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Safety Information

Most of the time, Brush manufacturers provide safety warning, Recommendation directly written on brush itself, but it is not always possible to provide even the most important information on the brush because of practicality. Therefore, the user must always read the safety and operating information printed on the manual, catalogue, and other literature.


In the normal brushing applications, scale, dirt, burrs, weld, slag, or other residue, are the materials that fly off the brush along with brush filaments which break off due to fatigue. For protection against this hazard, the operators must always wear full face shields, safety goggles and protective clothing.

All the operator and safety recommendations must be followed strictly as the potential of the injury is not limited to brush operator; it goes to others in the work area.

Brush Usage Recommendations


Excessive pressure should be avoided because it will create overheating and bending of brush filaments. Resulting in breakage of brush filaments and reduced brush life. Rather than putting high pressure on the brush it is recommended that to use a brush with a more aggressive cutting action for example crimped wire brushes can be replaced with twist knot brushes.


While using wire wheel brushes, the direction of the rotation should be periodically reversed to get better results and self-sharpening action.

Storage and Inspection

Brushes must be inspected on a regular basis and also at the time of receipt for rust, deterioration, and damage. Store your brushes in a clean and dry place.

Brushing Problems

It is recommended not to use failed brush or one which is not functioning properly as it is hazardous and can cause physical injury. Some of the causes of failure of brush are unusual application, bent spindle, operator abuse, or inappropriate use. The cause of the failure of the brush should be evaluated and corrected immediately.

Fumes and Dust

Wear respiratory protection against this hazard. Failure to follow safety instruction may result in injury.

Power Brush Safety Requirement


All the machine guards should be kept in place.

Protective Equipment

Appropriate clothing equipment should be used wherever possible injury exists that can be prevented from such clothing.

Safety Goggles

Full face and side shield should be worn over the safety glasses; This Should be followed by all operators and others in the area of power brush application.

Before Starting Brush

Use safety equipment’s and eye protection. Operator should familiarise himself/herself with the safety related information and speed limit as well as operator should also inspect the brush for any damage or rust.

Inspection should not be limited to brush only; machine should also be inspected to check whether the brush has been mounted properly and securely or not. Before stating work, run the machine at operating speed for a while and do not stand in line or in front of the brush.

This information is provided solely as a public service for the guidance of the users of the products. These recommendations are not necessarily complete with respect to any particular application. common sense safety considerations should be adhered to strictly. Any applicable federal, state, local law, or regulation, must be strictly adhered to, and is controlling over any recommendation contained herein. Brush Firm will not accept responsibility for any error or omission, nor for any consequential loss or damage that may arise.