02-02-2014, 04:21 PM
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Hey there. I have two brush handles that I want to get new knots for but I am wondering how I know what size to order. On the wood handle I use my calipers to measure from edge to edge and it was 22 mm. So would I order a 22. Mm knot in order to get a perfect fit? [Image: y3e8asy8.jpg][Image: je9agury.jpg][Image: azu2utaj.jpg][Image: hura2yja.jpg]


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 02-02-2014, 04:35 PM
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Inner edge-to-edge, I'd imagine, inside diameter of the handle-hole. I've never order just a knot, yet, but was always under the impression it's the epoxy diameter, where the hairs/bristles are glued/ rubber-set together, the outer diameter of same that determines knot size. I've measured the areas where my badger brushes enter their handles and they're roughly just under 24mm, the knot (base of hairs unseen, glued inside handle hole, visually slightly wider) with 24mm being the same as I'd ordered. A brush maker or vendor would know for sure, maybe one will chime in here.

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 02-03-2014, 05:46 AM
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I wouldn't order 22mm. It is going to be too tight of a fit. Knots are measured at the plug. The taper out from there, so if you buy a 22mm knot it would likely be about 23-24mm by the time it exits the handle. For a 22mm hole I would go with 20mm. Fan shape!

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 02-03-2014, 05:49 AM
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(02-03-2014, 05:46 AM)NSmalls Wrote: I wouldn't order 22mm. It is going to be too tight of a fit. Knots are measured at the plug. The taper out from there, so if you buy a 22mm knot it would likely be about 23-24mm by the time it exits the handle. For a 22mm hole I would go with 20mm.


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 02-03-2014, 08:12 AM
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(02-03-2014, 05:46 AM)NSmalls Wrote: I wouldn't order 22mm. It is going to be too tight of a fit. Knots are measured at the plug. The taper out from there, so if you buy a 22mm knot it would likely be about 23-24mm by the time it exits the handle. For a 22mm hole I would go with 20mm. Fan shape!

Completely agree with this. Coincidentally I just ordered two TGN knots yesterday. Both for 22mm brushes and I ordered 20mm knots...

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 02-03-2014, 08:19 PM
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Awesome. Thanks!!


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