A good weld is the product of skill – and the right selection of materials and consumable products. And the right consumable includes abrasive grinding materials, because weld finishing is critical to the presentation of even the best weld. Once selected, these products have to be properly used, too.

Portable, resin-bonded abrasive cup wheels (straight Type 6 and tapered Type 11) have been excellent grinding tools for almost 80 years. These wheels are very safe when used correctly. However, accidents have occurred because of misuse and abuse of this product. To avoid accidents, Norton Abrasives recommends beginningby understanding the fundamental design and performance factors for abrasive grinding products, and following these basic do’s and don’ts for portable abrasive cup wheels.