Types of End Brushes and Its Applications

June 30, 2021

Types of End Brushes and Its Applications

End Brushes are an appropriate tool for precision finishing and for areas that are difficult to access, as these tools are available in small sizes. They're mainly used for deburring surfaces and tools. Generally rubber and plastic material surfaces, the filaments of end brushes are bundled into the cup, and therefore the filler generally spans outward to contact hard to succeed in areas when the corresponding machine is operational. End brushes are used for finishing the surfaces and cleaning of metal surfaces.

Applications of End Brushes

Following are the leading industrial uses of end brushes.

  • Cleaning of Carbon
  • I.D. pipe cleaning
  • Mold and die cleaning
  • Removing weld slag
  • Surface preparation for welding
  • Polishing tools
  • Rubber and plastic flash removal
  • Paint, rust, and corrosion removal
  • Smoothing rough edges
  • Deburring slots
  • Cleaning pipes and recessed areas
  • CNC equipment maintenance and cleaning

Types of Metal End Brushes 

End brushes are capable of performing on a spread of metal surfaces. We provide our brushes in steel, chrome steel, and tempered steel.

  • Carbon steel may be a commonly used general-purpose brush made with the softest metals, which makes it more suitable for ferrous metals like iron, steel, and forged iron. 
  • Stainless steel brush can perform two jobs: cutting and polishing harder surfaces and non-ferrous metals like aluminum, copper, and brass.
  • Tempered steel is the toughest of the end brushes and is supposed for more aggressive cleaning and cutting.
  • Solid fill end brushes are available in crimped steel, chrome steel, brass, or bronze wire. Synthetic and natural fiber Options include: Abrasive Nylon, Nylon 6-6, Tampico, Polyester, Polypropylene, and Horsehair.
  • Knot Style End brushes are suitable for severe cleaning applications like removing heavy scale, corrosion, weld spatter, and rust. Available in .014″ and .020″ steel and chrome steel in ¾" and one 1/8″ cups, and with optional bridles to regulate brush face.
  • Flared Wire End brush provides side cleaning action and can not score blind hole bottoms. Flared end brushes are available during a sort of diameters measured across the extended brush part: 1″, 1 ¼", 1 ½", 2″, 2 ¾", 3″, and 4″. Flared End brushes are often crammed with steel wire, chrome steel wire, or brass wire.
  • Hollow Center End brushes are designed to wash around protruding objects. The opening within the center also prevents balling from the wires within the center of the comb.
  • Pilot Bonding Brushes are specially designed to wash around rivet or bolt holes. Brush diameter is ½"; Trim length is 3/8″; Brush is crammed with .004″ chrome steel wire. Only the pilot size varies, from 3/32″ up to ¼".
  • Spot Facer Drill brushes provide two functions at an equivalent time: cleaning the world around a bolt hole and drilling or reaming the opening itself and turning the drill around to use the definite end as a pilot to guide the cleaning around a hole for a bolt, screw, or rivet. Brush sizes include ½", ¾" and 1 1/8″ diameter to suit a spread of drill or tap sizes (drill or tap not included). The set screw secures drill or tap in situ. Wire fill material options include steel or chrome steel in diameters from 0.004″ to 0.020″. Other wire sizes and bigger format brushes are available as special order items.
  • Encapsulated End brushes offer greater control over the comb wires and increase the comb's sufficient stiffness by shortening the free wire. Wires are encapsulated during a synthetic elastomer in either standard or hard durometers.



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