Flex-Hone ® Abrasive Types and Markings

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Although the Flex-Hone®Tool is manufactured in an extensive range of diameter sizes and grits that suit most applications, there will be times that the Flex-Hone® Tool must be tailor-made to achieve the results you may require. Consult Newman Tools for pricing on all specials.


ABRASIVE OPTIONS

ABRASIVE TYPES   20 40 60 80 120 180 240 320 400 600 800
SC=Silicon Carbide   x x x x S S S S x x x
AO=Aluminum Oxide   x x x x x x x x x x x
BC=Boron Carbide   x x x x x x x x x x x
WC=Tungsten Carbide
(either 100% or 50/50)
  x x x x x x x x + + +
 
Z Grain=Alumina Zirconia
No. 1525 (25% Zirconia/75% Alumina)
  + + x x x x x x + + +
 
Z Grain=Alumina Zirconia
No. 1549 (40% Zirconia/60% Alumina)
  + + + + x x x x + + +
 
LA=Levigated Alumina   Available in extra fine grit only

"S" denotes grit is standard
"x" denotes grit is available
"+" denotes grit in unavailable

The Flex-Hone®Tool is manufactured in an extensive range of abrasive types and grit sizes. The Flex-Hone®Tool is color coded for convenient identification. The color code consists of a colored end marking and a band of color around the stem, just under the head of the hone.

Flex-Hone® Color Code

Stem Marking Type of Abrasive Symbol     End Marking Grit Size   End Marking Grit Size
No Color Silicon Carbide SC     Brown 20   Navy Blue 240
Black Aluminum Oxide AO     Purple 40   White 320
Gold Boron Carbide BC     Gray 60   Yellow 400
Tan Tungsten Carbide WC     Orange 80   Pink 600
Green Levigated Alumina LA     Silver (no color) 120   Light Blue 800
Red Zirconia Alumina Z-Grain #1525     Cardinal Red 180        
White Zirconia Alumina Z-Grain #1549              
           
       

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