End brushes are suitable for industrial cleaning applications where
restricted space is an issue. Typical wire end brush applications include: polishing molds or dies,
cleaning castings, brushing the internal surfaces of holes, flash removal, spot
facing, and surface preparation for welding. Typical use involves a hand-held high
speed air tool, electric drill, drill press, or robotic finishing equipment.
Solid Fill Wire End Brushes
are available in crimped carbon steel,
stainless steel, brass, or bronze wire . Synthetic and Natural Fiber Options include:
Abrasive Nylon, Nylon 6-6, Tampico, Polyester, Polypropylene and Horsehair. Wire
size ranges from .003" to .020". Abrasive Nylon ranges from 500 Grit (fine) to 46
Grit (coarse). Other synthetic materials are generally available in .005" through
.020" for end brush applications. End brush diameters include 3/8", ½". ¾",
and 1" brush part. Standard shank dimensions are ¼" wide by 7/8" long. Standard
trim length for Solid Fill End brushes is 1". Adding bridles to
an end-brush reduces the tendency to flare-out during operation and concentrates
the wire points on the work surface directly in front of the brush. Bridles may
be removed as the brush wears. The end brush cup may also be coated
with a plastic material to reduce damage from contact with the work piece.
Knot Style End brushes
suitable for severe
cleaning applications such as removal of heavy scale, corrosion, weld spatter, and
rust. Available in .014" and .020" carbon steel and stainless steel in ¾"
and 1 1/8" cups, and with optional bridles to control brush face. Standard shank
dimensions are ¼" wide by 7/8" long. Standard trim length for Knot Style
End brushes is 7/8" to 1-1/8".
Flared Wire End brush
provides side cleaning action, and will not score
blind hole bottoms. Flared end brushes are available in a variety of diameters measured
across the flared brush part: 1", 1 ¼", 1 ½", 2", 2 ¾", 3",
and 4". Flared End brushes can be filled with steel wire, stainless steel wire,
or brass wire in sizes from 0.005" to 0.020". Standard shank dimensions are ¼"
wide by 7/8" long.
Hollow Center End brushes
designed to clean around protruding objects. The hole in the center also prevents
balling up of the wires in the center of the brush. Hollow center end brushes are
available in ¾" and 1" diameter, and can be filled with steel, stainless
steel, and brass wires in a range from 0.006" through 0.020". Standard shank dimensions
are ¼" wide by 7/8" long. Standard trim length for Hollow Center End brushes
Pilot Bonding Brushes
are specially designed to clean around rivet
or bolt holes. Brush diameter is ½"; Trim length is 3/8"; Brush is filled
with .004" Stainless Steel wire. Only the pilot size varies, from 3/32" up to ¼".
Spot Facer Drill brushes
provide two functions at the same time:
cleaning the area around a bolt hole, and drilling or reaming the hole itself. Or,
turn the drill around and use the solid 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 fit a variety of drill or tap sizes (drill or tap not included).
Set screw secures drill or tap in place. Wire fill material options include steel
or stainless steel in diameters from 0.004" to 0.020". Other wire sizes and larger
format brushes are available as special order items.
Encapsulated End brushes
offer greater control over the brush wires
and increase effective stiffness of the brush by shortening the free wire. Wires
are encapsulated in a synthetic elastomer in either normal or hard durometers. Three
Solid Fill diameters are available: ½", ¾" and 1" brush part. Carbon
steel and stainless steel wire fill materials from 0.006" to 0.020" are available.
brushes the side and the bottom in one operation. The
brush has right angle junctures. The brush shank is ¼" diameter. Overall
length varies from 3 ¼" to 4 7/8" with the diameter of the square
brush part from 1" to 3". Wire diameters of .006" and .010"
are standard in Steel, Stainless Steel and Brass. Special round and square sizes
are available in most wire and filament sizes.