We can:
  • Advise the types of tooling that the reconditioning program is designed to handle
  • Calculate the economical lot sizes that will save the most money
  • Train operators on when to pull used tools from before they are excessively damaged
  • Review minimum flute and diameter specifications
  • Review acceptable margin wear or damage
  • Provide information about our scrap carbide program
  • Suggest optimum round tool grinds to help save money
  • Tool Repair | North America Carbide We Re-Tipp, Relapp and Regrind PCD nd CBN inserts as well as Round tools
We Re-Tipp, Relapp and Regrind PCD nd CBN inserts as well as Round tools.


Ceramic Downsizing

We offer high performance deep hole drilling ideal for all materials.
Regrinds cost approximately 1/2 that of a new insert; they give up nothing in terms of performance and can be treated as a brand new insert.

CBN & PCD Reconditioning

Relapping Inserts:This is the simplest and least expensive way of reworking your PCD & CBN tooling inserts. The wear on your insert is measured and we simply grind back your cutting edge to clean up the wear. Edge preps if any are reapplied and you get back a good as new cutting tool at the fraction of the price of a new one. You can also rellap your tool with out changing the IC, this tool can then be used in its original holder.

Resetting Inserts:In this process the wear on your insert is measured and a shim of equal or greater size is placed behind the inserts tip. The original geometry of your tool is then ground back on giving you a brand new cutting tool.

Retipping Inserts:In this process we simply remove the used tip from its carbide body. A brand new tip is re-brazed to the tool saving you the cost of having to replace the body.

Endmill/Drill Regrinding

The purpose of regrinding (sharpening) is to make a used tool perform as effectively as a new tool. Although performance can be brought back to the original condition, tool life is (understandably) shorter because of the slight loss of material. The average life of a drill after regrinding is accepted to be about 50 to 70% that of the original life expectancy.