CUT-OFF WHEEL SAFETY
Most angle grinder and cut-off wheel accidents occur due to product misuse or mishandling. That’s why it’s important to understand the safety and limitations of an abrasive and its tool.
Practicing these cut-off wheel procedures not only avoids accidents, but helps achieve the best performance and results.
- Store in a dry, climate-controlled environment
- Wear proper protective safety equipment
- Read all warnings and symbols
- Always inspect wheel prior to use
- Do not use if chipped or cracked
- Do not over-tighten, bend, or flex the wheel
- Never use cutting wheels for grinding or deburring
- Throw wheel away if tool or wheel is dropped
One of the easiest oversights is a product’s max RPM. RPM’s define the regulations and limitations of a product or tool. Max RPM’s identify the maximum RPM range the disc can safely be used at. Exceeding limitations adds additional stress to the wheel, leading to damage or breakage.
For more tips on ensuring cut-off wheel safety, watch our video below.