When a tool is placed under a microscope, imperfections are revealed on both new and reground tools. The Teflon treatment process starts with placing the tools in a heating reservoir and heating them to 140 degrees Fahrenheit. The imperfections on the tools surface expand. The tools are then moved to the treatment reservoir. As the tools cool, Teflon particles are trapped in the surface asperities creating a smoother surface and increasing lubricity without modifying the dimensions of the tool. This process takes about 30 minutes.