Brush Research Manufacturing

Abrasive Nylon Wheel Brushes Provide Deburring for Extremely Hard Metal Parts

A Special Report

by Jeff Elliott

Brush Research Mfg. Co., Inc.

 

Here’s what you need to know about abrasive nylon wheel brushes and deburring extremely hard metal parts.

When an application calls for surface finishing, cleaning, polishing, deburring, edge blending or removal of paint, rust or other contamination, a wheel brush is often the ideal solution. Wheel brushes are motor-driven and may feature an arbor hole or keyway that supports their use with grinding equipment or CNC machinery.

When metal wire filaments are used, they are excellent tools for light deburring, edge blending and general surface finishing. The brushing action occurs at the edge or face of the tool on machined parts such as steel shafts, gears, turbine blades, or extrusion cut-offs. However, when harder materials are involved, wire filaments can break off, or deform – even if crimped.

Brush Research Manufacturing abrasive nylon wheel brush.

Although knotted wire options are available for more aggressive deburring, for today’s hardened steels and alloys even this type of wheel brush is not sufficient. Alternatively, a recent aggressive deburring or surface finishing the solution is a wheel brush that utilizes abrasive nylon filaments made of silicon carbide. Taking it one step further, diamond grit can be used for the hardest metals and alloys in use today.

 

As an example, steps taken by JR Precision & Welding, a machine shop in Houston, Texas, was able to solve the issue of removing large burrs from machined holes in an extremely hard 4140 steel alloy part used as a muzzle brake for firearms which was proving a challenge.

Brush Research Manufacturing wheel used by JR Precision Welding, before and after.

Here’s how they fixed it.

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Paul Mazan Gunsmith videos

Regular American Gunsmith contributor Paul Mazan has many good videos you need to check out.

Check out the Youtube channel 45 Alfa Charlie Papa and his entire gunsmith series, in addition to others.

Gunsmith series link:

Paul Mazan also posts to Facebook as The Old Singing Gunsmith
https://www.facebook.com/The-Old-Singing-Gunsmith-296807170954324/

Top 3 Restored Guns That Look Absolutely Brand New

Vintage and classic guns have a charm of their own. However, without proper preservation and restoration works, it is quite hard enough to appreciate them. Many of these guns have been handed down from one generation to another. For some families, a vintage gun becomes an heirloom that is accompanied with tales of hunting and adventure with them.

Due to age and previous use, these old guns are worn by tears and scratches. Some may not even function anymore, but that does not stop families from displaying such prized heirlooms on the wall.

Some are not intended to be used anymore, but classic rifles and vintage guns do make great additions to any gun collection and display. For some, such prized guns and rifles are only used during hunting season. Either way, you need to preserve and restore these old guns to keep them in good shape. Below are the top 3 restored guns that look absolutely brand new due to quality restoration work.

Winchester Model 88

The Winchester Model is a popular rifle in the 1950s. If your family is big on guns, one of your grandfathers probably owns one. The Winchester Model 88 is a good rifle for hunting bears and moose. If restored properly, the vintage look of this rifle is enough to make it as a prized addition to any gun collector. For some families, it is still being passed on from father to son – and ultimately used during hunting season.

The Sharpshooter Fly Gun

Now this is definitely not in the same level as The Winchester Model 88 rifle, but it is a special fly-swatter gun that deserves a spot on this list. The gun was manufactured back in the 1930s, and it boasts of a highly accurate and precise sharpshooting ability.

The manufacturers claim that you can kill flies from 6 to 8 feet away with it. However, that would still depend on your shooting skills. Still, it is worth a try – if you don’t mind filling your home with lead shot later on.

The Sharpshooter Fly Gun is generally harmless compared to other guns, and its novelty makes it a great addition to any vintage gun collection! Sure, you may not kill big bears and deer with it, but at least it helps in pest control.

Smith & Wesson Straight Line Target Pistol

This Smith & Wesson Straight Line Target Pistol is noted for its innovative design and feature during the time it was released. Instead of creating a top-break design based on revolvers, Smith & Wesson decided to create this pistol with an in-line hand cocked striker. The objective is to eliminate the downward push on the barrel which usually comes from a pivoting hammer (a common feature in most pistols).

However, it’s not really the innovative design that makes this pistol really special. This pistol is worth restoring and preserving due to its rarity. This pistol was doing well (sales-wise), but when The Great Depression came in 1929, Smith & Wesson stopped manufacturing them – leaving the market with just 1,870 of these.

Again, any gun would look great with the proper restoration work. These vintage guns however take it to the next level because of their historical value and novelty. Some like Winchester Model 88 can even be used up to this day! You can look up the full list of restored classic vintage guns and rifles here.

