What We Buy


Our Process

Send a Photo

All drill bits are different and have a different value. A great way to contact us is to email pictures of what you have. Don’t hesitate to call if you prefer.

Get a Quote

We will ask for some general information to make the most competitive offer possible. Once we give you a quote we will also negotiate payment terms and shipping details.


Our first class team of logistics specialists has experience importing drill bits from every continent. We will work with you to find the cheapest and most flexible shipping option.

Payment Terms

We strive to provide great customer service and we understand the importance of prompt payment. We believe our reputation rests on doing what we say, and our goal is to develop a long term relationship with every customer.

About Kensal

Kensal Carbide specializes in recycling used drill bits, primarily from the mining and energy sectors. Located in Benton, Illinois, our capacity is unmatched in the industry. Kensal Carbide is international in scope with customers in Canada, South America, Asia, Australia, and Africa. We buy bits in quantities large and small – from one ton to 100 tons or more.

Kensal Carbide is dedicated to creating value for our customers by offering competitive market prices and flexible payment and shipping terms. Every customer is unique and we do not believe in a “one size fits all” approach. Here at Kensal we pride ourselves on standing by our word and doing what we say.

Kensal’s President, Andrew Salmo, served on Active Duty in the US Army until joining the company in 2012. Andrew is a graduate of West Point and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He and his family live in Southern Illinois.