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Troubleshooting Tips: Mounted Wheels

Problem Cause Correction
Chatter marks Wheel too hard Use softer wheel
Spindle material not rigid enough Replace spindle
Defective belt Replace belt
Wheel out of balance or truth Balance and/or true wheel...avoid use of bushed wheel
Dust or other particles inside wheel pulley motor Clean inside surface of pulleys
Worn spindle machine not on solid foundation Replace spindle - insure machine is properly aligned and not adjacent to heavy vibrating machines
Wheel loading (metal lodged in wheel pores) Wheel too fine Use coarser grit wheel
Wheel too hard Use softer grade wheel
Wheel too finely dressed Give a more open dressing to wheel
Poor coolant Increase supply and clean coolant
Insufficient wheel breakdown Increase work and traverse speeds