Encapsulated Wire Brushes

Encapsulated Wire Brushes from the Anvil Tool Company

Encapsulated Wire Brushes from the Anvil Tool Company

Anvil offers a range of Encapsulated Wire Brushes including Wire End Brushes and Rotary Wire Wheel brushes.

Encapsulated brushes are ideal for aggressive work and for very exact working in edges and angles. By embedding wire in a tough plastic, the filling width always remains the same and an early break of wires can be prevented.  It’s the perfect tool for long lasting and safe working. The advantages when working with encapsulated brushes are longer lifetime and harder brush effect.

These brushes are supplied with a 6mm arbor and have a maximum operating speed of 15,000 rpm.

Anvil the wire brush specialists…

For more information about the Anvil Wire Brush product range, visit the website – www.wire-brush.co.uk

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Completely Stainless Steel Brushes The Order of The Day…

Completely Stainless Rotary Wire Wheel

Everything used in the construction of these brushes is manufactured from Stainless Steel

With several orders this week suddenly completely stainless steel wire brushes seem to be the order of the day…

Mostly used in the fabrication and manufacturing of components for the nuclear industry or applications were non-contamination of stainless steel is critical.

Everything used in the construction of these brushes is manufactured from stainless steel including the side plates and arbor, therefore protecting the work piece from collecting foreign particles from the brush.

These brushes are available in either 50mm, 60mm or 70mm diameter and have a maximum operating speed of 15,000 rpm.

Anvil the wire brush specialists…

For more information about the Anvil Wire Brush product range, visit the website – www.wire-brush.co.uk/

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Wire Brushes with Lead Bore

At the Anvil Tool Company we take pride in being able to supply those items that are hard to find, however one regular request has always proved to be elusive.

Wire brushes with a lead centre bore were traditionally used on bench polishing machines using a tapered threaded spindle. The idea being that when the brush is fitted the spindle cuts a thread into the lead centre, then when the machine is running it rotates in the same direction, thereby locking the brush in place.

We recently received an enquiry for one of these brushes from retired chartered engineer Mike Wooldridge and the problem of supplying these brushes were explained.

Rotary Wire Brushes with Lead Bore Fitted

Rotary Wire Brushes with Lead Bore Fitted

Mike purchased a 200mm stainless steel rotary wire brush with a standard bore and set about creating the lead centre, which can be seen in the pictures above.

Mike has reported the brush has been working hard and has offered this service to us.
So customers who particularly require this type of wire brush, it can be done…

Thanks Mike, another problem solved…

For more information about the Anvil Wire Brush product range, visit the website – www.wire-brush.co.uk

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Recommendations for Safe Rotary Wire Brush Use

Safety Information

All machine driven brushes require as with all other rotary tools, that the required safety precautions are observed to assure operator and work area safety.

Personal Protection

All operators and other personnel in areas where rotary brushes are being used must wear safety goggles or face shields and appropriate protective clothing.

For your own safety – Wear Eye Protection!
Brush Inspection, storage and handling

All brushes should be carefully checked before use, a rusted, damaged or faulty brush should not be used. Check for distortion of the brush fill that can cause imbalance and excessive vibration when the brush is run.
Store brushes in original boxes. Brushes should not be exposed to heat, high humidity, acids, fumes or liquids that can result in deterioration of the filaments, and subsequently, premature failure.
Do not allow foreign material to accumulate in brush face.

Brush Mounting

Proper maintenance of machines and power tools is essential to keep them in a safe operating condition. Special operating instructions should be closely followed. Safety guards must be kept in place at all times. Do not use a brush larger than the machine was designed for. Provide proper ventilation and/or exhaust systems on all brushing operations.

Rotary Brushes with centre Bore – Do not mount and operate the brush if the spindle RPM exceeds the speed for which the brush is rated. The brush centre bore should be appropriate to the spindle diameter to ensure a free fit. The spindle length should be sufficient to permit a full locking nut mounting. The direction of the spindle thread should be in relation to the direction of rotation so that the locking nut will tend to tighten as the spindle revolves. When flanges are used, they should be clean, identical in size and radial bearing surface to avoid cross-bending pressure on the brush.

On pedestal machines a work rest of rigid and adjustable design should be used to support the work-piece while brushing. Adjust the work rest for a maximum opening of 3mm (1/8″) to the brush face. This will prevent the work from being forced between the brush and rest. The work rest should be adjusted only when the brush is not in motion.

