Industrial twisted wire brushes are an essential tool across many industries! Commonly used for cleaning, polishing, removal of burrs, and other surface preparation, they are designed to meet a variety of application and abrasion requirements. They go by a number of names, including test tube brushes, bottle brushes, tube cleaning brushes, spiral brushes, flue brushes, pipe brushes, boiler brushes, and more! Let’s learn more about these important brushes, including how they’re made so you can select the right tools for your needs.

How Our Twisted Wire Brushes Are Made

At Schaefer Brush, twisted-in-wire brushes are made by placing filament material between stem wire and twisting it to produce a spiral-shaped brush. The construction of the twisted wire brush paired with a particular filament is the key to the versatility of this brush type.

We have a great selection of high-quality twisted wire brushes. Learn more about our brush options:

Brush Filament Types:

  • Nylon
  • Polypropylene
  • Brass
  • Stainless Steel
  • Carbonized Steel
  • Custom

End Handle Types:

  • Pipe Nipple
  • Wood Handle
  • Plastic Handle
  • Straight Stem

Tip Types:

  • Twisted End
  • Vinyl Tip
  • Blunt End
  • Turned Tuft
  • Tied Tuft

Available Twisted Wire Brush Configurations

Twisted-in-wire brushes are most often categorized into three different configurations.

Single Spiral / Single Stem:

Brush fill is twisted between two stem wires with a single wire on each side.

Single Spiral / Double Stem:

Brush fill is twisted between four stem wires with two wires on each side.

Double Spiral / Double Stem:

Brush fill is twisted between four stem wires with two layers of fill. Each layer is perpendicular to the other with a single stem wire in each quadrant.

Schaefer Brush’s Twisted Wire Brushes

We have over 60 types of twisted-in-wire brushes for HVAC, refrigeration, plumbing, and other industrial applications. We also offer custom brush applications and design services for your specific needs! Learn more about our products online, or contact us to learn more about our custom engineering and production services!