Bench Grinder (6in)
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|Make/Model||Collins 6" Bench Grinder|
|Arrival Date||April 15, 2009|
A bench grinder is a machine used to drive an abrasive wheel or wheels. Depending on the grade of the grinding wheel, it may be used for sharpening cutting tools or shaping metal. To avoid accidents, the following operational safety rules must be observed by everyone working on the Pumping Station: One (PS:One) bench grinder. Failure to follow the safety rules may result in a loss of shop privileges.
A Special Note About Fire Safety:
A bench grind produces a shower of sparks when grinding metal. Know where your nearest fire extinguisher is located before you start grinding. Prior to starting grinding operations inspect the immediate area for, and remove, all flammable materials. Re-inspect the area 30 minutes after the last sparks are generated to ensure that no fires are smoldering.
Start With A Risk Assessment To Ensure A Safe Work Area:
1. A two-foot perimeter around the grinder should be kept clear of people, debris that impair traction or footing to avoid slips and falls.
2. 2. ANSI Z87.1 rated safety glasses with side shields or a face shield must be worn. Hearing protection should be worn but is optional for the band saw module itself unless there is other excessive noise in the shop..
3. Remove loose fitting clothing, jewelry, and tie back long hair.
4. Give the work your undivided attention.
Bench Grinder Safety Rules:
1. Before working with a bench grinder, make sure the tool and its accessories are in the proper working order.
2. If you are mounting new wheels or changing existing wheels perform a “Ring Test”. Suspend the wheel on a pencil held horizontally through the center of the hole. Tap the wheel lightly with a plastic screwdriver handle, in spots 45 degrees from vertical. If it produces a clear ringing tone it is in good condition. If it sounds dull, replace it. NOTE: The ring test will not work on wheels already mounted on the bench grinder.
3. Inspect the wheels for hairline cracks, excessive wear or broken edges before using. EVEN IF YOU ARE ONLY USING ONE WHEEL YOU NEED TO INSPECT BOTH WHEELS PRIOR TO POWERING UP! DO NOT USE THE GRINDER IF EITHER WHEEL IS IN POOR CONDITION OR DAMAGED!
4. Make sure the wheel housing guards are in place.
5. New grinding wheels should be balanced by dressing and truing to eliminate vibration.
6. Used wheels should be trued and dressed when worn out of round, or the surface face is clogged or worn smooth. This provides a clean sharp grinding surface and rebalancing of the wheel. Dress the wheel on the face only. Dressing the side of the wheel would cause it to become too thin for safe use.
7. Don’t operate a grinder unless it is securely mounted to the workbench.
8. Do not grind on the side of the wheel.
9. Do not grind soft materials such as wood, rubber or non-ferrous metals such as copper or aluminum. Soft material can clog up the face of the wheels. Dust from soft materials may also accumulate inside the wheel housings and be a potential fire source.
Operational Safety Rules:
1. Approach your work in the PS:One Shop & on the bench grinder with a safe attitude!
2. Adjustments need to be made when the grinder is unplugged & stopped. Adjust tool rests 1/8” from the wheels and slightly below center line of the wheels and spark or shatter guards (at the top of the wheel housing guards) 1/2” away from the wheels. Re-adjust these as the wheels wear down to a smaller diameter.
3. Stand to one side of the wheel when turning on power. Allow the grinding wheel to run at full operating speed for one minute before standing in front of the grinder. DO NOT use a wheel that vibrates. Use your hearing to listen for unusual sounds and put your hand on the bench to feel for excessive vibration.
4. Bring the object into contact with the grinding wheel slowly and smoothly avoiding impact or bumping motions.
5. Move the object being ground, back and forth across the face of the wheel only, as this prevents "ruts" or grooves from forming.
6. Never grind small stock. Do not attempt to grind or sharpen anything that cannot be adequately supported by the tool rest. Use clamping pliers when grinding parts that cannot be held easily by hand.
7. Do not touch the ground portion of the workpiece until it has cooled.
8. Keep bystanders a safe distance away from the work area. Anyone entering the work area must wear his/her PPE.
9. Turn off grinder and wait until it coasts to a complete stop. Never stick an object into the wheel to stop the grinder quicker. Let it stop on it’s own.
Bench Grinder Safety Exam
Minimum score to pass: 70% or 11 out 15 correct
You may also take this test online at:
1. The grinder is currently the only machine in the shop that you must use both safety glasses and a face shield while using.
