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Flap Brushes: Scotch-Brite™ Premium Finishing Flap Brush

Our Scotch-Brite™ Premium Finishing Flap Brush stands out among our portfolio of brushes for light deburring, cleaning and creating aesthetic finishes on metals. Constructed from sections of non-woven material slit lengthwise and bonded at a 90 degree angle to a cylindrical core, these abrasive brushes are ideal for applications in which finish is paramount.

  • Medium densities and finer grades produce aesthetic finishes without compounds
  • Works well for light deburring and hard-to-reach surface areas
  • Spring-like action of nylon fibers increases responsive contact with surface irregularities without gouging
  • Non-woven construction provides a safer alternative to wire and bristle media
  • Continuously supplies fresh mineral to the work surface

Scotch-Brite™ Finishing Flap Brush Benefits of Brush Media

A versatile, high-performance alternative to bristle brushes, the Scotch-Brite™ Premium Finishing Flap Brush supports critical metal prep and finishing operations efficiently and effectively. This flap brush requires no compounds or coolant to achieve fine finishes. Inherently less technique dependent than buffing compound processes, a flap brush provides more contact with the work surface, achieving finishes with fewer steps and more consistent results. Moreover, because it's constructed of non-woven material rather than wire or fiber bristles, it poses no danger to the operator from flying wire fragment during use. The flexibility of the flap brush enables access to hard-to-reach surface areas and can reach into surface irregularities that flat belts, for instance, miss. 

Variety of Configurations

This brush is available in softer (5) density aluminum oxide mineral in medium and very fine grades and silicon carbide in medium grades. In harder (7) densities, the brush is produced with aluminum oxide available in very fine and medium grades and with medium grade silicon carbide. 

Premium for Aesthetic Finishes

Among the best for achieving aesthetic finishes in the metal fabrication industries, this brush is well suited for generating #4 finishes on stainless steel sheet. It is used effectively in flat finishing, automotive trim, machine parts, metal fabrication parts and decorative finishes. 

Metal fabrication processes can seriously mar the mill finish of stainless steel and other metals. This flap brush can be used for light deburring applications following punching, stamping, fine blanking, shearing, and laser and waterjet cutting. Scotch-Brite™ Flap Brushes are a fast and easy way to bring that finish "right back to where you started." 

Nonwoven Technology Developed at 3M

Nonwoven technology makes Scotch-Brite™ industrial abrasives unique. A combination of fiber strands, resin, and abrasive mineral forms a thick, open web. The spring-like nature of the fibers responds to contours and effectively removes unwanted burrs, soils, and contaminants while maintaining the geometry of the work surface, which in turn reduces rework and boosts productivity. 

Open spaces in the web allow swarf to escape, so debris does not clog the mineral. As the fibers of the web break down with use, fresh mineral continues to be exposed. Consistently fresh cutting mineral helps to provide exceptional consistency, cut performance, and long service life. 

From aesthetic finishing to weld blending, deburring, and more, Scotch-Brite abrasives are designed to work fast and deliver consistent results, part after part.

Specifications

 Applications‎‎ Slab Cleaning,‎ Sheet Polishing,‎ Deburring,‎ Finishing,‎ Straightline - Brushed Finish,‎ Radiusing,‎ Polishing,‎ Refining
 Attachment Type‎‎ Center Hole
 Brand‎‎ Scotch-Brite™
 Converted Form‎‎ Flap Brush
 Density‎‎ 7,‎ 5
 Density Rating‎‎ Medium,‎ Hard
 Equipment - Machines‎‎ Manual Backstand,‎ Centerless Grinders,‎ Pressure Assit Backstand
 Grade‎‎ VFN,‎ MED
 Industries‎‎ Metalworking
 Mineral Type‎‎ Silicon Carbide,‎ Aluminum Oxide
 Position‎‎ Premium
 Product Form‎‎ Brush
 Sub Industries‎‎ Metal Fabrication

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Flap Brushes: Scotch-Brite™ Combi-S Wheel

Scotch-Brite™ Combi-S Wheel is a unique finishing wheel composed of alternating Scotch-Brite™ non-woven flaps and aluminum oxide coated abrasive sheet. Conformable pads provide a large footprint and cushion the abrasive sheets to create a brushed, decorative finish.

  • Alternating flaps of coated and non-woven material cut and finish in a single step
  • 1/4" shaft provides stability to keep the wheel perpendicular to the work surface
  • Flexible web pads cushion each abrasive sheet to produce a professional brushed finish
  • Fits most standard die grinders with a 1/4" collets
  • Choice of grades to provide desired finish (#3/#4)

Designed for Surface Finishing and Blending Operations

This wheel is mounted on a 1/4" spindle that supports the wheel for stability and reduces side-loading, helping it remain perpendicular to the work surface. 

Our Scotch-Brite™ Combi-S Wheel is designed for a variety of surface finishing and blending operations on a wide variety of surfaces such as aluminum, stainless steel, copper, and brass. It uses aluminum oxide abrasive mineral. Aluminum oxide is a popular choice among industrial professionals because of its cut-rate and long life. This mineral is a tough, durable abrasive that self-fractures to expose fresh cutting edges in use, whereas traditional abrasives, such as garnet, quickly wear down with use. Due to its high cut-rate, hardness, strength, and low heat retention, aluminum oxide mineral is widely used in grinding applications in addition to sanding and finishing use. Aluminum oxide is suitable on a wide variety of substrates in both woodworking and metalworking, including ferrous alloys.

The Many Benefits of Scotch-Brite™ Abrasives

Scotch-Brite™ industrial abrasives are unique surface conditioning products with abrasives incorporated into non-woven nylon or synthetic fibers. Combining abrasives with the fibers creates an abrasive system that delivers consistent results for the life of the product. The open-web material runs cool and is load resistant, which keeps the abrasive minerals cutting at high performance by limiting clogging of the fibers.

Specifications

 Applications‎‎ Finishing
 Attachment Type‎‎ Shaft
 Brand‎‎ Scotch-Brite™
 Color‎‎ Maroon
 Converted Form‎‎ Combi Wheel
 Diameter‎‎ 3 Inch
 Diameter (Metric)‎‎ 76.2 mm
 Equipment - Machines‎‎ Manual Backstand,‎ Inline Sanders,‎ Die Grinders
 Form Type‎‎ Combi Brush
 Grade‎‎ P120,‎ 80,‎ P180
 Industries‎‎ Marine,‎ Metalworking
 Max RPM‎‎ 8000
 Mineral Type‎‎ Aluminum Oxide
 Position‎‎ Good
 Product Form‎‎ Wheel,‎ Brush
 Shank Size‎‎ 0.25 Inch
 Shank Size (metric)‎‎ 6.35 mm
 Sub Industries‎‎ Turbine Engines,‎ Metal Implants,‎ Plumbing Fixtures,‎ Builders Hardware,‎ Medical Instruments,‎ Metal Fabrication
 Width‎‎ 1.75 Inch
 Width (Metric)‎‎ 44.45 mm

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Flap Brushes: Scotch-Brite™ Conformable Applicator Cleaner Head 261

Our Scotch-Brite™ Conformable Applicator Cleaner Head 261 helps operators and cleaning crews achieve cleanliness in work spaces and on workpieces. This cleaner head is lightweight and has a flexible, concave head for greater conformability on curved work surfaces.

  • Lightweight, portable cleaning head may be used for a wide range of cleaning applications
  • Concave design enables the cleaning head to conform to curved surfaces
  • Swivel attachment accepts a standard threaded broom handle
  • Accommodates a versatile range of non-woven cleaning pads
  • Features Hook and Loop attachment system for quick and easy pad changes

Time to Clean

Cleaner head 261 is used with 6" x 12" non-woven surface conditioning products, such as Scotch-Brite™ airplane cleaner pads. It has a swivel attachment which accepts a standard threaded broom handle. The swivel attachment enables the pad to twist, turn and rotate for greater surface accommodation; it also enables users to better manipulate the pad. 

Easy Cleaner Pad Attachment

Four nylon flaps on the bottom of the cleaner head have a 3M™ Hookit™ Tall J Hook type attachment. The Velcro-like hooks enable users to easily fasten a cleaning pad to the head. By simply applying a little pressure, the pad latches on to the J hooks for secure attachment. 
3M™ has engineered the cleaner head to be lightweight and flexible. Its flexibility is further enhanced by its concave shape. When light pressure is applied, the curved head flattens and splays out, so users may cover more surface area, particularly on curved surfaces. The head responds to manual pressure, so the user has precise control over the surface area that is being cleaned. 

