How Do You Use A Bench Grinder?
A bench grinder is an important piece of equipment, and if used properly, can perform several important tasks in the workshop. It has an abrasive wheel or wire brush that turns at a high speed and can be used for polishing, buffing, deburring or sharpening. Bench grinders require a steady hand, concentration on the task and good lighting to prevent serious injury. Here’s how to use one safely. Set up the bench grinder before you plug it in or turn it on. Use the correct wheel for the grinding or polishing job you’re doing. There are grinding wheels for soft or hard materials and wheels with wire brushes to clean parts. Make sure there is a 1/16-inch gap between the tool rest and the grinding wheel. As your wheel wears down, this gap increases and may have to be adjusted at times. Your instruction manual will have specifics for adjustments and wheel replacement guidelines for your particular bench grinder. Keep a pot of water near your grinder if yours doesn’t have one built in. You may