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Wednesday, September 1, 2010

The GA4534 features an innovative motor housing that reduces the barrel diameter to only 2-3/16"

The Makita GA4534 is engineereed with machined bevel gears for up to 2X longer service life than previous models.


Wayne Hart
Communications Manager
Makita U.S.A.
(714) 522-8088 x 4410

(800) 4-MAKITA



New GA4534 combines power and durability wtih ergonomic slim barrel

La Mirada, CA – Makita, a worldwide manufacturer of technologically advanced power tools that are more compact with less weight yet deliver industrial strength power and results, is proud to announce the release of a new 4-1/2" Paddle Switch Angle Grinder, model GA4534. The GA4534 combines durability and ergonomics with a Makita-built 6 AMP motor to deliver more output power for increased performance for masons, welders, shipyard workers, automotive technicians, stone/tile workers, HVAC, electricians, and more. 


"The new GA4534 has the smallest barrel grip on the market, and is the most compact and lightweight paddle switch angle grinder in its class," said Wayne Hart, Makita communications manager. "Makita has shown once again how to take an industry leading tool and refine it to make it even better."
The new GA4534 is engineered with non-protruding brush holders and an innovative motor housing that reduce the barrel diameter to only 2-3/16". In addition, the GA4534 has an ergonomic grip for added comfort, and weighs only 4.2 lbs. for reduced operator fatigue. The side handle is positioned at an increased 20-degree angle for added comfort and control, and the paddle switch has a no lock-on for added user preference. 
The new GA4034 is powered by a Makita-built 6 AMP motor that delivers 11,000 RPM for the most demanding applications. The labyrinth construction seals and protects the motor and bearings from dust and debris for longer tool life. In addition, the machined bevel gears provide at least 2X longer service life than previous models, and the all ball bearing design and metal gear housing are engineered for added durability.
The new GA4534 is built to suit the most demanding applications including cutting brick and masonry, cutting ferrous metal, paint and rust removal, dressing welds, shipyard maintenance, metal polishing, general grinding, auto repair work, and more. The grinder is built for professional tradesman including masons, welders, shipyard workers, automotive technicians, stone/tile, HVAC, electricians, and general contractors seeking a best-in-class paddle switch angle grinder.  The GA4534 includes the tool, one 4-1/2" grinding wheel, wheel guard, lock-nut, lock-nut wrench, side handle, and inner flange. 

Model number
4-1/2" Paddle Switch Angle Grinder
Grinding wheel
Wire cup brush
Sanding disc
No load speed
11,000 RPM
Spindle thread
5/8" x 11 UNC
AMPS (120V)
Lock-off Paddle Switch
No Lock-on Switch
Overall length
Net weight
4.2 lbs.

About Makita USA
Makita is a worldwide manufacturer of industrial quality power tools and offers a wide range of industrial accessories. Makita utilizes leading-edge technology and innovation to engineer tools that are more compact with less weight yet deliver industrial strength power and results. Makita’s extensive line of cordless lithium-ion tools includes 18V LXT® Lithium-Ion, 18V Compact Lithium-Ion®, and 10.8V Ultra-Compact Lithium-Ion®. Other best-in-class products include rotary and demolition hammers and saws equipped with Anti-Vibration Technology™ (AVT™), 4-Cycle outdoor power equipment, Super Joint System (SJS) grinders, miter saws engineered with Deep and Exact Cutting Technology (DXT), and more. Makita U.S.A., Inc. is located in La Mirada, California, and operates an extensive distribution network located throughout the U.S. For more information, please call 800/4-MAKITA (800/462-5482) or visit the website at You can follow Makita at,, and The Makita Teal color is the trade dress of Makita Corporation and is protected under common law and registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Makita is Best in Class Engineering.


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