Cutter Material

  • Carbide is harder than high-speed or cobalt steel, making it more wear resistant at high speeds and providing longer tool life.
  • Cobalt steel can be run at faster speeds and stays sharp longer than high-speed steel tools, while offering resistance to heat and abrasion.
  • High-speed steel (HSS) is a common general-purpose steel for cutting tools and is compatible with a variety of materials.