RECONDITIONING/RESHARPENING BROACH MAINTENANCE PROGRAM
Broach Reconditioning Process:
The reworking process generally consists of either Resharpening or reconditioning the worn tool. Resharpening the gullet faces returns the tool to a workable condition and is frequently the only requirement. Reconditioning consists of retapering the tool and backing-off the tooth lands to restore the uniform taper and clearance after multiple sharpenings.
The typical method of sharpening broaches consists of using an aluminum oxide grinding wheel on a hand-wheel operated manual sharpening machine. This process is dependent upon the skill and feel of the operator which may cause a variance in the amount of metal removed. If one tooth is sharpened to a greater extent than the others, the result is an increased stress on the tooth and less then optimal tool life.
As a direct result of the manual sharpening , a progressive, uncontrolled alteration in the original broach geometry is created and may result in a drop in the performance efficiency of the broach.
The Pioneer Advantage:
All broaches received are given a complete and thorough evaluation to determine the proper maintenance necessary to restore the correct cutting geometry which will maximize your tool's life. P.B.C. has the capacity to sharpen or recondition broaches either on manual machines or automatically with the use of our state-of-the-art CNC grinding machines. (CNC Advantage) P.B.C. employs the finest equipment and some of the most experienced and skilled broach technicians in the nation. Our grinders have an average of 25 years experience with our company. P.B.C. prices are competitive, our quality of workmanship is unsurpassed and our turn-around is usually only 3-7 days. Tool proofing is available if sample parts are provided. All broaches are straightened, identified and properly packaged prior to shipment.