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HOW TO GRIND
SAFELY WITH STRAIGHT GRINDERS

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A straight grinder a hand-held power tool used for grinding using abrasive products such as plain resinoid wheels, flap wheels, or spindle-mounted points and wheels. Grinding is also known also as de-burring, fettling, polishing, sanding and buffing. Safety recommendations depend on the type of abrasive you will use on your straight grinder.

Straight resinoid wheels

a straight resinoid wheel for grinding

 
Alternative terms:

Plain grinding wheel
Type 1 grinding wheel

Suitable for all materials

Limited shelf life

Spindle mounted points and wheels

3 different types of spindle mounted points and wheels for grinding, 3 flap wheels, 3 vitrified bonds and 4 abrasive sleeves

Flap wheels

2 flap wheels for grinding with a straight grinder


This website is intended to give information on safe use of abrasives in compliance with European standards, and not to give advice on product selection.
You should read the information given on the product or its packaging to determine suitability. For any specific question, contact the retailor who supplied you the product.