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This and the Nylox series are fantastic all-around brush. They're very solvent resistant, so they can survive many cleanings and last for years if maintained properly. Definitely don't be an idiot like me and lose the cardboard brush covers, because without them, you'll be hard pressed to preserve their shape over time without making your own like I did.
I have yet to run across a better brush for cut-in work. That said, Purdy are aware they make a good product and charge quite a bit more than the mid-range brushes. Still, any serious painter knows that only a high-quality brush will do.
Purdy makes the best. Long lasting, holds paint well, lots of control with the tip, cleans up well for good service through many projects. And when I am done with it as a painter it makes a great dust brush. This 2.5" angled tip with the XL -Glide bristles is my favorite size & shape. The most versatile.
This brush is in my brushbox, but it wouldn't be my brush of choice. Use it maybe twice a year to get into tight corners between 2 doors
Go to brushes would be THE 3" Pip or Swan. A 2 1/2" brush is just to lightweight to use for much of anything, doesn't hold enough paint to do anything
Gave it a 3 because it's probably an ok brush for DIY's to start with
The Purdy brushes are the best I've used for over 20 years (but, I'm an amateur). :whistling Corona was good too, but haven't used them in a while. But for good paint absorbtion, the right combination of stiffness and flexibility, and secure/straight bristles you can't beat a Purdy!