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Redding T7 Turret Press Review

by Joseph Fox

If you’re a shooting enthusiast who is obsessed with accuracy and ready to go through the highest peak just to catch the exclusive costly gear, then Redding T7 turret press can be an interesting option for you. However, the progressive versions really need some changes!

Because with progressive presses, you barely acquire advanced features, precision, mobility, and diverse uses. I mean what’s the benefit if you can’t load ammo like benchrester Kyle brown? Nevertheless, I am going to review Redding T7 press to help you make an informed decision about the product.

Redding T7 Turret Press Review

 

Redding T-7 turret press

Firstly, I want to thank the manufactures for supremely powerful functions. Along with the sleekiest handling feature, this equipment ensures that hunters can customize reloading every time.

Secondly, the massive press which works tremendously for firearms reloading is a great plus. Also, the 7 station turret head is superbly easy to move whenever you expect the die to fall into places.
You might not know the most kick-ass part here, which is, if you combine additional turret heads with your press, then you can switch your reloader into calibres. And, this will happen without any major adjustments or hassles.
Without any additional setups, you can assemble the handle in the press-position. Initially, the spinning also lets the nuts to drop into the right place.

Then I would like to preach about the short, handy, and user-friendly feature. At first glance, you’ll find out the ball on top of the turret ram handle which remains gentle and kind in your palm.
Even if you’re in a long arc and need to hold it for a long period, it won’t convey any pain or discomfort.
Now, let’s talk about the green press body. It’s specifically crafted with cast iron and has a classy finishing with an orange peel. Sometimes, it might look alike wrinkle paint.
For instance, you might have a doubt about the inconsistency of changing dies constantly, just one after another.
But luckily, redding t7 turret press provides such pesky lock rings which can easily encounter any complications during the loading period.
Lastly, I would love to say about the shell holders and numerous die stations for multiple calibres. The universal shell holders help your hand to obtain maximum accuracy. Hence, it can be easily rotated in any direction you prefer.

• 7 Station Turret Head
The redding t7 turret press has 7 station turret heads which make the die fall into places in no time. Also, you’ll obtain absolute accuracy in each strike. However, if you grab some extra turret heads, then you can alter your reloader into calibres.
Luckily, additional turret heads are vastly available. You will find it easily and power up your reloading skills. Although the reloading process might be tricky if you are new.
Though by following the exact same steps like regular hand-holders. They usually load cases without taking it out from the shell holder.
You’ll need an onboard priming press to complete the whole reloading process. However, you can use a funnel over the opening of the cartridge with the powder charge. Moreover, with proper practice, patience, accuracy, and consistency, you can cut the chase.

• Cast Iron Construction
The cast iron configuration and the stout compound linkage helps to reload magnum cartridges with comfort. Initially, the cast iron compound bears high performance. You’ll get ample wear resistance and enough strength as well.
By all accounts, the construction is ideal for all maximum reloading process. And a press like t7 turret is bound to have that feature.

• Smart Primer Arm
Here the smart primer arm allows the small to large primers to seat adequately. Though it’s very tricky to seat the primers into tight pockets. But, with t7 turret press, you can change the game.
You need to detach the cases and prime it in a proper manner to switch the primer carefully within the presses with accurate orientation.

Also, the cleaning process of primers become easy after you replace the primer in the press.
However, even if you replace the index, it won’t benefit you while shooting. It will just ensure accuracy.
For your convenience, let me put it in a precise way.
Press Opening: 4.75 inches
Ram Diameter: 3.8 inch-stroke

Additionally, you’ll get a flexible hollow ram, a tubular primer configuration, and you can easily eradicate the tubular primer settings if it doesn’t fit your requirements.

• Full Die Set Semi-permanently
This extraordinary press has the biggest perk to offer. And no wonder it’s the ability to hold the consistency. Even if you expect a regular loading session or a becnhrest competition, all you gotta need is consistent loading of the cases.
Sometimes, with a progressive press, you lose the strike because of abrupt case loading. You end up lingering into changing cases and load them every time you insert a new one.

But here, you can mount a full die set which ensures a full die set semi-permanently. Moreover, this press allows all 7/8″-14 threaded dies. No doubt it’s an universal shell holder. You can’t admire more, trust me!

Pros
• Interchangeable turret heads
• Positive ram stop via powerful compound linkage
• Sufficient compatibility with smooth 1.75-inch ball
• Smart priming arm
• Additional ram stoppage

Cons
• Setting primer can be tricky for newbies
• It gets rusted easily
• The end slide bar is too long

Frequently Asked Questions
1. Are T7 turret presses better than progressive presses?
If you have a handsome budget and crave for advanced modification then in every aspect t7 turret presses are better.

2. Do dies from Lee Precision fit with this press?
Yes, certainly.

3. What are the additional features?
Positive ram stop, small removable handle for switching on station to another flexibly.

Verdict

A powerful, robust press which stands on your all-purpose reloading desires. However, the optional automatic sliding bar might not impress you as it’s not necessary in most cases.

