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Grinding wheel problem

Discussion in 'Woodturning Discussion Forum' started by Yonatan Court, Nov 1, 2017.

  1. Bill Boehme

    Bill Boehme Administrator Staff Member

    Jan 27, 2005
    Dalworthington Gardens, TX
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    I did a quick look through the Norton catalog and it looks like 2485 RPM is the maximum speed for many if not all of the 10" wheels. I could be wrong, but my impression is that this wasn't a shop for students although students often are more attuned to safety than some experienced person who can't be told how to do things. A wheel spinning too fast doesn't need operator input when it decides that it's time to go.
  2. john lucas

    john lucas

    Apr 26, 2004
    Cookeville TN USA
    Yea this was an industrial grinder. the wheel was probably 3" wide. It was a massive machine. Don't remember why it happened, it was too long ago. I sure do remember the sound it made. This was in an Industrial Art class.

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