Category Archives: Nylon Abrasive Brushes

Efficiency Benefits of Nylon Abrasive Brushes

Posted on September 24th, 2019
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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…

Nylon Abrasive Brushes for Edge Prep

Posted on April 26th, 2016

While brushes are available made from silicon carbide, diamond and ceramic, Mutschler Edge Tech prefers to use nylon abrasive brushes for versatility and reliability. The MET-4 Edge Prep Machine offers a universal edge prep solution. Designed to work with a variety of round tools (step drills, end mills, drills, reamers and other round tools), the MET-4 also offers versatility in terms of the abrasive options. Assembling the Nylon Brush While at first glance a nylon brush may not sound like the most effective brush to use, particularly when polishing the flutes of tools with an interpolated axis, we believe nylon brushes are uniquely suited for many edge prep tasks. Nylon brushes contain specific combinations of nylon and other abrasive materials. Production of the filaments likely includes a mix of nylon with abrasives and extruding the filaments from the mixture. This process…