Rotary Brushes with Shank – Do not mount and operate the brush if the spindle RPM exceeds the speed for which brush is rated. The shank should be fully inserted into the tool. This is especially necessary when working with high RPM applications, for example on pneumatic tools. Generally it is best if the shank protrudes out only 10mm (3/8″) when the brush is mounted.

Peripheral Speed

The max RPM indicated either on the brush or the packaging are safety figures by which the brushes can be used without danger. Do not exceed these figures under any circumstances. In most cases a lower RPM is sufficient to gain an optimal result.

Anvil the wire brush specialists…

For more information about the Anvil range of Wire Brushes, visit the website
www.wire-brush.co.uk

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Date set for Land Speed Record Attempt…

Michael Thompson the creator of SplinterBike a bicycle made entirely out of wood has announced the time and date for his teams land speed record attempt.

SplinterBike ready for action..

SplinterBike ready for action..

The event is set to take place from 12pm on 18th August 2011 at Quibell Park Velodrome, Scunthorpe. Michael’s friend and triathlete James Tully has taken up the challenge and will ride the bike on this momentous day.

Quibell Park Velodrome, Scunthorpe

Quibell Park Velodrome, Scunthorpe

Michael is busy preparing everything for the task ahead and is now building a second SplinterBike as a back up just in case anything should happen on the big day.

The Anvil Tool Company is the official tool sponsor to the SplinterBike project and we will be there cheering them on.
It’s not too late for you to get involved, you can have your name added to the long list of sponsors on the side of the bike from only £5.00.

It doesn’t end there as the Victoria & Albert Museum wants the Splinter Bike to be included in an exhibition entitled “Power of Making” which will be starting in September 2011.

The team is also hoping to raise money for their chosen charity Shelterbox along the way.

Good Luck Boys, we’ll be cheering you on…

For more information about the challenge and a weekly updated blog, visit their website – www.splinterbike.co.uk

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Featured Product – Food Industry Wire Brushes

The Anvil Tooling Limited introduces the food industry wire brush range from their huge portfolio of wire brush products.

FEIBP (European Brushware Federation)

European Brushware Federation

These brushes are available with an option of 2, 3 or 4 row crimped stainless steel wire or straight brass wire fill. They comply with the hygiene charter of the FEIBP (European Brushware Federation) and are accredited for use in the food industry.

The food industry brush is supplied with an anti-static polypropylene handle, which is imperishable against acids, brines and other chemicals. Further benefits of this handle are its lightweight ergonomic design and the ability to withstand heat, friction and bacteria.

Ideal for strict hygiene applications, including cleaning and maintenance in commercial kitchens, food preparation areas and food & drink production machinery.
This is the brush to use in any food or drink production or processing area and is also used in the pharmaceutical industry.

Anvil supplies their food industry wire brush range to some very well known companies...

Anvil are pleased to supply their food industry wire brush range to some very well known companies including, Birdseye, Brupac, Dietary Foods, Norseland, Silver Spoon and Warburtons Bakery.

Anvil the wire brush specialists…

For more information about the Anvil range of Food Industry Wire Brushes, visit the website – www.wire-brush.co.uk

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Anvil supplies Master Stonemason and Sculptor…

The Anvil Tool Company are pleased to have supplied John Goodliffe Master Stonemason and Sculptor with products from their quality wire brush range.

John has just completed a major project as part of a new development of the old Bath and Portland factory site by developer Chelverton Deeley Freed for Tesco.

This panel is based on historic pictures of Portland people over the last 150 years.

This panel is based on historic pictures of Portland people over the last 150 years.

The overall brief was to provide a public sculpture, with an educational nature, portraying Portland life.

The Tesco Friezes depict the history, culture and work of the people on the Isle of Portland.

The Tesco Friezes depict the history, culture and work of the people on the Isle of Portland.

The end result is three magnificent panels carved from Portland stone, each being 2M X 1M in size and weighing over half a tonne. The detailed carvings known as the “Tesco Friezes” depict the history, culture and work of the people on the Isle of Portland.

The finished Clavell Tower can now be booked as a place to stay

The finished Clavell Tower can now be booked as a place to stay

John also works as a historical building and monument conservator. He has worked most notably on Clavell Tower, involved in dismantling and recording the tower and then carving much of the replacement architectural stone. He has also assisted on the conservation of the Kings Statue at Weymouth, a project that is part of the preparations for the 2012 Olympics.

A collection of sculptures and carvings by John Goodliffe

A collection of sculptures and carvings by John Goodliffe

John will also design and carve privately commissioned pieces and when time allows pursues his own artistic projects.

