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A wire brush is a tool that consists of a brush with wire bristles, most frequently steel wire. A medium- to high- carbon kind of very hard, springy steel is employed. Depending on the application, some wire brushes have bristles composed of brass or stainless steel. Read More…

Wire Brushes Wire brushes are bristled surface treatment tools composed of a mounting area and a collection of many metal bristles. Wire brushes are used for a wide variety of surface treatment processes like abrasion and deburring and can be designed in many configurations.
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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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Tanis, Inc. $$$
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Types of Wire Brushes

Wheel Brushes

Wheel wire brushes can be mounted to an arbor or used with grinders, robotic finishing tools, or other equipment. Steel, stainless steel, or brass wires can be crimped or knotted to form a wheel brush. The conventional wheel wire brush has a two-inch arbor hole and a range of wire diameters. Wheel wire brushes typically have wire filament lengths of six to eight inches. Wheel brushes offer straight-line cleaning for surface finishing, cleaning, polishing, deburring, and paint removal. Wheel brushes are available from various manufacturers and can be installed in groups or used separately.

Wheel Brush

Strip Wire Brushes

Strip brushes are linear design brushes with a core wire, a metal channel, and metal brush filaments of various sorts. They are also known as channel brushes or metal channel strip brushes. Filaments that can be less than a half inch or longer than eight inches can range from one inch to several feet. Metal bristles are attached to a core wire and U-shaped metal channel strip brush to form a metal channel strip. A flat metal sheet is bent into a "U" shape to create the channel. Additionally, the filaments are folded into a U shape, with the center wire positioned at the base of the fold. The folded filaments with their center wire are put into the metal channel before the channel is pushed tightly shut such that the filaments and center wire are securely held in place.

Stainless Steel Strip Brush

Twisted-in-Wire Brushes

Depending on the maker or customer, twisted-in-wire brushes go by various names. For example, the names could be internal cleaning brushes, tubes, bottles, pipes, spirals, etc. They can be used with power and manual instruments, including drills and CNC machining machinery. Twisting stem wires to firmly hold the filaments in place allows for the creation of twisted brushes. Many sizes of twisted wire brushes are available, including miniature or micro brushes. The purpose of these incredibly tiny brushes is to clean close-tolerance holes drilled in metallic and non-metallic objects.

Cup Wire Brushes

Cup wire brushes are available in various styles and varieties, just like other brushes. They are sometimes specifically created to work with a particular production or finishing application. Cup brushes are employed in the surface cleaning, polishing, and descaling processes. They have filaments made of high-density crimped wire. Wire filaments made of brass, steel, or stainless steel are put into a cup-shaped base, giving wire cup brushes their name. The filaments or bristles might be twisted, knotted, or crimped.

Knotted Wire Cup Brush

Applications of Wire Brushes

  • Wire brushes are frequently used for cleaning and removal but are also excellent for priming surfaces for finishing. Cleaning with a wire brush is done to get a surface ready for surface protection. A type of blasting may be employed in huge operations to clean and prepare a surface. Despite the effectiveness of blasting, some areas may require attention to ensure the surface is fully prepared for finishing. In certain circumstances, the required detailing is carried out with a wheel-wire brush or a handheld cup. Some roughness is necessary during surface preparation activities to ensure that the protective substance will adhere. The kind of substrate determines the kind of wire brush that is used to prepare a surface. The correct wire brush must be chosen, which relies on the filaments.
  • Rust removal is a typical function for cup and wheel wire brushes. Rust removal from difficult-to-reach areas is best accomplished with powered wheel-wire brushes. They have sufficient abrasive force to penetrate crevices and constricted areas. Large surfaces can be cleaned of flaky paint and rust using the numerous variations of cup brushes. The various cup brush diameters and sizes and the hollow versions provide a good choice to accommodate rust-cleaning requirements. It is advisable to use a wheel wire brush or brass filament cup to prevent contamination when cleaning a stainless steel surface. Brass filaments cut just as well but are less abrasive than carbon steel.
  • The generation of static during assembly activities is one of the enduring issues with production processes. Although the static may not be dangerous to the workers, it does cause the finished goods to become covered in dust, filth, and other materials that are time- and labor-intensive to remove. Wire brushes can be used in assembly processes to remove static and stop it from forming. Static is picked up by wire brushes, transporting it to the ground to turn off its effects. This method can be used with a wide range of wire brushes in different lengths and filament diameters.

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