Cutting Tools for High-Quality Manufacturing


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MSC Industrial Supply offers Hertel cutting tools in a full-color catalog available in print and online versions. The cutting tools include turning inserts (carbide, PCD and CBN), an indexable cut-off platform, an indexable milling cutter, coarse-tooth roughing end mills, general-purpose end mills (HSS and carbide), and holemaking and threading products. 


  • Tips for Tapping Titanium Alloys

    Creating threaded holes in titanium alloys calls for proper techniques based on an understanding of both the properties of these materials and the peculiarities of the tapping process.

  • Choose The Best Drill Point Geometry

    The more common twist drill point geometries often are not the best for the job at hand. By choosing the best point for the material being drilled, it is possible to achieve better tool life, hole geometry, precision, and productivity.

  • Rigid Tapping--Sometimes You Need A Little Float

    One of the most common methods of tapping in use today on CNC machines is 'rigid tapping' or 'synchronous feed tapping.' A rigid tapping cycle synchronizes the machine spindle rotation and feed to match a specific thread pitch. Since the feed into the hole is synchronized, in theory a solid holder without any tension-compression can be used.