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I am setting up a new grinder for sharpening knives and chisels etc. and enquire
Which way the the wheel should be turning .Upward clock wise seems logical as this appears safer.mine is set up so the wheel turns counter clock wise so I thought I would check with the pros.Thanks with your help.
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The front face of the wheel should be moving from top to bottom or down.

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They only turn in the correct direction, I have never seen one that ran backwards. N
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They only turn in the correct direction, I have never seen one that ran backwards. N
Neville, the all turn the same, but think on it. Depends on which way you look at it and whether the guards are in place.

Mike's answer is correct. Wheel moving down as you face and use it.

I have a similar problem with ceiling fans, which way are they turning?... Looking up at it or from ceiling down!

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I used to have the same problem when I hung drywall. Which way do you run the rotary cutout tool? Is it left or right? Going around inside or outside? We did' thang a lot but every time had a rembering curve.
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Your grinder wheel should always turn with the top coming toward you. This allows you to position your part on the tool rest (that should be located at the center point of the grinding wheel) without fear of the wheel taking the part and throwing it at you. A little practice with very lite pressure against the wheel, and you will get it.
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Neville, the all turn the same, but think on it. Depends on which way you look at it and whether the guards are in place.

Mike's answer is correct. Wheel moving down as you face and use it.

I have a similar problem with ceiling fans, which way are they turning?... Looking up at it or from ceiling down!
I bet if you look closely at your ceiling fan you will see a switch that will cause it to run the other direction. Many do. I hope this does not add to your ceiling fan confusion.
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I bet if you look closely at your ceiling fan you will see a switch that will cause it to run the other direction. Many do. I hope this does not add to your ceiling fan confusion.
I've got that Fred, but which is for winter and which for summer? Really just an explanation of how your perspective affects an answer.

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