Tag Archives: Edge Honing

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…

Edge Preparation Extends the Life of Your Tools and Saves You Money

Posted on September 15th, 2013

How many times have you picked up a dull cutting tool at home or in the shop or on the job and thought seriously about just tossing it away? To someone who has been around tools all their life or works with tools on the job, that kind of mentality doesn’t make a bit of sense, does it? A tool is an instrument. Sure, they come from the hardware store or the supplier razor sharp, but we all know that, over time, a sharp edge will slowly begin to dull. And, if you’re a smart, cost-conscious worker, you know that a little edge preparation is all your cutting tools require from time to time in order to stay sharp and beneficial on the job. Edge preparation is essential maintenance for any cutting tool made from any material (scientists haven’t yet…