Hopefully, the manufacturers will minimize the inconveniences in no time.

Metal Art Giveaway 2019

Freedom Cabinet Raffle

Metal Art of Wisconsin (MetalArtofWisconsin.com, 920/717-0635) is a family-owned business in Wisconsin offering metal forming, shaping, and plasma cutting. Their custom designed art pieces hang on the walls of numerous studios, banks, museums, churches, hospitals, cemeteries, and memorials all around the world. Metal Art also makes a number of practical designs with their artistic flair.

Their 2nd Amendment collection includes metal and carbon fiber Freedom Cabinets. Both decorative and functional, these American flag-shaped cabinets are available in matte or glossy black with stripes cut from 16 gauge, cold-rolled mild steel, and finished with three layers of clear coat. A number of locking systems secure each strongbox, including invisible RFID lock, key cards, and biometric scanners. Each Freedom Cabinet comes complete with a tough, high-density foam insert that can easily be configured to store guns, valuables, booze, dirty secrets, or anything you want to conceal. Encased in a steel, lockable frame, whatever you decide to store in it will be safely hidden behind Old Glory. Available in 2, 3 and 4 foot sizes.

Freedom Cabinet Giveaway

Metal Art is giving away one of their newest models in the 2nd Amendment collection, a Biometric Fingerprint Freedom Cabinet Slider. With outside dimensions of 23 x 15.5 x 3.5 and inside dimensions of 21 x 12.5, the flag is cut from 16 gauge, cold rolled, ground and polished mild steel, then covered in three layers of glossy clear coat. The steel is inlaid and flush with the surface of wood for a three dimensional look and is all secured with a high-tech biometric (finger print) locking system.

To enter this giveaway, host a small, local shooting event. An easy, quick, scored course of fire held during a local hunter sight-in is ideal but anywhere and any type of shooting event you choose works. Submit a picture of your event along with a short description to the Editor about your shoot and we’ll put you in for the drawing. Winner will be announced in December.

Event Ideas

Hunter Bullseye: This is an ideal event to be held at your next hunter sight-in day. One cheap paper target (sample for printing at home is included) on any 100-yard range.
Hunter Bullseye download

USAR Postal Match: Conducted by the U.S. Army Reserve Marksmanship Program, these events can be held on any 25-meter range.
U.S. Army Reserve Competitive Marksmanship Program Postal Match download

Any type of event is acceptable, these are just ideas. Have fun!

Tormach Servo Motor Upgrade

Tormach Inc. is now offering servo motors for its line of 1100M and 770M CNC milling machines. Servo upgrade kits are now available for current users of these machines, which allows them to transform their current ‘M’ series machines to ‘M+’.

Complete information on obtaining the user-installed servo motor upgrade kits, with video tutorials, can be found on Tormach’s website: https://www.tormach.com/m-plus-servo-upgrade-kit/

Users who upgrade to servo motors will enjoy numerous benefits, including:

-Faster speeds – more than double feed rates
-Higher acceleration – allows machine to get up to speed much quicker
-Reduced noise
-Closing of the feedback loop into the control system
-Time and money savings on every part made

Tormach has released a video that is available on YouTube that shows examples of the time savings that can be achieved using the servo motors over the conventional stepper motors:

“For the vast majority of machinists using our 1100M and 770M mills, upgrading to the servo motors is an easy decision,” said Lori Morrison Bufalo, Marketing Director at Tormach. “We’ve made it easy and affordable for users to perform this upgrade and start getting even better performance out of their Tormach mills.”

The cost to upgrade to the servo motor package is $1,995.00. Additional recommended items including an automatic oiler kit are available for an additional fee.

Later this year Tormach plans to offer a BT30 spindle upgrade package to users as well. This upgrade will allow users to take their ‘M+’ mills to the ‘MX’ level, meaning they will have the servo motors along with BT30 spindles, encoders, and power drawbars.

The Business of Gunsmithing: A Practical Strategic Compendium

Have you ever thought about becoming or learning to become a Gunsmith as your career choice? There are many people that have the skill sets and aptitude to take on the role of this mysterious career choice. But what does it, or will it, entail exactly?

Author Mark R. Hollensen wrote this book to provide you with many of the answers to your questions concerning starting out, pursuing and ultimately making a career as a Gunsmith.

The Business of Gunsmithing: A Practical Strategic Compendium covers nearly all of the strategic business categories and essential elements associated with the job, as well as providing real life experiences, successes, and setbacks. The book was written very matter-of-fact and provides in-depth details of what you can expect when entering the field of gunsmithing as your career choice. For anyone contemplating a career as a professional full-time Gunsmith, or are already in the business, this book is a must-read.

Paperback
https://www.amazon.com/dp/1096878313

Kindle eBook