All Natural BENT WOODEN HANDLE BRASS BRUSH
Perfect for cleaning saw screws and teeth
MADE IN THE USA
Handle Length: 8-1/4"
Brass wire thickness: .006
2 Rows of brass: 2 x 9
Laminated plywood handle, bent for knuckle protection, and filled with thick tufts in a 2 x 9 row configuration. Slightly larger and heavier duty then basic black handles toothbrush style brushes found at the big box stores.
The problem I've found with using buffing wheels and polished with saw screws is it does a great job of getting a high shine however the final restoration often looks off. The high polish classes with the vintage metal patina. The answer I've found is to use a jewelers type cleaner and brass brush. The trick is finding the right brass brush. The china made black handles ones are often way to coarse and will scratch fine metals. Jewelers bare very fine gauge wire but they are costly and also don't tend to last as the thin wires bends to easy and breaks down.
After a lot of looking I've been really happy with these. They are soft enough that they don't scratch and provided you work smart hold up very well. I've been using a them for saw screws and other metal cleaning for few months and still very happy.
In addition to cleaning saw screws I've found they work well for:
Cleaning Braces: the parts in the chuck can be tricky.
Miter boxes: early styles have lots of small parts
Saw teeth: when I'm sanding plates if the saw has heavy set it can be tricky.
other uses I'm sure will present themselves when in use
I will stand behind these brushes to a point. I’ve been testing 3 of them for over the last month or so. These are easily the highest quality brushes I found designed to clean but not scratch. As such they will breakdown if repeatedly abused. The brushes and made in the USA in California.
I do offer restoration and sharpening services. Please contact me or look me up on the web.
If you like to read more about my process and all things saws please read my blog www.positiverake.com
thanks and please email with any questions