All of Weiler Abrasives products are made to the strictest quality standards and specifications and are designed to provide superior work performance and safe operation when used properly.

Many manufacturers mark some safety warnings, recommendations and usage restrictions directly on the product. However, it is not always practical to include even the most limited safety information on the product itself. Therefore, the operator MUST READ and FOLLOW all instructions supplied in or on the product container as well as those marked on the product.

Safety Icons

  Read Warnings: Failure to observe safety precautions may result in injury. 

  Safety Goggles / Face Shield: Safety goggles or full face shields worn over safety glasses with side shields must be worn by all operators and others in the area of brush AND ABRASIVE operations. Comply with the requirements of ANSI Z87.1 “Occupational Eye and Face Protection”.

  Protective Clothing: Appropriate protective clothing must be used where there is a possibility of injury that can be prevented by such clothing.

  Hearing Protection: Use of these products may create elevated sound levels. Hearing protection must be worn where required.

  Safety Gloves: Grinding applications are conducted in harsh environments. The use of safety gloves is recommended.

  Respiratory Protection: Wear respiratory protection against dust and fumes (see ANSI Z88.2).


Weiler power brushes and abrasives conform to standards listed below. All operators of power brushes and abrasives must comply with these safety standards.

  • ANSI B165.1 “Power Tools - Power Driven Brushing Tools - Safety Requirements for Design, Care and Use”
  • ANSI B7.1 “Safety Requirements - For the Use, Care, and Protection of Abrasive Wheels
  • EN 12413 Safety requirements for Bonded abrasive products

  • EN 13743 Safety requirements for Coated abrasive products

  • EN 13236 Safety requirements for Superabrasive products

  • oSa requirements.


Based on the collective experience of the American Brush Manufacturers Association Industrial Division members (ANSI B165.1) and the United Abrasives Manufacturers Association’s Bonded Division (ANSI B7.1), both ANSI Standards are referenced and provided solely as a public service for the guidance of the users of the members’ products. All Brush and Abrasive recommendations are not necessarily complete with respect to any particular application and common sense safety considerations should generally be followed. Any applicable federal, state, local law or regulation must be strictly adhered to and is controlling over any recommendation contained herein. The same is valid for Federation of European Producers of Abrasives and Organization of Safety of Abrasives documents.

Tool/Work Rest

On bench grinders, tool/work rests should be used to support the workpiece during use. It should have a maximum opening of 1/8" to the product face.  Only adjust the rest when the product is not in motion.

Before Starting Product

Use eye protection and safety equipment. Inspect product for rust, damage, etc. If the RPM marked on the power tool is higher than the RPM marked on the product, do not mount the product onto the tool.

And Don’t Forget

Inspect and jog the machine to ensure that the product is mounted properly and securely, machine guards are in place, no vibration, etc. Run the machine at operating speed for at least one minute before applying work. Do not stand in front of or in line with the product.