Choosing the Right Brush for You
Our Scotch-Brite™ Flat Part Deburring Bonded Brush is constructed of multiple discs bonded to a cylindrical core either steel or fiberglass. Fiberglass brushes have a 6" diameter and have a 3" center hole. Steel brushes are larger and have a 12" diameter with a 5.75" center hole. The construction of the bonded brush makes it a good match for cleaning applications like deburring, because of how the discs are arranged: compressed together on a core. The outer diameters of the discs abrade the workpiece, so you get a more aggressive cut, especially on edges and contours. This process differs from a flap brush, for example, in which the flaps gently lap the surface making these brushes a better fit for finishing. As the brush wears, brush density stays the same due to disc-style construction.
Each disc that is adhered to the Scotch-Brite™ Flat Part Deburring Bonded Brush features nylon web and abrasive mineral. Operators can choose from aluminum oxide or talc minerals. Aluminum oxide is a popular choice among industrial professionals because of its fast cut and long service life. Moreover, this versatile mineral works well on many substrates, including ferrous and non-ferrous alloys. Talc, by comparison, is one of the softest synthetic minerals. When gouging or marring are primary concerns, talc is a good mineral to deburr or finish with, as it will not aggressively scratch the substrate.
The Many Benefits of Scotch-Brite™ Brushes
Scotch-Brite™ Brushes are versatile, high-performance brushes that help reduce the need for messy, technique-dependent buffing compounds. The long-lasting, precision-made brushes give you improved consistency and greater control over a number of critical metal prep and finishing tasks, including cleaning, stripping, deburring, polishing, aesthetic finishing and more. Engineered using proprietary 3M non-woven materials technology, Scotch-Brite™ brushes are available in a wide range of grades and brush constructions. This gives us the ability to tailor brush performance to your specific application requirements unlike "all-purpose" brushes that may compromise quality, consistency or durability. And, because they provide more contact with the workpiece than bristle-type brushes, Scotch-Brite brushes last longer and can be run faster helping you achieve higher throughput.
Scotch-Brite™ Flap and Cleaning Brushes Product Selection Guide (PDF, 2.7 Mb)