CUT-OFF WHEEL and GRINDING WHEEL DO’S AND DON’TS
- Use any bonded abrasive which has been dropped or otherwise damaged.
- Over-tighten mounting nuts.
- Exceed recommended maximum speeds.
- Force a wheel onto a machine or alter the size of the arbor hole.
- Inspect tools and machinery regularly for damage and excessive wear.
- Use the proper flanges for cut-off wheels.
- Mount cut-off wheels and grinding wheels properly.
- Use depressed-center grinding wheels (Type 27) at an angle of 15° for optimum performance.
- Stand to the side when starting up bonded grinding wheels on stationary machines and always have adequate guarding.
GENERAL PRECAUTIONS FOR USING COATED AND BONDED ABRASIVES
- Always use protective glasses and/or face shield as recommended by OSHA and ANSI.
- Make sure adequate dust extraction and ventilation are maintained at all times.
- Avoid inhaling grinding and sanding dust. Use Mercer’s NIOSH approved respirators.
- Use appropriate body protection such as leather gloves, safety shoes, and aprons.
- If any unusual vibrations, noises, or other changes in performance occur, stop the machine immediately and determine the cause of the problem.
- All abrasive machinery should be kept in top operating condition.
- Always allow the abrasive machinery to come to a complete stop before servicing, adjusting, or changing abrasives. Do not stop the machine using pressure to the abrasive!
- Do not exceed the recommended maximum operating speeds which are listed on products or packages.