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Custom Miniature Hand-held Brushes

Miniature brushes are brushes that can be used by a machine or with one hand. Their small size makes them perfect for delicate applications, but they have a wide range of uses that primarily involve cleaning, polishing, finishing, and deburring. They have virtually endless functions for almost every industry.

Hand-held brushes consist of bristles that have been attached to a handle. These bristles can be attached via stapling, gluing, or hand lacing, as well as inserting the bristles into wire that is twisted. Hand-held brushes come in many varieties including block brushes, applicator brushes, acid, artist, and pencil-shaped brushes.



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Types of Miniature Brushes

Miniature Hand-held brushes come in a range of styles for a variety of applications. Gordon Brush® caries a wide variety of brush styles, including:

Scratch Brushes: These brushes are used for cleaning dirt, rust, scale, chips, and paint in a variety of applications including plating and welding operations.

Artist and Forensic Brushes: These brushes are thin for creating fine, precise details. They are used in a variety of artistic applications including painting, stenciling, and blending water colors, as well as by law enforcement agencies for detailed forensic work.

Toothbrush-Style Brushes: These brushes are narrow with concentrated bristles on one side of the handle, like a toothbrush. They are ideal for scrubbing tight spaces, and, depending on the bristle material, can be used for tougher cleaning jobs.

Welder’s Brushes: These have a similar design to toothbrush-style brushes and are used for cleaning the base material before welding and between each pass. These help to avoid contamination that could ruin your weld.

Applicator Brushes: These can be made from a variety of materials including horsehair, brass, nylon, and more. They are durable brushes with excellent chemical resistance and shaped like a pencil.

Flow-Thru Brushes: These are used to control the application of glues, paints, dyes, lubricants, solvents, and other liquids. They are also available in several filaments including nylon, camel hair, and red sable.


Miniature Hand-held Brush Applications

General applications for any specialty or custom brush are: applying, pushing, removing, cleaning, spreading, or acting as a barrier. They can be used for most applications that require smaller brushes and detailed work with the user’s hands and have virtually endless industrial opportunities.

Specific uses for miniature brushes include:

  • Applying Cement, Paints, Liquids, and Cleaners
  • Automobile Cleaning
  • Brick or Stone Cleaning and Maintenance
  • Cleanroom Applications
  • Cleaning with Conductivity
  • Decorative Finishing
  • Dirt or Dust Removal
  • Deburring
  • Golf Club and Shoe Cleaning
  • Grease Application/Removal
  • Metal Finishing
  • Mold Cleaning
  • Paint, Rust, or Solder Removal
  • Polishing Any Surface
  • Residue Removal
  • Scrubbing Any Surface
  • Static Electricity Conduction/Dissipation
  • Surface Roughening and Prep
  • Weld Cleaning and Prep
  • Wood Cleaning and Prep


Miniature Brushes Are Available in a Range of Sizes and Styles

Gordon Brush® hand-held brushes are usually made with staple set or hand laced construction, and the handle is typically constructed from aluminum, plastic, or wood. We will work with you to make the custom hand-held brush you need.

The size of a hand-held brush or miniature brush reflects the measurement of the handle's length, width and height or diameter. The handle can be a small as 1/4" (6.4mm) in length, as small as 1/4" (6.4mm) in width, and the height must be at least 3/8" (9.5mm) for conventional stapling.

For an Anchor Set brush (like your ordinary toothbrush), the height may be as small as 1/8" (3.2mm) and as long as you want. For round handles, the smallest handle diameter is 1/8" (3.2mm). The style of the handle can be square, rectangle, triangular, round, or any combination thereof. The trim length on any of these brushes can range from as short as 1/16" (1.6mm) to as long as 6" (152.4mm). These measurements hold true for any bristle material.

Hand-held Brush Fill Materials

The fill material used in the brush can come from natural, synthetic, or metal sources. The bristles can be made from a range of materials including stainless steel, brass, horsehair, hog bristle, and nylon. The brushes are flexible, designed to retain their shape better than wire-fill brushes, and will not degrade the diameter, straightness, or surface.

The use of the brush will determine the types of fill material and core material to be used. For example, natural bristle, static dissipative or conductive materials are used where static electricity is a problem. Synthetic brush materials are often used for general purpose cleaning, and some are chemical resistant. Metal materials are used for heavy duty cleaning, and cleaning other metal surfaces. To lengthen the life of the brush, use the softest fill material that is appropriate for the application.

Typical Fill Types Include: 

  • Brass
  • Camel Hair
  • Conductive Nylon
  • Goat Hair
  • Hog Bristle
  • Horse Hair
  • Nylon
  • Polypropylene
  • Sable
  • Stainless Steel
  • Thunderon®

How to Measure Block Brushes:

How to Measure Block Brushes

Contact Gordon Brush® for Miniature Brushes

Gordon Brush® can design or modify any brush to meet your specifications. Whether you need custom sizes, handles, bristle combinations, or any other special feature, we manufacture our custom brushes with the same high-quality materials and superior craftsmanship that goes into all our industrial brushes.

For a specific brush you may need, further scan this web site, or call us at 1-800-933-0933 or 1-323-724-7777. We want to help you find the brush you need. If you know you need a custom hand-held brush, complete the hand-held Brush Custom Design Form. Gordon Brush® will get back to you within 24 hours with a quotation.

Gordon Brush® manufactures many custom hand-held brushes for your applications including tube brushes, twisted wire brushes, scratch brushes, paint brushes, and more. We will work with you to design the perfect brush for your unique needs.

Not sure what exact measurements you need for your custom block brush? Or would you much rather order a brush through a live person over the phone? 

Give us a call! 1-800-950-7950 or 1-323-724-7777

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