About the Manufacturer
DeWALT is a well-known American company which is worldwide known for manufacturing good quality power tool, hand tool, tool accessories and outdoor equipment. DeWALT was established in 1924 by Raymond DeWalt with only 3 products. That time it was known as DeWALT Products Company. It was acquired by American Machine Foundry in 1949. In 1994, it brought a number of cordless tools in the market. From the start to now, DeWALT has introduced many new tools and technologies in the market. DeWALT DWE402 is one of the DeWALT tools which has satisfied many users with its performance. Let’s see what the tool has.
Power Source: Corded-Electric
Motor Power: 11 amps
Wheel Diameter: 4-1/2 inch
Wheel Speed: 11,000 RPM
Length of the Tool: 12 inches
Switch Type: Paddle Switch
Safety Lock: Yes
Dust Ejection System: Yes
Weight of the Tool: 4 pounds
Safety Handle: Yes, Allows 2 Position
Power and Output
DeWALT DWE402 is an angle grinder from DeWALT that takes power from an electric source with the help of a cord. It contains an 11 amp motor. With the help of this 11 amp motor, this tool is able to provide you an 11,000 RPM wheel spinning. With the help of this quick spinning wheel, you’ll be able to perform heavy works easily.
Thus, you’ll get workplace comfort from this DeWALT angle grinder. Again, the 11 amp motor can carry a good load of electric current. So, you won’t need to be tensed about the stable performance of the tool.
Wheel and Accessories
This tool will allow you to use a wheel that has a diameter of 4.5 inches. DeWALT 4.5 inch wheels are best for using with this tool.
DeWALT website says that this tool allows the users to change the wheel easily with the help of Quick Change Wheel Release. But it doesn’t come with this feature. You will need a wrench or other tool to change the wheel.
There is a wheel guard with this DeWALT angle grinder. One-Touch TM Guard comes with this tool. This will allow you to rotate the guard 360 degree with a simple act. So, positioning guard is really easy in this angle grinder. People really love this feature of it.
The wheel flanges are matched with most of the accessories available. So, you can easily use common accessories with this tool.
Handle and Side Handle
The handle of the tool provides a good and firm grip. The gripping surface is small a bit, but it offers the best comfort for the user. So, you can handle the tool pretty easily.
The side handle that comes with the tool is designed for better efficiency. The handle can be used in two positions. So, you can use the tool in both hands. Besides, the threading is made oversized to ensure durability.
To ensure the durability of the tool, DeWALT has manufactured this tool with an oversized brush. As a result, the brush life has become double in this tool if you compare with the previous model. Besides, the dust and debris can’t enter the tool and harm the internal parts of it. The reason is, it is protected with Dust Ejection System.
The durability of this tool is loved by a lot of users. Continuous use of 4+ hours can’t make the performance of this tool faded.
User Comfort and Safety
The tool has a number of user-friendly options like durable side handle, comfortable gripping surface, One Touch Wheel Guard and many others that are stated previously. All the features have made this DeWALT angle grinder as a user-friendly tool.
Safety is ensured by the paddle switch which includes a safety lock up. When the tool is on, the lock up won’t allow the tool to start accidentally. Besides, the 360-degree rotating wheel guard will keep you safe from sparks, no matter from which angle you use the tool. You just need to keep the guard in a position which is comfortable for you.
Pros and Cons
- Fit for regular heavy works. Many people use this tool for their heavy projects.
- The one-touch guard is very much useful as it reduces the time and energy consumed to change the guard position.
- The paddle switch has made starting and stopping the tool easier.
- Some users have found that if you don’t have big hands, you can’t hold the handle properly.
- Unlike addressed in DeWALT website, this tool doesn’t come with a Quick Change Wheel Release feature. This feature is mainly used in DWE402K DeWALT angle grinder.
Using DeWALT DWE402 has provided a great user experience to most of the users. This DeWALT angle grinder is a combination of strength, perfection and comfort. Thus it provides a great user experience as well as work experience. So, think about this tool if you are up for buying an angle grinder.
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