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For over 30 years, California Tool & Cutter Grinding has been dedicated to producing the highest quality cutting tools and carbide specials. We are committed to excellence and have invested in our people, technology, and the best carbide materials available to ensure that our customers have access to the most advanced carbide cutting tools on the market.

Our commitment to quality and growth is evident in our consistent year-over-year expansion. Recently, we have added several new ANCA grinding machines to our already capable lineup. This investment has allowed us to increase our capacity, shorten lead times, and maintain high levels of productivity. We strive to continuously improve and expand our operations to deliver even better service and quality to our customers.

Cutting tools come in various shapes and sizes, but what sets us apart from other manufacturers is our ability to customize the geometrical features to suit your machinery's specific requirements. We understand that each customer's equipment, materials, and coolants are unique and, therefore, strive to find the optimal combinations of geometrical features that deliver the best performance for your specific needs.

Unlike catalog companies that offer limited information that may not apply to your equipment, we provide personalized solutions that are tailored to your needs. Our ability to deliver custom-tailored cutting tools for your machinery is what makes us stand out from the competition. We believe in providing the highest level of service to our customers and are committed to finding the perfect tool combinations that deliver the best results for your business. Give us the opportunity to demonstrate how we can create tools that are tailored to your unique needs.

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Demand for high quality solid carbide drills is high. We manufacture some of the best performing drills that produce the cleanest holes and finishes you'll come across. We make all sorts of custom drills from step drills, double margin drills, drill reamers, coolant through drills, high helix, combination drills, and of course our popular H-Drill featuring a 3 Flute design with a fine tip point that eliminates walking, provides better finishes, faster feed rates, and better overall performance. We can accommodate large production runs as well as smaller 3 piece minimum orders


We manufacture cutting tools on the highest quality CNC grinders available. Along with our vast capabilities for producing solid carbide rotary tools and form tools, we also have a dedicated tool and cutter grinding facility to sharpen and recondition your existing cutting tools. We are not only experts in carbide specialties, we have vast knowledge in high-speed machining. If you utilize machinery that is capable of running 6K-40K rpm and 24-100hp, we have a wide range of tools suitable for your operations

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Quality is always a primary focus for manufacturers looking for new cutting tool suppliers. A manufacturer that's been making cutting tools for as long as we have recognizes that in order to ensure the performance of our tools, we have to maintain quality throughout the entire tool making process. To achieve this goal, our inspection dept. has invested hundreds of thousands of dollars on new equipment, software, and processes to ensure we continue to maintain our reputation for quality. Our final stage of inspection is utilizing our Zoller Genius 3 to verify all critical cutter geometries and tight tolerance callouts have been met. This is how we are able to guarantee you're getting a cutting tool that will perform the same each time, and does not just look to be the same cutter. 

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Inspecting tools on our Zoller machine is the final stage of our inspection process after initial inspection which includes checks for chips, heels, burs, etc. as well as measuring all callouts on customer prints on an optical comparator, micrometer inspection of tool necks and shanks, and tool washing before Zoller inspection. Checking tools on our Zoller ensures certified tools match their corresponding reports. We measure and confirm cutter diameters, step lengths, helix angles, relief angles, hook, and other crucial geometrical features confirming they match the master tool we keep on hand for all cutting tools manufactured at California Tool.

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