Turning Solutions

The reason Stainless Steel is often considered a hard-to-cut material is its large shearing resistance that can easily cause work hardening, built-up edges, and edge fracture. Its combination of tough and hard material characteristics require the prudent selection of grades and chip breakers.

The MM chip breaker for medium cutting is the 1st recommended for stainless steel. Its dual angle land design allows for both sharp cutting performance and strong cutting edges, which promotes extended tool life and minimized cutting force and built-up edge.

The RM chip breaker for roughing is recommended in rough machining and in cases where burrs are an issue. It has a wide land and rake angle lowering cutting resistance. Cutting heats can flow around the gentle slope of rake surface and can be effectively dispersed and evacuated at high feeds and high depths of cut.