Milwaukee M18 Dual-Trigger Braking Grinder Brings More Control and Safety
Angle grinders have a ton of uses. As you might expect from the name, they’re used for grinding, but they can also cut and abrasively scrape paint, rust, and other surface coatings, as well as smooth concrete surfaces. Milwaukee has several angle grinders in its lineup, but today we’re focusing on the M18 Dual-Trigger Angle Grinder to see what it does differently.
Milwaukee Dual-Trigger Angle Grinder Performance
- Model: Milwaukee 2986-20
- Max speed: 8500 RPM
- 4 speed settings
- Dual-trigger activation
- Side handle trigger
- Brushless motor
- Overload protection
- AutoStop kickback control
- RapidStop braking technology
- One-Key compatible
The Milwaukee 2986-20 angle grinder features a dual-trigger design that requires two-handed operation. Two paddle triggers— one on the main barrel and another on the side handle— provide improved control while ensuring jobsite safety compliance.
This tool’s brushless motor delivers four speed modes, with speeds ranging from 3500 RPM to 8500 RPM.
Additionally, the 2986 is also the first Milwaukee angle grinder to feature AutoStop kickback control. This technology powers down the tool in the event of extreme movement, which helps prevent injury caused by kickback. RapidStop braking stops the wheel rotation in less than one second, letting you set the tool down quickly after use and further promoting safety.
Moreover, this angle grinder is compatible with Milwaukee’s OneKey system, letting you sync your tool with your mobile device or laptop to keep track of its location.
Milwaukee Dual-Trigger Angle Grinder Design
- Dimensions (LxWxH): 14.1 x 5.2 x 5.4 inches
- Weight: 5 pounds (bare)
- Tool-free guard adjustment
- Permanent 15-position side handle
- Integrated tether point
As mentioned earlier, this tool’s dual-trigger design ensures jobsite safety by requiring two-handed use. The permanent side handle can be adjusted between 15 orientations, tilting from 0° to 90° and pivoting to the left, top, and right. It also features an anti-vibration design for added comfort.
Other features include an integrated tether point to keep your tool at arm’s reach while working at height, and a tool-free guard to make guard adjustment easier.
Milwaukee Dual-Trigger Angle Grinder Price
This tool retails for $349 as a bare tool and you can find it at your favorite Milwaukee retailer. It includes a Spanner wrench, a Type 27 guard, and a Type 1 guard. We’re not seeing any kit options at the time of writing.