When a surface of the wheel develops a smooth and shining appearance, it is said to be glazed. This indicates that the wheel is blunt, i.e. the abrasive grains are not sharp.
When such grinding wheels are used, there is a tendency to exert extra pressure in order to make the wheels cut.
Excessive pressure on the grinding wheel will lead to the fracture of the wheel, excessive heating of the wheel, weakening of bonding of the wheel and bursting of the wheel.