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How to use a bench grinder

Author: Small Q     Release time: 2020.10.12

A bench grinder can be sued to grind,cut or shape metal.You can use the machine to grind down sharp edges or smooth burrs off metal .You can also use a bench grinder to sharpen metal pieces--for example,lawnmower blades.

Method 1

Turning on the Grinder 

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1.Perform a safety check before turning the grinder on.

Make sure the grinder is tightiy secured to the bench

Check that the tool rest is in place in the grinder .The tool rest is where the metal item will rest as you grind it .The rest should be in place so there is a 1/8 inch space between it and the grinding wheel.

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Clear the area around the grinder of objects and debris.There should be enough space to easily push the piece of metal you are working with back and forth on the grinder.

Fill a pot or bucket with water and place it near the metal grinder so you can cool off any metal that gets too hot while you grind it.


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2.Protect yourself from flying metal spark.Wear safety  glasses,steeled toed shoes(or at least no open-toe shoes),ear plugs or muffs and a face mask to protect yourself from grinding dust.

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3.Turn the bench grinder on.Stand to the side until the grinder reaches maximum speed.

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4.Work the piece of metal.Move so you are directly in front of the grinder .Holding the metal tightly in both hands,place it on the tool rest and slowly push it towards the grinder until it touches the edge only.Do not allow the metal to the grinder at any time.

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5.Dip the piece in the water pot to cool the metal.To cool the metal off after or during grinding,dip it into a bucket or pot of water .Keep your face away from the pot to avoid the steam created by the hot metal hitting the cooler water


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