Busch Carbide Burs - Ordering Information & Recommendations

Please take a look at all of this information carefully before placing an order.

Material: High performance Carbide of the best grade.

Workmanship: Special process assures a strong bond between Carbide and steel, not affected by temperature. Exact concentricity. Unusual durability, resistant to wear, even under unfavorable conditions. Blades designed for the intended use in a constructive manner, especially for the particular diameter and size.

Application: Leverage and planing motion must be avoided to prevent breakage. Use only with true running handpieces and chucks. Instruments with heavier shaft will afford greater safety, particularly heavy duty laboratory cutters and trimmers. The maximum working presure increases according to the diameter from 0,3Nā€”5N. FG Burs with long shank not recommended for use above 120,000 rpm.

The following speeds are for guidance only. Variations above or below these speeds according to manner of use and particular material may also be satisfactory. Always use safety glasses.

ISO No. In the Dental Practice In the Dental Laboratory
FG Handpiece and
Right Angle
Metals Non-Metals
(Acrylics, etc.)
007 + 008 100,000—350,000   45,000—900,000 120,000—200,000 120,000—160,000
009 + 010 100,000—350,000   35,000—  70,000 120,000—180,000 110,000—140,000
012 + 014 100,000—350,000   25,000—  53,000 120,000—160,000 100,000—130,000
016 + 018 100,000—350,000   20,000—  40,000   80,000—140,000   80,000—110,000
021 + 023   60,000—120,000   15,000—  30,000   60,000—120,000   60,000—  90,000
027 + 029     12,000—  25,000   60,000—  90,000   40,000—  70,000
FG long shank burs not over
120,000 rpm
  50,000—  60,000   30,000—  50,000
050   30,000—  50,000   20,000—  40,000
060   30,000—  40,000   20,000—  30,000

Safety Recommendations

  • Maximum contact pressure: 0,3ā€”2 N
  • Instruments have to be fully inserted in chuck
  • Ensure that chucks of the handpiece are cleaned regularly
  • Avoid leverage and jamming
  • Use eyeshield and aspiration
  • Maximum admissible speed has to be observed (indicated on each BUSCH box and in our chart above)
  • Instruments should reach the operating speed before they are applied to the work piece
  • Sufficient cooling water spray (minimum 50 ml/min) is to be used for certain preparation application in dental practice

Hygenic Recommendations

Instruments have to be disinfected and, if necessary, sterilized before use.

Disinfection and cleaning:
  • Put instruments into a bath with suitable disinfection and cleansing liquid.
  • Afterwards, clean the instruments manually or by ultrasonic bath.
  • After cleaning the instruments, dry immediately.

  • Following the disinfection and cleaning, the instruments can be sterilized in the autoclave, chemiclave, or hot-air sterilizer.
  • Before the sterilization, the instruments have to be put into a case or foil permeable to germs and suitable for sterilization.
  • After the sterilization, the instruments in the case or foil should be kept in a dry and dustfree place.

Cut Examples

Listed below are examples of the cuts of our Super-Carbide Cutters for your reference.

SGX = Very course double cut
SG = Very course cut
GX = Course double cut
G = course cut
X = Medium double cut
FX = Fine double cut
F = Fine cut
FFX = Super fine double cut
H = Cut with background chamfer

Table of Sizes

Printable Table of Sizes PDF - Scale to 100% when printing

Shank Types and Lengths

The available shank types are stated near the illustrations. The overall length may vary due to extra length head or neck. As all monitors vary, we regret that none of the images in our online catalog can be to scale. Please refer to the information listed with each illustration, or request our catalog by mail, which includes images to scale.

Handpiece — 44.5 mm — 1.752 inch

Extra Long — 26.0 mm — 1.043 inch

Right Angle — 22.0 mm — 0.885 inch

FG — 19.0 mm — 0.748 inch

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