- Severe injury may occur if proper protective equipment is not used and properly maintained.
- Check the tool rest for the correct distance from the abrasive wheel, maximum 1/8â€ or 3mm.
- Replace the grindstone when adjustment of the rest cannot provide 1/8 or 3mm.
- If the wheel has been abused and ground to an angle or grooved, reface the wheel with the appropriate surfacing tool.
- Protect your eyes with goggles or a face shield at all times when grinding.
- Before commencing grinding, allow the grinding wheel to run at operating speed for a least one minute.
- Vibrating wheels should not be used. They must be dressed or replaced or the bearings of the shaft replaced if they are worn.
- Shut off the power and do not leave until the wheel has come to a complete stop.
- When commencing a grinding operation, bring the object into contact with the grinding wheel slowly and smoothly avoiding impact or bumping motions.
- Each time a grinding wheel is mounted: the maximum approved speed stamped on the wheel bladder should be checked against the shaft rotation speed of the machine to ensure the safe peripheral speed is not exceeded. A grinding wheel must not be operated at peripheral speed exceeding he manufactures recommendation.
- The flanges supporting the grinding wheel should be a maximum of 1/3: the diameter of the wheel, and must fit the shaft rotating speed according to the manufacturers recommendation.
- Bench grinders are designed for face grinding. Do not grind on the side of the wheel.
- Do not stand directly in front of grinding wheel when it is first started.