Brush Research Announces Availability of New Resource Guide that Covers All the Basics of the Flex-Hone Tool

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Research Guide Provides Information on Honing Tool Selection, Grit Selection, Suggested RPM’s and More

For metal finishing, deburring, and edge-blending applications, the patented Flex-Hone tool from Brush Research Manufacturing is widely used in many industries including the automotive, marine, aerospace, and defense industries – to name a few. However, despite the brand awareness for the tool, many engineers often have questions about diameter selection, abrasive type selection, grit selection, RPMs, and types of finishes that can be achieved with it. A new Resource Guide just released by Brush Research is designed to answer all these basic questions about the honing tool in a clear, concise format.

The 5 page Resource Guide also contains a full list of frequently asked questions (FAQs) as well as information on the basic concepts of how the flexible hone is used for deglazing, cross hole deburring and plateau finishes.

Brush Research Manufacturing has been in the business of solving difficult finishing problems with brushing and honing tool technology since 1958. However, it was the introduction of the Flex-Hone tool in 1972 that is considered the company’s crowning achievement.

The patented and proprietary Flex-Hone is a resilient, flexible, honing tool with a soft cutting action. The abrasive globules are bonded to the ends of flexible nylon filaments. Each has independent suspension that assures the flexible hone to be self-centering, self-aligning to the bore and self-compensating for wear.

With the vast array of sizes and abrasives and Brush Research’s ability to custom manufacture Flex-Hone Tools, the applications for this abrasive technology are virtually unlimited. The possibilities for the honing tool include automotive, defense, agriculture, transport, and commercial industries for applications ranging from gas, diesel, aircraft, and marine engines; to pneumatic and hydraulic cylinders; to rail, farm and land equipment; to firearms, musical instruments, and golf club re-shafting.

The Flex-Hone is available in miniature sizes as small as 4 mm. (0.156 in.) and as large as 36 in. for large bore cylinders or pipes.

For a copy of the new Resource Guide, go to:

Brush Research Manufacturing, an ISO 9001:2000 certified company, is a full line manufacturer of industrial brushes including wheel, end, cup, encapsulated, copper center, mandrel mounted. Twisted-in-wire brushes are also manufactured for thread cleaning, cross hole deburring, tube, and flue applications. Custom and miniature brush and honing tool solutions are available.

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