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Conversion Table for Wire Brush Speeds

Surface Speed in Feet per Minute (SFPM)

Brush Diameter (Inches)
RPM* 2 3 4 6 8 10 12 15 16
200 100 160 210 310 420 520 630 780 840
400 210 310 420 630 840 1040 1255 1570 1670
600 310 470 630 940 1250 1570 1885 2350 2510
800 420 630 840 1250 1670 2090 2515 3140 3350
1000 520 780 1045 1570 2090 2620 3140 3920 4190
1200 630 940 1255 1880 2510 3140 3770 4710 5020
1400 630 1100 1465 2200 2930 3660 4400 5500 5860
1600 840 1250 1675 2510 3350 4190 5020 6280 6700
1800 940 1410 1885 2820 3770 4710 5650 7070 7540
2000 1050 1570 2095 3140 4190 5230 6280 7860 8380
2200 1150 1730 2305 3450 4610 5760 6910 8640 9210
2400 1250 1800 2515 3770 5020 6280 7540 9420 10050
2600 1360 2040 2725 4080 5440 6800 8170 10210 10690
2800 1460 2200 2930 4400 5860 7330 8790 10990 11730
3000 1570 2350 3140 4710 6280 7850 9420 11780 12560
3200 1670 2510 3350 5020 6700 8380 10050 12560 13400
3400 1780 2670 3560 5340 7120 8900 10680 13350 14240
3600 1880 2820 3770 5650 7540 9420 11310 14130 15080
3800 1990 2980 3980 5970 7960 9950 11940 14920 15910
4000 2090 3140 4190 6280 8380 10470 12560 15710 16750
4400 2300 3450 4610 6910 9210 11520 13820 17280 18430
4800 2510 3770 5025 7540 10050 12560 15080 18850 20100
5200 2720 4080 5440 8170 10890 13610 16330 20420 21780
5600 2930 4400 5860 8790 11730 14660 17590 21990 23450
6000 3140 4710 6280 9420 12560 15710 18850 23560 25130
6500 3400 5100 6800 10210 13610 17010 20420 25520 27220
7000 3660 5500 7330 10990 14660 18320 21990 27500 29320
7500 3920 5890 7850 11780 15710 19630 23560 29450 31410
8000 4110 6200 8370 12500 16750 20940 25130 31410 -
8500 4450 6670 8900 13350 17800 22250 26700 - -
9000 4710 7070 9420 14130 18850 23560 28270 - -
9500 4970 7460 9950 14920 19890 24870 29840 - -
10000 5230 7850 10470 15710 20940 26180 31410 - -
11000 5750 8640 11520 17280 23040 28800 - - -
12000 6280 9420 12560 18850 25130 31410 - - -
13000 6800 10210 13610 20420 27720 - - - -
14000 7330 10990 14660 21990 29320 - - - -
15000 7850 11780 15710 23560 31410 - - - -
16000 8370 12560 16750 25130 - - - - -
17000 8900 13350 17800 26700 - - - - -
18000 9420 14130 18850 28270 - - - - -
19000 9950 14920 19890 29840 - - - - -
20000 10470 15710 20940 31410 - - - - -

*Revolutions per Minute(RPM) for various diameters of brushes to give surface speed in feet per minute as indicated.

The Speeds listed above are recommended speeds for the standard diameters listed. Never exceed the Maximum Safe Free Speed (MSFS) or RPM of the brush.

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