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Bottle brush type Cylinder hone?

Discussion in 'The Tool Shed' started by BKinzey, Mar 24, 2007.

  1. BKinzey

    BKinzey 1/2 ton status

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    There used to be a cheap crappy cylinder hone that looked like a bottle brush. I'd read in several places not to use them because they did a crappy job for the required specs of cylinder honing.

    Now I have a project they might be well suited for but can't find them anymore. Are they still made and where can I find them?
     
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    I think you're refering the a "ball hone" commonly refered to as "flexhone". These should not really be called a hone as they only really break the glaze on a cylinder. They aren't cheap anymore either. Depending on the required size they can be upwards of $90.00 these days.
     
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  4. BKinzey

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    Thanks for the info. Found a "Flare Brush" product but at $30 ea :(:(


    Thanks again:D
     
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    I use the smaller ball hone sets at work all the time for boat struts, steering bores, etc..

    Our Mac guy has had a nice deal on an off brand pack of 5 assorted sizes for about $30..
     
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    the Napa Auto parts store here had them in stock when i needed one not to bad of a price either
     
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    yeah they aren't all that expensive... we sell them really reasonable, got a 3 1/4" here for $57.65
     
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    they work well for a quickie rering with iron rings. anything performance oriented i wouldnt use em cept to clean up the bore before using a micrometer type hone.
     
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    We always called them "dingleberry hones" for obvious reasons:D

    Dik
     
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    another is rabbit turd hone
     
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    X2 :bow::haha:
     
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    x3 on the dingleberry...

    Why don't you just get a nice set of stones to use? I use the dingleberry "hones" for very light stuff but 95% of the time for our cylinders I use stones...
     

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