Steel wool

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An abrasive pad composed of fine strips of steel. Steel wool is available is a variety of grades with the finest labeled as 0000. It is used for wood and metal finishing

Synonyms and Related Terms

wire wool (Br.); laine d'acier (Fr.); Stahlwolle (Deut.); staalwol (Ned.); lã de aço (Port.)


Properties of Common Abrasives

Resources and Citations

  • G.S.Brady, Materials Handbook, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971 Comment: p. 775
  • Tom Rowland, Noel Riley, A-Z Guide to Cleaning, Conserving and Repairing Antiques, Constable and Co., Ltd., London, 1981

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