Welcome to Norsmiths

A mining solutions company with a state-of-the-art facility for drill bit re-sharpening. We offer problem solving services including supply chain improvements for the local gold mines, mining contractors, and drilling companies.

Main Objective By reconditioning drill bits instead of purchasing new ones, mining companies and other industries can save money on equipment costs while still maintaining high performance and reliability in their drilling operations.

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Let us identify unique solutions to your most common concerns. We will recommend a custom fit solution at no charge. Our initial research and problem solving is provided to our clients at no cost. That’s our promise.

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Drill bit reconditioning/sharpening involves refurbishing worn or dull drill bits to restore their cutting effectiveness and prolong their lifespan. In mining operations, where drill bits are subjected to harsh conditions and heavy usage, reconditioning/sharpening is essential to maintain optimal performance, minimize downtime, and reduce costs associated with frequent replacements.

The frequency of reconditioning/sharpening depends on various factors, including the type of drilling operation, the hardness of the materials being drilled, and the specific conditions in which the drill bits are used. As a general guideline, it's recommended to have drill bits inspected regularly and reconditioned/sharpened as needed to ensure peak performance and longevity.

Reconditioned/sharpened drill bits offer several benefits, including improved drilling efficiency, enhanced cutting performance, reduced energy consumption, extended tool lifespan, and cost savings compared to purchasing new drill bits. Additionally, reconditioned/sharpened drill bits contribute to environmental sustainability by minimizing waste and reducing the need for raw materials.

The reconditioning/sharpening process typically involves several steps, including inspection, cleaning, grinding, honing, and coating (if necessary). During inspection, the condition of the drill bit is assessed to identify any wear, damage, or defects. Next, the drill bit is cleaned to remove debris and contaminants. Then, specialized equipment is used to grind and sharpen the cutting edges to restore their original geometry and sharpness. Finally, the drill bit may be coated with a protective layer to enhance durability and performance.

Signs that your drill bits may need reconditioning/sharpening include reduced drilling efficiency, increased vibration or noise during operation, irregular or uneven cutting, excessive heat generation, and visible wear or damage to the cutting edges. Regular inspection and maintenance are key to identifying issues early and addressing them promptly to prevent further damage and ensure optimal performance.

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