Flexible, Lightweight and Portable

Overall, 3M™ engineered the Scotch-Brite™ Conformable Applicator Cleaner Head 261 to put its name into action - namely, by conforming to surfaces and cleaning. It's ergonomically designed to be lightweight and flexible, which reduces operator fatigue. The curved head may be flattened to cover larger surface areas or conform to curved surfaces, increasing productivity. As a portable cleaning tool, it can be toted most anywhere. For these reasons, the Scotch-Brite™ Conformable Applicator Cleaner Head 261 is a good tool to have on hand. 

Specifications

 Applications‎‎ Grinding
 Attachment Type‎‎ Threaded
 Brand‎‎ Scotch-Brite™
 Color‎‎ Dark Gray
 Front Color‎‎ Black
 Hook Type‎‎ 2
 Length‎‎ 12 Inch
 Length (Metric)‎‎ 304.8 mm
 Width‎‎ 6 Inch
 Width (Metric)‎‎ 152.4 mm

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Flap Brushes: Scotch-Brite™ High Strength Flap Brush Steel Core

Our Scotch-Brite™ High Strength Flap Brush Steel Core brush is uniquely designed for medium duty cleaning and finishing applications on a variety of metals.

  • Aluminum Oxide mineral cuts sharp but leaves a soft scratch pattern, good for cleaning and finishing
  • Steel core prevents brush from yielding or deflecting when it comes in contact with workpiece, contributing to consistent cutting action
  • Especially dense web contributes to abrasive longevity and durability
  • Open web is buoyant and responsive, minimizing alteration of the workpiece
  • Open web has gaps between fibers, helping reduce loading and clogging of fibers

Anatomy of Flap Brushes

We engineer the Scotch-Brite™ High Strength Flap Brush Steel Core by taking sections of non-woven material, slit lengthwise, and bonding it to a cylindrical steel core. The steel core helps prevent the brush from yielding or deflecting when it makes contact with the substrate — so you get consistent cutting action. Among our Scotch-Brite™ Flap and Cleaning Brushes, the High Strength Flap Brush provides a low to medium aggressive cut but has more durable open web.

As operators know well, many factors go into pairing the right abrasive with a workpiece. Our Scotch-Brite™ High Strength Flap Brush is good for medium-duty cleaning and finishing applications, because it is long-lasting and withstands repeated wear. Yet, it is not so aggressive that it will gouge the workpiece. Instead, the medium grade aluminum oxide mineral cuts softly and leaves a fine scratch pattern. 

Overall, flap brushes minimize the risk for chatter and marks given their unique construction. Under normal use, flaps rotate centrifugally and make continuous contact with the workpiece. By lapping the surface, the flaps eliminate the residual traces or marks that tend to be left by singular discs or discs ganged on a shaft. The brush may be used with a variety of tools, including a backstand, match and finish sander and a centerless grinder.

The Many Benefits of Open Web Abrasives

Non-woven technology makes our Scotch-Brite™ industrial abrasives unique. A combination of fiber strands, resin, and abrasive mineral forms a thick, open web. The spring-like nature of the fibers responds to contours and effectively removes unwanted burrs, soils, and contaminants while maintaining the geometry of the workpiece, which in turn reduces rework and boosts productivity. Gaps in the web allow swarf to escape, so debris does not clog the mineral. 

Fibers in the web continually break down with use to reveal fresh mineral for exceptional consistency, superior cut performance and extremely long service life. Scotch-Brite™ products not only enhance productivity, but also increase operator safety by reducing the need for cleaning chemicals and pastes, and replacing wire brushes that can break off and cause injury. From aesthetic finishing to weld blending, deburring, and more, Scotch-Brite abrasives work fast and deliver consistent results, part after part. 

Specifications

 Attachment Type‎‎ Center Hole
 Brand‎‎ Scotch-Brite™
 Center Hole Diameter‎‎ 5.75 Inch
 Center Hole Diameter (Metric)‎‎ 146.05 mm
 Color‎‎ Maroon
 Converted Form‎‎ Flap Brush
 Density‎‎ 7
 Density Rating‎‎ Hard
 Grade‎‎ MED
 Mineral Type‎‎ Aluminum Oxide
 Product Form‎‎ Brush

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Flap Brushes: Scotch-Brite™ Cut and Polish Flap Brush Steel Core

Our Scotch-Brite™ Cut and Polish Flap Brush Steel Core features flaps of tough, dense webbing that allows aggressive blending, cleaning and deburring of metals. The flaps are bonded around a steel support core, so the brush stays sturdy when run on finishing equipment. This creates a firm support for the softer mesh material that removes surface contaminants without damaging the work piece.

  • Tight and dense construction allows for aggressive blending, cleaning, and polishing on metal surfaces
  • Open web design resists loading and assures consistent action across the sheet
  • Flaps are bonded to a steel core for maximum strength and durability
  • Extremely durable material provides a long lifespan for the brush
  • Made with aluminum oxide mineral for sharp cutting action

Tough and Flexible

Our Scotch-Brite™ Cut and Polish Flap Brush Steel Core is made to be your go-to choice for aggressive blending and finishing. This cleaning brush is constructed by firmly attaching mesh flaps around a steel core to make a wide and round brush used for cleaning and finishing applications on wide sheet and coil metal. The core provides durability and long life, while the softer, abrasive infused mesh flaps cut quickly and evenly. Typical applications for our flap brushes include finishing, graining, light deburring, and light cleaning. 

Aluminum Oxide Abrasive

This flap brush uses aluminum oxide abrasive, which is a popular choice among industrial professionals because of its cut-rate and long life. This mineral is a tough, durable abrasive that self-fractures to expose fresh cutting edges in use, whereas traditional abrasives, such as garnet, quickly wear down with use. Due to its high cut-rate, hardness, strength, and low heat retention, aluminum oxide mineral is widely used in grinding applications in addition to sanding and finishing use. Aluminum oxide is suitable on a wide variety of substrates in both woodworking and metalworking, including ferrous alloys. 

The Scotch-Brite™ Advantage

Our Scotch-Brite™ abrasives are unique surface conditioning products with abrasives incorporated into non-woven fiber matrix. Combining abrasives and non-woven material creates an abrasive system that delivers consistent results for the life of the product. The open-web material runs cool and is load resistant, which keeps the abrasive minerals cutting at high performance by limiting clogging of the fibers.

Specifications

 Applications‎‎ Grinding,‎ Finishing,‎ Polishing
 Attachment Type‎‎ Center Hole
 Brand‎‎ Scotch-Brite™
 Center Hole Diameter‎‎ 5.75 Inch
 Center Hole Diameter (Metric)‎‎ 146.05 mm
 Color‎‎ Tan
 Converted Form‎‎ Flap Brush
 Density‎‎ 7,‎ 5
 Density Rating‎‎ Medium,‎ Hard
 Diameter‎‎ 11.5 Inch
 Diameter (Metric)‎‎ 292.1 mm
 Equipment - Machines‎‎ Manual Backstand
 Form Type‎‎ Flap Brush
 Grade‎‎ VFN,‎ MED
 Industries‎‎ Metalworking
 Max RPM‎‎ 1800
 Mineral Type‎‎ Aluminum Oxide
 Position‎‎ Better
 Product Form‎‎ Brush
 Sub Industries‎‎ Metal Fabrication
 Width‎‎ 38.5 Inch
 Width (Metric)‎‎ 977.9 mm

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Flap Brushes: Scotch-Brite™ High Strength Premium Blend and Finish Flap Brush

Our Scotch-Brite™ High Strength Premium Blend and Finish Flap Brush is one of 3M's best-performing flap brushes. It provides greater durability, longer life and exceptional finish, while running soft, smooth and smear free.

  • Flap construction helps minimize chatter risk
  • Available in a variety of grades, so operators can choose the right brush for their unique application
  • Aluminum Oxide mineral cuts sharp but leaves a soft scratch pattern
  • Open web is spongy and responsive, minimizing risk of altering part geometry
  • Open web is load resistant, helping to prolong abrasive service life

The Anatomy of Flap Brushes

We engineer the Scotch-Brite™ High Strength Premium Blend and Finish Flap Brush by adhering individual sheets of abrasive material to a fiberglass core at a 90 degree angle. As it spins, flaps rotate centrifugally and make continuous contact with the workpiece. By lapping the surface, the flaps eliminate the residual traces or marks that tend to be left by singular discs or discs ganged on a shaft. The brush may be used with a variety of tools, including backstand, match and finish sander and a centerless grinder. 

Available in a Variety of Grades

Our Scotch-Brite™ High Strength Premium Blend and Finish Flap Brush combines aluminum oxide mineral and non-woven nylon fibers using resin. The mineral is available in a variety of grades, so operators may choose the right grade for their particular application. Grades include: CRS, MED and VFN. Typically, a coarser grade is desirable when operators seek a more aggressive cut. Contrarily, a very fine grade is desirable when a softer scratch is desirable. We also offer this brush in Type L (Lofty) for the coarse and medium grades, for greater conformability.

