Which wire brush do you need?

Steel Wire brush is a wheel-shaped brush with a strong hub and wire. They are used for cutting, cleaning, deburring, edge fusion, polishing and surface treatment. A wire wheel is an electric brush driven by an electric motor and may have an arbor or keyway to support its use with grinding equipment. Different types of wire brushes can be used, but the first thing to know when choosing a tool is basic wire wheel types: crimping and knotting. Wire brush manufacturers also need to consider the specifications of the brush tool and its own application requirements.

Crimp wire wheel for even brushing
The crimped wire brush is made of carbon steel, stainless steel or brass filaments and looks wavy, curved or squeezed. Crimping separates these metal filaments from each other and helps reduce wire fatigue and breaks caused by bending, bending, and vibration. Crimp wheels made from oil-hardened steel wire brush may cost more, but usually have a longer life. During normal use of the wheel brush, the tiny wires break and expose fresh cutting edges. Crimping helps produce cleaner breaks. They also support consistent, even brushing, as the cutting action of the tool is performed at the tip of the filament.

Most wire rollers have a 2-inch arbor hole for 1 / 2-inch to 1-inch shafts. These wire wheel brush for angle grinder come in various sizes, but the most common diameters are 6 inches and 8 inches. The base material of a part or workpiece determines which filament type to choose, and the size of the filament or wire depends on the processing requirements. Face width is also important, manufacturers can choose narrow, medium, wide or super wide. The narrower brush surface is perfect for corners, gaps and irregular surfaces. A wider brushing surface allows for consistent brushing over a larger area.

Knotted wire wheel for strong brushing
Knotted wire wheel brushes have knots or twists of metal wires, usually carbon steel or stainless steel. They support severe cutting and absorb bending and vibration, which can cause lead fatigue. A standard or twisted tufted brush is twisted about two thirds of the length of the filament. The remaining one-third opens slightly. For larger wire diameters and applications that require more brushing, the knot may be distorted over its entire length. These knotted wire wheel brushes are called cable strands and are commonly used in oil fields and pipelines.

In addition to knotting or twisting types, face width is also an important specification to consider. Standard or twisted tufted brushes have medium and wide bristle surfaces for even, heavy brushing. The stringer wire brush is a very narrow surface cable twist brush. They are used for surface finishing small channels and grooves, and preparing pipes before welding. Like curled wire brushes with narrower surfaces, stringer brushes have longer trimmings to trim irregular surfaces with corners and gaps. These knotted wire wheel brushes can also be used to clean cracks in asphalt and concrete.

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