Milwaukee has become such a well-loved and reliable tool manufacturer because of their dedication to addressing customer feedback and continuously upgrading their products. When creating the new Milwaukee M18 FUEL 4-1/2″-5″ Braking Angle Grinders (2882 and 2883), they included a ton of great features to accommodate for common user complaints. These next-generation cordless angle grinders have more power, more safety features, and better performance–what more could you ask for?

Whats New?

First off, Milwaukee added a couple great safety features that were highly requested by safety directors and fleet managers to meet jobsite mandates and protect workers. The RAPIDSTOP Brake stops the accessories in under 2 seconds to prevent injury in the event of a jam. There is also an electronic clutch for kickback protection and overload protection to maximize motor life.

These Braking Angle Grinders also feature the One-Key functionality that we all know and love, connecting them wirelessly to any smartphone or tablet to track and manage your tool. Connect all of your Milwaukee tools on your jobsite through this app to keep your data all together in one place.

M18 FUEL 5″ Braking Grinder w/ Paddle Switch 2882

The 2882-20 (or 2882-22 for the kit) is a Paddle Switch Angle Grinder that is specially designed to be comfortable to operate at any angle. This grinder generates 11A corded power, allowing you to push harder and remove material faster in the toughest grinding and cutting applications. The POWERSTATE Brushless Motor generates 8,500 RPM to remove material faster and increase productivity.  

This paddle switch grinder has anti-vibration side handles and tool-free guard adjustment for quick guard installation. The performance speed and quicker setup time make this compact grinder much more efficient than similar corded models.

M18 FUEL 4-1/2″-5″ Braking Grinder w/ Slide Switch 2883

The 2883-20 angle grinder uses a Slide Switch with Lock-On, so it stays running without you having to hold down a switch. This is great for when you’re working on larger projects because it causes less fatigue. This tool is incredibly powerful and can last through your entire work day on a single charge.

This grinder can also withstand a lot of pressure, so you no longer have to worry about putting too much weight onto the tool while using it. The electronic clutch offers kickback protection to keep you safe and in control of your tool, and Milwaukee’s FIXTEC Nut Technology makes changing accessories a breeze. Both the 2882 and 2883 grinders are compatible with all Milwaukee batteries for more versatility, but the REDLITHIUM HIGH OUTPUT batteries will give you 50% more power and run 50% cooler than a standard REDLITHIUM battery. The tool-free guard adjustment and accessory changes, paired with an unbeatable battery life, allows you to get the job done much faster.

The newest generation of Milwaukee M18 FUEL Braking Angle Grinders with Paddle Switch or Slide Switch are available now at Ohio Power Tool! If you have any questions about these grinders or any of the other cordless angle grinder options we have in stock, give us a call at 800-242-4424, email us at, or leave a comment below for assistance. We’re always happy to help! To be the first to know about new products and deals, subscribe to our e-newsletter and follow us on social media!