I've used a steel wire brush to get rust off auto parts for years.
When the last one wore out I went to Harbor Frt to get another one.
They had steel ones for $8 and Brass for $3. So I bought the brass
one. So are I'm not seeing much difference in using the brass one
compared to the steel. What, if anything, is functionally different
about them and why would one use one over the other??
To polish brass-copper you cant use steel, brass wont rust, I have
different hardnesses of brass wheels. Rusted steel is weaker , breaks
easier. Brass will be good in 50 years. My steel bike spokes are half
rusted through even though exterior shows them as fine. Steel might be
better for hard fast work, but it depends on the type of steel used,
HF will be cheap.
You are correct. Now that it's been used for a week the brass has
worn off the ends and my magnet ID's the material as steel. I think
in the past the wire brush's have been labeled as stainless steel.
Perhaps that's why this was cheaper... it's not stainless, just brass
Then you have a cheap chinese brush deceptivly sold , I have at least
10 of those some from the 50s my dad used. At 5 dollars a pound this
summer copper was treated like gold, get a refund, get a quality
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