Lincoln Electric now offers a line of high-quality welding brushes in the new Radius Welding Tools product group, a part of the company’s line of welding gear. 
 
The brushes are intended for proper cleaning of the base material before welding starts and also between each pass. The line, organized by base material, includes the following models:
 
  • Stainless Steel – A small, toothbrush-style, 3 x 7 row wire brush for light cleaning in confined or hard-to-reach areas; a 2 x 9 row brush with a slightly curved handle for general light cleaning; and a 3 x 19 row general-purpose brush for long life and efficient surface cleaning. All three brushes feature steel-wire bristles.
  • Aluminum – A compact, toothbrush-style, 3 x 7 row brush for light cleaning in confined or hard-to-reach areas; and a 2 x 9 row brush with a slightly curved handle for general light cleaning. Both brushes feature brass-wire bristles designed to gently remove the oxide layer that can form on aluminum.
  • Carbon Steel – A 3 x 19 row brush for efficient general cleaning; and a 4 x 16 row brush with a curved handle, designed to make fast work of rust, mill scale and paint. Both feature tempered-steel bristles.
 
“To avoid cross-contamination that could ruin your work, it’s important to have different brushes for different materials,” says Jamy Bulan, product manager, Lincoln Electric. “Your welds will have a better appearance and fewer defects with proper cleaning of the base material.”
 
These brushes also are available in a three-pack. This combination pack features three toothbrush-style brushes: one with brass bristles for aluminum, one with stainless bristles for stainless steel and a nylon-bristle brush for general cleaning on carbon steel. This easy-to-stow set is ideal for small projects.
 
To request a copy of Lincoln Electric’s 2013 Welding Gear Catalog, call 888/355-3213 or visit www.lincolnelectric.com.