Best Practices for Storing Abrasives

Release Date:2023-06-15 11:19

Proper storage of abrasive tools is essential to maintain their quality and prolong their lifespan. Here are some guidelines for storing abrasive tools:

Storage Environment

Abrasive tools should be stored in a dry, temperature-stable environment with minimal vibration. The room temperature should not be lower than 5℃. Ceramic abrasive tools should not be stored in damp or frozen areas, rubber-bonded abrasive tools should not come into contact with oil, and resin-bonded abrasive tools should avoid contact with alkalis.

Storage Space and Methods

Abrasive tools should not be stacked haphazardly. They should be stored in appropriate racks, cabinets, or drawers, and sorted according to their specifications. The storage area should be labeled to avoid confusion and mistakes.

The placement method should be determined by the shape and size of the abrasive tool. The larger diameter or thicker grinding wheels should be placed upright or slightly tilted, while thinner and smaller grinding wheels should be stacked flatly. However, the stacking height should not exceed 500-600mm. Small-diameter grinding wheels can be strung together with ropes for storage.


Bowl-shaped, cup-shaped, and disk-shaped grinding wheels should be stacked one by one with their bottoms facing down, but the stacking height should not be too high. Rubber or resin-thin sheet grinding wheels should be stacked below 200mm, and a flat iron plate should be placed above and below them to prevent deformation or breakage. Thin sheet grinding wheels with sharp edges should be stacked and padded with a cushion (thick paper or other soft material) in the middle.

Magnesia-bonded abrasive tools are water-absorbent and should be protected from heat and erosion during storage. Resin-bonded, rubber-bonded, and magnesia-bonded abrasive tools should not be stored for too long, otherwise, they may age. The storage period of resin and rubber-bonded abrasive tools generally cannot exceed one year. Abrasive tools that have been reformed must be re-inspected before use.

Proper storage of abrasive tools is crucial to prevent damage and ensure their longevity. By following these guidelines, you can ensure that your abrasive tools remain in good condition for longer periods, saving you money and increasing productivity.

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