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Brushes, Cleaning Heads and Shafts

Brushes, cleaning heads and replacement flexible shafts for boiler and heat exhanger cleaning machines.

Thomas C. Wilson provides an extensive selection of cleaning heads and accessories for all shapes and sizes of tubes. Our Smart Tube Cleaning Chart will help you select the best cleaning head for your application as cleaning heads are available in various materials such as nylon, brass, bronze, and steel. It is important to always match metals. For example: you should always use bronze for nonferrous tubes and steel for ferrous metal tubes. Whether you are removing soft, powdery deposits or cleaning heavily clogged tubes, we have a wide range of versatile, efficient tools to help make your job easier. For more information, view our Smart Reference Chart.


Spin Grit and Spin Clean
Wilson Spiral Brushes are available in nylon, brass (for copper tubes), steel, and stainless steel. Remember to always match metals. The Spin Grit and Spin Clean Brushes have abrasive-impregnated nylon filaments, and they are specially designed for cleaning enhanced tubes in heat exchangers and tubes in surface condensers.

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Boiler Spiral Cleaning Brushes — 1 1/4" to 4" OD
Boiler Steel Spiral Brushes
Boiler Steel Spiral Brushes are available for cleaning 1/4 to 4-inch Outer Diameter tubes in heat exchangers, condensers, and chillers. Remember to match metals; steel brushes are for cleaning ferrous metals.

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Wils-Away™ Flexible Shafts and Casing
Wils-Away™ Shafts & Casings are available in nylon, Teflon®, and steel. Smaller diameter casings are nylon (or Teflon, if they will be run dry) and larger casings are steel and nylon rubberized materials. Shafts and Casings part numbers: 9726-xxxx are designed for forward/reverse cleaning, such as cleaning enhanced tubes with a Spin Grit or Spin Clean brush. All shafts and casings are designed to attach to competitors tube cleaners. Wet or Dry Electric Tube cleaning System

Larger OD Cleaning Heads & Accessories


Boiler Cleaning Brushes — 5/8" to 6-1/2" OD
Expanding Brushes
The Expanding Brush is ideal for removing light to medium powdery deposits such as rust, scale, and chemical precipitates in tubes from 5/8 to 6-1/2-inch Outer Diameter. The Wilson Expanding Brush lasts 10 to 20 times longer than conventional brushes providing an excellent value. The Expanding Brush is available with steel, stainless steel, bronze or nylon brush bristles.

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Boiler Cleaning Heads — 5/8 " to 6-1/2" OD
Expanding Scraper
The Wilson Expanding Scraper compliments the Expanding Brush and it is recommended for removing soft, wet, or gummy deposits, such as mud or marine growth. The Wilson Expanding Scraper cleans tubes from 5/8-inch to 6-1/2-inch Outer Diameter. The blades in the Expanding Scraper do not fill with debris as they do when cleaning soft and gummy deposits with a brush, and are quickly replaced as they wear. Wet or Dry Electric Tube cleaning System

Boiler Cleaning Brushes — 1" to 2" OD
Universal Expanding Brushes
Universal Expanding Brushes are made to remove soft or powdery deposits such as rust, chemical precipitates, and scale from 1 to 2-inch Outer Diameter. They can clean tubes with radius of approximately 4 times the outer diameter. These brushes are primarily used within Wilson C Motors and Wilson ECT Motors for curved tube applications. Wet or Dry Electric Tube cleaning System

Boiler Cleaning Brushes — 1-1/2" to 4-1/2" OD
Soot Brushes
Soot Brushes are designed for removing soot from 1 1/2 to 4 1/2-inch Outer Diameter tubes in fire tube boilers. Thomas C. Wilson Soot Brushes are made to attach to competing drive units. They are completely interchangeable with Goodway Technology's Sootamatic with the same 1/4 NPT threads. Wet or Dry Electric Tube cleaning System

Boiler Cleaning Heads — 5/8" to 2-1/2" OD
Model A and Model B Cutter Heads
Model A Cutter Heads and Model B Cutter Heads are designed for cleaning straight or curved 5/8 to 2 1/2-inch Outer Diameter tubes and removing soft or hard scale of thin to medium thickness. Wet or Dry Electric Tube cleaning System

Boiler Cutter Heads
1-3/4" to 23" OD Straight, 2-1/2" to 7" OD Curved
Model CHJ Cutter Heads
Model CHJ Cutter Heads are made for cleaning straight and curved tubes in boilers and large diameter pressure vessels. They clean 1 3/4 to 23-inch Outer Diameter straight tubes and 2-1/2 to 7-inch Outer Diameter curved tubes. These Cutter Heads are designed to remove hard scale and encrustations. Wet or Dry Electric Tube cleaning System

Boiler Cutter Heads — 1-3/4" to 6-1/2" OD
Model SE Cutter Heads
Model SE Cutter Heads are made for cleaning straight and curved tubes in boilers and large diameter pressure vessels with 1 3/4 to 6 1/2-inch Outer Diameter. They are perfect for removing hard-to-get medium to extra thick gummy deposits. Wet or Dry Electric Tube cleaning System

