Bench Grinders

Thu May 08, 2008 9:15 pm

CAUTION...................
With these grinders they have their own set of Dangers inolved.
Some of them include
the posibility of the wheel shatering under the high rotation.
not having the tool Rest set close enough to the wheel or tightened properly.
Not having the guard in place
gloves and sleeves snug so as to not get cought in the wheel.
Keep a container of water close to the grinder to cool the part.
keep flamables at a distance.

This is a short list there is several more
So lets hear it :roll:

Re: Bench Grinders

Thu May 08, 2008 9:22 pm

Always, always, always wear gloves and eye protection when using a grinder or wire wheel.

Re: Bench Grinders

Thu May 08, 2008 9:39 pm

:?:
Last edited by Redman on Mon Jun 14, 2010 8:35 pm, edited 1 time in total.

Re: Bench Grinders

Fri May 09, 2008 6:30 am

Good point, Rick. I use tight fitting gloves for that purpose. A wire wheel brushburn can be very painful.

Re: Bench Grinders

Fri May 09, 2008 2:25 pm

All excellent points! I've used bare hands when grinding on a mower blade and was reminded real quick how hot that metal can get on a grinder, so on went the gloves... not thinking about the snag factor. Maybe as Don pointed out, I should get a tighter fitting pair :?:

Re: Bench Grinders

Fri May 09, 2008 3:02 pm

Gloves can be an even bigger hazzard around a drill press. :(

Re: Bench Grinders

Fri May 09, 2008 5:49 pm

Great points in fact I thank the safety topic is very important thanks Dennis. :) :)
Jim

Re: Bench Grinders

Fri May 09, 2008 8:07 pm

A. Don't store items near the grinder, keep the work area clean. B. Use vice-grips to hold small items when using the wire wheel to remove rust. Recently I was holding small bolts by hand while cleaning them. The wheel jerked a bolt from my grip and sent it flying into a can of spray paint sitting nearby. The bolt punctured the can and a stream of paint hit my face. My glasses kept paint from my eyes and a mask protected my mouth and nose. But each cheek received a liberal amount of paint. Item A: I carelessly left spray can of paint sitting by the grinder. B. Vice-grips, if used, would have held the bolt securely and the accident would not have happened.

Re: Bench Grinders

Fri May 09, 2008 8:24 pm

Dan England wrote:A. Don't store items near the grinder, keep the work area clean. B. Use vice-grips to hold small items when using the wire wheel to remove rust. Recently I was holding small bolts by hand while cleaning them. The wheel jerked a bolt from my grip and sent it flying into a can of spray paint sitting nearby. The bolt punctured the can and a stream of paint hit my face. My glasses kept paint from my eyes and a mask protected my mouth and nose. But each cheek received a liberal amount of paint. Item A: I carelessly left spray can of paint sitting by the grinder. B. Vice-grips, if used, would have held the bolt securely and the accident would not have happened.


Dan,

That reminds me of an accident I had years ago. I didn't think I could get it cleaned up very well so I applied an old Willer rule. "Always make it look like you did it on purpose." :D

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Re: Bench Grinders

Sun May 11, 2008 2:04 pm

:big smile:


Ace Hardware sells a glove called Nyplex. Its an easy to get on "medical style" glove and its not that uncomforable to wear. A large box (8.95) lasts me a year. Also eases the pain of arthric hands.

Re: Bench Grinders

Sun May 11, 2008 2:05 pm

:big smile:


Ace Hardware sells a glove called Nyplex. Its an easy to get on "medical style" glove and its not that uncomforable to wear. A large box (8.95) lasts me a year. Also eases the pain of arthric hands.

Re: Bench Grinders

Sun May 11, 2008 3:29 pm

Happy Mother's Day to all cubbers and their wives.

To add to the good post for bench grinders:

Do not use outside where water can stand in the guard and the wheel stand in water. This causes a unbalance condition
and the wheel will explode.

When starting up stand to the side until it has reached operating speed. STAY out of Line of Fire.

Do not let a wheel get loaded up or use wrong wheel for metal used.

Keep a flat faced wheel at all times.

O. C.