Hone Sizes

The engine cylinder honing tool is used to clean an engine’s cylinder. Most of them are connected to a drill. The tool is used in the cylinder until the required texture is attained.

Engine Cylinder Hone Size: Lisle LIS15000

The LIS15000 is 35.8 centimeters high, 17.8 centimeters long and 10.7 centimeters wide. The standard range is from 3" to 4 1/4" while the big range is 2 3/4" – 10 1/4". The Lisle LIS15000 utilizes a micrometer to ensure feeding is correct.

The hone expands according to the cylinder’s dimensions owing to its action rack and pinions. It also has a bottom guard plate to keep stones from getting to the crankshaft. The clip-on stones can be changed and the stones come in 5 grits.

It is utilized with a heavy duty ½” drill. The universal joint action allows for easier back cylinder grinding. It comes with a set of coarse and medium stones. There is also a cleaning brush and case.

Engine Cylinder Hone Size: Other Types

The hone is for wheel cylinders 3/4 through 2-1/2" and comes with 1-1/8" medium-grit stones. The set includes 3 hones and 2” stones. The KD 3029 is designed for small car brake wheel cylinders. It is also for disc brake caliper honing (capacity 1-1/4" through 3-1/2").

The KD 3029 can also be used for lawn and garden cylinder honing. In this case it must be used with 2” medium grit stones. The K-D Tools 265 brake cylinder hone can work on disc brake calipers and wheel brake cylinders with sizes ranging from 13/16 to 2-3/4 (21 mm to 69 mm).

The 2004 replacement set is for the disc brake honing while the 266 replacement stone set is for drum brake honing. The engine cylinder hone size means it can be used to eliminate

 metal using the stone and attain accurate tolerances. It is constructed of sleeve to make cylinder insertion easier. The Powerbuilt 648439 is used to de-glaze engine cylinders 2 to 7 inches in diameter.

The knurled wheel modifies the spring pressure on the cylinder bore. The hone also has 3 4 inch long 220 grit stones (these are replaceable).

Honing a Cylinder

Required Tools and Materials

Lint free cloth
Boring tool
Oil based lubricant
Honing tool

Before you start, get the engine cylinder hone size right. This is easy to figure out: if the cylinder is 2” in diameter, that should be the diameter of the honing tool. Also keep in mind it isn’t the width of the tool that matters; it is how long the tool is used.

Step 1

Take the engine down and make sure the cylinders are visible. Set the drill to 1,400 rpm. Put the lubricant on the honing tool.

Step 2

Turn the honing tool using the drill. Pour oil at the surface. Keep the drill at maximum speed. Thrust it in and out. After five thrusts, examine the cylinder walls.

If there are no scratches, you’re done. This process should work regardless of the hone size.

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