Boiler Cutter Heads — 1-3/4" to 12" OD
Model R Cutter Heads
Model R Cutter Heads are ideal for cleaning straight and curved tubes such as those found in refineries, breweries, and food and paper plants with 1 3/4 to 12-inch Outer Diameter tubes encrusted with heavy, hard deposits. Wet or Dry Electric Tube cleaning System

Boiler Cleaning Brushes — 1-1/4" to 3" OD
Sectional Brushes
Sectional Brushes are designed for removing rust, polishing, and de-burring straight or curved 1 1/4 to 3-inch Outer Diameter tubes. Replaceable sets of four parallel brushes are economical and easy to install. Wet or Dry Electric Tube cleaning System

Wilson Cone Cutters
Wilson Cone Cutters and Cutter Wheels grind their way through the hardest deposits and scale. Their unique evenly spaced cutting edge design prevents them from skipping over or missing scale in the pipe or tube. They can be used as spare cutters on model A, model B, model CHJ, model R, and model SE cutters. Wet or Dry Electric Tube cleaning System

Cutter Wheels
The Cutter Wheel Head is designed for cleaning straight and curved tubes. The cutter wheel teeth cut through deposits for quick and efficient cleaning. Wet or Dry Electric Tube cleaning System

Type C and Type SC Flexible Holders
Type C and Type SC Flexible Holders enable Wilson cleaning heads to be used in curved tubes and pipes. Most often used with a Cone Cutter as its cleaning head, the Type C Flexible Holder and Cone Cutter use a whipping action to break free brittle or hard deposits and scale. Wet or Dry Electric Tube cleaning System

Drill Heads and Universal Joints
Wilson Drill Heads remove hard or brittle scale and are designed to attach to a Universal Joint between the motor and flexible shaft.

Universal Joints are available in male thread (MUJ) and female thread (VUJ). The MUJ diameter is available from 7/8 to 2-3/8-inch diameters and the female VUJ is available from 3/8 to 2-3/8-inch diameters.
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Smaller OD Cleaning Heads & Accessories


Heat Exchanger Cleaning Brushes — 5/8" to 6-1/2" OD
Expanding Brushes
The Expanding Brush is ideal for removing light to medium powdery deposits such as rust, scale, and chemical precipitates in tubes from 5/8-inch to 6 1/2-inch Outer Diameter. The Wilson Expanding Brush lasts 10 to 20 times longer than conventional brushes providing an excellent value. The Expanding Brush is available with steel, stainless steel, bronze or nylon brush bristles.

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Heat Exchanger Cleaning Heads — 5/8" to 6-1/2" OD
Expanding Scraper
The Wilson Expanding Scraper compliments the Expanding Brush and it is recommended for removing soft, wet, or gummy deposits, such as mud or marine growth. The Wilson Expanding Scraper cleans tubes from 5/8-inch to 6 1/2-inch Outer Diameter. The blades in the Expanding Scraper do not fill with debris as they do when cleaning soft and gummy deposits with a brush, and are quickly replaced as they wear. Wet or Dry Electric Tube cleaning System

Manual Tube Cleaning Extension
Rods and Handles
Manual Tube Cleaning Extension Rods and Handles are available in .16 to 1-1/2-inch diameter range. The available lengths are 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 feet. Any material brush can be used. Special kits can also be made for specific applications. Contact Thomas C. Wilson for more information. Wet or Dry Electric Tube cleaning System
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Heat Exchanger Buffing Tools — 1/2" to 3-1/2" OD
Buffing Tools
Buffing Tools are made for the final finish cleaning of 1/2 to 3 1/2-inch Outer Diameter Tubes. Sets of wires clean away debris after using an Expanding Brush or an Expanding Scraper. Replacement wire blades keep the unit affordable. Wet or Dry Electric Tube cleaning System

U-Bend Heat Exchanger Brush — 3/4" to 1-1/2" OD
U-Bend Cleaning Assembly
The U-Bend Cleaning Assembly is designed for cleaning 3/4 to 1 1/2-inch Outer Diameter curved tubes. The stainless steel assembly is ideal for cleaning ferrous tubes, while the brass cleaning head is ideal for cleaning nonferrous tubes. Wet or Dry Electric Tube cleaning System
 

Heat Exchanger Cleaning Brushes — 3/8" to 2-3/16" OD
P Brushes
A P Brush is used after a Cutter Bit has cleaned heavily clogged tubes. The P Brush is also used with the Push Rod for manual cleaning of condensers, evaporators, and fire tube boilers. These brushes can be used on PG, PGX and TP302 models. Bit Adapters are used to connect P Brushes to drill shafts. Wet or Dry Electric Tube cleaning System

Special Application Cleaning Heads


Swing Frame Brushes
Swing Frame Brushes are made for cleaning straight and curved tubes in large diameter pressure vessels with 3 to 21-inch Outer Diameter. They are perfect for removing light soot, mill scale, and welding splatter or flash. Wet or Dry Electric Tube cleaning System

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