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Slippery But Simple: How to Select Honing Lubricants

Posted March 16, 2009 8:00 AM by BrushResearch

What kind of lubricant should you use for flexible honing? The best answer is a simple one: a high-quality honing oil. Many honing companies have their own oils and lubricants, and many work very well with the Flex-HoneĀ® tool.

When it comes to lubrication, just follow these simple rules.

  1. Water soluble oils, mineral oils, motor oils, and cutting and tapping fluids are all acceptable.
  2. Use of a lubricant keeps the tool from loading and insures exposure of fresh cutting particles.
  3. When working with finer surface tolerances, use better-quality honing fluids.
  4. Always make sure the hone is well-lubricated.

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03/17/2009 8:12 AM

Ford automatic transmission fluid

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03/17/2009 11:20 AM

To my experience, motor and mineral oils will just load up your abrasive. Tranny fluid seems like a good, cheap alternative. Marvel Mystry oil, or a few drops of methyl salisalate (oil of wintergreen) added works well.

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