Honing Stones Offer Alternative to Superabrasives

Sunnen’s 60-grit red aluminum-oxide honing stones are designed to provide an alternative to superabrasives for heavy stock removal.

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Sunnen’s 60-grit red aluminum-oxide honing stones are designed to provide an alternative to superabrasives for heavy stock removal. The 60-grit abrasive resists chip loading and galling, even in stainless steel, and can cut faster than conventional stones depending on the workpiece material, the company says. The abrasive can be used in all Sunnen General Hone tools as well as those of other manufacturers.

The abrasive is intended for machining oil and gas industry parts where fast, base-metal removal is necessary to enlarge a bore in a short cycle time. According to Sunnen, the abrasive is suitable for use in shops concerned about damaging higher cost superabrasives or those using less-than-ideal honing oils. Using the aluminum oxide abrasive enables users to trade a longer cycle time and shorter stone life for lower cost and risk, the company says.

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