Roger Cloutier

Senior Product Safety Engineer
Saint-Gobain Abrasives Inc.
One New Bond St.
P.O. Box 15008, M.S. 301-411
Worcester, MA 01615-0008
Portable Grinders

Power Tools | Articles

Depressed-center grinding wheel safety—test your knowledge

June 1, 2012 | By Dave Long, Roger Cloutier

Do you use portable grinders with depressed-center wheels? Are you following the proper safety guidelines? Take this 10-question test and find out.

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Coated abrasive fiber disc safety

Finishing | Articles

Coated abrasive fiber disc safety

August 8, 2011 | By Roger Cloutier

Following recommended disc storage guidelines, using proper equipment, wearing the right personal protective equipment, and employing safe methods of operation can reduce the likelihood of disc breakage and personal injury when using coated abrasive fiber discs.

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Consumables | Articles | Practical Welding Today

Spinning your wheels?

May 29, 2003 | By Roger Cloutier

Grinding wheels used in welding and fabrication are strong, tough tools, but many in the industry have called them "rocks" or "stones," implying that they're unbreakable.

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