Wet & Dry
3 Year Replacement Warranty
CAUTION: Read this operation manual before using this tool.
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SPECIFICATIONS – MODEL NO. OZWDBG250WA
Input Power: 250W (S2-30min)
Input Voltage: 230-240V ~ 50Hz
No Load Speed: 134/min Wet Sharpening Wheel
2950/min Dry Grinding Wheel
IP Degree: IP24
Wet/Dry Wheel Diameter: 200/150mm
Wet/Dry Wheel Thickness: 40/20mm
Wet/Dry Wheel Bore Size: 20/12.7mm
Wet/Dry Wheel Grit: 80/36
Protection Class: 1 (earthed appliance)
Features: Induction Motor
Wet & Dry Wheels
Adjustable Tool rests
Dust sealed Switch
The Wet & Dry Bench Grinder has been designed to comply with the following
Australian/New Zealand Standards and any other applicable standards referenced
AS/NZS3100: 2002+A1:2003+A2:2004+A3:2005 Approval and test specification –
general requirements for electrical equipment
11 10 9
1. Eye Shield Bracket 6. Tool Rest Bar 11. On/Off switch
2. Eye Shield 7. Wheel Guard Cover 12. Motor Housing
3. Dry Grinding Wheel 8. Tool Rest Adjusting Knob 13. Water Trough Plug
4. Wheel Guard 9. Mounting Hole 14. Water Trough
5. Tool Rest 10. Rubber foot 15. Wet Sharpening Wheel
TABLE OF CONTENTS
SPECIFICATIONS…….…………………………………… Page 2
TABLE OF CONTENTS…………………………………... Page 3
INTRODUCTION…………………………………………. Page 4
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS………………………………... Page 4
OPERATION ……………………………………………… Page 8
MAINTENANCE …………….…………………………… Page 10
CONTENTS ……………………………………………….Page 11
WARRANTY……………………………………………….. Page 12
Congratulations on purchasing an Ozito Wet & Dry
Bench Grinder. We aim to provide quality tools at an
affordable price. We hope you will enjoy using this tool
for many years.
The Ozito Wet & Dry Bench Grinder OZWDBG250WA
has been designed to easily cope with all sharpening
and grinding requirements. This tool is intended for
DIY use only.
! Warning! When using mains-powered tools, basic safety precautions,
including the following, should always be followed to reduce risk of fire,
electric shock, personal injury and material damage.
Read the whole manual carefully and make sure you know how to switch the
tool off, in an emergency, before operating the tool.
Save these instructions and other documents supplied with this tool for
The electric motor has been designed for 230V and 240V only. Always check that
the power supply corresponds to the voltage on the rating plate.
Note: The supply of 230V and 240V on Ozito tools are interchangeable for
Australia and New Zealand.
Using an Extension Lead
Always use an approved extension lead suitable for the power input of this tool.
Before use, inspect the extension lead for signs of damage, wear and ageing.
Replace the extension lead if damaged or defective.
When using an extension lead on a reel, always unwind the lead completely. Use of
an extension lead not suitable for the power input of the tool or which is damaged
or defective may result in a risk of fire and electric shock.
! Warning! Read all instructions. Failure to follow all instructions listed below
may result in electric shock, fire and/or serious injury. The term “Power Tool”
in all of the warnings listed below refers to your mains operated (corded)
power tool or battery operated (cordless) power tool.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
1) WORK AREA
a) Keep work area clean and well lit. Cluttered and dark areas invite accidents.
b) Do not operate power tools in explosive atmospheres, such as in the
presence of flammable liquids, gases, or dust. Power tools create sparks which
may ignite the dust or fumes.
c) Keep children and bystanders away while operating a power tool. Distractions
can cause you to lose control.
2) ELECTRICAL SAFETY
a) Power tool plugs must match the outlet. Never modify the plug in any way.
Do not use any adapter plugs with earthed (grounded) power tools.
Unmodified plugs and matching outlets will reduce risk of electric shock.
b) Avoid body contact with earthed or grounded surfaces such as pipes,
radiators, ranges and refrigerators. There is an increased risk of electric shock if
your body is earthed or grounded.
c) Do not expose power tools to rain or wet conditions. Water entering a power
tool will increase the risk of electric shock.
d) Do not abuse the cord. Never use the cord for carrying, pulling or unplugging
the power tool. Keep cord away from heat, oil, sharp edges or moving parts.
