Burr Cleaning Method

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Blog entry by Jimthecarver posted 04-03-2012 01:43 PM 10294 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

To begin, this is not my idea but I have adopted it as a very useful way to clean Dremel burs and similar type rotory bits.
I began by turning a piece of 1”X1” plastic material (just somthing I had) wood also works fine.
Photobucket As the pictures show. I then drilled a 1/2” hole leaving about 1/2” from the end …. do not drill completely threw it.
Then I bought a Dremel brass brush and put a slight crimp at the end of the shaft about 1” from the brush.
I then drilled a hole that is slightly bigger than the bit shaft into the oppisite end of the plastic handle.
Push the brush bit into the plastic/wood handle. Run the tool on high speed and place brush against the bit. Instana cleaning.
I suggest always using eye protection and dust masks…..Happy cleaning LJ’s ;-)

-- Can't never could do anything, to try is to advance.

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#1 posted 04-03-2012 02:11 PM

Very helpful and clear with pictures and all. I will definitely try this!

-- "When was the last time you did something special for your gun?"

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#2 posted 04-04-2012 03:45 AM

Looks like a great idea Jim. I think I will try it with a 1/4” shafted wire brush… since my bigger burrs are the ones I clog the most. Thanks for the tip!

-- I just got done cutting three boards and all four of them were too short. (true story)

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#3 posted 04-04-2012 11:59 AM

A gr8 idea Jim. Thnx. Those little things can get clogged up quickly

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#4 posted 04-05-2012 04:58 PM

You could also pick up a suede cleaning brush from any good shoe store. They’re brass too and usually only a couple of bucks, but are large enough to clean the largest burrs. No need to make a handle as tey come with one installed.


-- The nicer the nice, the higher the price!

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