Independent of the grade chosen, operators will get the same level of consistency and responsiveness they've come to expect from Scotch-Brite™ abrasives. Each brush offers unique cleaning or finishing capabilities based on different grade and density combinations.

Common Applications

Our High Strength Premium Blend and Finish Flap Brush helps with blending finishes, deburring and antique finishing on hardware and plumbing fixtures. 

Scotch-Brite™ Flap Brushes are used by manufacturers of hand tools, surgical equipment, stamped metal parts, transportation vehicles, builders hardware, plastic products, mouldings and woodworking products. Aerospace component manufacturers condition surfaces of blades, vanes, rotors, fasteners, nozzles, extrusions and airframe supports. In maintenance and repair, Scotch-Brite flap brushes are used to clean and condition surfaces properly and efficiently. Although these are not required for most applications, most common industrial grinding lubricants, coolants, and/or compounds can be used with Scotch-Brite™ flap brushes if necessary.

The Many Benefits of Open Web Abrasives

Non-woven technology makes our Scotch-Brite™ industrial abrasives unique. A combination of fiber strands, resin, and abrasive mineral forms a thick, open web. The spring-like nature of the fibers responds to contours and effectively removes unwanted burrs, soils, and contaminants while maintaining the geometry of the workpiece, which in turn reduces rework and boosts productivity. Gaps in the web allow swarf to escape, so debris does not clog the mineral. Fibers in the web continually break down with use to reveal fresh mineral for exceptional consistency, superior cut performance, and extremely long service life. From aesthetic finishing to weld blending, deburring, and more, Scotch-Brite abrasives work fast and deliver consistent results, part after part.

Specifications

 Applications‎‎ Slab Cleaning,‎ Sheet Polishing,‎ Deburring,‎ Finishing,‎ Straightline - Brushed Finish,‎ Radiusing,‎ Polishing,‎ Refining
 Attachment Type‎‎ Center Hole
 Brand‎‎ Scotch-Brite™
 Color‎‎ Red,‎ Gold,‎ Brown
 Converted Form‎‎ Flap Brush
 Density‎‎ 7,‎ 5
 Density Rating‎‎ Medium,‎ Hard
 Equipment - Machines‎‎ Manual Backstand,‎ Centerless Grinders,‎ Pressure Assit Backstand
 Grade‎‎ CRS,‎ VFN,‎ MED
 Industries‎‎ Metalworking
 Mineral Type‎‎ Aluminum Oxide
 Position‎‎ Premium
 Product Form‎‎ Brush
 Sub Industries‎‎ Metal Fabrication

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Flap Brushes: Scotch-Brite™ Roloc™ Cut and Polish Flap Brush

Our Scotch-Brite™ Roloc™ Cut and Polish Flap Brush uses our unique non-woven web design, binding synthetic fibers and abrasive particles to create a conformable, three-dimensional material to provide a smooth and polished finish.

  • Aluminum oxide mineral easily removes surface imperfections, helping to cut faster
  • Easy abrasive wheel attachment
  • Heavy-duty design prolongs service life
  • Load resistant open web helps produce a consistent finish
  • Open web conforms to substrate to minimize gouging

Benefits of the Cut and Polish Flap Brush

Scotch-Brite™ Roloc™ Cut and Polish Flap Brush is made with aluminum oxide mineral. A popular choice among industrial professionals because of its cut-rate and long life. This mineral is a tough, durable abrasive that self-fractures to expose fresh cutting edges in use, whereas traditional abrasives, such as garnet, quickly wear down with use. Due to its high cut-rate, hardness, strength, and low heat retention, aluminum oxide mineral is widely used for sanding and finishing applications. Aluminum oxide is suitable on a wide variety of substrates in both woodworking and metalworking, including ferrous alloys. 

We engineered the Scotch-Brite™ Roloc™ Cut and Polish Flap Brush to conform to the substrate, making it a great option for working inside diameters and for blending surface imperfections. Its open, flexible flap construction makes it soft and pliable, producing uniform finishes. The open structure of the web reduces the risk of discoloring the part and resists loading, which prolongs the product's life. Our Non-Woven Web is engineered to continually expose fresh abrasive to the work surface, for a consistent, smoother finish — without the risk of overworking the part and disturbing critical tolerances.

Specifications

 Applications‎‎ Grinding,‎ Finishing,‎ Polishing
 Attachment Type‎‎ Roloc™+
 Brand‎‎ Scotch-Brite™
 Color‎‎ Tan
 Converted Form‎‎ Brush
 Diameter‎‎ 3 Inch
 Diameter (Metric)‎‎ 76.2 mm
 Equipment - Machines‎‎ Manual Backstand
 Form Type‎‎ Flap Brush
 Grade‎‎ MED
 Industries‎‎ Metalworking
 Max RPM‎‎ 8000
 Mineral Type‎‎ Aluminum Oxide
 Position‎‎ Better
 Product Form‎‎ Brush
 Sub Industries‎‎ Metal Fabrication
 Width‎‎ 1.37 Inch
 Width (Metric)‎‎ 34.798 mm

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Flap Brushes: Scotch-Brite™ Finishing Flap Brush Steel Core

Scotch-Brite™ Finishing Flap Brush Steel Core requires no chemical compounds to achieve fine finishes and is ideal for all aesthetic metal finishing applications, smoothing wood fibers, defuzzing wood, plastic and composite surfaces and sealer scuffing.

  • Flap brush construction produces brushed surfaces without compounds
  • Provides more surface contact than bristle-type brushes
  • Non-woven fibers break down to reveal fresh mineral for consistent, uniform finishes
  • Open web is load resistant, prolonging abrasive service life
  • Achieves decorative finishes on metal, wood and composites

Flap Brush Construction

Scotch-Brite™ Finishing Flap Brush Steel Core is constructed from sections of non-woven material slit lengthwise and bonded to a cylindrical core. Our long-lasting brush provides improved consistency and greater control over a number of critical prep and finishing tasks, including polishing and aesthetic finishing, and brushed metal finishes on copper, brass, stainless steel, aluminum and other metals. As the brush spins, the flaps rotate centrifugally to cover more surface area. They minimize the risk of chatter, because the flaps overlap areas as they cut, reducing the residual lines and traces that may be left by abrasive discs ganged on a shaft. The steel core helps to provide a firm foundation and prevents it from yielding or deflection on the workpiece when run.

Available in a Variety of Grades and Minerals

This brush is available in a variety of grades and minerals, which means operators have the ability to choose the right combination for their unique project. Minerals include aluminum oxide, silicon carbide and talc. Grades include very fine (VFN), ultra fine (ULF), fine (FIN), medium (MED) and coarse (CRS). Aluminum oxide is soft and versatile; it tends to be used on surfaces where smooth, soft finishes are desirable. Talc, likewise, is a very soft mineral providing minimal abrasive qualities for ultra fine finishing and polishing. Silicon carbide is sharper and harder, making it a good match for projects that require an aggressive cut or a different aesthetic look. 

Scotch-Brite™ Finishing Flap Brush Steel Core is available in a variety of grades and minerals, which means operators have the ability to choose the right combination for their unique project.

The Many Benefits of Open Web Abrasives

Non-woven technology makes our Scotch-Brite™ industrial abrasives unique. A combination of fiber strands, resin, and abrasive mineral forms a thick, open web. The spring-like nature of the fibers responds to contours and effectively removes unwanted burrs, soils, and contaminants while maintaining the geometry of the workpiece, which in turn reduces rework and boosts productivity. 

Gaps in the web allow swarf to escape, so debris does not clog the mineral. Fibers in the web continually break down with use to reveal fresh mineral for exceptional consistency, superior cut performance, and extremely long service life. Scotch-Brite products not only enhance productivity, but also increase operator safety by reducing the need for cleaning chemicals and pastes, and replacing wire brushes that can break off and cause injury. From aesthetic finishing to weld blending, deburring, and more, Scotch-Brite™ abrasives work fast and deliver consistent results, part after part.

Specifications

 Attachment Type‎‎ Center Hole
 Brand‎‎ Scotch-Brite™
 Center Hole Diameter‎‎ 5.75 Inch
 Center Hole Diameter (Metric)‎‎ 146.05 mm
 Color‎‎ Maroon,‎ Gray
 Converted Form‎‎ Flap Brush
 Density‎‎ 3,‎ 7,‎ 5
 Density Rating‎‎ Medium,‎ Hard,‎ Soft
 Grade‎‎ CRS,‎ ULF,‎ VFN,‎ MED,‎ SFN,‎ FIN
 Mineral Type‎‎ Silicon Carbide,‎ Aluminum Oxide
 Product Form‎‎ Brush

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Flap Brushes: Scotch-Brite™ High Strength Flap Brush

Our Scotch-Brite™ High Strength Flap Brush is uniquely designed for lighter duty and specialty applications, such as cleaning and finishing.

