Proper Positioning of Buffing Wheel

For safety and savings of materials, the buff should be placed on the buffing wheel arbor so that the air turbulence and work piece pressure hold the buff tails closed.

Positioning

Correct:

The buff should turn away from the tails for longer life.

Positioning

Incorrect:

The buff should not be running backwards.

Results:

The buff will tear, have a shorter life and may be dangerous to both product and operator. (See last figure at bottom of page)

Positioning

Likewise:

This buff should run with the tails (Exposed here) held against the buff by the air turbulence or they will flair out!

Positioning

Backward Rotation:

Backward rotation of the buff may cause the air turbulence to open the tails and the work piece to be grabbed and torn from the fixture or the cloth from the buff and may result in damage to the buff, the equipment or more importantly the operator.