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CUT-OFF WHEEL and GRINDING WHEEL DO’S AND DON’TS

Do Not
 - 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.


Do
 - 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.



 

 



 


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