Damaged or entangled cords increase the risk of electric shock.
e) When operating a power tool outdoors, use an extension cord suitable for
outdoor use. Use of a cord suitable for outdoor use reduces the risk of
3) PERSONAL SAFETY
a) Stay alert, watch what you are doing and use common sense when operating a
power tool. Do not use a power tool while you are tired or under the influence
of drugs, alcohol or medication. A moment of inattention while operating power
tools may result in serious personal injury.
b) Use safety equipment. Always wear eye protection. Safety equipment such as
dust mask, non-skid safety shoes, hard hat, or hearing protection used for
appropriate conditions will reduce personal injuries.
c) Avoid accidental starting. Ensure the switch is in the off position before
plugging in. Carrying power tools with your finger on the switch or plugging in
power tools that have the switch on invites accidents.
d) Remove any adjusting key or wrench before turning the power tool on. A
wrench or a key left attached to a rotating part of the power tool may result in
e) Do not overreach. Keep proper footing and balance at all times. This enables
better control of the power tool in unexpected situations. 5
f) Dress properly. Do not wear loose clothing or jewellery. Keep your hair,
clothing and gloves away from moving parts. Loose clothes, jewellery or
long hair can be caught in moving parts.
g) If devices are provided for the connection of dust extraction and collection
facilities, ensure these are connected and properly used. Use of these
devices can reduce dust related hazards.
4) POWER TOOL USE AND CARE
a) Do not force the power tool. Use the correct power tool for your
application. The correct power tool will do the job better and safer at the rate
for which it was designed.
b) Do not use the power tool if the switch does not turn it on and off. Any
power tool that can not be controlled with the switch is dangerous and must
c) Disconnect the plug from the power source before making any
adjustments, changing accessories, or storing power tools. Such preventive
safety measures reduce the risk of starting the power tool accidentally.
d) Store idle power tools, unplugged & out of the reach of children and do not
allow persons unfamiliar with the power tool or these instructions to operate
the power tool. Power tools are dangerous in the hands of untrained users.
e) Maintain power tools. Check for misalignment or binding of moving parts,
breakage of parts and any other condition that may affect the power tools
operation. If damaged, have the power tool repaired before use. Many
accidents are caused by poorly maintained power tools.
f) Keep cutting tools sharp and clean. Properly maintained cutting tools with
sharp cutting edges are less likely to bind and are easier to control.
g) Use the power tool, accessories and tool bits etc., in accordance with
these instructions and in the manner intended for the particular type of
power tool, taking into account the working conditions and the work to
be performed. Use of the power tool for operations different from intended
could result in a hazardous situation.
h) This appliance is not intended for use by persons (including children) with
reduced physical, sensory or mental capabilities, or lack of experience and
knowledge, unless they have been given supervision or instruction concerning
use of the appliance by a person responsible for their safety.
i) Children should be supervised to ensure that they do not play with
a) Have your power tool serviced by a qualified repair person using only
identical replacement parts. This will ensure that the safety of the power tool
b) If the supply cord is damaged, it must be replaced by the manufacturer, its
service agent or similarly qualified persons in order to avoid a hazard.
ADDITIONAL SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS FOR WET & DRY BENCH GRINDERS
This appliance is not intended for use by young or infirm persons unless supervised
by a responsible person to ensure that they can use the appliance safely.
Young children should be supervised to ensure that they do not play with
• Never operate the wet & dry bench grinder with cracked or damaged wheels.
Always replace cracked or damaged sharpening and grinding wheels immediately.
• Always disconnect the wet & dry bench grinder from the power supply prior to
making any adjustments.
• Always use safety equipment including, earmuff, goggles, gloves, hat and clothing
when operating the wet & dry bench grinder.
• The adjustment of the spark arrestor should be made frequently, so as to
compensate the wear of the wheel, keeping the distance between the guard and
the wheel as small as possible, but in any case not greater than 2mm.
• The adjustment of the work rest should be done gradually so as to compensate
the wear of the wheel, keeping the distance between the work rest and the wheel
as small as possible, but in any case not greater than 2mm.
