Type 27 wheels have been in service for over 50 years and, when used correctly, they are a safe and effective tool. Accidents with this product have been related to misuse and abuse. One important way of avoiding wheel breakage and injury is to follow the attached Do’s and Don’ts for Type 27 wheels.
Don’t use on pistol grip air sanders or any machine not specially design and guarded for Type 27, Depressed Center wheels.
Don’t use wheels that have been dropped or otherwise damaged.
Don’t use excessive side pressure while grinding.
Don’t exceed the speed marked on the grinding wheel.
Don’t use on any machine NOT equipped with the proper wheel guard.
Don’t remove the side handle furnished with machine.
Don’t create a fire hazard, shield any nearby flammable materials to prevent ignition from the spark stream (shower) or from latent sparks.
Don’t jam the wheel into the work.
Don’t use the wheel in a “pry bar” manner.
Don’t pinch the wheel.
Don’t use this wheel if you have not reviewed all of the safety materials and have not been properly trained in the use of the tool and wheel.
For additional information on this topic or if you need any other abrasive safety information, please review ANSI, OSHA and all literature provided by the abrasive wheel and machine manufacturer. You may contact the Saint-Gobain Product Safety Department at (508) 795-2317, Fax (508) 795-5120 or contact your Saint-Gobain Abrasives representative with any safety related questions.