Tag Archives: Edge preparation

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…

Edge Prep Improves the Longevity and Reliability of Machinery

Posted on August 27th, 2019
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Many of life’s successes are the result of small actions that build on each other over time. With continuous motion, these habits and consistencies become building blocks toward the maintenance of life. Such a level of maintenance through discipline also applies to the tools and machinery used in a manufacturing plant. Regular maintenance is key to making tools and machinery last longer and perform better over time. While this level of maintenance might feel like overkill at times, it’s one of the most cost-effective elements a plant can apply. Unexpected downtime in the form of a broken machines, jammed lines and employee injuries are never planned for and can be costly. While regular maintenance can’t promise to alleviate every problem, it can help reduce these unexpected issues and improve the longevity and reliability of tools and machinery throughout the plant….