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What additional features do pipe-cleaning brushes have?

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There are lots of variations in pipe cleaning brush (AKA tube, spiral or twisted brushes) features. There are numerous variations of the standard pipe-cleaning brush. This means pipe-cleaning brushes can be used for all sorts of different jobs.

Flexible stem on a pipe-cleaning brush

aquarium or hose pipe cleaning brush AKA tube brush, bottle brush, steel spring stem, long flexible stem Hosepipe and aquarium filter pipe-cleaning brushes have long flexible stems. This allows the brushes to clean the item thoroughly by manoeuvring around bends in the pipe.

Double-ended pipe-cleaning brushes

Double headed pipe cleaning brush AKA tube brush, spiral brush, twisted brush Some pipe-cleaning brushes have two heads, one at each end of the stem, and no handle or loop.
Boiler flue brushes of different shapes and sizes AKA tube brush, spiral brush, twisted brush The brushes will be two different shapes or sizes to carry out different jobs.
Wonkee Donkee says "This is useful when you need a variety of brush styles to carry out one job: the correct one is always to hand." double headed pipe cleaning brushes, spiral brushes, tube brush

Threaded end of a pipe-cleaning brush

Male threaded pipe cleaning brush end AKA tube brush, spiral brush, twisted brush Some pipe-cleaning brushes have threaded ends which allow handles or stem extensions to be added (see What pipe cleaning brush accessories are available?).

Shank end of a pipe-cleaning brush

shank of pipe cleaning brush making it a power drill bit. AKA tube brush, spiral brush, twisted brush Pipe-cleaning brushes designed as attachments to power tools have a shank, instead of a handle, allowing them to be locked into the drill chuck tightly.