Bench Grinder/Qualification

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This document is an internal Manchester Hackspace training document and is provided "as is", to be used as a reference only. Use of this document for any purposes other than as reference material (i.e., for the purposes of training and testing users on tools or equipment by other commercial entities or individuals) is not advised. In no event shall the authors of this material, or AManchester Makers LTD., be liable for any claim, damages, or other liability whether in action or contract, arising from, out of, or in connection with the use of the information in this document for training, testing, or on-going safe use of fabrication equipment. Please consult your own lawyers and subject matter experts if you are looking to develop your own safety curriculum for fabrication equipment operation. Tool operators are responsible for their own safety, including reading and understanding the owners manual for this equipment and all of the warnings it contains.

Bench Grinder Test Checklist

To be allowed to use this tool, you must be able to demonstrate this knowledge to a qualified trainer: <section end=Bench_Grinder_Test_Title />

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Point out the following tool features


☐ On/Off Switch
☐ Grinding Wheel
☐ Spark Arrestor
☐ Tool Rest

Safe Operation


☐ Demonstrates adjusting the tool rest to the correct position
☐ Knows whether workpieces can be ground without resting them on the table
☐ Demonstrates safe grinding on a sample steel piece

Allowable Materials


☐ Can identify whether a wheel is meant for ferrous or non-ferrous metals.

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