Why Choose Carbide Cutting Tools Over Steel or Cobalt Cutting Tools


A common question we often receive is why should I choose carbide cutting tools over steel or cobalt cutting tools. So today, we are going to break down the advantages of solid carbide cutting tools over steel or cobalt cutting tools.

  1. Hardness: Carbide is much harder than high-speed steel, which allows it to maintain a sharp cutting edge for a longer time, resulting in a better surface finish and reduced cutting time. The only cutting tool material harder than carbide is polycrystalline diamonds.
  2. Heat resistance: Carbide can withstand higher temperatures than high-speed steel, which makes it ideal for high-speed and high-heat cutting applications.
  3. Toughness: Despite being hard, carbide also has high toughness, which means it is less likely to break or chip during cutting.
  4. Versatility: High-performance carbide cutting tools come in a wide range of shapes, sizes, and geometries, making them suitable for a variety of cutting applications.

Overall, solid carbide cutting tools are more efficient and durable than steel cutting tools, making them a better choice for many demanding machining applications. 

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