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Thread: Honing tips for C-can motors

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    Honing tips for C-can motors

    When honing is required for a single magnet c-can motor, what is the ideal increment to use between increasing hone sizes?
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    I always tried not to go more than .005 per side with water as the cooler.
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    Jeff Strause

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    I have done as much as .010 per side with cutting oil and synthetic 0w-20 with no problems using a Megahone. I've had problems with the Koford hones and limit them to .005 or less.
    I've done so much with so little for so long it seems like I can do anything with nothing at all.

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    What do you use to turn the hone and at what speed?

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    I used a drill, preferably 120v and at slot to medium speed.
    Sincerely,

    Jeff Strause

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    I also use a drill but a battery operated one. I go slow but vary speed according to how well it's going and the resistance I feel.
    There are "Racers" and there are "Talkers".....which one are you?

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    I use my battery powered dermel at a medium speed with water...

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    I use a variable speed cordless drill. It gives me control over the cutting speed and heat buildup. It's an inexpensive drill I picked up at Harbor Freight.
    I've done so much with so little for so long it seems like I can do anything with nothing at all.

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    A trick I found that made it easier was using liquid Toothpaste and water. Leaves a nice smooth fini8sh and smells good too. Also allows you to take bigger bites if you have a lot of material to remove.
    Clyde-0-Mite

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    Also while honing (with water running), I pull the hone threw rather than pushing. Less likely to bend the shaft. I go in .005 increments, .0025 per side for less build up and longer hone life.

    Also I solder the diamond round to the hone shaft, so as not to spin.

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    I use a battery drill while holding the can under running water

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