grinding wheel used on a bench
Bench grinder safety is a very important topic, don’t just walk up to a bench grinder and switch it straight on. The last person to use the bench grinder may not have taken care of it properly and the first thing you need to do is to inspect the bench grinder to see if it safe to use.
What To Check Before Turning The Grinder On
- with the power turned off at the wall, spin the wheel to make sure it turns freely.
- make sure the resting post is as close as possible to the wheel without touching it.
- If the machine has a safety shield is it in place.