What is a file card brush?

 

     
     
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A file card brush is a hand tool used to clean files. 

 
     
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A file card brush contains a number of metal bristles set in a rectangle, also known as a 'card', which is where the tool gets its name. 

 
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There are two different types of file card brushes available, single and double sided.

 

The double sided file card brush contains wire bristles on one side and a brush on the opposite one.

 
     
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A file card brush is used to clean a file to ensure longer life and efficiency. 

 

A file is a hand tool used in metalwork, woodwork and plastic work. It is is used to remove small pieces of material from a workpiece. 

 
     
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Material shavings and other gunk becomes clogged up in the teeth of the file.

 

If the teeth become clogged then the file will not work as effectively. 

 
     
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File card brushes can be used on wood and metal-working files.

 
     
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A file card brush and a wire brush look similar, with both types of brushes being used to clean and remove dirt.

 
     
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A file card brush contains more wire bristles, that are closer together.

 

The bristles on a wire brush are softer and often fewer than on a file card. That is how you tell the difference between a file card brush and a wire brush

 
     
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Did you know that wire brushes are used to clean the teeth of larger animals such as crocodiles?

 
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