  • Aluminum Oxide mineral cuts sharp but leaves a soft scratch pattern, good for cleaning and finishing
  • Available in a range of grades, densities and sizes so operators can tailor the brush to meet the needs of their unique application
  • Especially dense web contributes to abrasive longevity and durability
  • Open web is buoyant and responsive, minimizing alteration of the workpiece
  • Open web has gaps between fibers, helping reduce loading and clogging of fibers

 

Anatomy of Flap Brushes

We engineer the Scotch-Brite™ High Strength Flap Brush by taking sections of non-woven material, slit lengthwise, and bonding it to a cylindrical fiberglass core. Among our Scotch-Brite™ Flap and Cleaning Brushes, the High Strength Flap Brush provides a low to medium aggressive cut but has more durable open web. 

As operators know well, many factors go into pairing the right abrasive with a workpiece. Our Scotch-Brite™ High Strength Flap Brush is good for light-duty cleaning and finishing applications, because it is long-lasting and withstands repeated wear. Yet, it is not so aggressive that it will gouge the workpiece. Instead, aluminum oxide mineral cuts softly and leaves a fine scratch pattern.

Overall, flap brushes minimize the risk for chatter and marks given their unique construction. Under normal use, flaps rotate centrifugally and make continuous contact with the workpiece. By lapping the surface, the flaps eliminate the residual traces or marks that tend to be left by singular discs or discs ganged on a shaft. The brush may be used with a variety of tools, including a backstand, match and finish sander and a centerless grinder. 

Operators will get the consistency and responsiveness they've come to expect from Scotch-Brite™ abrasives, but each brush offers unique capabilities based on different grade and density combinations. Our High Strength Flap Brush is available in a range of grades, densities and sizes (PDF, 2.7 Mb) — so operators can choose the right brush for their specific application.

The Many Benefits of Open Web Abrasives

Non-woven technology makes our Scotch-Brite™ industrial abrasives unique. A combination of fiber strands, resin, and abrasive mineral forms a thick, open web. The spring-like nature of the fibers responds to contours and effectively removes unwanted burrs, soils, and contaminants while maintaining the geometry of the workpiece, which in turn reduces rework and boosts productivity. Gaps in the web allow swarf to escape, so debris does not clog the mineral. 

Fibers in the web continually break down with use to reveal fresh mineral for exceptional consistency, superior cut performance and extremely long service life. Scotch-Brite™ products not only enhance productivity, but also increase operator safety by reducing the need for cleaning chemicals and pastes, and replacing wire brushes that can break off and cause injury. From aesthetic finishing to weld blending, deburring, and more, Scotch-Brite abrasives work fast and deliver consistent results, part after part. 

Specifications

 Attachment Type‎‎ Center Hole
 Brand‎‎ Scotch-Brite™
 Center Hole Diameter‎‎ 5 Inch,‎ 3 Inch
 Center Hole Diameter (Metric)‎‎ 76.2 mm,‎ 127 mm
 Color‎‎ Maroon
 Converted Form‎‎ Brush,‎ Flap Brush
 Density‎‎ 3,‎ 7,‎ 5
 Density Rating‎‎ Medium,‎ Hard,‎ Soft
 Diameter‎‎ 8 Inch,‎ 12 Inch
 Diameter (Metric)‎‎ 203.2 mm,‎ 304.8 mm
 Form Type‎‎ Flap Brush
 Grade‎‎ VFN,‎ MED
 Max RPM‎‎ 2500,‎ 3200
 Mineral Type‎‎ Aluminum Oxide
 Product Form‎‎ Brush
 Width‎‎ 1.25 Inch,‎ 1 Inch,‎ 2 Inch
 Width (Metric)‎‎ 25.4 mm,‎ 31.75 mm,‎ 50.8 mm

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Flap Brushes: Scotch-Brite™ Cut and Polish Flap Brush

Scotch-Brite™ Cut and Polish Flap Brushes are a versatile, high-performance alternative to conventional bristle brushes and messy, technique-dependent buffing compounds. These long-lasting, precision-made brushes give you improved consistency and greater control over a number of critical metal prep and finishing tasks, including cleaning, deburring, polishing, and aesthetic finishing.

  • Aluminum Oxide mineral cuts fast and sharp for aggressive cleaning and bright finishing
  • Available in very fine (VFN) and medium (MED) grades to help achieve desired finishes
  • Great for cleaning, deburring, polishing and finishing
  • Open web is load resistant, helping to limit buildup of debris so mineral cuts faster, longer
  • Conformable nylon fibers respond to surface irregularities without gouging the surface, helping maintain original part geometry

Long-Lasting Precision-Made Brushes

Scotch-Brite™ Cut and Polish Flap Brushes are a versatile, high-performance alternative to conventional bristle brushes and messy, technique-dependent buffing compounds. These long-lasting, precision-made brushes give you improved consistency and greater control over a number of critical metal prep and finishing tasks, including cleaning, deburring, polishing, and aesthetic finishing.

Open Web Construction Reduces Loading

We designed our Scotch-Brite™ Cut and Polish Flap Brushes using proprietary 3M non-woven materials technology. The open web construction can help limit downtime and increase productivity by reducing loading and maintaining effective cutting action longer — resulting in less frequent replacement than conventional brushes.

The Many Benefits of Scotch-Brite™ Abrasives

Nonwoven technology makes our Scotch-Brite™ industrial abrasives unique. A combination of fiber strands, resin, and abrasive mineral forms a thick, open web. The spring-like nature of the fibers responds to contours and effectively removes unwanted burrs, soils, and contaminants while maintaining the geometry of the workpiece, which in turn reduces rework and boosts productivity. Gaps in the web allow swarf to escape, so debris does not clog the mineral. Fibers in the web continually break down with use to reveal fresh mineral for exceptional consistency, superior cut performance, and extremely long service life. Scotch-Brite products not only enhance productivity, but also increase operator safety by reducing the need for cleaning chemicals and pastes, and replacing wire brushes that can break off and cause injury. From aesthetic finishing to weld blending, deburring, and more, Scotch-Brite abrasives work fast and deliver consistent results, part after part.

Specifications

 Applications‎‎ Grinding,‎ Finishing,‎ Polishing
 Attachment Type‎‎ Shaft,‎ Center Hole
 Brand‎‎ Scotch-Brite™
 Center Hole Diameter‎‎ 5 Inch,‎ 3 Inch,‎ 4 Inch,‎ 0.25 Inch,‎ 2 Inch
 Center Hole Diameter (Metric)‎‎ 101.6 mm,‎ 76.2 mm,‎ 6.35 mm,‎ 127 mm,‎ 50.8 mm
 Color‎‎ Tan
 Converted Form‎‎ Flap Brush
 Density‎‎ 3,‎ 7,‎ 5
 Density Rating‎‎ Medium,‎ Hard,‎ Soft
 Diameter‎‎ 8 Inch,‎ 10 Inch,‎ 3 Inch,‎ 6 Inch,‎ 12 Inch,‎ 2 Inch
 Diameter (Metric)‎‎ 76.2 mm,‎ 254 mm,‎ 203.2 mm,‎ 152.4 mm,‎ 304.8 mm,‎ 50.8 mm
 Equipment - Machines‎‎ Manual Backstand,‎ Inline Sanders,‎ Centerless Grinders,‎ Pressure Assit Backstand,‎ Die Grinders
 Form Type‎‎ Flap Brush
 Grade‎‎ VFN,‎ MED
 Industries‎‎ Metalworking
 Max RPM‎‎ 12000,‎ 2700,‎ 2500,‎ 8500,‎ 4000
 Mineral Type‎‎ Aluminum Oxide
 Position‎‎ Better
 Primary Application‎‎ Other Door Assembly Applications
 Product Form‎‎ Brush
 Shank Size‎‎ 0.25 Inch
 Shank Size (metric)‎‎ 6.35 mm
 Sub Industries‎‎ Metal Fabrication
 Width‎‎ 8 Inch,‎ 5 Inch,‎ 40 Inch,‎ 3 Inch,‎ 1.75 Inch,‎ 4 Inch,‎ 6 Inch,‎ 1.5 Inch,‎ 1 Inch,‎ 2 Inch
 Width (Metric)‎‎ 25.4 mm,‎ 38.1 mm,‎ 101.6 mm,‎ 76.2 mm,‎ 203.2 mm,‎ 44.45 mm,‎ 152.4 mm,‎ 1016 mm,‎ 127 mm,‎ 50.8 mm

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Flap Brushes: Scotch-Brite™ Roloc™ Finishing Flap Brush

Scotch-Brite™ Roloc™ Finishing Flap Brush is constructed from sections of non-woven material slit lengthwise and bonded to a cylindrical core. Its durable yet responsive design make it ideal for finishing applications.

