MetaboHPT Multivolt Cordless Grinder
The new MetaboHPT Multivolt cordless 36V grinder is an outstanding specimen in a sea of great performers. It has more power than most cordless mini grinders and even many corded models. The size is very comparable to most 18v grinders but the power is more like the 60v Flexvolt grinder while running smoother and with less weight.
I was genuinely surprised by how hard I could push the mean green MetaboHPT multivolt cordless grinder. It is definitely making full use of the new upgraded batteries with 21700 cells. They are able to produce over 1400 watts of power without overheating. When you couple that much available power to an efficient brushless motor you get more power than a 1400 watt corded tool.
I believe MetaboHPT was wise in their power management of this tool. It features a variable speed dial for when you don’t need full power. Variable speed is great for different materials. Some materials cut better at lower speeds. It is also essential for some brushes, pads and blades. Buffing and polishing also require slower speeds than grinding and cutting. Some of the buffing pads I use in tile work cannot safely be used on most cordless grinders. I see people using them and give warning and I walk away. They may get by with it for a while but who knows when one of those pads will fail sending shrapnel through the work area.
Cordless Or Corded? YES PLEASE!
A huge plus for this grinder is the ability to run it cordless or corded with the 36v power adapter. If you run out of batteries on a high drain tool like a grinder its nice to have a corded backup plan. Unlimited runtime is never a bad thing if you are close to an outlet. Another point to consider is with the cord adapter your battery is free for other tools.
Multivolt batteries work on all Metabo HPT 36v or 18v tools. AS you know they are required for 36v tools. Backward compatibility means they give 18v tools a nice boost in power and runtime. 18v batteries will not work on Multivolt tools.
Hitachi Becomes Metabo HPT
This grinder is very solid and runs very smoothly. Hitachi Power Tools let quality slip for a few years. They were a top tier tool company in the 80’s and 90’s. Decisions were made that resulted in competing with Ryobi and Kobalt for a few years. For the last 3 years now and especially with the rebranding to MetaboHPT and the launch of Multivolt, it really looks like quality is improving greatly. They now seem to be on par with the top companies rather than the entry level and DIY brands.
Where is it best?
I like this grinder for cutting and buffing tile. I love the variable speed dial and would really like to see it on more tools. Its far better than an app. Who realistically wants to get their phone out to control the tool in their hands? “Not I,” said the pig. A simple dial is such a supremely useful feature. I will also use it for grinding and cutting concrete. I need a dust shroud before I can do much of that. Look for some instagram and Facebook videos on that in the future.
We also use it for cutting and grinding metal in our shop. It has been great at preparing bevels for welds and then soothing them out after the welding is done. The extra torque makes it faster than other cordless grinders. So far it’s really nice for this application.
Should You Buy It Or Not?
I really think this grinder will make a lot of folks happy. The extra power, smooth motor, compact size and variable speed are all standout features that make it very capable. The Multivolt battery and corded adapter make it an outstanding choice. Now through the end of the year you can get a free battery or corded adapter with the purchase of a Multivolt bare tool. Check the details at Acme Tools.
- AC/DC convenience meaning the tool can be powered by a MultiVolt battery OR the MultiVolt AC Adapter (both sold separately)
- Features Brushless motor technology for more runtime, increased power and extended durability with essentially no maintenance
- Slide switch with lock-on feature for continuous operation applications
- Slim grip circumference reduces fatigue and improves control, especially during continuous use applications
- Variable speed with dial auto mode: products 3,000 to 9,500 RPM (1-5) and 5,500 to 9,500 RPM (A) to easily adjust the speed best suited for the application
- Safety features: brake, soft start, 0-voltage restart, anti-kick back, over current protection
- Vibration absorbing side handle
Nice tool 😉 If it will available in Poland definitely I will buy it!
Looks like a awesome tool to use! Thanks for the information. The Toolmom could definitely use this to build stuff ?
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Very nice tool, I Iove it!
Been wanting a tool just like this for a while now. My Instagram account username is blade_info
Looks like a great tool! Always good to have options in term of battery vs. corded. Great review.
Love the corded, cordless option !
7t7o7n7y Here from Instagram. I’m so happy to see this product from Metabo! Love the corded option too. Personally I would save the battery and run the cord until I needed to move far away from the power or maybe work in an area with no options for a cord to run through like an elevator shaft or maybe inside a tight crawl space . Great job with the review I look forward to seeing more.
