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Label your grinding wheels

Personally, I can't remember ...

Published Feb 3, /2011

I keep several different grits of grinding wheels around. The problem is, I can't remember which ones are on the grinder.

You may be thinking, "just look at the label". However, my grinder (and many others) have covers on the ends that hide the label, like mine. Even for the ones on the shelf, the labels are hidden by the the Oneway Balancing System hubs.

So, if you're like me and can't even remember (or tell) which side of the grinder has the rough wheel, just use a sharpie to write the grit on the wheel itself, where you can easily see it. You can also note any other special qualities/uses for that wheel.

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