  • Achieves decorative finishes on metal, wood and composites
  • Coarse (CRS) and fine (FIN) abrasive grades produce brushed surfaces without compounds
  • Can provide a long scratch when run slowly or a shorter scratch when run faster
  • Continuously supplies fresh mineral for consistent, uniform finishes
  • Open web is load and heat resistant, enabling fine finishing results on a variety of materials

Improved Consistency and Greater Control

Scotch-Brite™ Roloc™ Finishing Flap Brush requires no chemical compounds to achieve fine finishes and is ideal for all aesthetic finishing applications, smoothing wood fibers, defuzzing wood, plastic, and composite surfaces and sealer scuffing. This long-lasting brush provides improved consistency and greater control over a number of critical prep and finishing tasks , such as brushed finishes on copper, brass, stainless steel, aluminum and other metals. 

Scotch-Brite™ Roloc™ Finishing Flap Brush Made with Aluminum Oxide Mineral and Roloc™ Attachment System

We designed our Scotch-Brite™ Roloc™ Finishing Flap Brush with aluminum oxide mineral in the CRS grade and silicon carbide in the FIN grade. Aluminum oxide is used for its high cut-rate, hardness, strength, and low heat retention, aluminum oxide mineral is widely used in grinding applications in addition to sanding and finishing use. Aluminum oxide is suitable on a wide variety of substrates in both woodworking and metalworking, including ferrous alloys. Silicon carbide is used for finer finishing and offers a very sharp mineral to create different aesthetic finishes. Additionally, we included a Roloc™ attachment on our Scotch-Brite™ Roloc™ Finishing Flap Brush to make brush to tool attachment swift and easy. 

The Many Benefits of Open Web Abrasives

Nonwoven technology makes our Scotch-Brite™ industrial abrasives unique. A combination of fiber strands, resin, and abrasive mineral forms a thick, open web. The spring-like nature of the fibers responds to contours and effectively removes unwanted burrs, soils, and contaminants while maintaining the geometry of the workpiece, which in turn reduces rework and boosts productivity. Gaps in the web allow swarf to escape, so debris does not clog the mineral. Fibers in the web continually break down with use to reveal fresh mineral for exceptional consistency, superior cut performance, and extremely long service life. Scotch-Brite products may enhance productivity while reducing the need for cleaning chemicals and wire brushes. From aesthetic finishing to weld blending, deburring, and more, Scotch-Brite abrasives work fast and deliver consistent results, part after part.

Specifications

 Applications‎‎ Slab Cleaning,‎ Sheet Polishing,‎ Deburring,‎ Finishing,‎ Straightline - Brushed Finish,‎ Polishing,‎ Refining
 Attachment Type‎‎ Roloc™+
 Brand‎‎ Scotch-Brite™
 Color‎‎ Gray
 Converted Form‎‎ Brush
 Diameter‎‎ 3 Inch
 Diameter (Metric)‎‎ 76.2 mm
 Equipment - Machines‎‎ Manual Backstand
 Form Type‎‎ Flap Brush
 Grade‎‎ FIN
 Industries‎‎ Metalworking
 Max RPM‎‎ 8000
 Mineral Type‎‎ Silicon Carbide
 Position‎‎ Better
 Product Form‎‎ Brush
 Sub Industries‎‎ Metal Fabrication
 Width‎‎ 1.37 Inch
 Width (Metric)‎‎ 34.798 mm

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Flap Brushes: Scotch-Brite™ Finishing Flap Brush

Scotch-Brite™ Finishing Flap Brush is constructed from sections of non-woven material slit lengthwise and bonded to a cylindrical core. Our long-lasting brush provides improved consistency and greater control over a number of critical prep and finishing tasks, to include polishing and aesthetic finishing, such as brushed finishes on copper, brass, stainless steel, aluminum, and other metals.

  • Soft density and med/fine/very fine abrasive grades produce brushed surfaces without compounds
  • Provides more surface contact than bristle-type brushes
  • Continuously supplies fresh abrasives for consistent, uniform finishes
  • Non-woven web is load and heat resistant, enabling fine finishing results on a variety of materials
  • Achieves decorative finishes on metal, wood, and composites

Long-Lasting Brush Provides Improved Consistency

Scotch-Brite™ Finishing Flap Brush is constructed from sections of non-woven material slit lengthwise and bonded to a cylindrical core. Our long-lasting brush provides improved consistency and greater control over a number of critical prep and finishing tasks, to include polishing and aesthetic finishing, such as brushed finishes on copper, brass, stainless steel, aluminum, and other metals. 

Requires No Chemical Compounds

Scotch-Brite™ Finishing Flap Brush requires no chemical compounds to achieve fine finishes and is ideal for all aesthetic finishing applications, smoothing wood fibers, defuzzing wood, plastic, and composite surfaces, and sealer scuffing.

Made with Aluminum Oxide Mineral

This brush is available with aluminum oxide abrasive mineral. Aluminum oxide is a popular choice among industrial professionals because of its cut-rate and long life. This mineral is a tough, durable abrasive that self-fractures to expose fresh cutting edges in use, whereas traditional abrasives, such as garnet, quickly wear down with use. Due to its high cut-rate, hardness, strength, and low heat retention, aluminum oxide mineral is widely used in grinding applications in addition to sanding and finishing use. Aluminum oxide is suitable on a wide variety of substrates in both woodworking and metalworking, including ferrous alloys. 

The Many Benefits of Scotch-Brite™ Abrasives

Our Scotch-Brite™ abrasives are unique surface conditioning products with abrasives incorporated into non-woven fiber matrix. Combining abrasives and non-woven material creates an abrasive system that delivers consistent results for the life of the product. The open-web material runs cool and is load resistant, which keeps the abrasive minerals cutting at high performance by limiting clogging of the fibers.

Specifications

 Applications‎‎ Slab Cleaning,‎ Sheet Polishing,‎ Deburring,‎ Finishing,‎ Straightline - Brushed Finish,‎ Polishing,‎ Refining
 Attachment Type‎‎ Shaft,‎ Center Hole
 Brand‎‎ Scotch-Brite™
 Center Hole Diameter‎‎ 8 Inch,‎ 10 Inch,‎ 5 Inch,‎ 3 Inch,‎ 2 Inch
 Center Hole Diameter (Metric)‎‎ 76.2 mm,‎ 254 mm,‎ 203.2 mm,‎ 127 mm,‎ 50.8 mm
 Color‎‎ White,‎ Tan,‎ Maroon,‎ Gray,‎ Brown
 Converted Form‎‎ Wheel,‎ Flap Brush
 Density‎‎ 3,‎ 7,‎ 5
 Density Rating‎‎ Medium,‎ Hard,‎ Soft
 Diameter‎‎ 8 Inch,‎ 10 Inch,‎ 3 Inch,‎ 6 Inch,‎ 14 Inch,‎ 16 Inch,‎ 12 Inch
 Diameter (Metric)‎‎ 76.2 mm,‎ 406.4 mm,‎ 254 mm,‎ 203.2 mm,‎ 152.4 mm,‎ 304.8 mm,‎ 355.6 mm
 Equipment - Machines‎‎ Manual Backstand,‎ Inline Sanders,‎ Centerless Grinders,‎ Pressure Assit Backstand,‎ Die Grinders
 Form Type‎‎ Flap Brush
 Grade‎‎ CRS,‎ ULF,‎ VFN,‎ MED,‎ SFN,‎ FIN
 Industries‎‎ Marine,‎ Metalworking,‎ Transportation & Heavy Equipment,‎ Aerospace
 Max RPM‎‎ 1500,‎ 3400,‎ 2500,‎ 8500,‎ 3200,‎ 2000
 Mineral Type‎‎ Talc,‎ Silicon Carbide,‎ Aluminum Oxide
 Position‎‎ Best,‎ Better
 Product Form‎‎ Brush
 Shank Size‎‎ 0.25 Inch
 Shank Size (metric)‎‎ 6.35 mm
 Sub Industries‎‎ Turbine Engines,‎ Metal Fabrication
 Width‎‎ 8 Inch,‎ 1.25 Inch,‎ 52 Inch,‎ 5 Inch,‎ 7 Inch,‎ 6 Inch,‎ 1 Inch,‎ 11 Inch,‎ 1.75 Inch,‎ 3 Inch,‎ 15 Inch,‎ 4 Inch,‎ 16 Inch,‎ 2 Inch
 Width (Metric)‎‎ 381 mm,‎ 25.4 mm,‎ 1320.8 mm,‎ 101.6 mm,‎ 76.2 mm,‎ 406.4 mm,‎ 203.2 mm,‎ 44.45 mm,‎ 152.4 mm,‎ 177.8 mm,‎ 127 mm,‎ 31.75 mm,‎ 279.4 mm,‎ 50.8 mm

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Flap Brushes: Scotch-Brite™ Combi-R Wheel

Scotch-Brite™ Combi-R Wheel is a unique finishing wheel composed of alternating Scotch-Brite™ non-woven flaps and aluminum oxide coated abrasive sheet. Conformable pads provide a large footprint and cushion the abrasive sheet to create a brushed, decorative finish. This wheel uses our Roloc™ Plus quick attachment system.

