Tips to Make Best Use of Wire Brush
One of the most important industrial brushing tools is the Wire Brush. It is manufactured in various shapes and sizes to facilitate all sorts of functions. Wire brushes often come with plastic or wooden blocks and are joined using continuous wires, epoxy or staple. Metals like bronze, brass, brass plating on steel, carbon steel, stainless steel and aluminum are used to create their bristles. We present to you some of the important tips on the best use of wire brushes.
- Wire brushes are mostly used for cleaning purposes. Hard brushes are used for removing heavy debris, rusts, removing paints and scales. These brushes are also used for cleaning good conductors of electricity connections like connectors, posts and car batteries.
- These highly durable wire brushes are used for finishing all types of metals, stones, corrosives, woods and concrete surfaces.
- Always keep away stainless steel brushes from carbon steel parts to avoid damages. Though in unavoidable cases these brushes can be used by degreasing after every single use.
- For best results brush speed should not exceed revolutions per minute (RPM) and the maximum safe free speed (MSFS). Speed of the brush is adjusted according to the pressure applied to it.
- Right pressure needs to be applied in order to get the task done perfectly at a certain speed. As a general rule more speed needs less pressure while a little more pressure can be applied if the speed is slower. Eye protection should be used while working with brushes in higher speed or pressure as it increases temperature and thus result in breakage.
- To maintain the longevity of the brush keep reversing its rotation of direction periodically.
- Removing rusts and is another use of wire brushes.
- Soft brushes are used for polishing wooden furniture.
- Choose the right filament length for the right type of job. Brushes with shorter trim are more apt for aggressive cutting work while brushes with longer filaments are used for contoured surfaces.
- Brush density or the number of wire tips per unit measure also should be selected carefully.
- Rotary machines work on wire wheels brushes e.g. grinders, sanders etc.
Ambika Brush manufactures different shapes and types of wire Industrial brushes in the market like power, rotary, thread, cup, disk, and end, flare hand, scratch brushes etc. So it’s always better to examine the brushes thoroughly before you start your task to get the best results.