Answers You Need
Here you can find a number of frequently asked questions related to our products and our services. We have tried to include a wide array of questions and answers, but if you still have a question that we haven’t answered, please get in touch directly and we will be happy to try and answer it in person.
Failure to follow instructions and safety information can result in personal injury. Sanding with any power tool can be hazardous to the operator or to bystanders. When using abrasive products on power tools wear dust mask, eye, face and body protection at all times. Observe all procedures and safety information supplied by the manufacturer of your power tool. The dust emitted by wood, plastic, metal or paint can be hazardous to your health. Always wear proper dust mask.
Usage and Safety Safety
Always be sure to use the proper personal protection equipment, when using any grinding or polishing machines. Be sure to use adequate ventilation for the process you are performing. Be sure to only use products that specifically fit the intended machine. Inspection: Always check any belts or wheels for cracks, splits or any other imperfections that may affect the integrity of the product. Failure to do so may result in damage to your machine or person. PLEASE NOTE: It is NORMAL for the joints to show wear before the belt. Mounting: Only mount belts, wheels, drums etc. to machines for which they are intended. If any wobbling, vibration, or unusual noise occurs, stop immediately and check the mounting procedures for the piece of equipment being used. Storage: We highly recommend storage of our Flexwheels in a horizontal position (laying flat). Failure to do so can result in warping. We also do not recommend wrapping them in any tight plastic wrap as this places undue stress on the rubber and the belt resulting in permanent damage. Coolant: All products manufactured by Eastwind are meant to be used WET. Water is the best coolant to use. Water clears the slurry away from the work piece, reduces friction and heat which prolongs the life of our product. Please remember, the more water used, the better the performance. PLEASE NOTE: Eastwind Flexwheels are NOT meant to replace Metal Bonded Grinding Wheels. Flexwheels manufactured by Eastwind are Resin Bonded to a cloth backing.