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Abrasive wheels

  • An abrasive wheel is a wheel, disc, cylinder or point which has abrasive particles. It may be made of metal, wood, cloth, felt, rubber or paper covered in abrasive material or entirely of abrasive material. Some types of abrasive wheel are used for cutting as opposed to grinding.
  • Understanding the different types of abrasive wheel and their limitations is essential when ensuring their safe use.
  • All wheels or discs have a series of safety markings to identify their use and limitations. The correct wheels must be used; as the wrong wheel could break up catastrophically or may not fit in the manufacturer’s guarding. Check the specification required by reading the manufacturer’s labelling and instructions....