View Full Version : Dressing grinding wheels
11-18-2001, 08:00 PM
This is a question for guys with home shops not production shops with fancy equipment.
Are you concerned about the abrasive dust from dressing/truing grinding wheels getting into other machines in the shop?
11-18-2001, 10:09 PM
No. The dust from dressing a wheel is pretty huge particles that weigh a lot, relatively speaking. Not like sawdust, it tends to hang around the immediate area and cleans up easily. You can always hang a shopvac hose near the wheel being dressed to grab the stuff while it's still airborne.
11-19-2001, 11:52 PM
Yes - extremely concerned - with both stone dust as well as the grinding dust from HSS & carbide. I use a shop vac with a HEPA filter to suck it away.
No dust is good for you. I also use an 3M Dust/chemical mask as well. My lungs cannot handle crap like that (after six years breathing metallic dusts) any longer. Carbide dust is composed of heavy metal compounds and should never enter your lungs.
Moderately concerned. I've got my grinder on the exreme other side of the shop from my machine tools.