A wire brush is a handy little tool, useful for cleaning up metals, removing stubborn debris, rust and built-up grime. They're inexpensive, small and hard wearing and are surprisingly useful once you've got one around.
The wire can be manufactured from a variety of materials - stainless steel, cooper and brass, and each one will perform according to its type, size and make. They can also be be bought in a disk form, designed as an attachment for specific power tools - and when driven by a motor can do an awesome job of cleaning and removing years of dust and corrosion.
The five best wire brushes are featured below. All are good value for money overall, well made and rugged enough to do the job they were designed for - cleaning.