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Operational & Safety Instructions for Wire Brushes

Posted by Stefan Joseph on 15 October 2019

Like most things that involve power tools, there's a right and a wrong way to operate wire brushes and wheels if you want to stay safe and get the best results from your efforts.  Believe it or not, wire brushes and wheels can generate dangerous situations and/or create accidents if not use correctly. Read carefully the following information to ensure the safe use of these products at all times.

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Topics: Metal Finishing, Metal Cutting & Removal

How to select the right brush for metal fabrication

Posted by Stefan Joseph on 09 October 2019

Wire brushes are great for removing coatings from the metal surface, without damaging the base material.  They're also a lot more flexible than bonded or coated abrasives, making them ideal for cleaning hard to reach areas.  If you're in the market for a wire brush, but not sure which kind you need...keep reading, and we'll give you a hand.

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Topics: Metal Finishing, Metal Cutting & Removal

How to achieve a superior brushed satin finish on aluminium

Posted by Andy Thomas on 23 July 2019

There's some really cool finishes you can get with aluminium, and one of the easiest ones to achieve is a satin brushed finish.  Keep reading below for all the steps and tools you'll need to achieve a superior aluminium satin finish.

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Topics: Metal Finishing

3 Step Satin Finishing on Stainless Steel Corners & Edging

Posted by Eddie Thomas on 16 July 2019

Corners and edging are an important part of any fabrication when it comes to finishing...a poorly finished edge will stick out like a sore thumb, but a great crisp finished edge is like icing on a cake.  Keep reading to find out how to achieve the best satin finish on stainless steel corners and edging in 3 steps...

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Topics: Metal Finishing

Mirror finishing on stainless steel tubes & pipes

Posted by Eddie Thomas on 14 May 2019

Want to know how to get a quality mirror finish on your stainless steel pipes or tubes?  Look no further - here's a guide to all the tools and techniques you need to make your fabrication shine!

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Topics: Metal Finishing

How to get a satin finish on stainless steel tubes & pipes

Posted by Eddie Thomas on 07 May 2019

Getting a nice brushed satin finish on flat surfaces seems simple enough, but what about products with curves?  Stainless Steel tubes and pipes require a little more time and technique, especially if you've got welded T-sections or tight curves, but with the right tools and information it can be done!  Here's how...

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Topics: Metal Finishing

How to polish stainless steel to a mirror finish

Posted by Julian Prestidge on 23 April 2019

A mirror finish on stainless steel is not just aesthetically pleasing, but it has a few other benefits depending on exactly what you're fabricating.  Keep reading to see if a mirror finish is what you really want, and find the processes and products that will get you a great end result!

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Topics: Metal Finishing

3 Steps to Match a Stainless Steel Satin (#4) Finish

Posted by Julian Prestidge on 11 April 2019

A #4 satin finish is one of the most commonly used finishes.  It's ideal for fabrications that need to look great, without being too reflective.  What's more, its relatively easy to achieve - keep reading to learn how...

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Topics: Metal Finishing

How to blend a weld to match a Stainless Steel 2B finish

Posted by Julian Prestidge on 09 April 2019

Want to know how to blend your weld to match the stainless steel's original 2B finish?  Some people say it can't be done, but with the right tools and technique, your fabrication will be looking top notch - keep reading to learn how...

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Topics: Metal Finishing

Mirror mirror...how to polish aluminium to a mirror finish

Posted by Andy Thomas on 13 March 2019

Want to get your aluminium fabrication to a mirror finish?  While there are multiple ways of polishing aluminium to a mirror finish, these are some tried and true steps to seeing your reflection in the finished product...

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Topics: Metal Finishing