Rockford Systems, LLC offers a complete line of grinder shields and grinder guards, allowing you to meet OSHA and ANSI safety standards. These shields are available in a wide variety of sizes to fit your grinder guarding needs.
Standard-Mount Grinder Shields
These grinder shields are available in various sizes for protection from the swarf of bench or pedestal grinders. The frames are constructed of reinforced fiber nylon or heavy cast aluminum. Each shield is furnished with a threaded support rod. The transparent shield is high-impact polycarbonate to minimize scratching and provide durability. More information/order
Pivot-Mount Grinder Shields
This grinding wheel shield bolts simply and quickly to the wheel guard of the grinder. It provides protection for grinders up to 8" in diameter.
The shield consists of a high-quality, cast-aluminum frame measuring 6" H x 6 3/8" W with a thick replaceable high-impact polycarbonate window. A steel pivot connects the frame to the curved adjustable mounting pivot. More information/order
Double-Wheel Grinder Shields
The double-wheel grinder shields use a flexible spring-steel arm to provide easy positioning of the shield. The arms are available in 12", 18" and 24" lengths.
The double-wheel grinder shield provides protection for both wheels of the grinder with one continuous shield. The durable shield is made of clear, 3/16"-thick polycarbonate and measures 18" x 6". A special shield bracket adds stability to the top of the shield. More information/order
Single-Wheel Grinder Shields
The single-wheel grinder shields use a flexible spring-steel arm to provide easy positioning of the shield. The arms are available in 18" and 24" lengths.
The single-wheel grinder shield is made of clear, 3/16"-thick polycarbonate and measures 6" x 6". This sturdy, impact-resistant shield is designed for use when a single wheel needs safeguarding. More information/order
A bench grinder safety gauge is also available to provide an easy way to measure tongue and work rest openings.
OSHA 29 CFR 1910.215 specifies that work rests must be kept adjusted closely to the wheel with a maximum opening of 1/8" to prevent the workpiece from being jammed between the wheel and the rest. OSHA also states that the distance between the grinding wheel and the adjustable tongue must never exceed 1/4".
This one-box SAFS-300 is designed for installation on 120-V (15-A maximum) machines. When installed correctly, the SAFS-300 will prevent the machine from automatically or unintentionally restarting when a power interruption occurs. The machine cannot restart until power has been restored, the machine has been turned off, and the reset button pushed. More information/order | SAFS-200 also available.