Indexable Tooling

With over 15 years of industry experience, Sledgehammer’s team helps our customers protect themselves from potential liability and secure their brand image and proprietary information.

Indexable Tooling

With over 15 years of industry experience, Sledgehammer’s team helps our customers protect themselves from potential liability and secure their brand image and proprietary information.

CRUSHING

30 HP Plant based horizontal baler crushes product with 400,000+ lbs. of force.  35,000 cubic ft. of product per hour capacity. Ideal for solid materials including wood, plastics and non-ferrous metal.

SHREDDING

40 HP High torque, low speed, dual shaft plant based shredder ensures product never reaches the market again. Strip size from 3/4"-1 1/4" . Ideal for clothing, textiles, tires, paper products and electronic waste.

CERTIFIED DISPOSAL

Products are securely delivered to a waste facility and processed in a manner ensuring its disposal. Cost effective solution for product that needs to be properly disposed of. Certificate of Disposal will be issued.

Product Destruction Service

We offer complete product destruction solutions. Your company can feel secure knowing that defective , recalled or returned products will be safely destroyed and disposed of.

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Food & Beverage Waste Destruction Services

Excess or outdated pre-consumer food and beverage products are one of the most common forms of waste. They can be challenging to properly dispose of. We provide a number of options for the safe and effective disposal of food and beverage products.

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Certified Electronics/Data Destruction

We specialize in environmentally safe ways of recycling and disposing of electronic waste such as PC monitors, cell phones, hard drives, and other equipment. We ensure highly sensitive business technology or data is destroyed efficiently and confidentiality.

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Certified Document Destruction and Shredding

Shredding old files is a necessary part of any business. We provide confidential and cost effective paper destruction and shredding. Your confidential records can be effectively destroyed without interruption of your business operations.

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Indexable Tooling

Since machines and tools for manufacturing and maintenance are costly, indexable tooling is highly desired. Consultants at PDQ can help you find the perfect set of indexable tools, inserts, and parts for nearly any process.

What is an indexable tool?

Cutting and milling tools are a serious investment of capital. A single entry-level, five-axis machine costs as much as $500,000. Even a cheaper device will set businesses back $200,000.

Machinists use indexable cutting tools on milling machines, turning machines, and lathes for threading, boring, parting, and hole making. They offer advantages over solid tools that keep your assembly line flowing.

Do indexable tools last longer?

Imagine buying an expensive tool knowing that it will leave production from time to time for maintenance or need to be replaced. Inevitably, you would need to purchase multiple pieces of equipment to remain functional.

A particularly useful capability of Indexable tools is their replaceable cutting heads or rotatable cutting heads. You can swap out the cutting components for sharpening or to offer more or less cutting capability. You can also switch to an unused cutting edge.

How often do indexable tools need to be replaced?

While indexable cutting inserts require less maintenance and perform operations more efficiently than their solid peers, they do have a shelf life. These parts last between three and ten years depending on the complexity of the task.

The average shelf life of a solid tool is nearly equivalent to indexable cutting equipment. This means that you gain a powerful advantage. Nearly every indexable tool can be repaired at a cost savings of 50 to 70 percent.

Custom Indexable Tool Creation

As with any tool, you need to ensure that there is very little room for error. Being off by a millimeter can reduce the quality of a product to the point where it is rejected.

Machinists need the best possible equipment and this often means creating custom indexable cutting tools. Equipment that eliminates guesswork and workarounds produces the best possible results.

Design, Manufacturing, and Installation Tool Partner

Creating a unique piece of equipment requires skill and training. Engineers and machinists with years of experience design blueprints to match the needs of manufacturers. The slightest mistake poses the risk of rejection.

PDQ provides the consultants and people with the power to increase efficiency. We help clients from requirements gathering to installation. You do not need to worry about the logistics and creation of tools and parts or the purchase and maintenance of more machinery.

Achieving the Benefits of Indexable Tooling

Indexable tooling offers significant advantages over their solid peers. You gain the ability to rotate cutting heads while replacing them when they need to be sharpened. With a serious return on investment, there is no need to avoid adding indexing to your assembly lines.

PDQ can help you find the perfect cutting solution for your needs. Our experts help clients throughout the entire tool manufacturing process. Get in touch to find out how we can help you craft the perfect indexable inserts and tools.

  • This company is awesome! They came to my office and recycled some electronics that we had around the office that's been piling up for years! So glad they took care of it!
    Linda
  • They made our disposal and destruction project super easy. They are professional and fast. I will definitely call Sledgehammer again and highly recommend them
    Raul
  • Jeff has provided excellent service always on time and prevents our warehouse from getting cluttered. Thank you for the excellent service
    Mark
  • Great company for all your electrical recycling needs. I was a little unprepared but they helped me gather all of the E Waste. Very professional and friendly.
    David

With over 15 years of industry experience, Sledgehammer’s team helps our customers protect themselves from potential liability and secure their brand image and proprietary information.

At Sledgehammer, we understand that no two products are alike. We work closely with our customers to find the best method of destruction for their individual materials. Depending on how a product is packaged, different trucks may be needed to haul. We offer enclosed trailers, roll-offs, box trucks and cargo vans for the smaller jobs. Once picked up, all products are processed securely within 24 hours. All of our methods of destruction come complete with photos and a certificate of destruction or disposal, guaranteeing the service was completed.

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