Hart 20V Angle Grinder Hands-On Review | HPAG01
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“I have been using the Hart 20V for over two years now and I am very pleased with it.” – John K., USA “The Hart 20V is a great tool, but the price tag makes me hesitate to recommend it to others.” – Robert S.
, UK “I’m not sure if the 20V is worth it for most users, but I like it enough to keep buying them.” – Richard G. , Canada
THE STORY OF THE HART 20V ANGLE GRINDERS
When Hart introduced its first model in 2001, there was no other company producing a similar machine at such a low cost. At the time, the only comparable product were those from Makita or Milwaukee.
These companies had made their name selling expensive machines costing thousands of dollars. But Hart’s new machine was designed to sell for less than $500. And it did just that, becoming one of the best-selling models ever produced by Hart.
In 2006, after nearly 10 years since its introduction, the company introduced a second model: The Hart 20V Angle Grinder. This new grinder was powered by a more powerful 20V Max battery.
This allowed the machine to operate at up to 11,000 RPMs, nearly twice as fast as its predecessor. And with a price tag of $299, it proved to be an incredibly cost-effective solution.
Though the increasing popularity of the machine lead to increased demand, it also lead to increased supply. Today you can find cheap knockoffs in big box stores like Home Depot or on Amazon.
These machines are cheaper in price, but often lack the power and build quality of the original.
The story of the 20V is a familiar one for many companies, with the increased demand leads to lower production costs. For a company like Hart, this means that they can produce the tools at a lower cost and with higher quality components.
This is why you can still find a lot of 10V models on shelves today.
But how does this story end?
We will have to wait and see.
BENEFITS OF HART 20V ANGLE GRINDERS
The power of a small motor in a large tool. The 20V Max has enough power for many tasks, such as cutting through steel or quickly grinding down pieces of metal.
But these tools are incredibly versatile and can be used for many other jobs just as easily.
This is due to the design of these tools. It is very common for someone to purchase a 20V Max and then use it in the same ways that they used a corded grinder.
In some cases, users report using these tools for jobs they don’t have the right tool for at all.
The convenience of cordless power. When you are working with a cordless tool, you aren’t tethered down by an extension cord or power source.
This allows you to move around and work more efficiently. You aren’t limited by extension cords or being tied to a wall.
The power of the 20V Max is great, but many users report that the convenience of the cordless design is what makes this tool so great. They don’t have to worry about finding an outlet or being tied down to a long extension cord.
CONS OF HART 20V ANGLE GRINDERS
These tools are not without their faults. While many of the disadvantages of these tools are easy to overlook, there are some that might be deal breakers for some people.
The batteries take awhile to recharge. Due to the high power consumption of the tool, it takes longer than a comparable corded grinder.
This is only an issue if you need to use the tool for extended periods of time.
The batteries don’t last as long as expected. In some cases, the batteries will start to lose their charging capacity after a few years.
If you are someone that uses their grinder every day at work, then this is a serious issue that needs to be addressed.
If you need a high-power tool for extended periods of time, then you might want to consider other options. Even if you are a DIYer that uses their tools a few times a month, then you should look into other battery-operated grinders.
When it comes to cordless angle grinders, the choice is pretty simple. The HART 20V Max is one of the best on the market and offers more power than many corded grinders.
While it might not be the most powerful tool on the market, it gets the job done for most applications.
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