Last Updated: January 9, 2021
When it comes to an angle grinder, Makita is the name that strikes the mind first, since they are the market leaders.
Let me share with you one of the most outstanding 4.5-inch angle grinders that is Makita 9557 PBX1.
It is one of the best angle grinders that is ideal to be used for grinding, sanding, polishing and cutting different objects.
After extensive research, we have written a detailed Makita 9557PBX1 review.
- Equipped with a powerful motor of 13 Amp
- Small diameter barrel grip for comfortable handling
- Labyrinth construction for motor and bearing
- AC/DC switch for an alternate power source
- Zig-zag varnish for the protection of armature
- 11,000 of no-load RPM
- Spindle lock for an easy wheel change
- Two-position adjustable side handle
- SJS protects the tool in the long run
- 5 lbs in weight
- Tool-less wheel guard for easy adjustment
Makita 9557PBX1 Angle Grinder Review
Makita 9557 PBX1 angle grinder features a powerful motor of 7.5 amps. Let me tell you, it has a motor that has carbon brushes. So this means you need to change the brushes whenever you do its services.
This sturdy and powerful motor gives enough power to the angle grinder that it rotates 4.5 inches of the abrasive wheel with a speed of 11,000 RPM. And you can clearly guess how efficient it would be.
Its abrasive wheel disc is easily changeable. You can switch between grinding disc and cutting disc within a couple of minutes. There is a spindle lock which makes it easier for you to change the different disc.
Makita 9557 PBX1 has equipped with amazing motor protection features. Let’s talk about them first.
It features a tool-less guard which is there on the top of the abrasive disc. Purpose of this guard is to protect the internal components of the angle grinder from dust and debris. In turn, will protect the motor from the harsh elements and thereby increasing the life span of an angle grinder.
In addition to this, there is labyrinth construction that seals and protects the motor and bearings from dust and debris.
Not only this, you will also see that its motor has protective zig-zag varnish. And zig-zag varnish basically seals the motor and bearing. This way no harsh element would damage the motor of Makita angle grinder.
Its powerful motor has thicker coil wires which are wounded so closely so that there will not be any heat or energy loss. The motor is further protected by metal gear housing.
All these features contribute to the longer life of the tool.
Makita has kept the safety and convenience of its users at the top. That’s why Makita 9557 PBX1 has some features that are related to the comfort level of the user.
It’s a compact and lightweight angle grinder that can be easily carried by the user during the long process. It has a small diameter of barrel grip that is only 2 inches. This makes it easier to handle. You can hold it comfortably.
Like other angle grinders, it also possesses an adjustable side handle. Side handle can be installed on two positions either on the left side or right side. Best part is, for the added comfort of its user, there is a soft rubber grip on the handle.
Moreover, it has an extraordinary large paddle switch which makes it easier to operate during a long process. For continuous operation, it has a lock-on/off feature with the help of which you can use it for extended hours.
One of the most astounding safety features that Makita angle grinder has, it has an electric limiter. This electric limiter simply cut off the power supply, when they sense that the grinder is overloaded or over-working.
Isn’t it impressive!
Makita 9557 PBX1 comes in the form of a kit and that kit is a complete package. It includes a small angle grinder, 5 grinding wheels of 4.5 inches, grinding and cut-off wheel guards and metal tool case.
You will also get Makita Diamond blade with turbo rim so that you can have a smooth and precise cut.
What is good:
Frankly speaking, I really like its durability features. The way they have incorporated labyrinth construction and zig-zag varnish seal, it’s simply mind-blowing. With the help of these features, the motor will remain protected from dust and debris that arises during grinding, cutting and polishing process.
Secondly, Makita has made it easier to use this angle grinder. With the help of a tool-less guard, it becomes easier to adjust the guard. Also, the barrel grip of small circumference makes it easier to hold the device.
And we should not forget the feature of the adjustable side handle. Not only this, I have found Makita Angle grinder one of the comfortable 4.5-inch angle grinders just because of its large paddle switch and lock-on/off feature.
Makita 9557 PBX1 cut-off/grinder is multipurpose. Let me tell you, you can cut concrete and metal pieces with this angle grinder. Also, it’s best for grinding and sanding different tools.
What is bad:
It was so hard to found single negative feedback about Makita 9557 PBX1 angle grinder. It’s a flawless angle grinder. But one thing that I think it should have is, it should possess a variable speed option.
This option is really helpful, especially for the newbie. Not only this, with the variable speed you can have a complete grip on the tool.
9557PBX1 has a soft start-up feature which I think can cover this flaw easily. You can first have a grip over the tool, positioned the disc over the marking and then start it.
Initially, it will start in a slow and steady fashion and then it will gain speed.
Durability and powerful performance are another names of Makita 9557PBX1 angle grinder. Makita has put great effort to make this 4.5-inch angle grinder one of the most long-lasting angle grinders.
Just because of its enhanced safety features users can use it in comfortable manner and can make their work more precise and efficient.
Makita 9557PBX1 is one of the most durable angle grinders that give excellent performance.