Wire Wheel

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The Wire Wheel uses spinning wire brushes and scotchbrite to deburr, de-rust, and clean parts without removing much metal.

Requirements for Use
Required Badges: 

Wire Wheel

Watch Video
Pass Quiz
Quiz: 
In person checkout required
Facilitator Checkout
Estimated Minutes for Checkout: 
5 Minutes

Check Out With Facilitator

Community Facilitators are volunteers who to advise MakeHaven members on projects and show members how to use the tools.

Facilitator hours will be BY APPOINTMENT during their listed hours. To make an appointment, contact the facilitator directly via Slack. To prevent unnecessary space access during the pandemic, facilitators will not be in the space unless they have an appointment. Note that some facilitators are available only for online virtual appointments at this time. Any questions please email info@makehaven.org.

Community Facilitators are volunteers who to advise MakeHaven members on projects and show members how to use the tools.


Start Time When Member Photo Name / Activity Area
7:30PM Monday Dec 4, 7:30pm to 10:30pm

Mara Heneks

Metal Shop


12:00PM Tuesday Dec 5, 12:00pm to 3:00pm

Christopher Chalsma

Metal Shop


6:30PM Tuesday Dec 5, 6:30pm to 9:30pm

Elana Abrams

Metal Shop


Mask required

6:00PM Thursday Dec 7, 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Darryl Bray

Metal Shop


10:00AM Sunday Dec 10, 10:00am to 1:00pm

Nathan Rawling

Electronics, 3D Printing, Metal Shop


Bench Grinder

Watch Video
Pass Quiz
In person checkout required
Facilitator Checkout
Estimated Minutes for Checkout: 
5 Minutes

Check Out With Facilitator

Community Facilitators are volunteers who to advise MakeHaven members on projects and show members how to use the tools.

Facilitator hours will be BY APPOINTMENT during their listed hours. To make an appointment, contact the facilitator directly via Slack. To prevent unnecessary space access during the pandemic, facilitators will not be in the space unless they have an appointment. Note that some facilitators are available only for online virtual appointments at this time. Any questions please email info@makehaven.org.

Community Facilitators are volunteers who to advise MakeHaven members on projects and show members how to use the tools.


Start Time When Member Photo Name / Activity Area
7:30PM Monday Dec 4, 7:30pm to 10:30pm

Mara Heneks

Metal Shop


12:00PM Tuesday Dec 5, 12:00pm to 3:00pm

Christopher Chalsma

Metal Shop


6:30PM Tuesday Dec 5, 6:30pm to 9:30pm

Elana Abrams

Metal Shop


Mask required

6:00PM Thursday Dec 7, 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Darryl Bray

Metal Shop


10:00AM Sunday Dec 10, 10:00am to 1:00pm

Nathan Rawling

Electronics, 3D Printing, Metal Shop


Special Requirements: 

Eye Protection

Eye protection at or surpassing the ANSI Z87.1-2015 standard for specific tools, as well as at all times when in wood or machine shop.

Secure Loose Items

Including sleeves, headphones, hoodie strings,  long hair.

Closed-Toe Shoes

Closed toed shoes are required.

Instructions for Use: 
  • The purpose of the wire wheel is to remove corrosion and burrs, generally from metal objects 
  • Ensure that sleeves are well rolled, any hair/jewelry is secured, and eye protection is on
  • The wire wheel on the left is steel, and it is intended to be used on harder metals
  • The wheel on the right is brass, and is intended for softer materials.
  • If you cannot firmly hold the object while keeping fingers clear of the wheel, use vise-grips to hold the object
  • Do not force the object into the wheel, and reduce pressure if the wheel starts to slow
  • Always hold the object level or at a downwards angle, never upwards
  • Angling the object upwards risks grabbing, forcing it down and pinshing
  • Maintain awareness of the presence of the other spinning wire wheel, so that you don't accidentally touch it
  • Clean up by vacuuming any dust
Item Area Interest: 
Item Hazard Band: 
Hazard Class 2 - Lacerations, and burn, Injuries requiring professional medical assistance
Status: 

Open Tasks You Can Do.