The SV10's control panel sets and displays the basic honing parameters, with the operator inputting the cylinder length, stone length, the amount that the stone will over-stroke, and what the bore diameter is. The machine can calculate honing parameters from there, such as the stroke depth, spindle speed, and load. The machine has a graphic image of the bore profile, which is continuously and simultaneously updated during the cutting operation. The automation feature will actually move the position where the head dwells in the bore, and alter the spindle and stroke speed, and load, to automatically correct the bore. The machine can also be operated manually.