What do you all use to hone/deglaze your (small) cast iron or sleeved cylinders?
I bought a cheap 1-1/4” thru 3” hone with three 2” stones off Amazon a couple years ago. I’ve used it a couple times on moped cylinders with varied success, and today I used it in a Kawasaki ke100 cylinder with a 49.5mm bore. I say varied success, because the stones would occasionally catch in an exhaust port or piston skirt, and bend the arm to shit. No biggie, just pull it out, straighten it up, and go again.
Well, on the 100cc cylinder, with a little bigger exhaust port, and skirts, the stones caught & popped a couple stones off their steel backing. I superglued em back on, straightened the arms, and went again. Just as I was finishing, the stones caught again, this time busting two of them. But at least I got it honed.
I know I can buy replacement stones, but I’m wondering if this $15 hone is worth it. I could buy a few different size ball hones, for different size bores, but that gets expensive and ball hones can chamfer ports wrong. What do you all use on small 2 stroke cylinders? I don’t want to spend a fortune on a tool I only use a couple times a year.
How you all honing yer holes?