Honing Machines Available

Honing Machines

Honing Machines Available

Vertical, Horizontal, & Single-Pass Honing Machines

Liberty Machinery has a wide variety of horizontal, single-pass, and vertical hones available for purchase today! Click the links below to view the high quality honing machines in our inventory.

What is Honing?

Honing is a low-velocity abrading process that allows for excellent size, geometry, and surface finish control of cylindrical bores. Honing machines use several flat abrasive stones arranged around a mandrel. These stones then rotate and reciprocate through the interior of the cylinder to create a finishing pattern within the cylindrical bore.

Horizontal Hones

These hones are oriented horizontally. The abrasive stones used on these machines are made to expand and contract as they move in and out of the workpiece. These machines allow for extreme control while delivering a consistent crosshatch pattern throughout the entire length of the hole. Click HERE to see our inventory of used horizontal hones for sale.

Vertical Hones

These hones are oriented vertically. Similar to the horizontal hones, the abrasive stones on these machines are also made to expand and contract as they move in and out of the workpiece. Vertical-spindle honing machines are used especially for larger, heavier work. Vertical honing machines are also made with multiple spindles so that several holes may be machined at once. Some machines include bi-directional rotary tables with flexible variable servo positioning. Click HERE to see our inventory of used vertical hones for sale.

Single Pass Hones

These hones allow for the workpiece to remain fixed. The hone itself is attached to a reciprocating cylinder that moves the hone in and out of the workpiece. The single-pass tool is an expandable diamond-plated sleeve on a tapered arbor or a fixed-sized tool coated with diamond abrasive particles. The sleeve is expanded only during setup and no adjustments are necessary during the honing process. Unlike conventional honing, these hones are able to complete the honing process in one pass through the bore. This process is so accurate and consistent that honed bores often do not require gaging. Click HERE to see our inventory of used vertical hones for sale.

Common Processes:
  • Hydraulic valves
  • Cartridge valves
  • Fuel injectors
  • Gears
  • Gun barrels
  • Connecting rods
  • Engine blocks
Common Industries:
  • Automotive
  • Aerospace
  • Valves
  • Oil & gas

To learn more about Honing Machines and their applications click here to view our process description.


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Since 1996, Liberty Machinery has been helping thousands of clients across the country get rid of surplus machinery. We’ve moved assets for companies all over the country and around the world – companies like Zimmer Biomet, Stryker, Caterpillar, Boeing, and GM. We’d love to work with you soon. Click here, send us an email, or call us at 847-276-2761.

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Jim Lucas

As a used machinery dealer I provide solutions for people who have surplus machinery to sell because the capital asset is being replaced by something new or is sitting idle (non-performing) and taking up valuable shop floor or expensive warehouse space. I also sell new machinery and have customers who need help selling the machine tool which is being replaced.