Tool Reconditioning

Utilizing the same high-precision CNC grinding machines that are used in Guhring’s manufacturing plants, our Reconditioning Division is well equipped to restore standard and special carbide and PCD tooling to its original factory quality, condition and performance. High precision remanufacturing delivers longer reground tool life and often more regrinds per tool, resulting in significant cost savings in terms of both tooling and machining expenses. Guhring is able to provide factory reconditioning for our own drills, step drills, carbide end mills, and reamers. We can provide the same high-quality service for competitors' tooling as well.

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Reconditioning Locations

Brookfield, Wisconsin
1445 Commerce Avenue
Brookfield, WI 53045
P: (262) 784-6730
P: (800) 776-6170
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Bloomfield, Connecticut
121 W Dudley Town Rd
Bloomfield, CT 06002
P: (860) 216-5948
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Huntington Beach, California
15581 Computer Ln.
Huntington Beach, CA 92649
P: (657) 200-4900
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New Hudson, Michigan
29550 W.K. Smith Rd Suite B
New Hudson, MI 48165
P: (248) 486-3783
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Carbide Drills

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Guhring's reconditioning division specializes in reconditioning carbide and PCD drills, though we will regrind high volume high speed steel and cobalt drills and step drills. We recommend that all reconditioned tools be recoated with their original protective surface treatment. Guhring’s in-house PVD coatings chambers can provide quick and reliable coating services on all reconditioned tooling. (Guhring can also duplicate most manufacturers point geometries on request.)

High Performance Carbide Points

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RT100 U

  • 2 Flute
  • 140° angle
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RT100 US

  • 2 Flute
  • 140° angle
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RT100 X

  • 2 Flute
  • 140° angle
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RT100 F

  • 2 Flute
  • 140° angle
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RT100 T

  • 2 Flute
  • 140° angle
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RT100 R

  • 2 Flute
  • Radius Point
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GS200 U

  • 3 Flute
  • 150° angle
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GS200 G

  • 3 Flute
  • 135° angle
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RT150GG Universal

  • Straight Flute
  • 120° angle
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RT150GG Cast Iron

  • Straight Flute
  • 130° angle
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Carbide End Mills

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Guhring offers complete reconditioning services for carbide end mills, including refurbishing of used tools and the addition of corner radius. In addition to standard helix end mill designs, our reconditioning division can also recondition Guhring variable flute and variable helix carbide end mills. Please contact Guhring directly for reconditioning inquiries for non-Guhring manufactured variable flute designs.
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Recoating Info

We recommend that all reconditioned tools be recoated with their original protective surface treatment. Guhring’s in-house PVD coatings chambers can provide quick and reliable coating services on all reconditioned tooling.
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PCD Tipped Tools

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Fixed pocket PCD and PCBN drills, reamers, end mills etc. can be reconditioned by Guhring using our state-of-the-art grinding equipment at a fraction of the price of a new tool. All reconditioned PCD tools are refurbished to the original manufacturing specifications. The original tool blueprint drawing is requested for PCD and PCBN tooling when available to assure dimensional accuracy for all tools not originally manufactured by Guhrng. If the original tool is manufactured by Guhring, just provide the tool number or original manufacturing job number or even quote number to expedite the reconditioning quote process.

Re-packaging Info

Extreme care should be taken when re-packaging PCD tipped tools for shipment to reduce damage during shipping. We recommend that you ship tools in their original plastic tubes or boxes when possible or separate each tool with bubble wrap to reduce the possibility of chipping the tools. You can request a Guhring reconditioning shipping container at the time of your quote, or, if you are pressed for time, you can ship the tools in your own packaging and then request that your tools be returned in a Guhring reconditioning shipping container that you can use for future regrinds.

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On-Site Assessment

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Looking to reduce costs and improve efficiency? A trained Guhring field representative can visit your facility and conduct a reconditioning assessment to assist you in identifying areas to reduce the cost of your reconditioned tools and possibly improve your productivity.
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A reconditioning assessment will:

  • Advise the types of tooling that Guhring's 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 point grinds to help save money
  • Review corner radius blend requirement to reduce cost
  • Explain how best to properly package worn tools
  • Review shipping options such as totes, van pick-ups, and priority mailing
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