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Tooling Regrinding at The Saw Centre

Tooling Regrinding

End Mills

End Mills - Tooling Regrinding

End mills can be reground on the flutes to remove the wear, when possible we regrind the inside of the flutes to maintain as much of the diameter as possible. Grinding on the outside of the flutes reduces more of the diameter however it is only done when the wears is more severe.

Alternatively, if a short portion of the tool length is worn i.e. the end 6mm. We can cut off the worn portion and regrind new end teeth. The tool is returned with original diameter but a little shorter in length.

Slot Drills

Slot Mills Tooling Regrinding

Slot drills are used to machine slots and the cutter size is important. In this case the cutter has been worn to the depth of the slot. We can refurbish the tool by removing the worn section and regrinding new end teeth. The tool is returned with original diameter but a little shorter in length.

Alternatively, many customers prefer to use these two flute cutters for machining aluminium or plastic and require the worn diameter to be sharpened. In this case we regrind the diameter and sharpen the end teeth.

Ball Radius End Mills

Ball Radius End Mill Tooling RegrindingMany customers use only the ball radius and a small section of the cutter diameter and in this case we can remove the worn portion and CNC regrind the ball radius. The tool is returned with original size and ball radius but a little shorter in length.

Ripper Cutters

Ripper Cutters Tooling RegrindingRipper Cutters are restored by grinding inside the flutes to clear wear. Although the profile on the diameter is form relieved the amount removed from inside the flutes does not significantly reduce the size of the tool.

Many Ripper Cutters are only used for shallow cuts and the worn part of the flutes can be cut off and new end teeth reground. The cutter is then returned with the original diameter size but slightly shorter in length.

Counter Boring Tools

Counter Boring Tooling RegrindingCounter Boring tools wear on the end cutting face and can easily be restored by grinding the end teeth back to an unworn section. The tool is returned without alteration to the original counter boring diameter.

Corner Rounding Tools

Corner Rounding Tooling Regrinding

Corner rounding cutters can often be refurbished by regrinding the tooth face to remove wear. If the tool is severely worn, it can be reground to a new radius.

Dovetail Cutters

Dovetail Cutter Tooling RegrindingDovetail cutters can be reground on the side angles and on the end teeth to remove tool wear. New tools are often modified to suit particular customer requirements.

Countersink Tools

Countersink Tooling RegrindingCountersink tools can be reground to remove wear – often very little material needs to be removed and these tools can have a very long life if resharpened before severe wear takes place.

Threading Taps

Threading Taps Tooling RegrindingVarious types of threading tap can be sharpened. Typically the tool is ready for regrinding when the first full thread is chipped or worn - visually 2 or 3 pitches are cut off and the lead renewed.

Face Mills

Face Mills Tooling RegrindingFace mills or shell mills usually have deep teeth and flutes that will allow several resharpening and regrinding operations before the tool begins to loose cutting efficiency.

Tee Slot Cutters

Tee Slot Cutter Tooling RegrindingTee slot cutters are available in a number of different styles and can be resharpened when worn.

Slab Mills

Slab Mills Tooling RegrindingSlab Mills have a large variety of diameter sizes and lengths and can be reground to remove wear.

Rotabroach Cutters

Rotabroach cutters can be resharpened. Frequently these tools will be sent for refurbishment with one or more broken teeth. Typically we are able to refurbish these tools by removing and grinding the broken section to restore a complete set of sharp teeth.


We sharpen all drills from your standard HSS jobber drills to 80mm taper shank drills. We have the ability to grind carbide drills and your thru-coolant chipbreaker drills for the structural steel industry. We grind any form and angle on to the drill which best suits the application.

Form Tools

We can manufacture a full range of form tools in house. These can be carbide tools, step drills, brazed tip forms and tools made from M42 blank steel to suit weld preparation or cutting.

If there is a drawing for it then we can supply it. 

All prices can be quoted before any work is carried out and the turn around is excellent. 


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