PCB cleaning brushes are useful tools for cleaning small areas of printed circuit boards (often referred to as PCBs) and other components such as battery contacts and fixings. The brushes are designed in a range of materials, all suitable for cleaning and texturing soft metals.
PCB cleaning brushes are compact in size. They hold a brush of different materials including, fibreglass, brass and natural bristle. Some designs allow the brush to be moved in or out of the holder by rotating the end knob, ensuring it stays clean when not in use. There are refills available to replace old brushes.
PCB cleaning brushes are primarily used for cleaning and abrading small areas on engineering components and PCB tracks. They can also be used to clean or repair corroded electrical contacts and to remove paint and varnish on small objects or soldering iron tips. PCB cleaning brushes can also be used to prepare copper tracks for soldering.