Looks like a great tool to have
Thanks for all the knowledge!
Would love to win this to try it out! Instagram name is hudson350z
Would love to win this and try it out!
Very nice tool as it is cordless and can use a cord too…Instagram name is @cizinoski48
Good informative article. I see you using the drivers in your IG posts and how you talk them up. Having the ability to go between cordless and corded is a huge plus for me. It’s hard to spent the money when I have so much invested in other brands but they seem pretty impressive. Winning the grinder would be a good reason to start switching battery platform. Love your posts/content, gives me plenty of knowledge to build my own deck in the spring.
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Very nice tool, Iove it!
This grinder seams like a real beast. I like the fact that you can go cordless or cord. Variable speed can be controlled to match your job situation. The size of this grinder will help ease fatigue in your hands and arms. Congratulations to MataboHTP for manufacturing this grinder. If the Toolpig likes it it must be good.
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That grinder looks real handy especially with the corded/uncorded option. I saw the IG video and in the body of the post their was no mention that what appeared to be a piece of wood was actually a piece of porcelain tile. I was like ? ok this machine has to be very controllable because the side handle is not on it and it has to be smooth to walk that walk. When you mention the older Hitachi tools from the 80’s and 90’s ?? well I have some of those and over 30 years later they are still doing their job. They were expensive back then but considering the way they hold up they were an outstanding bargain.
Nice grinder. I love that there is an option to plug it in as well.
Looks great, I really need a cordless variable speed grinder for tile, I’m a makita guy but this is intriguing.
Great right up. I’m very excited about this grinder
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Definitely after reading the Article I think metabo has done a great job with this tool that I like the weight vs. the power and I agree that you don’t need to connect with the phone
Epic metabo grinder. Looked like you cut out the half circle with ease. Sure would upgrade and replace my $40 makita plug in 4″. Lord please!.
Metabo grinders have always been among the best I’ve used. It’ll be interesting to see how they compare to the old, corded beasts. I also have a couple of the Hitachi cordless trim guns and they’ve been pretty much perfect so far.
Pretty awesome tool to have in my arsenal of tools. Ern_e25 on IG
I like it. Will certainly consider when I go cordless. @archjake
Awesome review ? Would love this grinder ?
I’ve been looking for a new grinder and this one looks awesome. I’m already on a couple battery platforms but metabo htp is putting out some great tools. The multi volt batteries seem to have a lot of power and I could imagine great run time. I’ve only used one metabo grinder but I’ve always heard great things about them. Instagram SeanAnderson966@Gmail.com
I would love to win this grinder. I use grinders noon stop at work, but my battery powered Milwaukee needs constant battery changes and i would like to use my grinder with either a cord or battery.
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What a fantastic looking tool! I can think of so many uses, personally. Working on renovations I have to smooth out concrete, cut tile, grind here, there, etc. The powerful cordless and corded options are a true innovation.
Love the corded and cordless option. IG NAME IS FATHOMAMS
Looks good! @saluda_bushcraft
havent use cordless grinder yet. hopefully i can get this one.
Just for variable speed and option of a cord.. beastmode
Great review! I have almost every Hitachi 18v product made and really like them. The 18v grinder does a good job but could use more run time. Based on your review it looks like this one solves that problem. Thanks for the review and give away. ????
I’ve been seeing a lot of Metabo tools lately and they certainly look like competition! Makes me think about my next tool purchase. Go green?!
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Looks sick. Love the corded option, wish more tools had that ability to do both. I must say the more metabo tools I see the more Quality I see. Seems as though their lineup is pretty stacked throughout. I have a few nailers and some sawhorses but have been looking at a lot of their options much more seriously in the past year.
Always love your reviews. Totally unbiased and straight up tell it like it is. This seems like an incredible tool. I’ve only ever used a $30 ryobi grinder would love the chance to try out something better. The variable speed and hybrid power option seems awesome. Thanks for the detailed info!
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Beautiful tool I’m looking to get my first grinder soon and this seems like a good bet! Thanks for the opportunity my IG @Flyfishmich
Like to add this to my arsenal of grinders …
Would love to add this to the work trailer and use on jobs thanks for the opportunity! @ortizbrothersframing
That thing is sweet I could definitely use in on my remodeling jobs and at home!