Matching the Right Edge Prep Tool for the Edge Prep Need

Posted on October 24th, 2019
edge prep

The use of a nylon abrasive brush is well-established for edge prep. Nylon is perfect for removing a dull edge. It is also a safe tool that can be effectively used by practically anyone after a short introduction. Nylon is also known for being visually useful because the user will be able to see the breakdown of a brush in diameter and density, making it easier to see the breakdown of mass finishing materials. Beyond Nylon There are times when a nylon brush is not the best tool for the job. Edge prep results can be as small as .0002” and up to .005”. Larger areas needing edge prep typically require the brush to be in contact with the tool for a longer amount of time. Extended contact ultimately creates more wear in the brush. This is a case when…

Efficiency Benefits of Nylon Abrasive Brushes

Posted on September 24th, 2019
nylon abrasive brushes

There’s some debate regarding the best way(s) to prep the edge of a cutting tool, carbide insert, tap, reamer, drill bit, gear hob, spiral bevel stick blade or gear shaper cutter. MET is here to answer that decades-long question. In each of these cases, MET recommends a nylon abrasive filament brush. Applying a nylon brush to the edges of the tools is a very effective and repeatable edge prep solution. While many assume other methods such as blasting or drag finishing to be more effective, a nylon brush stands apart for its ability to be angled. This allows an operator to focus on a specific area of the tool, granting the user access to areas that need sharpening and the option to avoid areas that do not. Benefits of Nylon The customized approach of a nylon abrasive brush removes a…