Ides for Brush blades for the Neato? Possible?

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Ides for Brush blades for the Neato? Possible?

Postby 3kgt » April 20th, 2017, 2:10 am

Im really tierd of tangeled hair wich then goes to the damn brush bearing in my Botvac 70E
The Samsung Ide in the 7000 modells is great
Im thinking of a modfor our botvacs?
I did try a regular shaving razor blade..im not so sure if thats a good ide.
Any tips? Ides ?
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Re: Ides for Brush blades for the Neato? Possible?

Postby glnc222 » April 20th, 2017, 3:55 am

I doubt you can reproduce the special cutters on the Samsung, though I have not seen them up close and am not sure how they work. They might not be a simple blade but some micro structure. It might be related to one of those Gillette razors with multiple blades.

To clean hair wrapped around the shaft you may find the small scissors on Swiss knives useful.
Be sure and clean hair out of the regular bearing often as damaging the bearing can cause damage to the case from friction heating. This is avoided in the D model brush with the Vorwerk bushing instead of bearing. Those brushes can be used in the older Botvac by cutting off a flange in the case and brush guard side to make room, but they just prevent damage to the bearing, not do anything about the hair itself.
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Re: Ides for Brush blades for the Neato? Possible?

Postby 3kgt » April 20th, 2017, 6:51 am

glnc222 wrote:I doubt you can reproduce the special cutters on the Samsung, though I have not seen them up close and am not sure how they work. They might not be a simple blade but some micro structure. It might be related to one of those Gillette razors with multiple blades.

To clean hair wrapped around the shaft you may find the small scissors on Swiss knives useful.
Be sure and clean hair out of the regular bearing often as damaging the bearing can cause damage to the case from friction heating. This is avoided in the D model brush with the Vorwerk bushing instead of bearing. Those brushes can be used in the older Botvac by cutting off a flange in the case and brush guard side to make room, but they just prevent damage to the bearing, not do anything about the hair itself.


Im aware of the D modells brush. But it would be intresstning and good if we would make a "fix" for the hair cutting.
It can be done, but would need the right blade! or Modd. For example placing to "blade like" cutters on the the far sides of the brush will in teroy cutting them when they come close to the edges and brush bearings. The blades of the samsung when watched on there advertize is not a regular blade, but a saw looking blade. hard 2 explane. have alsaw tried to find a picture without luck yet.
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Re: Ides for Brush blades for the Neato? Possible?

Postby glnc222 » April 20th, 2017, 2:53 pm

You might have to cut off some of the side of the brush vanes, but it might be possible to fit a bit of window screen material, metal or fiberglass, even roam rubber, over the bearing area to keep out fiber. Moldable epoxy is sometimes useful. All depends on fine details of construction. Vic7767 had once tried some foam on the unshielded brush drive belt on oldest Neato's.
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