Great work John…

For more information about John Goodliffe and his work, visit the website – www.hairy-barbarian.com

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Featured Product – Hook and Loop Sanding Discs

The Anvil Tool Company introduces their large diameter Hook and Loop sanding discs and Hook and Loop conversion material from their very impressive abrasives range.

You can now create your own bench mounted disc sander – a great addition to any workshop, by making a faceplate from plywood or mdf and applying the Hook and Loop conversion material.

Hook and Loop sanding disc fitted and ready for use

Hook and Loop sanding disc fitted and ready for use – Picture courtesy of Michael Thompson http://www.splinterbike.co.uk

The conversion material features a self-adhesive backing with a Hook face and is available pre cut in 180mm, 250mm and 300mm diameter.

Using the Hook and Loop conversion material you can also convert an existing disc sander from self adhesive and enjoy the benefits of Hook and Loop sanding discs such as; easy fixing & removal and the ability to re-use sanding discs – as well as eliminating the need to remove adhesive residue from the faceplate.

Bench mounted disc sander converted to Hook and Loop

Bench mounted disc sander converted to Hook and Loop

The Anvil Tool Company stocks Hook and Loop sanding discs in 115mm, 125mm and 150mm for portable power tools and 180mm, 250mm and 300mm diameter for larger disc sanders. 

Anvil also offer a custom made service and is able to supply Hook & Loop and Self-Adhesive abrasive discs in most diameters to customer’s own requests and specifications.

Anvil the abrasives specialists…

For more information about the Anvil range of Hook and Loop sanding discs, visit the website – www.anvil-trading.com

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Anvil Launches New Website…

The Anvil Tool Company are pleased to officially launch their new website www.weed-brush.co.uk.

www.weed-brush.co.uk - The New website from the Anvil Tool Company

Weed-brush.co.uk has been created to showcase the Anvil Garden Collection of wire brushes and satisfy the increasing demand for these products.

The Anvil Garden Collection has been continually developed and now features many new items as well as our best sellers like the block paving brushes, wire brooms and the wire/scrub broom.

The New BuMpY Brush from www.weed-brush.co.uk

The New BuMpY Brush from http://www.weed-brush.co.uk

New to our range is the BuMpY Brush specially created to meet the demand for a brush to clean algae, moss and other stubborn dirt from garden decking and other uneven surfaces. This brush features a brass coated steel wire and rigid polypropylene mix with a special staggered trim length – this allows the longer wire to clean inside the grooves and the polypropylene bristles to brush the surface.

The New Leaves & Weed Broom from www.weed-brush.co.uk

The New Leaves & Weed Broom from http://www.weed-brush.co.uk

Another new addition to the range is the Leaves and Weed Broom featuring galvanised steel wire and strong recovering polypropylene. Ideal for removing moss, downtrodden leaves, snow and persistent dirt from paths, patios, block paving and decking as well as asphalt play areas and tennis courts.

For heavy-duty applications a range of weed brushes for brush cutters and motor scythes has also been added.

The Anvil Garden Collection - www.weed-brush.co.uk

The Anvil brand is synonymous with quality and the new garden range is no exception. All products are manufactured in Europe to ISO 9001 standards using only FSC approved timber.

Anvil the wire brush specialists…

For more information about the Anvil Garden Collection visit the new website – www.weed-brush.co.uk

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Anvil sponsors Land Speed Record Attempt…

The Anvil Tool Company are pleased to be the official tool sponsor to SplinterBike, a project attempting a land speed record using a bicycle made entirely out of wood.

The finished Splinter Bike...

The finished Splinter Bike...

Splinter Bike is the brainchild of creator Michael Thompson a joiner based in Potter Heigham in Norfolk.

The idea came about after a £1 bet between Michael and his friend James Tully after watching the Tour of Britain pass through the town. James decided to challenge Michael’s claim that he “could make anything from wood” and gave him the task to create a 100% wooden bicycle. The challenge was set…

It has taken around 1000 hours to design and construct but SplinterBike is now complete. Many difficulties have been overcome such as replacing metal bearings with a naturally oily wooden substitute (Lignum Vitae) and creating a cog system (pliCog) that replaces the normal metal chain.

The pair have now stepped up the challenge, James has agreed to put it through its paces and attempt a land speed record… The search is on for a suitable venue and money is being raised through donations with the hope of raising money for Michael’s chosen charity Shelterbox along the way.

The race is on to complete the challenge as the Victoria & Albert Museum wants the Splinter Bike to be included in an exhibition called “Power of Making” which will be starting in September 2011.

Good Luck Boys…

For more information about the challenge and a weekly updated blog, visit their website – www.splinterbike.co.uk

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