• Check and ensure that all fastening screws, bolts and nuts are securely tightened
prior to operating the tool.
• Never use an object to slow or stop the sharpening or grinding wheel whilst in motion.
• Ensure the eye shields and tool rests are properly adjusted.
• Always use the eye shields and tool rests.
• Don’t use sharpening or grinding wheels for cutting purposes.
• Ensure the wet & dry bench grinder speed doesn’t exceed the operating speed
marked on replacement wheels.
Remove the tool and contents from within the carton. Sit the tool down on a table or
bench with the switch side facing towards you. Ensure the tool is disconnected from
the power supply during assembly and when making adjustments.
Refer to diagram on page 1
1. Assemble eye shields (2) by placing the raised metal sides of the eye shield
bracket (1) to the wheel guard (4) aligning the hole in the wheel guard (4) and the
slot in the eye shield bracket (1).
2. Feed one of the screws supplied towards you through the hole in the wheel guard
(4) and then through the slot in the eye shield bracket (1). Place a flat washer and
spring washer over the threaded end of the screw and secure with a nut.
1. Assemble the tool rest (5) by placing it over the tool rest bar (6) (which is the part
of the tool that extends closest to you). Ensure the tool rest (5) is centred over the
grinding wheel (3). Raise the larger face of the tool rest (5), 45˚ to the grinding
wheel (3). The smaller slightly angled piece of the tool rest (5) should be closest
to you and facing down. 7
2. Feed one of the bolts supplied through the tool rest bar (6) and then through
the tool rest (5) in the direction of the on/off switch (11). Place a flat washer and
star washer over the threaded end of the bolt and secure by fastening on tool
rest adjusting knob (8).
3. For the tool rest (5) to work effectively, it should be no more than 1.6mm away
from the grinding wheel (3). This will also aid in the deflection of stray sparks.
Note: As the wheel wears with use adjust the tool rest accordingly.
For extra stability, we recommend securing the wet & dry bench grinder using the
mounting holes (9) provided on the corners of the base. Secure to a bench or table
by using bolts (not supplied).
Changing Grinding Wheel
Disconnect the wet & dry bench grinder from the power supply.
Note: Visually inspect wheels for damage or defects prior to fitting.
1. Remove the eye shield (2) and tool rest (5) from the dry grinding wheel (3) side
of the tool.
2. Loosen and remove the 3 sets of screws, flat washers, spring washers and nuts
that secure the wheel guard cover (7). Remove the wheel guard cover (7).
3. You will need to use a shifting spanner or socket wrench to loosen the wheel
lock nut. Remove the grinder wheel nut by rotating the nut anti-clockwise. Use
one hand to lock the wheel in place and the other to loosen the nut. Remove
the nut, outer flange and old wheel.
4. Ensure the new wheel is secured and rotates freely before proceeding.
5. Re-assemble the wheel guard cover (7) eye shield (2) and tool rest (5).
6. Switch on the bench grinder and ensure that the wheel runs in alignment
before commencing use.
Changing Wet Sharpening Wheel
1. Drain water trough (14).
2. Remove 3 screws securing the water trough (14).
3. Remove the water trough (14) from the tool.
4. Remove the nut retaining the wet sharpening wheel (15) with an 18mm spanner by
turning the nut anti-clockwise.
5. Remove the nut, flanges, and wet sharpening wheel (15) from the tool.
6. Clean dust and debris from flanges and shaft before fitting the replacement wet
7. Ensure that the replacement wet sharpening wheel conforms to the manufacturer's
8. Fit the replacement wet sharpening wheel to the tool.
9. Secure the wet sharpening wheel by tightening the nut clockwise with an 18mm
10. Replace the water trough (14) and ensure the water trough plug (13) is in position.
Abrasive wheels should be discarded when:
1. The diameter approaches that of the driving flanges.
2. The tool rest can no longer be correctly adjusted to the wheel diameter.
3. The wheel no longer grinds efficiently because of reduced peripheral speed.
Turn the wet & dry bench grinder on by pushing the On/Off switch (11) to the “I” (On)
setting. Once depressed it will remain on. Turn the wet & dry bench grinder off by
pushing the On/Off switch (11) to the “O” (Off) setting.
