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   What are pipe-cleaning brush handles made of?

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Pipe-cleaning brush (tube, bottle, interior brush) with plastic handle Pipe-cleaning brush handles are usually made from one of these materials:

Wood

Wooden handles of pipe cleaning brushes are more durable than plastics AKA tube brushes, spiral brushes Wood, such as beech, can be carved to make handles which are comfortable to use.
Wood is a thermal insulator (like the workings of a vacuum flask) so is good for pipe cleaning brush (AKA tube, twisted or bottle brush) handles. Wood is a thermal insulator so it doesn’t get too hot even if you are working on a hot pipe.
Wooden handle on a pipe cleaning brush (AKA tube, fitting, twisted brush) Wood can sometimes be stronger than plastic but it will rot if not treated with oil or other wood preservative occasionally.
Hardwood is used to make pipe cleaning brush (tube, spiral or twisted brush) handles It is sometimes difficult to find out what type of wood a handle is made from but most wooden handles are made from a hardwood, such as beech.

Plastic

High-density polyethylene (HDPE) can be used to make handles for pipe cleaning brushes (AKA tube, spiral or bottle brushes) A number of different plastics can be used to make pipe-cleaning brush handles including high-density polyethylene (HDPE).
Plastic handle of a pipe cleaning brush (AKA tube, twisted or spiral brush) Plastics are cheaper to produce than other materials and can be moulded to produce comfortable, thermally-insulated handles. Bright colours are often used, which helps you to find them amongst other tools.
Plastic handles of pipe cleaning brushes (AKA tube, spiral or twisted brushes) can denature and crack over time Plastics are less durable than steel and can break more easily. Some cannot withstand high temperatures.

Galvanised Steel

Looped metal handle of a pipe cleaning brush (AKA tube, twisted or fitting brush) Steel handles are less comfortable to use than plastic or wooden handles but are much more durable.
Galvanised steel handles of pipe cleaning brushes (AKA tube, spiral or twisted brush) can cope with very cold and very hot temperatures They can cope with temperature extremes as well as water, acid and bleach.
Galvanised steel pipe cleaning brush (AKA tube, spiral or twisted brush) handles don't rust and stay looking new. The galvanised finish keeps the handles looking new and prevents the iron in the steel from rusting.

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