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1/2" Diameter nylon brush is great for cleaning out weld nuts on vehicle frames - makes your hitch installation much easier! Lowest Prices for the best tools from Fastenal. Nylon Tube Brush - 1/2" part number 814092 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-1624 for expert service.
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1/2" Diameter nylon brush is great for cleaning out weld nuts on vehicle frames - makes your hitch installation much easier!


  • Loop handle
  • Straight back
  • Nylon fill
  • For cleaning and deburring
  • Dimensions:
    • Brush length: 3"
    • Stem diameter: 1/8"
    • Brush Diameter: 1/2"
    • Overall length: 8-1/2"


0814092 Nylon Tube Brush - 1/2"





Video of Nylon Tube Brush - 1/2"

Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.




Video Transcript for Fastenal Tools - Hitch Tools - 814092 Review

Today we're going to review part number 814092. This is the Fastenal half inch nylon tube brush. This brush is great for cleaning out well nuts on your vehicle frames when you're installing a hitch, makes that install much easier. We use it here at Etrailer. This nylon brush has a nice metal design, has a loop handle on the end that help you hold it. It does use nylon filled bristles on the brushes.

This used in cleaning and deburring any of the well nut holes. Dimension on this, overall length, to give you an idea, it's going to be 8.5 inches. Just the brush itself, the bristles is 3 inches. The diameter is half an inch on the bristles themselves. Basically, what you'll use this for is you want to start by soaking the well nut bolt holes on the frame of your vehicle with a penetrating lubricant, and then let the lubricant soak in a while. Then you take this nylon wire brush, stick it up into the holes, move it around, and basically that'll scrub out the holes and free any dirt or rust from inside those holes.

It's actually very helpful on any vehicles that have a few years on them. Newer vehicles might not be as bad, because it didn't have time to build up. On some of the older vehicles, it's good to have this clean out anything in those well nut holes. You might have to do it a few times, but it should allow the bolts . You take one of the hardware bolts. Once you get it cleaned out, try it in there, make sure it threads in a lot easier.

It does save you a lot of time, makes the bolt fit more easy. That should do it for the review on part number 814092. This is a Fastenal half inch nylon tube brush.


Customer Reviews

Nylon Tube Brush - 1/2" - 814092

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (423 Customer Reviews)

1/2" Diameter nylon brush is great for cleaning out weld nuts on vehicle frames - makes your hitch installation much easier!

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It's very solid, and supports our bike rack just fine. It was installed on a 2007 Toyota Sienna and I had to take it to our local auto shop because I didn't have a tap and die set to bore out the rusty pre-drilled holes. It does sit a little low, so be careful when backing up near curbs. You'll definitely scrape! Otherwise, very happy with it so far. Oh, and the shop had to adjust our exhaust a little bit because it hit the hitch receiver when we hit bumps.



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Just as advertised. Very good product. Easy to install if you follow the instructions provided. It took me about 30 mins to install. You definitely need somebody to hold one side while you bolt in the other. I didn’t need to lift the car to install it. Super easy if you have the right tools.



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Great product. Used it to clean out some rusted sockets underneath my car to install a trailer hitch. I put it through some heavy use over the last several days and it still looks like new.



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It was very easy to install and it met all my expectations. The video on-line was very helpful in understanding the entire process before we bagan instalation. Ashley at etrailer was most helpful in making sure we got the right product for our car. Our plan is to use it exclusively to haul our bicycles around with us as we travel. We will definately look at the bike racks etrailer has to offer as well.



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The whole process from ordering to getting the hitch was awesome. It arrived a lot quicker than I thought it would. I have not been able to install it just yet due to a cold snap in our area. Daytime high of 15 degrees and no garage to work in, makes it too difficult to do it. I am anxious to get it put on the Rav4 . The only minor problem we had was the carton was taped up by UPS due to the hitch breaking out of the carton on one side. The other side did start to a little bit. Would recommend them increase a little more packing material around the square mounting brackets to eliminate that problem. Otherwise, awesome !



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Good product, does what it says. My holes were worn and after using this repeatedly and cleaning it properly it finally grabbed on and screwed in.



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over priced brush that is NOT needed. After reading the installation literature I felt it was needed but I think I was gas lighted into thinking there was a need.


Comments
I am sorry that you feel like you wasted your money on the wire brush. Sometimes they are definitely needed to clean weld nuts, especially with vehicles over 5 years, because of all the road debris and possible rust. Here is a help article with the reasoning why we recommend this product.
-- Etrailer Expert Sierra K - 10/19/2021


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Seemed like a good product but didn't cut the mustard for cleaning out corroded bolt treads. If your vehicle is older than several years invest in a tap and forget this one. I'm sure I'll find other uses for this brush so I'm not upset I bought it.



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Easy to install, works as it should. No problems so far.



