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Broom Handle Braces

Many push brooms require supplemental broom handle braces to provide handle support for tasks that sometimes require pushing around large or wet, heavy debris. In fact, braces are a good idea for any push broom to keep the threaded attachable handle from twisting around in its blind hole. You can find broom handle braces for push brooms and upright brooms at Staples®, as a part of our wide inventory of cleaning supplies.

Why Some Push Brooms Require Broom Handle Braces
Push brooms have broom heads that consist of an elongated, rectangular block, either hardwood or hard plastic, that holds sheaths of fiber, polymer, or metal bristles that fan out to form the sweeping surface. The blocks contain threaded holes for attaching metal, wooden, or fiberglass handles with threaded collars. The hole is normally offset from the center of the block so the handle is angled for its push-pull sweeping motion.

Some of the broom-head blocks can be quite wide from one end to the other and require long handles to work effectively. Long wooden handles can break easily if subjected to too much torque with heavy debris. Even fiberglass and metal handles can rack in their threaded holes from a strenuous sweeping motion, stripping the threads and making the broom head unusable. Broom handles prevent the handle from twisting or bowing to the point of snapping.

Broom Handle Braces for Wide Broom Heads
Push brooms for industrial or commercial use have extra-wide heads to cover a lot of area. Some of the heads can be 36 inches from one end to the other. A broom handle brace for push brooms with wide heads and long handles consists of two angled L-shape brackets, normally made of aluminum. One end of each bracket screws onto the broom head. The other end of each attaches to a clip and screw plate that fits around the handle and holds the brackets in place when tightened.

What Type of Broom Handle Braces Are Best for More Narrow Broom Heads?
Most standard push brooms for outdoor cleanup around the home have broom heads that are between 16 and 24 inches wide. They normally require a broom handle brace fitting over the threaded collar that attaches the handle to the head. The brace consists of a plate with a half-sleeve that mounts over the collar of the handle, an angled lip that butts up against the edge of the broom head, and a screw clip that draws the handle and head securely together when tightened.

Do All Push Brooms Need Broom Handle Braces?
While any push broom would benefit from additional handle support, some of the handles that screw into push broom heads already have robust threaded collars that add strength to the handle-head assembly. Most collars, whether plastic or metal, fit on the tip of push broom handles. More substantial collars are one-piece ferrules with half-sleeves that fit around both the tip and the neck of the handle.

Are Broom Handle Braces a Universal Fit?
The two types of braces for wide and more narrow broom heads fit all push brooms in their size range. It's a simple matter to install the broom handle brace; it only requires drilling pilot holes for the screws, using the appropriate bit for metal, fiberglass, plastic, or wood handles.
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O'Dell® Push Broom Handle Brace, Large
Item : 733268 / Model : L100
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  • Push broom handle brace
  • Large
  • Lend added support to prevent handles from breaking under strenuous conditions
3.29 $3.29
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O'Dell® Push Broom Handle Brace, Small
Item : 733401 / Model : S100
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  • Push broom handle brace
  • Small
  • Lend added support to prevent handles from breaking under strenuous conditions
1.99 $1.99
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Weiler® Strip Brooms Wood Handle, 60"(L)
Item : 1161995 / Model : 804-25297
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  • Handle diameter: 15/16"
  • Handle material: Wood
  • Fit a wide selection of block types
8.89 $8.89
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Weiler 804-42032 16" Palmyra Bristle Street Broom
Item : 709020 / Model : 804-42032
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  • 6.25" long trims for cleaning hard-to-reach corner
  • 16" long lacquered finished block covers more area
  • Can be used with flow-through handle #44020
52.19 $52.19
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