  • Alternating flaps of coated and non-woven material will cut and finish in a single step
  • 3M™ Roloc™ Plus attachment system uses longer shaft
  • Flexible web pads cushion each abrasive sheet to produce a professional brushed finish
  • Roloc™ attachment holds wheel securely and provides change-out without the need for attachment tools
  • Choice of grades to provide desired finish (#3/#4)

Long Shaft Enhances Wheel Stability

The longer shaft supports the wheel for stability and reduces side-loading, helping it remain perpendicular to the work surface.

Great for Surface Finishing and Blending

The Scotch-Brite™ Combi R Wheel is designed for a variety of surface finishing and blending operations on a wide variety of surfaces such as aluminum, stainless steel, copper, and brass.

Our Scotch-Brite™ Combi-R Wheel uses aluminum oxide abrasive mineral. Aluminum oxide is a popular choice among industrial professionals because of its cut-rate and long life. This mineral is a tough, durable abrasive that self-fractures to expose fresh cutting edges in use, whereas traditional abrasives, such as garnet, quickly wear down with use. Due to its high cut-rate, hardness, strength, and low heat retention, aluminum oxide mineral is widely used in grinding applications in addition to sanding and finishing use. Aluminum oxide is suitable on a wide variety of substrates in both woodworking and metalworking, including ferrous alloys.

The Many Benefits of Scotch-Brite™ Abrasives

Our Scotch-Brite™ industrial abrasives are unique surface conditioning products with abrasives incorporated into non-woven nylon or synthetic fibers. Combining abrasives with the fibers creates an abrasive system that delivers consistent results for the life of the product. The open-web material runs cool and is load resistant, which keeps the abrasive minerals cutting at high performance by limiting clogging of the fibers.

Specifications

 Applications‎‎ Finishing
 Attachment Type‎‎ Roloc™+
 Brand‎‎ Scotch-Brite™
 Color‎‎ Maroon
 Converted Form‎‎ Combi Wheel
 Diameter‎‎ 2.5 Inch
 Diameter (Metric)‎‎ 63.5 mm
 Equipment - Machines‎‎ Manual Backstand,‎ Inline Sanders,‎ Die Grinders
 Form Type‎‎ Combi Brush
 Grade‎‎ P120,‎ 80,‎ P180
 Industries‎‎ Marine,‎ Metalworking
 Max RPM‎‎ 9000
 Mineral Type‎‎ Aluminum Oxide
 Position‎‎ Good
 Product Form‎‎ Wheel,‎ Brush
 Sub Industries‎‎ Turbine Engines,‎ Metal Implants,‎ Plumbing Fixtures,‎ Builders Hardware,‎ Medical Instruments,‎ Metal Fabrication
 Width‎‎ 1.25 Inch
 Width (Metric)‎‎ 31.75 mm

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Cleaning Brushes and Other: Scotch-Brite™ Roloc™ General Purpose Scuffing Wheel

Our Scotch-Brite™ Roloc™ General Purpose Scuffing Wheel was designed with cleaning and scuffing applications in mind. Its spongy open web make it ideally suited for surface prep and cleaning.

  • Aluminum oxide mineral cuts sharply without gouging the substrate
  • 3M™ Roloc™ attachment system enables swift and easy tool attachment
  • Open web responds to surface edges and contours
  • Open web resists loading, prolonging abrasive service life
  • Ideal for surface prep

 

Aluminum Oxide Mineral

Aluminum oxide mineral is incorporated in Scotch-Brite™ Roloc™ General Purpose Scuffing Wheel. We chose this mineral, because it is a popular choice among industrial professionals who favor the fast cut rate and long life. Aluminum oxide's hardness, strength and low heat retention help the wheel withstand repeated wear. 

3M™ Roloc™ Attachment System

Scotch-Brite™ Roloc™ General Purpose Scuffing Wheel features a 3M™ Roloc™ attachment system, which allows for swift and easy wheel to tool attachment. The wheel simply locks in place with a quick 1/4 turn and is fastened to the holder pad (sold separately), which, subsequently, attaches to the tool. We included the 3M™ Roloc™ attachment system to help expedite projects and enhance productivity.

The Many Benefits of Open Web Abrasives

Nonwoven technology makes our Scotch-Brite™ industrial abrasives unique. A combination of fiber strands, resin, and abrasive mineral forms a thick, open web. The spring-like nature of the fibers responds to contours and effectively removes unwanted burrs, soils, and contaminants while maintaining the geometry of the workpiece, which in turn reduces rework and boosts productivity. Gaps in the web allow swarf to escape, so debris does not clog the mineral. Fibers in the web continually break down with use to reveal fresh mineral for exceptional consistency, superior cut performance, and extremely long service life. Scotch-Brite products may enhance productivity while reducing the need for cleaning chemicals and wire brushes. From aesthetic finishing to weld blending, deburring, and more, Scotch-Brite abrasives work fast and deliver consistent results, part after part. 

Specifications

 Attachment Type‎‎ Roloc™+
 Backing Material‎‎ Non-Woven
 Bonding Type‎‎ Resin
 Brand‎‎ Scotch-Brite™
 Color‎‎ Maroon
 Converted Form‎‎ Wheel, Non-Standard Size,‎ Wheel
 Diameter‎‎ 4 Inch
 Diameter (Metric)‎‎ 101.6 mm
 Grade‎‎ VFN
 Industries‎‎ Marine
 Max RPM‎‎ 6000
 Mineral Type‎‎ Aluminum Oxide
 Product Form‎‎ Wheel
 Width‎‎ 1.12 Inch
 Width (Metric)‎‎ 28.448 mm

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Cleaning Brushes and Other: Scotch-Brite™ High Strength Bonded Cleaning Brush

Our Scotch-Brite™ High Strength Bonded Cleaning Brush was designed for medium duty cleaning and polishing applications.

  • A good match for fabricated steel parts and workpieces with close tolerances
  • Aluminum oxide cuts sharp but leaves a fine scratch pattern
  • Open web resists loading, contributing to longer abrasive service life
  • Open web responds to surface irregularities without altering geometry of the part
  • Available in a range of grades and densities, so operators can choose the right abrasive for their unique application

Recommended Applications

Among our Scotch-Brite™ Flap and Cleaning Brushes, the Scotch-Brite™ High Strength Bonded Cleaning Brush falls right in the middle in terms of its aggressiveness. Typical applications include medium-duty cleaning and polishing of sheet or coil stock, removing light oxides and contaminants and deburring stamped laser cut parts. These parts are often pre-programmed to meet close tolerances, so it's important to effectively remove small imperfections without significantly altering the base material.

A Breakdown of Cleaning Brushes

Our Scotch-Brite™ High Strength Bonded Cleaning Brush is durable enough to rid the substrate of burrs but still maintain part geometry. It's made with aluminum oxide, which is a tough and durable mineral that softly abrades the surface to leave a fine scratch pattern. Operators will get the consistency and responsiveness they've come to expect from Scotch-Brite™ abrasives, but each variation of the brush offers unique capabilities based on grade and density. Overall, we engineer Scotch-Brite™ cleaning brushes by bonding circular sections of non-woven material to a cylindrical core. The bonded construction helps strengthen the brush and enhance its durability.

The Many Benefits of Open Web Abrasives

Non-woven technology makes our Scotch-Brite™ industrial abrasives unique. A combination of fiber strands, resin, and abrasive mineral forms a thick, open web. The spring-like nature of the fibers responds to contours and effectively removes unwanted burrs, soils and contaminants while maintaining the geometry of the workpiece, which in turn reduces rework and boosts productivity. Gaps in the web allow swarf to escape, so debris does not clog the mineral. 

Fibers in the web continually break down with use to reveal fresh mineral for exceptional consistency, superior cut performance, and extremely long service life. Scotch-Brite™ products not only enhance productivity, but also increase operator safety by reducing the need for cleaning chemicals and pastes, and replacing wire brushes that can break off and cause injury. From aesthetic finishing to weld blending, deburring, and more, Scotch-Brite™ abrasives work fast and deliver consistent results, part after part.

