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Woven Blocks
American Friction’s oilfield woven brake blocks are produced using the highest-quality yarns and resins available. Manufacturing production time is approximately 21 days from start to finish. This time-consuming process, although lengthy and expensive, is essential in making the world's best-performing, highest-quality brake block. We are so confident in the ability of our blocks to perform well that we will refund your money on that set if you can document that our blocks did not perform as well as blocks from our competitors that you used previously.. Can anyone else make this claim?

JC40, JC60, NOV 1000UE and NOV 1500UE rigs
We now offer replacement Brake Blocks (with metric bolts/screws) for Chinese JC40, JC60, NOV 1000UE and NOV 1500UE rigs. We guarantee our blocks to perform better than and be superior to OEM. We also have American made Brake Band replacements coming soon!

Molded/Hard Blocks
American Friction designs and builds an extremely high-quality, low-abrasion, long-wearing, and semi-flexible molded block (wiper/hard block). We will ship the exact configuration you require (molded vs woven per band) or we will install and/or ship our recommended and proven woven/hard block configuration.

With inventory at our three stocking warehouses and our many distributors, both molded and woven brake blocks are always on hand for immediate local delivery to your rig. Call or e-mail for the location of your nearest American Friction warehouse or distributor.

Molded Brake Block for Oilfield Drawworks
Superior Raw Materials

Proven Results

Superior Heat Resistance

"Glaze Free"

Direct Replacement for
Standco Red Bull
Lining & Blocks

Made in the USA
Woven Brake Block for Oilfield Drawworks