Working with a double-wheeled bench grinder requires high safety awareness. The rotation speed and momentum of a double-wheeled bench grinder is very high, and therefore has a high risk of injury associated with it. It is necessary to have extensive safety equipment such as protective glasses and respiratory protection. The use of gloves is somewhat problematic.
Normal industry gloves are not suitable for the operation of a double-wheeled bench grinder. Minimal amount of contact with a rotating grinding disc can result in the whole hand of the operator being pulled into the machine. However, there are suitable gloves available for specialised work using bench grinders. When these specialised gloves contact the rotating grinding disc, their surface layer is take off, which prevents the pulling in motion.