Whether for everyday shop cleanup or for whisking off sanding dust between finishes, this horsehair brush is a nice choice. At 13" long, it makes quick work of cleaning off the benchtop, and its soft bristles won't mar finishes. Wooden handle.
Workshops and labs where I've been, always have such a wooden-handled brush, most handed-down for generations. So, as I'm assembling a small home workshop, I wanted such a brush for benches, and especially for my router table. This is an excellent brush. I'm very happy with it. It is exactly what I wanted. It is easy to keep close at hand to get the dust and chips off of the router and table between workpieces with no worries about damaging the bit or scratching the cast iron table surface.
I have used other brushes that cost less thinking "it's a brush, it will do the job." Then I would wipe the brush over the work with little or no results. This brush moves the smallest dust particles away with no damage to the finish.
Soft, versatile and effective - this bench top brush is another 'must-have' piece for any workshop. Keeping your bench-top, saw-top, drill press top surfaces free from debris will help make your workshop safer and cleaner. One of the first tools I always buy for any workshop - along with a versatile shop vacuum.
I bought this to replace a similar hand broom that walked away. It's handle it basically a 1x that was cut out and plugged. Spent about 30 minutes knocking the edges off and making it much smooth in the actual handle. Not the best hand broom i have owned, but also lots better than a 3 dollar plastic handled one from the big box stores.