The TiN-coated, razor-sharp carbide insert is said to last longer than brazed carbide inserts. The tool design also allows for the insert to be removed and rotated or replaced while the tool remains locked in the turret, saving 10 to 15 minutes of setup time re-zeroing the machine.
The heat-treated O-1 tool steel and the proprietary design of the insert and insert pocket provide stability during the cut, reducing chatter. The removable carbide inserts increase tool life, replacing only the inserts as more parts are cut.
The company offers nine sizes of broaching tool and insert from 0.127 (for a 1/8" keyway) to a 0.502 (for a 1/2" keyway).