Sparks Fly - DeWalt DC411 Cordless Grinder

dewalt dc411 grinderWho doesn't like to see sparks fly?

We certainly have a taste for it! (see Flickr for details)

But there's more to grinding than just producing sparks? Isn't there?

Anyway, this time around we want to talk about what caused the sparks in our splendid photo on the right (well done, Neil).

The cause is none other than DeWalt's own DC411 cordless grinder.

A few things are obvious about the DC411 on first viewing.

It's compact. And it runs off a battery.

On further examination, however, you learn that it'll handle two different sizes of disk; 115 and 125mm. These are quickly exchanged via the quick change wheel, as demonstrated in our demo video.

Grinders suffer a lot of abuse. I mean, to produce all those sparks can't be easy, right?

DeWalt have taken that into consideration on the DC411.

For all it's a compact grinder, it's well built, featuring steel cut gears which give the DC411 greater durability but also reduce the vibration generated. This means the DC411 is going to make sparks fly without turning you into Shaky Hand Man.

Also, with your comfort and safety in mind, DeWalt have manufactured the DC411 with a lock-off switch on the trigger.

The grinder runs off a 2.6Ah or 3Ah lithium ion battery, providing the juice the motor needs to run at 6500rpm. The motor is fan cooled, though, so it'll run and run without overheating.

What helps to keep the size of the DC411 down - and this, in turn, positively impacts the end user in terms of ergonomics; a smaller, more compact grinder is easier to hold and use - is the industrial, jam pot gear case design.

Up front on the DC411 is a quick-release guard. Flick the lever, and turn the guard to suit, whether you're grinding or cutting.

Finally, who is the DeWalt DC411 cordless grinder ideal for?

Simply, anyone who wants to be able to grind and grind and grind, and cut and cut and cut, especially in confined spaces, without compromising performance. Slap in a DeWalt lithium-ion battery, choose a 115 or 125mm cutting or grinding disk, and you'll benefit from the 6,500rpm, fan cooled motor, durable gear box and ergonomic design.

Great piece of kit, and just look at those sparks!

What are your thoughts? Would a compact cordless grinder like this be the perfect compliment to your tool box?

Comments

animal79thecat on Sun, 03 Aug 2014 07:25:19 +0100 (Likes: 0 / Dislikes: 0

This is an excellent tool.I bought my DC411 from you in 2012,which has since been discontinued and replaced with the DCG412.
Its power hungry and you need a few batteries if youre going to do constant wotk with it.
The only downside i can see,is the high current draw tends to overheat the batteries-heat being the biggest enemy of Li-Ion batteries.
All in all though,i love it,and may upgrade to the DCG412 so i can use the higher capacity batteries now available.Its so versatile,and fun to use.


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