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Maximising value. Improving longevity. Re-grinding & Refurbishment

Regrinding or sharpening tools can return a cutting tool to its original performance capabilities. The main benefit of regrinding is saving money without sacrificing on quality control.

How does regrinding work?.

The timing of regrind is judged or based by the quality of holes, surface roughness, cutting resistance, and the extent of damage to the cutting edge.

Regrinding of severely damaged drills can be more costly and harmful as a result. It is important therefore to regrind your tool before the cutting edge is totally worn.

Properly re-sharpened carbide tools can greatly enhance the value of the tooling investment. It is crucial that certain techniques for re-sharpening be used to maximize the tool’s life and productivity, and a re-sharpening schedule should be developed based on tool life to avoid excessive downtime or catastrophic tool failure.

With our high tolerance CNC tool and cutter grinders, we will meet, and in some cases exceed new tool performance. We stand behind our ability to deliver the highest quality sharpened tools.

Tool reclamation

Tooling reclamation has always been synonymous with cost savings and it is no different today with an average 75% saving on the cost of new tooling.

Sustainability and environmentally friendly contribution

Of equal importance is the need to recycle and renew. By using our regrinding services, we can help reduce your carbon footprint, enhancing your environment as well as corporate credentials.

Cost-benefit & budgetary considerations

High-performance cutting tools can provide increased efficiency and productivity, but they can also be a drain on tooling budgets. Cost-justifying these tools often requires regrinding and reconditioning them when they are worn or damaged. A successful reconditioning program reduces tooling costs by extending life as long as possible.

High performance cutting tools for performing high-speed machining

While costly, high-performance cutting tools and advanced machine tools are needed when performing high-speed machining, hard milling, thread milling and helical pocketing—operations that were uncommon in the not-too-distant past.

These machining processes require cutting tools produced to exacting standards and close tolerances, which increases the complexity of the reconditioning process.


Reconditioning has grown so complex that is rare to find a shop that does not send its tools to a reconditioning shop. That’s because reconditioning high-performance cutting tools requires more than a conventional tool and cutter grinder and a pot of hot wax. Multi-axis CNC tool grinders and super-abrasive wheels have replaced Monoset grinders and vitrified wheels.

A reconditioning program that maximizes cost benefits must be thoughtfully developed and actively managed. Correct tool application in the machining process is the first step toward developing a successful reconditioning program.

Shop personnel must also be trained to watch for increasing burr size, poor surface finish and dimensional changes, all signs of worn tools. Being able to identify cratering, plastic deformation, flank wear and other wear patterns enables the operator to intervene and make adjustments that prolong tool life.

If you think a re-sharpened end mill is not worth using, then you haven’t tested ours!

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