Dry Bench Grinder Operation
Switch the wet & dry bench grinder on and stand to one side while the wet & dry
bench grinder reaches maximum speed.
! Warning! Do not grind with the eye shield raised: always wear safety glasses
when operating the wet & dry bench grinder.
Guide the work against the tool rest and into the grinding wheel slowly and smoothly
Apply gradual pressure to allow the wheel to warm up evenly. Use only the pressure
required to complete the job.
By moving the work back and forth across the wheel you will prevent grooves.
Wet Grinder Operation
Ensure the wet & dry bench grinder is switch off.
Fill the water trough (14) with clean water to a level just below the top edge of the
water trough (14).
Switch the tool on.
The wet sharpening wheel (15) turns slower than the dry grinder wheel. Because
the the wet sharpening wheel (15) is water cooled and runs slower, it will produce
a fine edge on the implement being sharpened without the risk of burning the
Tools to be sharpened can either be sharpened free-hand or by using the notches
on the edges of the water trough (14) as a guide.
Dressing a wheel is done to renew sharpness or to true up the face of a wheel.
A build up of metals and dirt will become embedded in a wheel as it is used. Use
a wheel dressing tool (not supplied) to clean wheels. In so doing, it will also
improve the wet & dry bench grinder’s performance.
Note: New wheels sometimes require dressing to true up their face.
Cleaning and Lubrication
Use only mild soap and a damp cloth to clean the tool. Never let any liquid get
inside the tool; never immerse any part of the tool into a liquid. Self lubricating
bearings are used in the tool and periodic lubrication is not required.
Note: Ozito Industries will not be responsible for any damage or injuries caused
by repairing of the bench grinder by an unauthorised person or by mishandling of
DESCRIPTION OF SYMBOLS
V Volts Hz Hertz
~ Alternating current W Watts
/min Revolutions or
reciprocation per minute
no No load speed
IP24 Ingress protection rating 24 Regulator compliance mark
CARING FOR THE ENVIRONMENT
Power tools that are no longer usable should not be
disposed of with household waste but in an environmentally
friendly way. Please recycle where facilities exist. Check with
your local council authority for recycling advice.
Recycling packaging reduces the need for landfill and raw
materials. Reuse of recycled material decreases pollution in
the environment. Please recycle packaging where facilities
exist. Check with your local council authority for recycling
1 x Wet & Dry Bench Grinder OZWDBG250WA 1 x Wet Sharpening Wheel
1 x Eye Shield Assembly 1 x Dry Grinding Wheel
1 x Tool Rest Assembly 1 x Instruction Manual
OZITO INDUSTRIES PTY LTD
AUSTRALIA (Head Office)
1 - 23 Letcon Drive, Bangholme, Victoria, Australia 3175
Telephone: 1800 069 486
Facsimile: +61 3 9238 5588
THIS WARRANTY FORM AND CONFIRMED BUNNINGS REGISTER RECEIPT SHOULD
BE RETAINED BY THE CUSTOMER AT ALL TIMES
The warranty is only made available by returning the product to your nearest
Bunnings Warehouse with a confirmed Bunnings register receipt.
YOUR WARRANTY FORM SHOULD BE RETAINED
BY YOU AT ALL TIMES.
SHOULD YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS PRIOR TO
RETURNING YOUR PRODUCT FOR WARRANTY OR
REPAIR PLEASE TELEPHONE OUR CUSTOMER
Australia 1800 069 486
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AND DATE OF PURCHASE AVAILABLE. AN OZITO CUSTOMER SERVICE
REPRESENTATIVE WILL TAKE YOUR CALL AND ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS
YOU MAY HAVE RELATING TO THE WARRANTY POLICY OR PROCEDURE.
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3 YEAR REPLACEMENT WARRANTY
Your Ozito tool is guaranteed for a period of 36 months from the original date of
purchase and is intended for DIY (Do it yourself) use only.
The following actions will result in the warranty being void.
• Professional, trade or high frequency use.
• If the tool has been operated on a supply voltage other than that specified on
• If the tool shows signs of damage or defects caused by or resulting from abuse,
accidents or alterations.
• If the tool is disassembled or tampered with in any way.
Note: Warranty excludes consumable parts such as brushes, batteries, collets and