After years of trial and error, we have developed safe tool packaging practices which have proven effective
at protecting your cutting tools during transit. These guidelines are recommended practices in ensuring your
cutting tools arrive safely at their destination. We cannot guarantee that all tools will arrive safely no matter how
well packed, but these guidelines will greatly reduce damages that can occur using most parcel services.
The plastic packaging that the tools came in is the best way to protect tools from damage during transit. Please use the original plastic tool tubing whenever possible. NEW FOR 2023: FOR RETURN TRIP we will no longer dipseal carbide tooling. All carbide tooling that does not come to us in plastic tubing will be sent back in our plastic tubes at a charge of $.50 per tube.
If its not possible to use tubing, the best alternate method is to use a hot plastic dipseal. Dip each tool to cover the cutting edges completely.
Wrap each tool individually in bubble wrap, news paper or bulk paper and tape to secure.
Send tools un-tubed, dipped or wrapped. IRREPARABLE DAMAGE WILL OCCUR.
IMPORTANT: Once tools are protected, bundle 2-6 tools together, depending on size, using a rubber
band. After bundling, wrap each bundle in a single layer of bubble wrap or bulk paper.
Documentation: Be sure to include all pertinent instructions and notes inside the box to assure proper service.
Also include a packing slip either inside or in a protective sleeve attached to the outside of the box.
Notification: Notify KV Tooling, LLC when ready to send tools. We will email you a UPS label, or send a courier.
Condition: Select a box that is sturdy and in good condition.
- Pick a box that will be approx 50% larger than the gross mass of the tools inside.
- Too much space will let tools bounce around in box.
- Too little space does not allow for proper cushioning.
- Use multiple boxes if needed.
Loading: Layer groups of tooling inside box using bubble wrap or bulk paper as cushion. Place tools side by side.
Add plenty of cushioning around tools. Do not load tools end-to-end as damage may occur.
Sealing: Seal all boxes with high quality packing tape or reinforced paper tape. Tape all seams.
Labeling: Remove or cover old box labeling including old UPS/FEDEX labels. Label box with Customer name, and PO (if applicable).
Weight: Cardboard boxes should not be overloaded or they can split. See chart below
*Minimum recommended 200