This class teaches the basics of grinding and sanding metal using a variable speed belt grinder. This will certify you to use this RED tool independently.
Our 72 inch grinder has a 2 inch belt and is specifically designed for precision grinding tools and knives. It gives you a lot of freehand grinding surfaces that get into corners and curves of your piece. If you know a few simple techniques, it is safe, efficient, and a joy to use. It can also be one of the most dangerous tools in the shop, so you need this class before you can touch it.
If you have a piece of steel you have been beating on or you would like to grind into a certain shape, bring it.
Prerequisite: Green Safety Training
Required safety items: Safety glasses, leather shoes, and non-synthetic clothes. A good respirator or mask is strongly recommended.
This can make sparks that can burn little holes through your clothes. Do not plan a hot date after this unless your chosen one likes holy clothes. We will provide a leather apron if you want, but sparks happen.
Note that we have safety glasses to borrow. Also, may be a good idea to mark your personal gloves and glasses since they are frequently forgotten at the lab.