June 21, 2010
Rockford Systems offers a bench grinder safety gauge for adjusting the tongue and work rest openings on bench grinders to be in compliance with OSHA standards.
OSHA 29 CFR 1910.215 specifies that work rests must be adjusted close to the wheel with a maximum opening of 0.125 in. to prevent the workpiece from being jammed between the wheel and the rest. OSHA also states that the distance between the grinding wheel and the adjustable tongue must never exceed 0.25 in.
The gauge is laser-cut, Grade 5052 aluminum with H32 hardness. The safety-yellow, durable, powder-coated gauge has silk-screened text and graphics. It measures 2.75 in. wide by 2.25 in. high by 0.1000 in. thick and has a 0.25-in. hole for attachment to the bench grinder.