The accessories available for pipe-cleaning brushes increase the reach of the brush or ease of use. Not all brushes are designed to take accessories so, if you want a more versatile brush, consider one with a threaded or shank end and purchasing a variety of accessories.Stem extensionsStem extension
The earliest mention of the word ‘brush’ in the written English Language was in 1377 and the ‘bottle-brush’ was first mentioned in 1713.Originally, pipe-cleaning brush bristles would have been made out of animal or plant fibres. Pigs, oxen, horses, badgers and even squirrels have provided bristles f
A pipe-cleaning brush is a set of bristles organised around a central stem. It is used for cleaning the inside of tubes or hard-to-reach areas of an object.A tool of many names, pipe-cleaning brushes are also known as tube brushes, cylinder brushes, twisted brushes, pipe brushes, spiral brushes, twi
NylonNylon is a thermoplastic used in numerous industries. Thermoplastics melt when heated, allowing them to be reshaped. When they cool down, they re-harden in the new shape.Pipe-cleaning brush bristles made using nylon are soft and flexible while still being resistant to damage by fungi, abrasion
Abrasive brushes are generally made of various kinds of wire such as stainless steel, brass, nylon etc. and are used for cleaning, deburring, eliminating jagged edges, blending edges, finishing, polishing and removing rust, scale, burn and tool marks.
Brushes are constructed by similar techniques, that is, twist.
Ends of the brush can vary, depending on specific needs. For example, a twisted-in-wire brush can have a cut tip, rounded tip or bristled tip. It can have a long end or handle, a short end, one with a ring, loop or cut.
Typically the bristle material is located at one end of the brush, and the handle extends from it. However, the bristle can be centered in the wire, with two long ends, one on each side.