Four out of five shooters prefer the minty fresh taste of Tipton. Wait, no, that’s not it. The Power Clean Electric Gun-Cleaning Brush Kit is for your guns, not gums. To pick up more good vibrations, Tipton’s press release on the new hotness follows:
Tipton® Gun Cleaning Supplies Releases New Power Clean™ Electric Gun-Cleaning Brush Kit
Tipton® Power Clean™ Electric Gun-Cleaning Brush Kit
The Tipton Power Clean Electric Gun-Cleaning Brush Kit revolutionizes the way firearms are cleaned. The brush scrubs at 3600 oscillations per minute, reducing the time and effort spent on cleaning firearms. The kit comes with a variety of cleaning heads and an adapter to use with any 8-32 thread cleaning brush tip. The Power Clean Electric Gun-Cleaning Brush makes cleaning those hard-to-reach spaces easy and stress-free.
Pulse and continuous brush cleaning modes
Interchangeable plastic, stainless steel and bronze bristle brush heads (all are ¾ inch in diameter)
Bronze adapter head that accepts 8-32 thread cleaning brush tips
.22 cal. nylon bore brush
Sealed power handle that is resistant to gun-cleaning solvents and oils
For more information on the Tipton Power Clean Electric Gun-Cleaning Brush Kit click here
The Power Clean kit is available on Amazon for $40 shipped.
Huh. Need review.
2. It’s both a great and horrible idea. Great in that scraping the carbon off the back of an AR bolt has always been a nightmare. Horrible in that people will wreck lots of perfectly nice guns with this thing.
Pro tip: Elbow grease solvent and a soft brush is a much better idea than being lazy and going with a steel brush to save time.
My toothbrushes just get demoted to gun cleaning detail when I get a new one for my chompers.
You will only wreck your gun if you use stainless steel. The bronze brushes will be both safe and effective.
I’ve seen people do really stupid things to clean carbon off of their rifles. Bronze brushes will jack up hard coat anodizing if you use them on Aluminum.
I didn’t know that and appreciate the info. Can you give me some examples of parts that would not be safe with a bronze brush. I run mostly AKs, ARs, Glocks, Sigs, CZ, SCAR, etc.
Well, I guess the plastic brushes would be safe though.
Mark: pretty much avoid all metal brushes on aluminum, would be my recommendation.
That, and in my experience soaking in solvent (or draping a soaked patch in / over / on the crud) for 10 minutes + 1 minute of nylon brush, generally can replace around 9 minutes of brushing alone. My problem is patience to let the soaking in work.
I’m a gunsmith and I have been cleaning guns since the mid-to-late 70s. I just recently purchased a Lyman power professional ultrasonic cleaner that can take complete upper receivers from AR-15s and 20 inch barrelled M16s. I’ve been using it for about six months now and even though you have to go and brush the boars and completely disassemble the firearm down to it Springs it does a wonderful job. I do a lot of repair work at our shop on guns that are improperly cleaned and this thing seems like I’m going to be getting a lot more work LOL. If used moderately on a bolt carrier group I don’t see a problem. But if you use a stainless steel bristle brush of any kind on a blued steel surface you just wrecked the entire finish. I keep the toothbrushes electric that is in the bathroom where they belong, and keep the gun cleaning equipment in the shop where it belongs. I have noticed in the last 5 or 6 years a revolutionary explosion in gun cleaning oil solvents lubricants you name it they’re coming out with it. And this one just takes the cake. I mean don’t get me wrong my d i a AR-15 SBR suppressed after about 1,000 rounds it looks like carbon City but the last thing I’m going to do is take a stainless steel rotating brush at 3600 RPM and put it to my aluminum hardcoat finish that’s just asking for problems. And the crappy thing is you can’t put a chamber brush on that thing and get it up into an AR-15 receiver to actually use it to clean the chamber that’s the only thing I could see it useful in this for that and bolt carrier groups but other than that I wouldn’t use that thing on anything. That is what we call a finish remover. LOL
Agreed, but you can use a bronze brush which is very safe and very effective!
This might come in handy if I ever buy an electric gun. Until then, I’ll stick with what I have.
Yeah, no. I do not require a Sonicare for firearms. In fact, I get the distinct impression that no one does…
Perfect for the gadget guy who has both an electric carving knife and a matching electric fork.
So basically it’s a “scrubbing bubbles sonic brush” with different heads.
Cool, since I’ve been using mine with the nylon tips for years now
Do you recommend waxed or unwaxed tactical floss?
Fro scrubbing the locking lugs/chamber on an AR-15 I usually use a partial cleaning rod with the appropriate cleaning brush set in my DeWalt cordless. Scrubs it out darn good and lets me adjust the rotational speed to a finer degree. Everything else gets any old toothbrush. This is a solution looking for a problem.
So it’s basically an electric toothbrush with metallic bristles. This is the solution looking for a problem. I can see people actually damaging their guns with this. And not in the fake way where people think brass cleaning rods and bronze brushes can damage rifling. They don’t.
Helpful tip, you can buy the same thing (rubbermade) at Walmart or target for $20, minus the metal brushes anyway
Hey, want to see something really stupid?