BRM Official Blog

Wire Wheel Brushes: Three Tips for Longer Tool Life

Posted by Team BRM on Jan 9, 2017 9:57:07 AM

Wire wheel brushes are metalworking tools for blending, cleaning, deburring, edge blending, and surface finishing. You’ll find these industrial brushes in plenty of machine shops, but some metalworkers are using them in a way that can shorten brush tool life.

For example, some users believe that power brushes work best when there’s a “scrubbing action” with plenty of pressure and friction. What happens, however, is that wire brushes used in this way wear sooner. Plus, the metal filaments can break and literally fly across the shop. 

For wire wheel brushes that last longer, follow these tips from Brush Research Manufacturing (BRM).

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Topics: wheel brushes

The Top 5 BRM Blog Posts of 2016

Posted by Team BRM on Dec 27, 2016 8:53:55 AM

The BRM Official Blog is ending the year by looking back at how we’ve helped readers find solutions to surface finishing and deburring challenges.

As a full-line supplier of flexible honing tools and industrial brushes, we’ve covered plenty topics in 2016. Here are our Top 5 Blog Posts in terms of views. 

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Topics: Flex-Hone, wheel brushes

What You Need to Know About Wheel Brushes

Posted by Heather Jones on Feb 8, 2016 7:11:18 AM

Wheel brushes are wheel-shaped brushing tools for surface preparation and surface finishing. Their uses include parts cleaning, polishing, edge blending, and deburring.

A type of power brush, wheel brushes are designed for use under power, such as with an angle, bench, or pedestal grinder. Different types of wheel brushes are available, and buyers need to consider product specifications as well as operating parameters.

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Topics: wheel brushes