This Makita 7" 15 Amp angle grinder features a paddle switch with lock-on button (AC/DC), compact gear housing that increases maximum cutting depth by 1/4" and lightweight design for optimal maneuverability and control. Its labyrinth construction features a complex series of channels to prevent penetration of dust and debris into the field and armature for maximum operational life. Motor winding protection features "zig-zag" varnish on the armature and hardened powder on the field coils to act as an impenetrable barrier to dust and debris. The rotatable gear housing can be positioned at every 90º for optimal positioning and removable side handle can be mounted on left or right side of tool. An ergonomic soft rubber grip design for vibration absorption and comfortable operation.