Specifications

 Attachment Type‎‎ Center Hole
 Brand‎‎ Scotch-Brite™
 Center Hole Diameter‎‎ 5.75 Inch
 Center Hole Diameter (Metric)‎‎ 146.05 mm
 Color‎‎ Maroon
 Converted Form‎‎ Brush
 Density‎‎ 7,‎ 5
 Density Rating‎‎ Medium,‎ Hard
 Diameter‎‎ 12 Inch
 Diameter (Metric)‎‎ 304.8 mm
 Form Type‎‎ Cleaning
 Grade‎‎ VFN,‎ MED
 Max RPM‎‎ 2100
 Mineral Type‎‎ Aluminum Oxide
 Product Form‎‎ Brush
 Width‎‎ 18 Inch
 Width (Metric)‎‎ 457.2 mm

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Cleaning Brushes and Other: Scotch-Brite™ Clean and Strip Bonded Cleaning Brush

Our Scotch-Brite™ Clean and Strip Bonded Cleaning Brush aggressively cleans and deburrs a variety of hard metals. It’s a heavy-duty abrasive designed to clean substrates and rid them of rust, corrosion, light mill scale and other surface contaminants from metal sheet or coil.

  • Available in different densities, so operators can choose the right grade for their specific project
  • Made with sharp cutting silicon carbide mineral for a fast, sustained cut
  • Steel core helps minimize brush's tendency to yield or deflect on the workpiece
  • Open web resists loading, contributing to longer abrasive service life
  • Open web responds to surface irregularities without altering geometry of the part

Heavy-Duty Cleaning

Among our Scotch-Brite™ Flap and Cleaning Brushes, the Scotch-Brite™ Clean and Strip Bonded Cleaning Brush is one of the most aggressive brushes. 

Combining extra coarse (XCS) silicon carbide mineral with hard densities (5, 7) makes this Scotch-Brite™ brush especially tough and strong. When brought in contact with the workpiece, this brush will not yield or cut as softly other brushes — for example, the Clean & Finish Flap Brush or the High Strength Flap Brush. As operators know, many variables impact which abrasive should be used. For some applications, a lighter, softer abrasive is the best choice. For applications that require heavy-duty cleaning, our Scotch-Brite™ Clean and Strip Bonded Cleaning Brush is a good choice. 

Durable Construction of Scotch-Brite™ Cleaning Brushes

We engineer Scotch-Brite™ cleaning brushes by attaching circular sections of non-woven material to a cylindrical core. Typical applications for cleaning brushes include coil cleaning prior to coating, deburring, reclaiming sheet and coil and scale / oxide removal. The Scotch-Brite™ brush has an arbor hole to accommodate a shaft and may be secured in place with a flange and key. It will not fray or splinter when faced with edges. The steel core on the brush keeps it sturdy and adds a level of durability to the brush when it's run on finishing equipment. Operators may choose to add a lubricant or coolant when cleaning, because it helps wash away swarf and reduce loading, which extends the brush's service life. 

The Many Benefits of Open Web Abrasives

Nonwoven technology makes our Scotch-Brite™ industrial abrasives unique. A combination of fiber strands, resin, and abrasive mineral forms a thick, open web. The spring-like nature of the fibers responds to contours and effectively removes unwanted burrs, soils and contaminants while maintaining the geometry of the workpiece, which in turn reduces rework and boosts productivity. Gaps in the web allow swarf to escape, so debris does not clog the mineral. 

Fibers in the web continually break down with use to reveal fresh mineral for exceptional consistency, superior cut performance, and extremely long service life. Scotch-Brite™ products not only enhance productivity, but also increase operator safety by reducing the need for cleaning chemicals and pastes, and replacing wire brushes that can break off and cause injury. From aesthetic finishing to weld blending, deburring, and more, Scotch-Brite™ abrasives work fast and deliver consistent results, part after part.

Specifications

 Attachment Type‎‎ Center Hole
 Brand‎‎ Scotch-Brite™
 Center Hole Diameter‎‎ 5.75 Inch
 Center Hole Diameter (Metric)‎‎ 146.05 mm
 Color‎‎ Black
 Converted Form‎‎ Cleaning Brush
 Density‎‎ 7,‎ 5
 Density Rating‎‎ Medium,‎ Hard
 Form Type‎‎ Cleaning
 Grade‎‎ XCS
 Mineral Type‎‎ Silicon Carbide
 Product Form‎‎ Brush

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Cleaning Brushes and Other: Scotch-Brite™ Clean and Strip XT Bonded Cleaning Brush

Our Scotch-Brite™ Clean and Strip XT Bonded Cleaning Brush aggressively cleans and deburrs a variety of hard metals. It’s a heavy-duty abrasive designed to clean substrates and rid them of rust, corrosion, light mill scale and other surface contaminants from metal sheet or coil.

  • Made with sharp cutting silicon carbide mineral for a fast, sustained cut
  • Steel core helps minimize brush's tendency to yield or deflect on the workpiece
  • Open web resists loading, contributing to longer abrasive service life
  • Open web responds to surface irregularities without altering geometry of the part
  • Good for edge work

Heavy-Duty Cleaning

Among our Scotch-Brite™ Flap and Cleaning Brushes, the Scotch-Brite™ Clean and Strip XT Bonded Cleaning Brush is one of the most aggressive brushes. It is the strongest iteration of our Scotch-Brite™ Clean and Strip Bonded Cleaning Brush, because it is only available in the hardest density. XT has a more durable open web than regular cleaning brushes, because it incorporates more resin and mineral into the web. 

Combining extra coarse (XCS) silicon carbide mineral with a dense web makes this Scotch-Brite™ brush especially tough and strong. When brought in contact with the workpiece, this brush will not yield or cut as softly as other brushes. As operators know, many variables impact which abrasive should be used. For some applications, a lighter, softer abrasive is the best choice. For applications that require heavy-duty cleaning, our Scotch-Brite™ Clean and Strip XT Bonded Cleaning Brush is a good choice. 

Durable Construction of Scotch-Brite™ Cleaning Brushes

We engineer Scotch-Brite™ cleaning brushes by attaching circular sections of non-woven material to a cylindrical core. Typical applications for cleaning brushes include coil cleaning prior to coating, deburring, reclaiming sheet and coil and scale / oxide removal. The brush has an arbor hole to accommodate a shaft and may be secured in place with a flange and key. Our Scotch-Brite™ Clean and Strip XT Bonded Cleaning Brush, especially, is good for edge work because of its durability. It will not fray or splinter when faced with edges. The steel core on the brush keeps it sturdy and adds a level of durability to the brush when it's run on finishing equipment. Operators may choose to add a lubricant or coolant when cleaning, because it helps wash away swarf and reduce loading, which extends the brush's service life. 

The Many Benefits of Open Web Abrasives

Nonwoven technology makes our Scotch-Brite™ industrial abrasives unique. A combination of fiber strands, resin, and abrasive mineral forms a thick, open web. The spring-like nature of the fibers responds to contours and effectively removes unwanted burrs, soils and contaminants while maintaining the geometry of the workpiece, which in turn reduces rework and boosts productivity. Gaps in the web allow swarf to escape, so debris does not clog the mineral. 

Fibers in the web continually break down with use to reveal fresh mineral for exceptional consistency, superior cut performance, and extremely long service life. Scotch-Brite™ products not only enhance productivity, but also increase operator safety by reducing the need for cleaning chemicals and pastes, and replacing wire brushes that can break off and cause injury. From aesthetic finishing to weld blending, deburring, and more, Scotch-Brite™ abrasives work fast and deliver consistent results, part after part.

Specifications

 Product Form‎‎ Brush

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Cleaning Brushes and Other: Scotch-Brite™ XDR Clean and Strip Bonded Cleaning Brush

Our Scotch-Brite™ XDR Clean and Strip Bonded Cleaning Brush effectively cleans metal and is a trusted abrasive for your most heavy-duty cleaning applications.

  • Discs are resin bonded together on a circular core for increased durability
  • Brushes are built around a steel core, resisting deflection under heavy pressure
  • Made with silicon carbide mineral for sharp cutting action
  • Open web resists loading, contributing to longer abrasive service life
  • Open web responds to surface irregularities without altering geometry of the part

Aggressively Cleans Metal Sheet or Coil

Our Scotch-Brite™ XDR Clean and Strip Bonded Cleaning Brush is one of our most aggressive-cutting XDR cleaning brushes. This dense brush helps remove rust, corrosion, light mill scale and other contaminants from metal sheet or coil. 

Durable Construction Around a Steel Core

We create Scotch-Brite™ cleaning brushes by attaching abrasive discs to a cylindrical core and binding them together with resin. The individually bonded discs make our Scotch-Brite™ XDR brushes more durable, providing 2 to 3 times longer life than standard Scotch-Brite™ cleaning brushes. We construct our flap and cleaning brushes differently, so they may be used for different applications. Typical applications for our cleaning brushes include coil cleaning prior to coating, deburring, scale and oxide removal and reclaiming sheet and coil. Scotch-Brite™ XDR Brushes have steel cores, so the brush stays sturdy when run on finishing equipment. The steel core adds a level of durability to the wheel.

