Tool Sharpening

Accurately sharpened hobs are essential in producing high-quality gears. Index Technologies offers precision gearmakers a full array of state-of-the-art resharpening and reconditioning services. You can count on our over 25 years of experience to restore the “like new” quality of every tool we tune.

Guaranteed AGMA Specs – Index Technologies will resharpen your High Speed Steel (HSS) and Carbide Hobs to meet or exceed AGMA specifications. We use “Controlled-Temperature” techniques to resharpen Spur, Helical, and Skiving Hobs. This eliminates excessive heat to maintain metallurgical integrity and ensure proper edge preparation for post-sharpening recoating.

High-Performance Coatings – Index provides stripping, edge preparation, and recoating for HSS and carbide hobs to dramatically extend the life of your tool. Offering the latest in high performance PVD coatings for most industrial applications including: Titanium Nitride (TiN), Titanium Carbonitride (TiCN), Titanium Aluminum Nitride (TiAlN).

Exacting Standards – We adhere to the exacting AGMA, DIN, MCTI and JIS industry standards to maintain accuracies and preserve precise tolerances.

Quick Turnaround – We get your tools back into service faster. While your hobs are in our shop, they’re idle and not producing. Our rapid turnaround keeps idle time to a minimum allowing you to maintain smaller tool inventories and reduce costs.

Express Service – Index’s affordable Expedited Service is available on most jobs. Our emergency sharpening services are often available with overnight results that includes door-to-door pickup and delivery services by Federal Express or your carrier.

Performance Analysis/Inspections – Every hob is thoroughly inspected when it arrives, and before it leaves our shop for peak-efficiency and metallurgical integrity. Every tool is carefully logged upon receipt. After reconditioning, a final inspection checks with precise standards for quality and edge preparation. This ensures high-performance and quality-control.

100% Guaranteed – All of our work comes with our exclusive 100% money-back guaranteed. Every hob is sharpened to meet or exceed accepted AGMA Class “AA” tolerances. This unconditional guarantee ensures that your tools are returned perfectly reconditioned every time. If we can’t get it right, we can’t expect you to pay.


The Greg Allen Company “Generating Profits for the Gear Industry!”. We achieve two objectives for all of our customers: Precision Made and Cost Effective.

(216) 642-5900