Tube Brushes

November 01,2011

Power and hand tube brushes from Weiler Corp. are available in a wide assortment of diameters, lengths and fill materials to meet the requirements of a broad range of applications. Tube brush fill materials include high tensile steel, Type 302 stainless steel, and brass wire, as well as nylon and Nylox nylon-abrasive filaments. Power tube brushes can be used on drill motors, drill presses, in CNC machining centers or any other power tool or equipment which operates below 2,000 RPM.

Standard wire and nylon tube brush sizes range from 18" to 2-¼" in diameter. Common applications include crosshole deburring; cleaning or deburring of internal threads, keyways and grooves; cleaning inside diameters of pipes and tubes; and removal of loose chips and debris from internal passages.

Weiler's Nylox abrasive filament tube brushes are commonly used for crosshole deburring; finishing and polishing of small bores; and deburring of internal threads, keyways and grooves. Standard Nylox tube brushes from 0.030" to 2" in diameter and are available with filaments containing silicon-carbide or aluminum-oxide abrasive grains. Weiler has also recently added an assortment of tube brushes containing their exclusive Burr-Rx ceramic-grain filament to their standard product offering for use in the most demanding applications.

In addition to these stock sizes and brush configurations, custom tube brushes can be readily manufactured to customer specifications for meeting more specialized application requirements.

Related Glossary Terms

  • abrasive

    abrasive

    Substance used for grinding, honing, lapping, superfinishing and polishing. Examples include garnet, emery, corundum, silicon carbide, cubic boron nitride and diamond in various grit sizes.

  • centers

    centers

    Cone-shaped pins that support a workpiece by one or two ends during machining. The centers fit into holes drilled in the workpiece ends. Centers that turn with the workpiece are called “live” centers; those that do not are called “dead” centers.

  • computer numerical control ( CNC)

    computer numerical control ( CNC)

    Microprocessor-based controller dedicated to a machine tool that permits the creation or modification of parts. Programmed numerical control activates the machine’s servos and spindle drives and controls the various machining operations. See DNC, direct numerical control; NC, numerical control.

  • polishing

    polishing

    Abrasive process that improves surface finish and blends contours. Abrasive particles attached to a flexible backing abrade the workpiece.