Corresponding to a multifaceted spectrum of parts, a broad range of different tools is used in honing, particularly in longitudinal stroke honing of holes. The differences are a result on the one hand of a range of diameter of approximately 2 to 1500 mm. The amount of space available in a given hole and different requirements on rigidity and accuracy limit the respectively calibrated tool forms.
On the other hand, the tool must be calibrated in terms of both its feed kinematics and the shape of the honing stones and their arrangement to the geometry of the workpiece (blind hole honing, interrupted cut) and to properties of the unmachined part (shape errors, workpiece material, type of pre-machining). Fig. 720 shows some honing tool types often used.
Feeding cone @ Honing stone @ Guide rail
2 Honing stone carrier @ Return spring (revolving)
Fig. 7-20. Feed principles of frequently used honing tool types