Polishing Wheel Brushes: How to Choose the Best for Jewelers Polishing

  Wheel brushes allow manufacturers to create finishes that embellish the appearance of gems, metals, and other materials. These devices are valued by artisans and craftsmen for their ability to customize materials to fit their vision. Professionals can choose from a variety of wheel brushes and polishing wheels to achieve the look they want. For jewelry manufacturers, polishing wheel brushes are an integral part of the production process.

Wheel Brush Qualities and Applications

Wheel brushes are circular devices that attach to automated machine components. Rotary mechanisms control the speed of the brushes’ motion as they turn around a secured axis. This allows manufacturers to systematically strip away layers of materials to create cuts, patterns, designs, and special finishes. Some common applications for wheel brushes include:
  • Cleaning
  • Polishing
  • Deburring
  • Rust removal
  • Surface finishing
  • Weld blending
Wheel Brushes jewelers polishingPlastic Hub Jewelers Polishing Brushes         A variety of wheel brush designs exist that allow manufacturers to create specialized effects on the surface of their chosen medium. Size and format determine achievable results. The tiny bristles that surround the brush’s outer edge are made from a range of materials to fit their intended purpose. Some of these include:
  • Nylon filament
  • Brass filament
  • Stainless steel wire filament
  • Chungking bristle filament
  • Tampico filament
In jewelry making, wheel brushes help artists create cuts, polish stones, and blur away imperfections with both high speed and accuracy.  



 

Choosing the Best Polishing Wheel Brush

Cocker-Weber, a producer of high-quality wheel brushes and other devices used in industrial manufacturing processes, offers two lines of products geared specifically for those in the jewelry-making industry. Artisans and craftsmen enjoy the superior quality product line, as these tools help them craft exquisite and unique designs. For those who need value as well as precision, the standard quality line produces similar results with a more cost-effective material. Both product lines are made with Chungking bristles, which are known for being durable and effective. Our jeweler’s polishing wheel brush catalog includes: These brush types are available with a 1-7/8 inch or 1-1/4 inch hard maple hub and various trim sizes. Choose the size based on your product dimensions and machine specifications.

Brush Filling Options

Various filling options allow artisans to further control the look of their finished products.
  • Chungking bristles used in the early stages of polishing help heavily corrosive compounds, like Tripoli, to work more efficiently.
jewelers wheel brushes white chungking bristle
  • Stainless steel wire bristles are subtle for polishing softer materials like white gold, silver, aluminum, and platinum.
Stainless Steel Wire Satin Finish Wheel Brush
  • Brass wire wheel filling delivers a fine grade of polishing to gold, brass, and copper.
Brass Satin Finish Brush Tampico - Satin Finish Wheel Brush      

Bristle type is chosen based on the desired end result and the materials used during production.

Custom Wheel Brushes From Cocker-Weber

Cocker-Weber Brush Company produces a variety of brushes for industrial applications. Our line of jeweler’s tools includes a range of trim sizes, bristle materials, and hub materials. Whether you’re looking to buy on a budget or demand the most superior quality results, our catalog contains the solution to your jewelry production problems. Contact us directly for a quote on your next wheel brush purchase.