TAC Inserts Selection Guide


Recommended Grades and Cutting Conditions by Work Material

Selecting Chipbreaker (Negative Inserts)

Recommended Combinations of Grades and Chipbreaker Types

List of TAC Inserts

General Purpose, Negative Inserts

Part 1

Part 2

Special Purpose, Negative Inserts

Part 1

Part 2

General Purpose, Positive Inserts

7° Positive Type with Hole

11° Positive Type with Hole

5° Positive Type with Hole

Positive Type without Hole
Recommended Inserts and Cutting Conditions by Work Materials Mild Steels (1010, 5120, etc.) Hardness<HB150

Medium Carbon Steels (1045, 4140, etc.) Hardness: HB150 to 300

Stainless Steels (AISI/SAE 304, AISI/SAE 403, etc.)

Hardened Tool Steels (M2, D2, etc.) Hardness>HRC45

Gray and Ductile Cast Irons

Non Ferrous Metals (Aluminum Alloys (Si<10%) and Copper Alloys)

Heat Resisting Alloys (Titanium Alloys, Inconel, Hastelloy, etc.)