Insert bristles


Operate machinery or use handtools to insert and attach the stiff hairs used for brooms and brushes, known as bristles, in the holes of the frame.

Alternative labels

infuse bristles
add bristles
implant bristles
insert bristle

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Relationships with occupations

Essential skill

Insert bristles is an essential skill of the following occupations:

Brush maker: Brush makers insert different types of material such as horsehair, vegetable fiber, nylon, and hog bristle into metal tubes called ferrules. They insert a wooden or aluminium plug into the bristles to form the brush head and attach the handle to the other side of the ferrule. They immerse the brush head in a protective substance to maintain their shape, finish and inspect the final product.

Optional skill

Insert bristles is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this skill may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.




  1. Insert bristles – ESCO


Last updated on September 20, 2022