Category Archives: Nylon Abrasive Brushes

Nylon Abrasive Brushes

Posted on June 10th, 2021
edge preparation

In edge preparation, the use of nylon abrasive brushes is the most effective way to produce a highly controlled, specific edge prep on the edge of any cutting tool or similar instrument. Unlike other methods – such as drag finishing or blasting – the nylon abrasive brush can be angled and focused on a specific area of the tool, as well as kept away from areas not to be touched by the abrasive material. And given that the visual evidence of reduced diameter or density of a brush is obvious to the machine operator, the breakdown of the media is more predictable versus the breakdown of mass-finishing media size, shape, chemistry, etc. In short, nylon abrasive brushes have proven to be enormously effective and efficient in edge honing. As such, MET considers the use of nylon brush media with nearly…

Efficiency Benefits of Nylon Abrasive Brushes

Posted on September 24th, 2019
edge prep 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…