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Precision Carbide Cutting Tools since 1921

Since 1921 SFS has been manufacturing custom made cutting tools for a variety of industries
Special Cutting Booring Milling & Routing Tools - Resharpening -  Reconditioning Modification - R & D Engineering Services from a leader in custom micro-fiber carbide tool tips services the automotive and industrial industries..

SFS Carbide Tool, Inc. is completely dedicated to producing the finest quality solid carbide cutting tools that money can buy. Accordingly our company’s Quality and Mission statements go hand-in-hand. Every order will be manufactured with the utmost attention to detail; while maintaining the best possible production time possible to meet or exceed our customers’ expectations with respect to quality, cost and delivery. Carbide tool making has been our passion for over 80 years where no job is too large or small of expert toomakers.

Recently we have designed custom automotive cylinder booring for NASCAR high performance engine builders. Our Hardened Carbide booring, cutting and milling tips give those engine builders the precise specification cuts each and everytime. Additional industries we serve with our custom build carbide tools are in aerospace -airlines -transportation -medical/dental and prototyping job shops.

Samples of our custom made Carbide Ball cutters for boring and porting out NASCAR engine cylinders. Carbide tools for precision metal working from engine blocks to industrial punch press form tooling applications all use SFS Carbide Tool, Inc.

Custom made carbide Ball cutter tips cick to enlarge Micro fiber carbide Ball cutter tips ...click to zoom image

NASCAR custom built racing engines require special carbide tools for boring out cylinders.

Every employee will strive to maintain open and clear communication, to maintain high quality production standards, to readily adapt to production changes by seeking continuous improvement, and to be open minded to all suggestions and feedback from our clients. SFS Carbide is ready to meet your exact application needs. Our engineers are capable of working from existing designs or starting from scratch to develop truly specialized tools for industrial and commercial applications. Whatever the case, we'll work closely with you to determine the correct tools for your application. Give us a call or use our quote request form.

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Drills -Routers -Reamers -End Mills


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Tungsten carbide PCB tools are smaller now than ever before, and seem to be getting smaller every year. To meet this challenge, SFS Carbide  cutting tools are fabricated exclusively from the advanced tungsten carbide composites developed and supplied by domestic and foreign suppliers. spotdrill.gif (1721 bytes)Ultra-fine grain cemented ceramics are the result of an extensive development program aimed at optimizing the very best of cemented carbide technology to achieve an exceptional combination of hardness, toughness, and strength for demanding cutting jobs. These extraordinary properties have been achieved by producing tungsten carbide with a grain size of only 0.4 micron. We select grades of carbide to accommodate the application at hand from precision dental drills to industrial reamers. Generally speaking, the need for reliable small hole drilling and the accompanying demand for extended tool life has necessitated the use of the finest grades of carbide currently available. The bulk of our tools are fabricated from 8UF (with 8% cobalt) and 6UF (with 6% cobalt) which are recommended for solid carbide rotary tool applications in the ISO K01/K0 and K01/K5 ranges where high cutting speeds are routinely encountered.

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All of our drill bits, reamers, routers and cutting tools are produced on Rollamatic multi-axis CNC grinding machines and are fully inspected using the latest laser and/or optical metrology techniques. Drill diameters are held to +0.0000"/-0.0004", end mill and router diameters to +0.000"/-0.001", overall tool lengths to 0.005", and depth set ring locations to 0.004". Tighter tolerances and custom geometries are available upon request as no job is too large or small for our tool making specialists.

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Quality you can trust

This combination of the best materials, custom engineering, and state-of-the-art manufacturing and inspection processes makes SFS Carbide Tool the leader in solid carbide cutting tools. Call for some referral customers who claim these are some of the best tools that money can buy.

HardFace Coating improves cutting tool performance by:

A. Isolating the tool from the part to avoid edge buildup and - tool cratering.
B. Reducing friction against workpiece and chips.
C. Reducing spindle torque.
D. Providing less vibration, better finish.
E. Increasing speed and feed 10 to 50%.
SFS has all types of finishes for their complete line of tools

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SFS also specializes in custom made and build to stock Micro-fiber hardened Carbide
burring-cutting-booring and milling tool tips for industrial and commercial metalworking
uses. We have added a easy to read -print and  download PDF catalog for you to see
some of our stock and made to order Carbide tool tip sets.

Click Here for a low resolution SFS catalog ...1.4 MB file
( *suitable for online viewing )

Click Here for high resolution SFS catalog ... 11.2 MB file
(** recommended for offline viewing -right click link and save to hard drive)

Some Common questions on Precision carbide cutting tool making.

What is Carbide?
Carbide is a cemented matrix of tungsten carbide particles in cobalt. The tool_assortment.jpg (6738 bytes)formation of the tip material is similar in concept to concrete in which sand and gravel are cemented together with a limestone clay mixture. In carbide, the tungsten carbide particles are embedded in cobalt. To manufacture carbide, the tungsten carbide particles are first mixed together as fine powders and heated to 2700-2800 degrees F. Once the tungsten and carbide have combined, cobalt is added and the mixture is subjected to pressures in a die of up to 30 tons. The resulting tools shape is then heated in two stages (presintering and sintering) in an atmosphere controlled furnace to achieve final hardness.

Why use Carbide? Carbide is extremely hard and not subject to mechanical deformation in use. It is up to 20 times more resistent to wear than the finest saw steel. Finally, it is cost effective since carbide tips can be replaced simply and easily when they are worn out. Saw blade life is greatly extended while cutting quality and speed are maintained throughout the life of the blade.

SFS Carbide Tool, Inc has been a leader for nearly 80 years in the milling_assortment.jpg (10561 bytes)fabrication of the most difficult and demanding blueprint special cutting tools. We have developed a "lean" manufacturing processing system with the latest in CNC grinding technologies. Combined with our ISO 9000 Quality Assurance Program, we offer reliability, innovation and personal service for any application.   We handle both Prototype and Production orders (form 1 pc. to 10,000 pcs.)

Servicing the Automotive, Aerospace, Mining, Agriculture, Military, mediacal and Optical Industries since 1921.  Our customer base is now International with customers in Canada and Mexico. We can work direct with you or assign a local distributor for technical service and support. Please checkout our SFSCarbide.com web site for a complete overview of our carbide cutting and finishing tools for CNC machining applications.

Perfection... You demand it. And at SFS, we work to guarantee it. Both in our products and our services.  To us, the perfect cutting tool is one that will not let you down. A cutting tool that maintains its strength and accuracy even in industry's harshest environments.  To keep our high-speed steel, carbide tipped, or solid carbide cutting tools up to the task, we craft them from only the finest materials available. A difference you will appreciate every time you put us to work to create just the right tool for your production line.

SAMPLE Carbide Cutting Tools..Click here for sample of our Graphite cutting tools

SFS Carbide Tool provides Diamond polished MICRO FINISHING on tools with fluted faces and O.D.'s for better chip flow and ejection to increase your production feed rate.
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