"I used the steel brush to clean the moss from brick pavers on my drive, which is a test for any brush, and it is still going strong.
Having worn out several wire brushes from other manufacturers, I thought I was just heavy-handed, but there is a good reason why this one is the best: instead of bundles of wires, pushed into drilled or moulded holes in a plastic base, the wires on this brush are firmly clamped into a steel frame.
Where other brushes were shedding wires by the dozen, this beauty just kept on cleaning.
"Bought these for wire brushing woodwork after applying paint stripper. The brass one is particularly good for this as it avoids the problem of steel entering the wood which can subsequently cause rusting in the wood after painting.
Comfy handles and very cheap. Just what the doctor ordered.
"I bought these for preparing difficult areas on a machine ready for painting. My thought was that if they dont do the job I havent lost too much money.........But, as it turned out they exceeded my expectations and have completed the project. The handles are a bit 'plastiky' I wouldn't like to gaurantee how long they may last."
"Work them too hard and the handle will come off but a quick shove and it's back on easily enough - and it doesn't do it every 5 minutes.
You can't really fault them for the price. I used the steel one to clean up a 20 ft run of manky roof edge before applying Flexacryl to seal it for a year or two. Took about 4 hours - didn't dare use a power tool on it or there'd have been nothing left :)
The brass one has now been pressed into service or the barbie!"
"...if you need a narrow wire brush for a one-off job to get into a tight space.
They're not well made, very flimsy handles. They're quite small, much narrower than average hand-held wire brushes are. Not really use-able two-handed, because of the narrow crimped metal spine which ends in a point.
If you need a 'proper' brass and/or steel wire brush, try 26984 (Forge Steel Wire Brush Set)... though currently (Feb 09) they're on clearance. I've just bought 3 sets of those, because they're a proper size, strongly made and easy to hold."
"These brushes are very poor quality, i know they are cheap but they fell apart the first time i used them. Dont buy these brushes i would recomend spending a bit more it will be cheaper in the long run."
"My last wire brush looked like these, and had served me well for 3-4 years. However, these brushes are not good quality - handles keep coming loose and have finally split, the wire bristles seem soft and have splayed out of shape. Not very impressed..."