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Brass Wire Brushes for mini drill/Dremel etc.

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Hi,

I'm in need of some new brass wire brushes to use with my mini drill - this kind of thing:

 

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/10Pcs-Brass-Wire-Brush-Set-Polishing-Wheel-Clean-Full-Kit-For-Dremel-Rotary-Tool/282736993975?hash=item41d47026b7:g:nY4AAOSwk-1aDj8x&frcectupt=true

 

My question is - is there a preferred brand that sheds brass wire/lasts longer than the others?  Dremel perhaps?

 

Many thanks

Brian

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It might help if the title was corrected. I was scratching my head wondering what wire bushes were. Then again, it made me open the thread, so perhaps typos in thread titles aren't such a bad thing after all 

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8 hours ago, rab said:

It might help if the title was corrected. I was scratching my head wondering what wire bushes were. Then again, it made me open the thread, so perhaps typos in thread titles aren't such a bad thing after all 

 

Sorted.  Gold Star for observation :good:

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I buy mine on eBay. The shafts come in at least two different sizes, so it's necessary to check they are correct for the drill chuck.

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Arghh - hateful things always shedding wire that then somehow gets into the house and then into my feet. I've moved onto scotchbrite  pendant wheels 

 

https://www.cooksongold.com/Jewellery-Tools/Scotch-brite-Pendant-Wheel-prcode-999-ACR

 

and these radial discs

 

https://www.cooksongold.com/Jewellery-Tools/3m-Radial-Disc-Kit,-6-Each,-3------Grades-And-3-Mandrels-prcode-999-1967&query=kitssale19consumable&channel=uk

 

Jon

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9 hours ago, jonhall said:

Arghh - hateful things always shedding wire that then somehow gets into the house and then into my feet. I've moved onto scotchbrite  pendant wheels 

 

https://www.cooksongold.com/Jewellery-Tools/Scotch-brite-Pendant-Wheel-prcode-999-ACR

 

and these radial discs

 

https://www.cooksongold.com/Jewellery-Tools/3m-Radial-Disc-Kit,-6-Each,-3------Grades-And-3-Mandrels-prcode-999-1967&query=kitssale19consumable&channel=uk

 

Jon

 

Hi Jon,

Many thanks :)

Hateful things?  That's them.....

I really like the Scotchbrite ones - I'll be buying some of them.....

The Radial Discs look good, although a bit pricey; however I did find these on ebay which could be worth investing in:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/18Pcs-1Inch-Radial-Bristle-Disc-Brush-6-Mandrel-Rotary-Adapter-Shank-3Mm-X1G1/302966809566?hash=item468a3aa3de:g:wI0AAOSwVwtbXLgo&frcectupt=true

 

HTH

Kind Regards,

Brian

 

p.s. Are you still resin casting?  I do seem to recall you suggesting that my Rover 214 (owned for 23 years, 239K miles) should go to the Gas Axe.....it has :cry: Gutted.  However, the registration (nothing clever or meaningful, no initials etc.) went onto the new car; I saved all the Rover badges too..... :D  Sad?  Yep....

The new car?  MG3  :biggrin_mini2:

 

 

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2 hours ago, polybear said:

 

Hi Jon,

Many thanks :)

Hateful things?  That's them.....

I really like the Scotchbrite ones - I'll be buying some of them.....

The Radial Discs look good, although a bit pricey; however I did find these on ebay which could be worth investing in:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/18Pcs-1Inch-Radial-Bristle-Disc-Brush-6-Mandrel-Rotary-Adapter-Shank-3Mm-X1G1/302966809566?hash=item468a3aa3de:g:wI0AAOSwVwtbXLgo&frcectupt=true

 

At that price I've ordered a set from China to compare as well - the colours represent grades, so I don't know what we will get?
 

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p.s. Are you still resin casting? 


 

 

Not very much, most of my moulds reached the end of their life, and I couldn't continue demo'ing without re-doing them, I do howeever have a couple of projects where I have made the mould, just need a clear spell to buy the resin and knock out the parts.
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do seem to recall you suggesting that my Rover 214 (owned for 23 years, 239K miles) should go to the Gas Axe.....it has :cry: Gutted.  However, the registration (nothing clever or meaningful, no initials etc.) went onto the new car; I saved all the Rover badges too..... :D  Sad?  Yep....

The new car?  MG3  :biggrin_mini2:

 

 

Goodness! that's a serious mileage - are you certain it wasn't a Honda built one impersonating a Rover? My 213 (a Van Den Plas no less! ) rusted away to dust over 20 years ago, and I wasn't sad to see the back of it, Sadly I didn't learn and replaced it with another Rover, which whilst it didn't rust, you could check the water pump was still working by reving the engine and spraying unsuspecting bystanders with water escaping the crack in the cylinder head. It was only when I bought my first Subaru that I realised that completing a journey shouldn't just be an aspiration...

 

Jon

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23 hours ago, jonhall said:

 

At that price I've ordered a set from China to compare as well - the colours represent grades, so I don't know what we will get?
 

Goodness! that's a serious mileage - are you certain it wasn't a Honda built one impersonating a Rover?

 

Jon

 

Hi Jon,

 

Found some alternatives to the Scotchbrite wheel too:

 

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/20pcs-20mm-Scotch-Brite-Scouring-Pad-Polishing-Mop-3mm-Shank-Nylon-Fiber-Wheel/222803594824

 

(20 off, from China)

 

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/40pcs-dremel-scotch-brite-Buffing-Polishing-Wheel-1-25mm-Mixed-Set-Accessories/333142805958

 

(40 off, from UK)

 

HTH

Brian

 

p.s. Ricky the Rover was definitely UK-bred; Ricky had the last laugh too - two grand trade-in (scr*ppage) given on a new motor  :) 

 

(* I hate that word :( )

 

 

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I've used two different sets of the 'scotchbrite' wheels, one from Cookson that I was happy with, and another from I don't recall where, that didn't really have the right hardness for brass, and seemed to fall apart a bit quickly - I suspect that anything from China hasn't got much 3M scotchbrite in it.

 

Jon

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