Quick-Change Tools

Quick-Change heads, carbide boring bars and all other indexable lathe tools can be repaired economically. All indexable tooling is repaired to original specifications. We use OEM fixturing to machine and inspect all styles of indexable cutting tools.


Before and After Photos (Move your mouse over image to zoom.)

KM Head before indexable tool repair.

KM Head after indexable tool repair.

Combination Tool before indexable tool repair.

Combination Tool after indexable tool repair.


Our Program In Action

Quick-change lathe tooling can be expensive to purchase due to the technology of the shank itself. Carbide Tool Services recently worked with an auto maker in the Midwest to reduce tooling costs by implementing a full scale indexable tool repair program. The program helped the manufacturer efficiently gather and ship all of their quick-change tooling so it could be sent in for quoting and repair. In addition to the “normal” indexable cutting tool repair program, Carbide Tool Services helped to re-size some of the pocketed tooling to utilize reground inserts. Having the ability to re-use these indexable inserts was a major cost savings for the end user. The re-sizing project saved the customer nearly $100,000 annually and overall the indexable tool repair program has captured $200,000 each year in savings.

Carbide Tool Services, Inc repairs indexable quick-change tools including (but are not limited to) Sandvik, Ceratizit, Kennametal, Widia, Ingersoll, Sumitomo, Tungaloy, Komet , Ceratizit, Iscar, UltraDex, Arch, Carboloy, Seco, Fuji Seiko, Valenite, Mitsubishi, Waukesha, Walter, Lovejoy, Dormer Pramet, Allied and Stellram.

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