To know the best way to use a burnishing tool, you first need to know what burnishing is. It’s a cold process for improving surface finish, adding hardness, and other benefits. Burnishing is essentially when you drill into the material while making the surface smoother and shinier. Burnishing and polishing are fairly similar, but polishing is typically done by hand.
Burnishing almost always refers to a mechanical process.
There are several reasons why you might consider burnishing a part. The first of which is to make it smoother so it is effective as a mechanism. Many intricate parts require the correct shape and level of smoothness to function properly. If you are focusing on aesthetics, burnishing metal can make the surface very smooth, hard, and practically mirror-like.
So, what is a burnishing tool? It’s a mechanical tool that drills onto the material and creates a hard and shiny surface. Because the drilling is done by machine, it will come out the same every time if you need multiples of the same product. Cold burnishers specifically work with metal. The best ways to use it are on the proper materials and in the proper setting. Watch the provided video for more information.