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I'm going to be completely honest and review this product from start to finish. Finding the "hidden hitch" online was extremely easy. Their website walks you right through finding the correct one for your vehicle and they have an enormous inventory of everything you could need for towing. I have a 06' Honda Odyssey. The videos were greatly helpful to watch before receiving the hitch so I knew EXACTLY what to do when installing the hitch. I decided to buy one and was genuinely excited to get this thing on our Honda. Their tracking service was accurate and informative, showing me where the package was with a picture of it moving across the states. Package arrived late in the evening (7:45pm) and the box it was in had been completely destroyed. Both ends of the box had to be heavily repaired with packing tape and there were holes, drag marks, etc all over this box. As for the product inside? It had plenty of scrapes, dents, dings, etc. Now this thing is solid steel so I wasn't really concerned about the cosmetic condition of the hitch. Just shows you that UPS does NOT care about your packages, when you receive them and will destroy them. You should package items like they are going into war. Used the spiral brush to clean the threaded holes on the frame of the Honda and used one of the bolts to make sure they would screw in quickly and easily.... they all did. Took 20 minutes to put the hitch on myself (I used a few small boxes to hold the hitch into place under the rear of the odyssey or there abouts until I could put in all the bolts, spacers and washers. The information on the install sheet was easy to follow and had all the vital information, like torque specs. Installing the wiring harness for the trailer was ridiculously easy. I thought it was going to be a hassle, cutting wires, dealing with electrical tape, trying to figure out where wires come and go, etc but it wasn't. I pulled off a panel and then the side panel. The wires literally just PLUG IN to a control box and the ground wire gets bolted (small bolt) to the grounding unit. Then you just run the wire along existing wires, zip tying along the way, feed the wires through to the spare jack compartment for storage. Then I had to just plug in a fuse, provided by them, into the fuse board and I was done. It took me about 1 hour to install the hidden hitch and the wiring harness and be completely tow ready....amazing. Overall quality of materials, wires, product: 10/10. Customer service, instructional videos, installation instructions: 10/10. Timeliness of purchase, shipping and installation: 10/10. Condition box/product was received in: 4/10. I would HIGHLY recommend this product and etrailer.com. It is a SOLID piece, easy to order and install to make your vehicle tow ready. This set up was the easiest thing I have EVER installed on a vehicle, very pleased overall with the end result. Here are a couple pics of the hitch installed and the trailer wiring harness ready to go.


Comments
I still have the hidden hitch. I just went to visit my friend and his parents for Xmas in Alabama two states away from my home in South Carolina. I told my buddy I was going to get back into fishing so he gave me his bass board that has been sitting in storage for 8 years. I didnt think the Honda Odyssey 06 could tow a boat... seemed definitely out of the soccer mom vehicles rep. Anyhow, it towed it fine. The ride was actually very smooth and had zero issues. Im glad I kept the hidden hitch after our move across the USA... came in handy for towing the boat. Great product, great site.... and also, the hidden hitch doesnt have any rust, damage or signs of aging... looks brand new after a little over a year. Highly recommended product.
Adam P - 01/05/2015



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Worked as intended and cleaned the wholes for the screws nicely. I am not sure if I really needed the brush but as I installed the hitch myself and saved quite some money, better to do it the best way possible.



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I was unable to find a brush like this in the local stores. I use it to clean the threads underneath the car where the bolts to the trailer hitch get installed. Essential tool especially if the car has some years and miles on it. I have used in conjunction with the proper size tap to ensure threads are clear and clean.



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Good product, great service and support.


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worked well.
Brian A - 08/29/2021


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Worked perfectly. Ideal for my installa tion.



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Clear video instruction, quick delivery. Thank you very much!



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Works fine for dirt and debris, but does not work with nuts that are welded in the frame and have rusted. I would like to see you offer a tool to assist in removing the rust from a nut. I used a rotary tool with a small steel brush but it wasn't ideal, as it was too large.



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I really recommend to buy this accessory, it really helps to prepare for the installation of the screws.



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Product showed up as expected and it actually was delivered earlier than stated at purchase! I appreciate the videos on how to install and use the products on the website - very informative and helpful.



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Rather easy to install by myself with vehicle parked in driveway without a lift. Had to unhook exhaust hanger to fit the right side up but not a problem at all. Less than an hour in total for install and will be perfect for what I needed. Did have to make run to purchase 22mm socket for torque wrench. Looks good installed.



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The brush worked great! My only complaint is that I ordered two, but only received one.



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It does the job!



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Does its job. Good quality built.



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Well made and gets the job done



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Good install worked Great Thanks



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After balking at the cost to have an auto-shop add a trailer to our Toyota Highlander, we found etrailer.com and decided to take a chance. The "how to" videos factored considerably in our decision to buy ... they made it look so easy! And surprise! It really -WAS- that easy. We used standard block-type ramps (the kind you can buy for $40 ) to get the SUV up off the ground high enough to get underneath to do the work. Everything came off as easy as it was showed in the videos. Other than the fact this bar is a heavy so we had our teen daughter help hold it steady while we bolted it into place (i.e., get help for when you go to lift it), it went super smooth. Thanks for saving us $280 over the cost the car dealer quoted us! P.S. - be sure to watch the linked videos so you get the right trailer lighting attachment and ball hitch for your new hitch.


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We are very happy with our trailer hitch, and all the accoutrements that we purchased with it. Your videos were enormously helpful, the hitch went on easily with a bit of help from our teenage daughter to lift it up into place, and we recommend your business to friends when they express an interest in getting a camper.
Anna - 05/20/2019


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