Wire Cup Brushes for Right Angle Grinders
WHAT ARE WIRE CUP BRUSHES?
Wire cup brushes are used with a right angle grinder, die grinder, power tool or variable speed polisher to remove scale, rust, paint and other stains from surfaces. They are also used for deburring and polishing. They are particularly effective on metal or concrete.
TYPES OF WIRE CUP BRUSHES
There are two types of wire cup brushes: Crimped Filament Wire and Knotted Filament Wire. Virginia Abrasives carries Crimped Wire Cup Brushes for use in rental and professional settings. They are typically used for lighter duty jobs.
HOW DO WIRE CUP BRUSHES WORK?
During use, the brush filaments naturally break down, revealing new, sharp edges. Crimped wire brushes allow sharp edges to be revealed during the breakdown process.
WHAT SAFETY PRECAUTIONS SHOULD I TAKE?
The carbon steel of the crimped wire brush is particularly strong, but always wear protective gear, including safety goggles, when grinding any surface, as small bits of the brush or surface that is being cleaned can dislodge and enter your unprotected eye.