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  • Check that grinders do not vibrate or operate roughly.
  • Hold grinders as follows:
  • Horizontal grinder – the full grinding face width of the wheel is in contact with the grinding surface.
  • Right-angle grinder – the grinding face of the wheel or disc is at an angle of between 5 and 15 degrees from the grinding surface.
  • Vertical grinder – the grinding wheel face is in contact with the surface.
  • Stand away from the wheel when starting grinders. Warn co-workers to do the same.
  • Inspect all wheels for cracks and defects before mounting.
  • Ensure that the mounting flange surfaces are clean and flat.
  • Ensure the wheel guard is in place while operating the grinder.
  • Use the mounting blotters supplied.
  • Run newly mounted wheels at operating speed for 1 minute before grinding.
  • Wear appropriate eye, ear and face protection. Use other personal protective equipment or clothing, as required under the circumstances.