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    Cylinder hones

    What's everyone using to hone their cylinders when they need to?











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    I will take some pics of my hone tool and post it for ya. I have been told that you do not want to use a huckleberry type hone.

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    Here you go. If you look closely you can see it has a tension adjustment. If the bore is a little rough I would recomend using course stones then changing over to a fine stone for the final finnish.


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    Clean-n-Polish Adjustable Hones for Small Cylinders
    A knurled knob on these hones lets you control the amount
    of pressure exerted on the cylinder so you can adjust the
    amount of material to remove. The silicon carbide stones have
    a square end and can hone to the end in step-cut and blindend
    cylinders. A 1⁄4 diameter flexible drive shaft lets you reach
    areas normally inaccessible with a rigid shaft. Use with 1⁄4, 3⁄8,
    and 1⁄2 portable drills. Overall length is 8. Medium (240) grit
    stones are 11⁄8 long; fine (400) grit stones are 1 long.
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    Cool. Just thought I'd bring it up because I thought a lot of guys were using the "dingle"berry hones. Not a good idea to use them. I knew you guys would be on top of things!!!





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    I use the sunnen hones like the ones you posted pics of. They work great and give a round hole instead of just following the bore if it's egged. Only downfall is the price. You get what you pay for though. The dingleberry hones should definitely not be used on nicasil bores, let alone cast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1FASTXC View Post
    They work great and give a round hole instead of just following the bore if it's egged.
    EXACTLY why they're so great.

    I never understood what guys did about the "dingle"berries slapping around the ports, let alone not honing a perfect circle?

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    You wanna use a 360grit aluminum oxide ball type.

    I got one from Randy, but had to modify it to make tollerable to use. (It was too long)

    I never use the 3 stone adjustable ones one anything but a bigger steel cylinder.

    I guess everyone gets taught for different reasons....hmm

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    CYL HONE

    i'm with FASTXC!!!!!!!! the only thing i use a dingle berry hone for issssssssssssssssssssssss nothing !!!! we only use 4blade amco or (sunin) for exactly what fastxc wrote . this hone will show you if a cyl is out of round. a dingle berry will hit every bit of the cyl but you won't know if the cyl is true???? the three blade spring loaded hone is only good for deglazing cyl , it's still an ok hone but the four blade hone is the best,especially after a bore job is done and you want the top of the cyl to have the same clearance as the bottom!! the three finger hone because of the way it is spring loaded does not work as effectively if you look at the blades they tend to wear more on the ends than evenly across the whole blade .still a good hone but the 4 blade is the best PERIOD!!!

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