SET UP BEFORE HONING AS FOLLOWS
1. SELECT THE HONING UNIT AND STONE. (Page 4)
2. ASSEMBLE THE HONING MANDREL. See information supplied with mandrel and adapter and elsewhere herein.
3. INSERT THE HONING MANDREL IN THE MACHINE. Be sure to use the recommended mandrel adapter for
mandrel selected. See literature supplied with the mandrel kit (accessories section). (Page 5)
4. SELECT THE SPEED. (Page 5)
5. FOLLOW THE STROKING PROCEDURE. (Page 6)
6. TRUE THE STONE AND MANDREL. (Page 6)
7. CENTER THE HONING UNIT. (reduce run-out if necessary) (Page 7)
8. ADJUST THE STROKING STOP. (if used) (Page 7)
9. ADJUST THE WORK SUPPORT (if used) Use the type support necessary for the job. (e.g. connecting rod
A. SELECT THE STONES AND MANDRELS REQUIRED (Page 22)
It should be determined whether a single honing operation will be sufficient, or if a roughing operation
followed by a finishing operation is necessary to remove stock and then obtain the desired surface finish.
Grit Size and Hardness will determine the rate of stock removal and the surface finish produced. See
Stone hardness is important; too soft a Stone will wear too rapidly; too hard a Stone will glaze or load
and fail to cut properly.
Generally, for below 3/4" diameters use a hardened steel Mandrel (black) in hard metals. Use a soft
steel mandrel in soft medals.