Yes, another brush. This one wasn’t on my list initially. When Mattias Hallin visited our shop this year, he brought some lovely small gifts. One of them was this incredible brush from REMOS.
The natural bristles are remarkably stiff and stout. Mattias explained that he uses this brush to clear his rasps of debris.
For years I’ve used a file card to clean my rasps. One side had stiff-ish natural bristles. The other side had stiff steel bristles. Mostly I used the side with the natural bristles. But it could never get all the sawdust out of the teeth. And eventually I would use (with a wince) the metal-bristled side to finish the cleaning job.
I don’t know if the metal bristles hurt the steel teeth of my rasps. But I didn’t want to find out.
The REMOS brush is incredible. It quickly cleans out the crevices under the rasp’s teeth without complaint. It is about 100-percent better than my old file card.
Thanks Mattias. This tool is a winner.
— Christopher Schwarz
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