Bench Grinder Safety Shields with Magnetic-Mount Flexible-Arm –
Double- and Single-wheel shields are available to attach to bench grinders.
The double-wheel grinder shield provides protection for both wheels of the grinder with one continuous shield. The durable shield is made of clear, 3/16-inch-thick polycarbonate and measures 18-inch x 6-inch. A special shield bracket adds stability to the top of the shield.
The single-wheel grinder shield is made of clear, 3/16-inch-thick polycarbonate and measures 6-inch x 6-inch. This sturdy, impact-resistant shield is designed for use when a single wheel needs safeguarding.
The shield has a 3-inch diameter magnet base to attach to the machine.
If an adequate flat, smooth, ferrous mounting surface is not available, an optional steel mounting plate (Part No. FKT1106) is available that can be permanently attached to the machine to hold the magnetic base.
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These magnetic base chip shields can be used on lathes, small milling machines, drills, grinders, band saws, etc. These shields can be attached to any ferrous surface on the machine by an 80-lb. pull magnetic base. If a flat, smooth, ferrous surface is not available, a mounting plate (3 1/2″ x 4 5/8″) is also furnished. Large polypropylene plastic handles are used for easy positioning and locking.
The transparent portion of the chip shield is constructed of high-impact-resistant, 3/16″-thick clear poly-carbonate material. It is furnished with a circular base which measures 3 1/4″ in diameter. An 8″ aluminum base extrusion is provided and attaches to the magnetic base. Also available is a 12″ extruded-aluminum arm extension. This arm can be cut to a shorter length if required for your application.
These quality-constructed transparent lathe chuck shields have a tough semicircular shape made from high-impact-resistant polycarbonate. The shields themselves are attached to a 1″ zinc-plated extension tube. This tube is inserted into a mounting bracket. The shield assembly does not include the mounting bracket. Order here.
The semicircular shield covers half the circumference of the lathe chuck because it is mounted an equal distance from the chuck center.
Access to the chuck and workpiece is quick and easy. The shield is lifted up and out of the way for the operator.
The shield size depends on the center height of the lathe and the diameter of the chuck. On lathes with a center height up to 7″, there is a small variation in diameter between the 3- and 4-jaw chucks; therefore, one size shield will do the job.
On lathes with a center height in excess of 7″, there is a greater variation in diameter between the chucks; therefore, it is advisable to use two different size shields to provide adequate protection.