-TOP TIER QUALITY
California Tool & Cutter Grinding has manufactured the highest quality cutting tools and carbide specials for over 30 years. We pride ourselves by investing in people, technology, and the highest quality carbide materials available; ensuring our customers are equipped with the best carbide cutting tools on the market. We've continually grown as a company for consecutive years adding several new ANCA grinding machines to our already capable lineup of grinding machines in a continual effort to shorten lead times and increase our overall capacity and high productivity.
Cutting Tools come in many different shapes and sizes, but you can also have the same tool with many different geometrical features, including hook, helix, and clearance angles. What differentiates us from other tool manufacturers, is our ability to find the best combinations of geometrical features that perform best for you and your machinery and continue making those combinations over and over again. When programmers look into catalogs, they are limited to information that may not be applicable to their equipment. We are not a catalog company due to the fact that not all customers run the same equipment, material, or coolant. Give us the opportunity to tailor tools specific to your needs.
SOLID CARBIDE DRILLS
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
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 at California Tool 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.
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.