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Problem
Recommended Solutions
Brush works too fast
  • Select a brush with longer filaments
  • Select a brush with smaller diameter wire
  • Select a brush with a narrower face
  • Select a brush with a smaller outside diameter
  • Operate the brush at a slower RPM
Brush works too slowly
  • Select a brush with shorter filaments
  • Select a brush with a larger diameter wire
  • Select a brush with a wider face
  • Select a brush with a larger outside diameter
  • Operate the brush at a faster RPM
Brush action rolls or peens the burr over instead of removing burr
  • Select a brush with a wider face
  • Select a brush with a larger diameter wire
  • Select a brush with shorter filaments
  • Operate the brush at a faster RPM
Finer final finish required
  • Select a brush with longer filaments
  • Select a brush with a smaller diameter wire
  • Operate the brush at a higher RPM
  • Select a brush with a wider face
  • Replace the wire brush with an abrasive nylon brush
Coarser final finish required
  • Select a brush with shorter filaments
  • Select a brush with a narrower face
  • Operate the brush at a slower RPM
  • Select a brush with a larger diameter wire
Non-uniform brushing action
  • Select a brush with longer filaments
  • Select a brush with a narrower face
  • Automate the operation to reduce human variables
Filaments break off
  • Reduce pressure
  • Select a brush with a smaller diameter wire
Short brush life
  • Select a brush with a smaller diameter wire
  • Reduce pressure
  • Select a brush with a wider face

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