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No doubt about it, a wire wheel can save you a ton of time and effort when you’re removing rust, deburring surfaces, or preparing metal for paint and bodywork.

But if you look at all of the different types of wire wheel brushes available, you’ll easily see that a wire wheel is not a one-size-fits-all solution for your metal prep. Which is why this video from Brush Research Manufacturing caught our attention.

In just over a minute, it’ll give you a visual tour of some of the most common wire wheel brushes on the market, and give you a good idea on what applications they should be used for. And it’s vitally important to understand the distinctions—too mild and you’ll just waste time and wreck your wire wheel, too aggressive and you could do some irreparable damage to the surface you’re working on.

So if you do a lot of surface prep with a wire wheel, it’s worth the watch. Check it out:

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