2. Remove all jewelry except wedding ring when using the grinder.
3. It’s ok to use a grinding wheel that you see has only small hairline cracks.
4. You should operate the grinder with the wheel housing guards removed from around the grinding wheels to observe for wheel wobbling.
5. The bench grinder is to be mounted or secured to the table or workbench while in use.
6. Grinding wheels must be stopped before adjusting the tool rest and shatter or spark guards.
7. Spark or shatter guard must be adjusted to ½” from the wheel.
8. The tool rest needs to be adjusted only 1/8” from the wheel.
9. Stand squarely in front of the grinder when you turn it on.
10. Force material into the grinding wheel.
11. Use a wheel that vibrates excessively to insure a smooth grind. A. True
12. Use the side of the wheel for heavy grinding.
13. Dress the wheel when it is out of round, clogged, or has groves worn in it.
14. Operate the grinder when another person is standing nearby.
15. Leave the bench grinder without turning it off.
X ___________________________________ Date: ________________________
Signature Of PS:One Member
X ___________________________________ Date: ________________________
Signature Of PS:One Safety Officer Or Authorized Representative
This tool may require training to be used correctly.
List of Currently Authorized Users
|Qualified Member||Trained By|
|Eric Michaud||Danger Committee|
|Nathan Witt||Danger Committee|
|Geoffrey Topham||Danger Committee|
|Jordan Bunker||Nathan Witt|
|Cory Knapp||Nathan Witt|
|Alek Shnajcker||Nathan Witt|
|Constantin Gavrilescu||Nathan Witt|
|Anne Petersen||Nathan Witt|
|John dorfman||Nathan Witt|
|Dan Locks||Tim Saylor|
|Patrick Callahan||Dan Locks|
|Aaron Didier||Patrick Callahan|
|Eric Stein||Steven Finkelman|
|Mike Warot||Adrianna McKinley|
|Larry Thorpe||Mike Warot|
|David Fell||Tucker Tomlinson|
|Justin T. Conroy||Ed Bennett|
|Barmey Ung||Mike Warot|
|Sloan Lavery||Ed Bennett|
|David Morton||Ed Bennett|
|David Koppel||Adrianna McKinley|
|Tyler Natoli||Ed Bennett|
|Leon Grossman||Adrianna McKinley|
|Michael Skilton||Dan Meyer|
|Todd Allen||Ed Bennett|
|Kyle Bieneman||Todd Allen|
|Scott Little||Todd Allen|
|RJ Metzger||Todd Allen|
|Giovanni Arroyo||Todd Allen|
|Lucas Goossen||Todd Allen|
|Eric Yu||Ron Olson|
|Ryan Taylor||Everett Wilson|
|Andy Richardson||Everett Wilson|
|David Srebro||Ron Olson|
|Glenn Powers||Ron Olson|
|Jeff Lawson||Ron Olson|
|James Villalpando||Ron Olson|
|Hunter Koerner||Ron Olson|
|Raj Perera||Ron Olson|
|Tom Boeman||Ron Olson|
|Erik Wessing||Ron Olson|
|Niko Hawley||Ron Olson|
|Aaron Carlock||Ron Olson|
|Greg Kudlacz||Ron Olson|
|Daniel Maziarz||Ron Olson|
|Jim Baker||Ron Olson|
|Sheila Miguez||Everett Wilson|
|Brandon Love||Michael Patton||1/27/16|
|Keith Couture||Ron Olson||3/1/16|
|Adam Stafford||Michael Patton||4/17/16|
|Ian Monroe||Michael Patton||6/29/16|
|Joe Iklov||Michael Patton||6/29/16|
|Jim Brink||Michael Patton||6/29/16|
|Eugene Liokumovich||Michael Patton||9/10/2016|
|Sam Olendorf||Michael Patton||9/10/2016|
|Brian Cuocci||Michael Patton||10/5/16|
|Chris Iacullo||Daron Wooding||11/26/16|
|Andrew Vaughan||Chris Iacullo||May 11, 2017|
|Brian Adamson||Ron Olson||May 16, 2017|
|Andrew Wingate||Chris||July 6, 2017|
|Arjun Sharma||Chris Iacullo||7/28/17|
|Kari Danek||Chris Iacullo||1/25/18|