trigger switch that has a no-volt release function, to help prevent accidental turn-on. In the event of a power outage or other unexpected shut down, the trigger switch will need to be cycled (turned off and then on) to restart tool.

In addition to the variable speed slide switch unit, there are other switch options available such as the 5”/ 6” Paddle Switch Small Angle Grinder (DWE43244N) and 5”/6” Trigger Switch Small Angle Grinder (DWE43265N) which both feature the Lanyard Ready integrated lanyard connection point, E-Clutch System, Kickback Brake, and Brake. The brake quickly brings the wheel to a stop in one second or less when the trigger is released while using 6” type 1 cutting wheels. At only 6 lbs. and 13.6" long, the 5”/6” Paddle Switch Small Angle Grinder achieves up to 13 Amps and 1800 MWO. With a convenient paddle switch, this grinder is ideal for metalworking applications.

Each of these tools is part of the DEWALT PERFORM AND PROTECT line of tools designed to provide a high level of one or more of the following: control, dust containment or low vibration, without sacrificing performance. For a list of the DEWALT PERFORM AND PROTECT drilling and grinding solutions including those that adhere to the new OSHA ruling on protections for workers exposed to respirable silica dust, go to

Available where DEWALT products are sold now, the grinders will come standard with a three-year limited warranty, one-year free service contract and 90-day money-back guarantee.

  • DWE43214N: 5” Brushless Paddle Switch Small Angle Grinder, Kickback Brake, No Lock-On – MSRP $209
  • DWE43231VS: 5” Brushless Small Angle Grinder, Variable Speed Slide Switch, Kickback Brake– MSRP $219
  • DWE43265N: 5”/ 6” Brushless Small Angle Grinder – MSRP $229
  • DWE43244N: 6” Brushless High Performance Paddle Switch Grinder – MSRP $229
  • DWE43840CN: 7” Brushless Small Angle Grinder – MSRP $259