Flex-Hone® tools impart the ideal surface finish to cylinder walls. Made in the USA by Brush Research Manufacturing (BRM), these flexible cylinder hones mount in most any rotating spindle. Some users chuck BRM ball hones in a handheld electric drill. Others mount Flex-Hone® tools in a drill press, milling machine, or lathe. Flexible cylinder hones can be used with CNC equipment and industrial robots, too.
No matter how you use them, Flex-Hone® tools come with some best practices. For example, enter and exit the bore while the ball hone is spinning. Slow down your RPMs to keep the tool cool. Don’t over-hone by stroking too much. Last week’s blog entry listed a total of ten tips. This week’s article takes a closer look at some best practices related to speed and stroke rate.