Brush - Counter - Brush
© Frank Ford 2004; Photos by FF
Here's my regular synthetic bristle "counter
I've used it for years to brush sawdust off my bench, saws, etc.
But when I tried using it on metal machining tools, I was greeted with an incredible pileup of chips and oil which really wanted to stick on the bristles of my brush.
So, I gave it a haircut. I trimmed all the "flagged" ends with a nice sharp
scissors, and, while I was at it, shortened the stack a bit:
Now, my brush digs in aggressively to clear chips without actually picking
It even digs right into the accordion bellows:
Every so often I squirt on a bit of kerosene and give it a few seconds of ninety pound air blast:
That completely cleans the brush of both oil and chips. Actually, I step outside for this operation, but it was dark when I decided to take these photos. . .
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