The shaft on a bench grinder is threaded to hold a grinding wheel, not
a wire wheel. The center of a wire wheel is much thinner, so the
shaft isn't threaded to draw up on the thin wheel.
How do most people mount the thinner brush-wheel on the smooth
unthreaded zone of the shaft?
replying to Steve Barker, nightscape wrote:
I have never seen a wire wheel with a thick center. I don't understand why.
Everyone is having the same problem, including me. When you start piling washers
on front and back...good luck keeping the wheel running straight and balanced.
On Saturday, July 9, 2016 at 3:44:04 PM UTC-4, nightscape wrote:
Unfortunately, all of the responders were either killed or seriously injured
9 years ago when the wire wheels flew off of their bench grinders after
being improperly mounted.
While your response is appreciated, it is 9 years too late.
Best be sure your bench grinder has low enough RPM's to match the safety
rating of said wire wheel, particularly critical if you don't have the
Do you like your eyes? Wear safety goggles & a face shield before you
switch it on.
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