Welcome To Workblades & Formers

Midland Abrasives

Spares include: jaw bits, grinding wheels, protrusion gauges, drill end stops & more

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Centreless Tooling – Grinding Wheels – Centreless Spares – Dormer Spares



Repairs & Machine Servicing

Re-tipping and refurbishment of workblades, servicing and repairs to Centreless Grinding Machines.
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Resetting and re-lapping service for single point & profile diamond forms.


Quick turnaround precision regrind service, worn tooling reground to high tolerance specifications.




Quality workblade, templates and guides to suit all machines.

Control Wheels

Rubber control wheels for Centreless Grinding applications.

Grinding Wheels

Grinding Wheels For centreless, cylindrical, internal and more.

About Us

The company Workblades & Formers is based in central Birmingham, in a perfect position at the heart of the industrial West Midlands, with both road and rail access easily accessible. It was formed in 1999 by three engineers who had 50 years of experience within the Centreless grinding industry, to supply a first rate service for tooling and repairs. The company has grown and employs several staff, each of which have brought their own highly sought after skill sets. After purchasing new and remanufactured machinery (specific to this specialised area of engineering) It now resides in a 3,500 sq ft unit, with future expansion expected. Typical Machine Capacity: Surface grinding  up to 1200mm, Precision profile grinding, Milling, both horizontal and vertical up to 800mm x 700mm, Turning up to 600ømm, Horizontal Band Saw – 400mm Capacity, Vertical Band Saw, Tig Welding, Brazing and Shot Blasting. W&F’s trade base was predominantly the UK, but now, with pride, approximately 30% of its business goes abroad – its skills are highly sought after, even worldwide. Other areas of business have gradually been introduced to the company’s portfolio including: Servicing of machines (mainly Centreless), Spindle refurbishment, The supply of Abrasives (including super abrasives), Dormer (grinding machines) parts and consumables, Wickman OPG spares and servicing.


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Why choose us?

Efficient & exceptional service

Our team will get back to you within the same working day. You can be certain about an efficient, exceptional service.

Always available

We’re there for you when you need us. Contact us for a consultation, estimate or any question you might have.

Professional and responsible

You can always rely on Workblades & Formers. Our team of professionals will help you with any queries or questions you have.