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ANSI B165.1-2013

Power Tools Power Driven Brushing Tools Safety Requirements for Design Care and Use

The purpose of this standard is to establish the rules and specifications for safety that apply in the design use and care of powerdriven brushing tools It includes specifications for shanks adapters flanges collets chucks and safety guards and rules for the proper storage handling mounting and use of brushes It embraces configurations of brushing tools whose functional performance is accomplished by power driven operation Covered are brushing tools whose brushing elements are made up of ferrous wire nonferrous wire plastic abrasive filaments vegetable fibers animal hair or other materials and brushes fabricated with any combination of such elements


As the voice of the U.S. standards and conformity assessment system, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) empowers its members and constituents to strengthen the U.S. marketplace position in the global economy while helping to assure the safety and health of consumers and the protection of the environment.