- Carbide resists abrasion and high cutting
temperatures. It can run at higher speeds and is harder than high-speed
- Cobalt steel is
used for tough machining applications and on materials such as cast
iron, cast steel and heat-treated steel. Cobalt steel resists abrasion
and high cutting temperatures and has higher feed rates compared to
steel is a common general purpose steel for cutting tools, is compatible with a variety of materials, and tends to be lower in price.