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Honing ensures the cylinder bore meets standards set by the ring supplier and OEM standards. This means that your cylinder will have a tight seal and perform well in any area. Hot spots in your cylinder can cause bore distortion which can happen at different spots and rates. Every cylinder thats brought into Select Fluid Powers repair shop will have its barrel honed

Cylinder honing of a cylinder that was damaged

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What we look for before honing your cylinder:

  • A taper in the bore: This causes the rings to flex in and out as they slide in the cylinders. Over time this can lead to metal fatigue and ring breakage.
  • A hatching angle that is not 45º:  The angle of cross hatching in your cylinder can’t be too flat. If this is the case, it can hold excess oil. This causes thicker oil films on your cylinder and causes the piston rings to hydroplane, using extra oil over time.
  • Poor bore shape: The roundness, straightness, and form of the bore affects the function of the cylinder. If the bore isn’t perfectly round or straight, it could reduce performance and cause premature wear and tear.
Honing job photo from the workshop

Our Honing Capabilities

We can hone cylinders up to 53' in length and 42″ in bore. Finish to Ra > 4-10, RZ > 30-50, RMP > 50-80%. We can work on steel, stainless steel, cast iron, and bronze.

Quality Assurance

Select Fluid Power’s honing services are ISO:9001 and ISO:14001 certified for calibration. This is to ensure you’re receiving the quality and service you need for your business.

Quick Turnaround Time

Our honing services are available 7 days a week. We want to ensure that every job is completed quickly, reducing costly downtime. Save time and money with our full selection of in-house repairs from start to finish.


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Committed to Quality

We have built a culture focused around environmental standards and continuous improvement. We are committed to providing consistent quality for all hydraulic cylinder repairs and hard chrome plating services.

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Select Fluid Power is a greener option. This is due to our industry-leading environmental safeguards. We can chrome your rods and shafts without affecting the environment. Our chrome pits are sealed in layers to eliminate any exposure to the Earth.

Logistical Support

When your equipment is down the last thing you want to worry about is the logistics. We have our own trucks that will pick up your cylinders, repair them, and deliver them back to your door. We want to take the stress off your shoulders.

Experienced Staff

We take pride in intimately understanding your challenges and providing you with the appropriate solutions. We have run into every possible situation and been able to solve it with 320+ combined years of experience. We are a family at Select Fluid Power and that is how we treat our customers—like family.

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