|SFS Carbide Tool, Inc. is completely dedicated to producing the finest
quality solid carbide cutting tools that money can buy. Accordingly our companys
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
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.
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. 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
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
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.
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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
SFS also specializes
in custom made and build to stock Micro-fiber hardened Carbide
burring-cutting-boring and milling tools 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 tools.
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
(** recommended for offline viewing
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Some Common questions on Precision carbide cutting tool making.
What is Carbide?
Carbide is a cemented matrix of tungsten carbide particles in cobalt. The 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
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 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.
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
SAMPLE Carbide Cutting Tools..