Cutting Tool Honing - Edge-Prep and Polishing Media

Bel Air offers a selection of process media for the honing and polishing process based on our laboratory testing. At Bel Air, our motto has always been, "the simpler - the better", and we have applied that principle into our offering of edge-prep and polishing media. Process media comes in literally hundreds of compositions, sizes and geometry, and we have strived to make the selection of these media's as easy and streamlined as possible.

Of course, every application can vary, and special situations may require the use of non-standard process media, however, the selection shown below will accomplish 90 - 95% of the edge-prep and polishing requirements of most cutting tools. Of course, Bel Air can assist in determining the exact media & process required for your particular application.

Cutting Tool Honing - Edge-Prep

Below are our recommended edge-prep media (honing media) based on material type and degree of hone desired. Please refer to the chart.

Maxi Hone DC 400
D-DC 400 Maxi Hone

Our fastest and most aggressive honing media. Works well for Carbide and H.S.S. Tools

Dry Operation

 
White Alox B-ALOX W6 Edge Prep

This aggressive Edge-Prep media is for a larger radius and works well on all materials.

Dry Operation

 
Mini Hone B-ALOX-P36
B-ALOX-P36 - Mini Hone

Offers less honing with some surface finishing.
Works well for Carbide and H.S.S. Tools

Dry Operation

 
White Alox Small
B-ALOX-SM

Aggresive Edge-Prep as our B-ALOX W6 above, but for smaller radius. Works well on all materials.

Dry operation

Cutting Tool Polishing Media- Coated & Non - Coated Tools

Below are our recommended polishing media, based on material type and degree of hone desired. Please refer to the chart.

Maxi Polish D-WS 18 400 D-WS 18 400 - Maxi Polish

This is the highest-quality tool polishing media we offer. Obtains the highest degree of polish possible.

Works on all types of materials and suitable for use with coated as well as non-coated tools.

Dry Process
Rechargeable

 
D-WS 37 300 - Middie Polish

A general purpose medium polish media that also affords some honing capability.

Dry Operation

 
Walnut Media
D-WS 75-300 Polishing - Polish/Hone

This media will provide a very good polish with some edge-hone. Suited for coated tools as well.

Dry Operation

Cutting Tool - Special One-Step Hone & Polishing Media
One Step Hone & Polish Media
D-WS 37 100 - One Step Hone / Polish

This specially formulated media will provide edge-break and flute polish in a simple one-step process on all materials, including coated tools. A very versatile time saver!

Dry Process

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sample Processing..

Bel Air can provide free sample processing on your cutting tools and can provide you with a quotation for a complete system that will include everything you will need to get up and running.

Click here to download our sample process request form & policy