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BRM's Flexible Honing, Surface Finishing, and Deburring Blog is the place for conversation and discussion about how to solve difficult finishing problems. For over 50 years, Brush Research Manufacturing (BRM) has helped customers use brushing technology to clean, rebuild, and resurface components ranging from engine cylinders to brake rotors to flywheels to firearms. BRM's Blog on CR4 provides real-world examples of how flex hones and wire brushes work. It also evaluates related technologies and invites questions from the community.

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Have You Tried Flexible Honing?

Posted February 23, 2009 1:10 PM by BrushResearch

Hydraulics and pneumatics has a very informative article about the differences between a rigid, three prong hone and a Flex-Hone. If you're curious about the differences in using the tools, or the results achieved with these very different tools, then this article is recommended reading.

Some of the differences discussed are the set up, ease of use, applications, and size range. One of the biggest factors is that where a rigid hone requires high pressure and expensive machinery, the Flex-hone is very portable and removes very little material.

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02/23/2009 6:53 PM

I saw a video of this in use (can't remember how, but I think it's on the main site somewhere) and this is pretty interesting. I don't work in a hands-on field anymore, but I almost wish I still did! (love my toys). This would have been SO much easier if I'd known about it...

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02/23/2009 8:05 PM

Having worked as an auto mechanic (or automotive technician) over 30 years time I am somewhat surprised this is considered a new tool. I have some in my tool set that I know are at least 20 years old.

Could it be that machinists are just now finding out about them? I doubt it.

Nevertheless - - It was a great boon to productivity when they first appeared.

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02/25/2009 2:41 PM

Shadetree, you are absolutely right and thank you for your comments.

The Flex-Hone has been around for 30 years. Brush Research originally invented the Flex-Hone in the late 60's to deglaze cylinder walls in automotive applications. Decades later, we have continued to apply our years of experience in cylinder honing technology to solve difficult deburring and surface finishing problems in a variety of industries and applications.

Many look at the Flex-Hone as an automotive tool...and it is. But the tool has become much more than that. You would be surprised how many people still look at this tool and not realize all the potential applications that could be solved with Flex-Honing!

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02/26/2009 12:19 AM

Have used them since the early 80's on compressor cylinder liners (amongst other things) with great success. Does not solve all problems but as long as you know what you are achieving, and why, this is a wonderful tool that is easy to use.

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