ChemSharp is a new patent-pending precision sharpening process called Chemical Honing. Chemical Honing sharpens cutting edges by removing an ultra-thin veneer off of the outside surface of the tool. This process has been thoroughly tested measuring accuracy of cuts before and after sharpening. With shell reamer sets, the cuts are not only more accurate and consistent, but also reflect the target size better when sharp, rather than dull, shell reamer sets are used.
Worn shell reamers, besides leading to surgeon frustration, also lead to excess heat generation when cutting dense, cortical bone. Under those difficult conditions the surgeon must lean in to provide additional force to overcome the poor cutting performance of the worn shell reamer. The excessive application of force can compromise reaming accuracy, is hard on the surgeon and on the reamer handles driving the shells. They can even compromise the reliability of the driving instruments.