Flexible Fibers Deliver a Sharp Cut

Our Scotch-Brite™ XDR Clean and Strip Bonded Cleaning Brush is made with silicon carbide mineral interspersed on synthetic fibers. Silicon carbide is sharp and hard, which makes it a good match for cutting hard materials like metal. The buoyant, open web construction of the fibers makes the abrasive more responsive. Our Scotch-Brite™ XDR brushes are a good match for cleaning flat surfaces, because they will smooth surface irregularities without sacrificing the geometry of the part. Additionally, the open web resists loading by limiting clogging of the fibers and keeps the mineral cutting sharper longer. 

Use with Coolant

We recommend using a lubricant or coolant when cleaning. It helps wash away swarf and reduce loading on the abrasive, which, subsequently, extends brush life and enhances performance. 

Specifications

 Attachment Type‎‎ Center Hole
 Brand‎‎ Scotch-Brite™
 Center Hole Diameter‎‎ 5.75 Inch
 Center Hole Diameter (Metric)‎‎ 146.05 mm
 Color‎‎ Black
 Converted Form‎‎ Brush
 Density‎‎ 7
 Density Rating‎‎ Hard
 Form Type‎‎ Cleaning
 Grade‎‎ XCS
 Mineral Type‎‎ Silicon Carbide
 Product Form‎‎ Brush

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Cleaning Brushes and Other: Scotch-Brite™ High Resolution PC Cleaning Brush

Scotch-Brite™ High Resolution PC Cleaning Brush is uniquely designed to help clean printed circuit boards while still maintaining the shape of these detailed components.

  • Available in a range of minerals and grades, so operators can choose the right brush for their unique project needs
  • An alternative solution to slurry or chemical cleaning processes, helping to minimize waste
  • Resin bonded for enhanced durability and longer service life, potentially minimizing replacement orders and costs
  • Open web is load resistant, helping to minimize debris build up and prolong abrasive service life
  • Open web is spongy and responsive, helping to maintain details of the workpiece

 

Tackling Printed Circuit Boards

Scotch-Brite™ High Resolution Printed Circuit Cleaning Brushes thoroughly and uniformly clean copper laminates for production of fine-line circuitry. With this brush, you can clean the printed circuit board by ridding it of unwanted contaminants and preparing it for the uniform adhesion of solder mask and solder resist. Combining mineral with non-woven nylon fibers and resin makes for a strong yet responsive abrasive that can offer a consistent cut. The uniform scratch pattern helps both with coating adhesion and appearance.

Consumer demand for parts containing printed circuit boards, such as electronic devices, has made protecting these workpieces against soils, contaminants and moisture even more important. One of the ways operators protect circuit boards is by cleaning it and applying coatings that will protect it from wear. Still, messy time-consuming methods, requiring various compounds, are often used. As part of a mechanical cleaning system, Scotch-Brite™ High Resolution Printed Circuit Cleaning Brushes offer an alternative solution to these chemicals. Moreover, they help reduce hazardous waste treatment systems required for pumice slurry or chemical cleaning systems.

Recommended Applications

Scotch-Brite™ High Resolution PC Cleaning Brushes are composed of tightly compressed, resin-bonded Scotch-Brite™ discs. The construction provides consistent, aggressive cleaning action for various applications, including: cleaning heavy oxide from laminates, cleaning prior to dry film resist and solder mask and surface conditioning on drilled or punched holes.

Scotch-Brite™ printed circuit brushes provide proper surface conditioning for all phases of PC board production from heavy oxide removal to final board brightening. They help produce the best quality boards while contributing to lower production costs. Additionally, they're available in a range of grades and minerals to help operators find the right brush for their unique project needs.

The Many Benefits of Open Web Abrasives

Non-woven technology makes our Scotch-Brite™ industrial abrasives unique. A combination of fiber strands, resin, and abrasive mineral forms a thick, open web. The spring-like nature of the fibers responds to contours and effectively removes unwanted burrs, soils and contaminants while maintaining the geometry of the workpiece, which in turn reduces rework and boosts productivity. Gaps in the web allow swarf to escape, so debris does not clog the mineral. Fibers in the web continually break down with use to reveal fresh mineral for exceptional consistency, superior cut performance, and extremely long service life.

Scotch-Brite™ products not only enhance productivity, but also increase operator safety by reducing the need for cleaning chemicals and pastes, and replacing wire brushes that can break off and cause injury. From aesthetic finishing to weld blending, deburring, and more, Scotch-Brite abrasives work fast and deliver consistent results, part after part.

Specifications

 Attachment Type‎‎ Center Hole
 Brand‎‎ Scotch-Brite™
 Center Hole Diameter‎‎ 1.25 Inch,‎ 1 Inch
 Center Hole Diameter (Metric)‎‎ 25.4 mm,‎ 31.75 mm
 Color‎‎ Maroon,‎ Gray
 Converted Form‎‎ Brush
 Density‎‎ 6
 Density Rating‎‎ Medium
 Diameter‎‎ 4 Inch
 Diameter (Metric)‎‎ 101.6 mm
 Form Type‎‎ Printed Circuit Cleaning
 Grade‎‎ ULF,‎ VFN,‎ SFN
 Max RPM‎‎ 4000
 Mineral Type‎‎ Silicon Carbide,‎ Aluminum Oxide
 Product Form‎‎ Brush
 Width‎‎ 24.5 Inch,‎ 24 Inch
 Width (Metric)‎‎ 622.3 mm,‎ 609.6 mm

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Cleaning Brushes and Other: Scotch-Brite™ XDR Clean and Finish Bonded Cleaning Brush

Our Scotch-Brite™ XDR Clean and Finish Bonded Cleaning Brush cleans and deburrs a variety of hard metals.

  • Discs are resin bonded together on a circular core for increased durability
  • Brushes are built around a steel core, resisting deflection under heavy pressure
  • Made with aluminum oxide mineral or silicon carbide for sharp cutting action
  • Open web resists loading, contributing to longer abrasive service life
  • Open web responds to surface irregularities without altering geometry of the part

Among our XDR brushes, the Scotch-Brite™ XDR Clean and Finish Bonded Cleaning Brush offers the greatest flexibility. It's a good option for operators looking for optimum flexibility and an aggressive cut. 

We create Scotch-Brite™ cleaning brushes by attaching abrasive discs to a cylindrical core and binding them together with resin. The individually bonded discs make our Scotch-Brite™ XDR brushes more durable, providing 2 to 3 times longer life than standard Scotch-Brite™ Cleaning Brushes. We construct our flap and cleaning brushes differently, so they may be used for different applications. Typical applications for our cleaning brushes include coil cleaning prior to coating, deburring, scale and oxide removal and reclaiming sheet and coil. Scotch-Brite™ XDR brushes have steel cores, so the brush stays sturdy when run on finishing equipment. The steel core adds a level of durability to the brush. 

Our Scotch-Brite™ XDR Clean and Finish Bonded Cleaning Brush is made with aluminum oxide or silicon carbide mineral, which is interspersed on synthetic fibers bonded with resin. The buoyant, open web construction of the fibers makes the abrasive more responsive. Our Scotch-Brite™ XDR brushes are a good match for cleaning flat surfaces, because they will smooth surface irregularities without sacrificing the geometry of the part. Additionally, the open web resists loading by limiting clogging of the fibers. This keeps the mineral cutting sharper longer. 

We recommend using a lubricant or coolant when cleaning. It assists in washing away swarf and reduces loading, which helps extend the brush's service life. 

Specifications

 Attachment Type‎‎ Center Hole
 Brand‎‎ Scotch-Brite™
 Center Hole Diameter‎‎ 5.75 Inch
 Center Hole Diameter (Metric)‎‎ 146.05 mm
 Color‎‎ Maroon,‎ Gray
 Converted Form‎‎ Brush
 Density‎‎ 7,‎ 5
 Density Rating‎‎ Medium,‎ Hard
 Diameter‎‎ 14 Inch,‎ 12 Inch
 Diameter (Metric)‎‎ 304.8 mm,‎ 355.6 mm
 Form Type‎‎ Cleaning Brush,‎ Cleaning
 Grade‎‎ VFN,‎ MED,‎ SFN,‎ FIN
 Max RPM‎‎ 1800,‎ 2100
 Mineral Type‎‎ Silicon Carbide,‎ Aluminum Oxide
 Product Form‎‎ Brush
 Width‎‎ 56 Inch,‎ 64.25 Inch,‎ 67.75 Inch
 Width (Metric)‎‎ 1631.95 mm,‎ 1720.85 mm,‎ 1422.4 mm

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