This is the same information that I wrote in a previous thread; but, it may have been too deep in the thread. So, I hope it's okay to post again.

I haven't had much time to get setup to dive into TIG.

I recently purchased two new wheels for a spare bench grinder that I have in the garage that will only be used for tungsten grinding. (One is 80 grit, the other 120.)

I hope the answer to this question isn't too obvious....

I understand the need to basically grind along the axis of the tungsten. I just can't visualize the best way to do this with the guard assembly on the bench grinder.

It's my understanding that I should use the side of the wheel. Is this correct? How about the orientation.... toward the direction of travel, or away from it?

For others who use a bench top grinder, do you leave the guards in place?

Maybe it's something that will become clear once I attempt a couple. Sometimes a little advice goes a long way.