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Are you really buying the lowest cost-cutting tools? Caution, tool cost is not based on the lowest initial price, it’s based on the total efficient productivity provided by the tool.

The Real Cost of Tooling

Here’s how you should be calculating your tool costs:

New tool price + total service costs + tool change over costs / total linear feet of production achieved over the life of the tool.

The actual tool cost really comes down to the cost of cutting each piece of material. The key cost variables are total productivity between sharpening cycles and maximizing the total number of efficient service cycles.

If you simply evaluate tooling cost based on the initial purchase price and assume you are saving money by buying lower-priced tools. In reality, you are likely buying lower-performing tools, more frequently, and therefore, at a higher overall expense.

Better Tools + Better Service

Leitz is intensively focused on providing the lowest cost tooling, by ensuring our premium quality tools are used in the correct manner and returned to like new condition at every service interval. By sharpening tools on precision CNC grinding equipment and adhering to Leitz principals of proportional and relief grinding, we ensure your tools operate at top performance over the greatest possible service life.

Leitz proportional grinding procedures ensure the sharpest possible cutting edge while removing the least amount of cutting-edge material, thereby maximizing total available sharpening cycles.

Leitz proprietary tool relief geometry, and service relieving procedures ensure premium cutting-edge quality and sufficient tool clearance which minimizes friction heat build-up and thermal breakdown of the cutting edge.

High-tech final inspection and dynamic balancing equipment ensure you will NEVER be shut down due to tool geometry or performance issues.

If you’re searching for the lowest cost tooling solutions, Leitz will always provide the least expensive solution over the life of your tools!

Interested in learning how you can extend your tool life and save money? Contact Leitz at insidesales@leitz.org or (616) 431-4096, or fill out the form below, and we’ll get in touch.

The Top Three Qualities of Precision Tooling Service

Sharpening a tool 5-6 times is relatively easy, but the ability to sharpen the same tool 12-15 times can reduce your overall tooling costs by 50% or more.

Your cutting tools play a vital role in the overall quality and performance of your finished product. Precision servicing of your tools is critical to maximizing the investment you have made in your tooling solution. It’s important to partner with a tooling service provider with the expertise to ensure the longevity of your tooling and, in turn, the ongoing efficiency of your production process and quality of your product. These are the three most important qualities to look for when you select your tooling service partner.

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Consultative Approach

Your tooling service partner should assess your entire production environment and suggest tooling solutions which will optimize your productivity and profitability. This consultative method can be utilized throughout the service cycle as well.  Each time a tool is ready for service your representative should offer ideas to maximize current tool capabilities through usage and servicing options to make certain your tools operate at optimum performance levels for their entire lifecycle.

State-of-the-Art Equipment

Experienced service technicians use the finest grinding machinery, precision measuring and inspection equipment, dynamic balancing equipment, and the most current grinding know-how available to keep your cutting tools performing at optimal levels. Your service provider should make an ongoing investment in the quality of their sharpening and reconditioning equipment.

Experience of Service Technicians

Service technicians should receive continuous qualification updates and training with a special focus on technology and production Service and quality standards should be uniform, consistent, understood and applied by every technician in every company service center. In our rapidly changing industry, the best technicians have up-to-date knowledge on current trends and techniques they can apply to enhance your production success.

The best tooling value can only be accomplished through precision service which maximizes the total service cycles and the overall productivity of each tool. Precision tool service will also yield longer service life between sharpening or repair, resulting in fewer tool changes, less machine downtime and improved productivity.

About Leitz Service >

Leitz has a network of 180+ company-owned service centers around the world, and 8 regional service centers in North America alone. Each service center provides complete tool sharpening and repair services plus convenient pick-up and timely delivery of customer tooling. We continuously upgrade our service center equipment to ensure the most precise tool reconditioning and repair services possible. Our experienced tooling technicians are the best in the world and provide the best possible tooling value to our customers. Our experience allows us to properly service any “safe” tool regardless of original manufacturer.

Let’s talk about your tooling service program and how Leitz can impact your efficiency and productivity >>.