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Power brushes are excellent tools for tough tasks, including wire stripping, deburring, weld cleaning, rust and paint removal, and more. These brushes are available in many different styles, such as wheel, cup, end, mandrel mounted, encapsulated, and others. Read More…

Power Brushes Power brushes are metal or abrasive nylon filament brushes used to deburr parts during initial phases of the surface finishing process.
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City of Industry, CA  |  323-724-7777

Gordon Brush® is an ISO 9001:2015 certified manufacturer of standard & specialty brushes for the commercial, aerospace, military, medical & electronics industries.

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Gordon Brush Mfg. Co., Inc. $$$

Stow, OH  |  800-888-2861

Spiral Brushes manufactures industrial brushes, custom brushes, power brushes, wire brushes, conveyor cleaning brushes, steel brushes, stainless steel brushes, brass brushes, nylon brushes, abrasive nylon brushes, and natural fiber brushes.

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Spiral Brushes, Inc. $$$

Cedar Grove, NJ  |  800-278-7437

Our brushes set the standard for the industry. Our customers know they can trust us to provide the highest quality products whether they are stock brushes or custom orders.

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Jenkins Brush Company $$$

Fairfield, NJ  |  800-241-9860

The Industrial Brush Co. is a provider of brushes. Since 1946, we have been committed to providing high quality brushes and customer service for a variety of industrial applications and marketplaces.

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The Industrial Brush Company, Inc. $$$

Omaha, NE  |  800-800-6940

Justman Brush is an ISO 9001:2015 Registered Manufacturer centrally located in the United States. We manufacture brushes for a large variety of industrial applications for our customers in the industrial, aerospace, military, laboratory & scientific, medical and food service industries. With over 91 years of manufacturing experience, we have the American Quality, competitive pricing and short lead times you need.

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Justman Brush Company $$$

Solon, OH  |  800-252-4747

Precision Brush Company is an industry leader that has the technology, expertise and experience to satisfy all of your brush requirements.

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Precision Brush Company, Inc. $$$

Albertson, NY  |  800-645-4111

Braun Brush is committed to manufacturing quality brushes using a variety of methods. We offer convenient purchasing of the most extensive brush line available & a unique design-your-own brush service on the web.

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Braun Brush Company $$$

Pomona, CA  |  800-652-7874

West Coast Brush is a leading manufacturer of brushes. We use state-of-the-art technology, allowing us to manufacture almost every size and shape. We have been servicing the industry for over 20 years and strive for the best quality and on-time service.

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West Coast Brush Mfg., Inc. $$$

Delafield, WI  |  800-234-7002

For over 30 years, Tanis has been a leading brush manufacturer. Tanis has put innovation to work in everything we do, using the latest technology, materials, manufacturing advancements and engineering expertise.

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Power Brush

Industrial specialists use power brushes for edge blending, polishing, and contaminant removal. The amount of pressure needed for the application often determines how much horsepower is used to operate these tools. Power brushes’ size, shape, and brush filament fabrications vary widely. Experts advise taking the surface and condition being treated into account while choosing a power brush, as well as the length and filament filling.

For instance, compared to some shorter fillers ideal for extensive processing, longer filaments are thought to be only moderately abrasive on surfaces. Additionally, the best results are typically obtained using the greatest diameter brush that the associated power tool permits. These tools are made from various ferrous and nonferrous wires, carbon steel, and natural and synthetic (nylon) fibers. Power brushes are used to remove welds, rust, scale, and oxidation. They can also be employed for surface finishing and thread cleaning. Drilled holes and internal threads are cleaned with power brushes.

Types of Power Brushes

Power brushes frequently come in tube, end, cup, and wheel forms and are frequently available in small sizes.

Tube Brushes

Tube brushes, also called flue brushes or bottle brushes, are frequently employed in deburring operations. They are made with various stems and spirals and are distinguished by their twisted or spiral bristles. In general, tube brushes work well for cleaning internal applications (such as cylinders and bores) and are compatible with nonferrous and hydraulic casting materials. Single and double spiral brush topologies produce tube brushes. The amount of abrasiveness a wire will have during application procedures is typically determined by its thickness.

While the single version is used for manual cleaning, double spirals are frequently used in power instruments’ heavy-duty cleaning. Carbon and stainless steel, brass, and nylon are often used for brush filaments. Tube brushes are ideal for various internal precision operations, inside tubular holes, and similar applications due to their cylindrical shape. The stem for this specific brush may be prone to bending, so experts advise caution when using this instrument at high speeds or under loaded conditions.

Tube Power Brush

Wheel Brushes

Wheel brushes are a typical type of power brush, and they can also be composed of crimped wire or knots. Crimped wires come in carbon, stainless steel, and brass varieties, providing a good finish. They are frequently used for blending, cleaning, and polishing tasks and are manufactured in a variety of wire diameters and diameter widths. Experts say you can use them separately or as a group to make a surface with a larger brush area.

When used with a power tool, knot wheels are made of metal filaments that are "twisted," or conformed, together to provide a powerful abrasive action. These wheels are frequently utilized in demanding abrasive removal tasks, including scale removal and welding. To increase width and coverage, they can be linked together or stacked. The size and use of wheel brushes vary (e.g., single-handed grinders and larger vacuum applications).

Wheel Power Brushes

End Brushes

Because these tools come in small sizes, end brushes are a good option for places that require precision treatment and are challenging to access. They are employed to deburr tools and materials. Rubber and other plastics are compatible materials. When the equivalent power tool is used, the filaments are aesthetically coiled into the cup, and the filler typically extends outward to contact difficult-to-reach locations. End brushes are frequently offered in crimped and knotted arrangements.

Cup Brushes

Cup brushes are typically employed for tasks requiring intensive abrasive cleaning. These brushes typically have simultaneous contact between their filaments and the surface of the area to be treated. This increased contact causes a more intense action while the accompanying power tool is in motion. Cup brushes are frequently used to treat large surface areas for applications such as ship and structural steel cleaning and are suitable for various grinding and stationary equipment. These combinations come in various diameters and sizes, as well as cup and filament forms, including full cable twist arrangements.

Fill Material Used for Power Brushes

Since many industrial processes rely on power brushes to effectively remove burrs and sharp edges from parts so they may work evenly and safely, fill material, also known as "filament," is important in power brushes. Most power brushes include steel, stainless steel, bronze, or brass wire filament that has been crimped; only the tips of the brush's wires have the potential to cut, and when the brush is used, the wires break and produce new cutting tips, a process that is made easier by the crimping of the wires.

Numerous other applications that call for finer or non-metallic deburring also use nylon abrasive filament. Mixing silicon carbide, aluminum oxide, or polycrystalline diamond abrasive grit with nylon makes it possible to turn this material abrasive. Depending on the grit size, this material can be cut, deburred, blended, or polished to different degrees.

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Nylon Brushes

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Wheel Brushes

Wheel Brushes

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