Cutting Tool Honing/Edge Media Selections

Tool Honing & Edge Prep is an important process when manufacturing tools. This process can help extend part life and performance for both coated & uncoated tools. This media type is especially good for the edge honing of cutting tools.


Part# D-DC 400 Maxi Hone

Bel Air’s fastest and most aggressive honing media. Works well for carbide and HSS tools.

Process Type
Honing/Edge Prep
For Use On
HSS, Carbide, Tool Steel
Abrasive Composition
Alox/Si Carbide
Grinding/Deburr Attributes
Fast
Burnishing & Polishing
Fair
Shape
Grain
Dimension (in)
0.027 – 0.037
Dimension (μm)
686 – 940
Minimum Quantity
50 lbs
Package Quantity
50 lbs
Density (lbs/cu.ft)
130
Used With Machine Type
Drag Finisher, Tumbler, High Energy Barrel, Vibratory

Part# B-ALOX W20 Edge-Prep

This aggressive edge-prep media is for a larger radius, and works well on all materials.

Process Type
Honing/Edge Prep
For Use On
HSS, Carbide, Tool Steel
Abrasive Composition
Aluminum Oxide
Grinding/Deburr Attributes
Fast
Burnishing & Polishing
Good
Shape
Grain
Dimension (in)
0.037
Dimension (μm)
940
Minimum Quantity
50 lbs
Package Quantity
50 lbs
Density (lbs/cu.ft)
130
Used With Machine Type
Drag Finisher, Tumbler, High Energy Barrel, Vibratory

Part# B-ALOX SM

Aggressive edge-prep similar to B-ALOX W20 (ABOVE), but for a smaller radius. Works well on all materials.

Process Type
Honing/Edge Prep
For Use On
HSS, Carbide, Tool Steel
Abrasive Composition
Aluminum Oxide
Grinding/Deburr Attributes
Medium
Burnishing & Polishing
Good
Shape
Grain
Dimension (in)
0.014
Dimension (μm)
356
Minimum Quantity
50 lbs
Package Quantity
50 lbs
Density (lbs/cu.ft)
130
Used With Machine Type
Drag Finisher, Tumbler, High Energy Barrel, Vibratory

Part# B-ALOX P46 Mini Hone

Offers less honing in exchange for some surface finishing. Works well for carbide and HSS Tools

Process Type
Honing/Edge Prep
For Use On
HSS, Carbide, Tool Steel
Abrasive Composition
Aluminum Oxide
Grinding/Deburr Attributes
Medium
Burnishing & Polishing
Better
Shape
Grain
Dimension (in)
0.014
Dimension (μm)
356
Minimum Quantity
50 lbs
Package Quantity
50 lbs
Density (lbs/cu.ft)
130
Used With Machine Type
Drag Finisher, Tumbler, High Energy Barrel, Vibratory