If you’re a jeweler who hasn’t tried 3M radial bristle discs, you’re in for a big, bright finishing surprise. These funny-looking little discs can save you a ton of time and improve your end result. The rubber wheels are impregnated with an abrasive compound, eliminating the need for messy polishing compounds and muslin buffs. Their design makes it easy to access hard-to-reach places in contoured pieces, and they leave little to no residue on the piece. Because they come in a variety of grits, you can use them to achieve a range of finishes, from satin to mirror.
Mark Nelson explains how to use the bristle discs and offers a few tips and tricks for getting the most out of them in this short video.
Ready to give them a try? We recommend starting with one of the kits.