How to understand and make the most out of our Grade Tables

  • We use the PMK convention that is used in most of the cutting tool catalogs. (Example P05-15, K25-40, etc.). If you are not familiar with it please read our Detailed Explanation
  • We divide the grades into several "Grade Statuses":
    • Active Main Grades - Are the primary grades of each brand.
    • Active complimentary Grades - These are additional possibilities either older or used for specific situations.
    • You can use the filter above the table to view both or one of them.
    • In addition, we list on the bottom of the page additional older and non-active grades.

Kennametal Turning Grades Chart

Material Grade Coating grade_status App Range 05 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 45
P - Steel KCP05B (KCP05) CVD Main Grades P05 - P10 P P
P - Steel KCK15B (KCK15) CVD Additional Grades P05 - P10 P P
P - Steel KCK05 CVD Additional Grades P05 - P05 P
P - Steel KCP10B (KCP10) CVD Main Grades P10 - P20 P P P
P - Steel KCK20 CVD Additional Grades P10 - P15 P P
P - Steel KCU10 (KC5010) PVD Main Grades P10 - P20 P P P
P - Steel KCP25B (KCP25) CVD Main Grades P20 - P30 P P P
P - Steel KCM15B (KCM15) CVD Additional Grades P20 - P25 P P
P - Steel KCU25 (KC5025) PVD Main Grades P20 - P30 P P P
P - Steel KCP30 CVD Main Grades P30 - P40 P P P
P - Steel KCP40B (KCP40) CVD Main Grades P35 - P45 P P P
P - Steel KCM25B (KCM25) CVD Additional Grades P35 - P40 P P
M - Stainless Steel KCU10 (KC5010) PVD Main Grades M05 - M20 M M M M
M - Stainless Steel KCM15B (KCM15) CVD Main Grades M10 - M20 M M M
M - Stainless Steel KCM25B (KCM25) CVD Main Grades M15 - M35 M M M M M
M - Stainless Steel KCU25 (KC5025) PVD Main Grades M15 - M30 M M M M
M - Stainless Steel KCP40B (KCP40) CVD Additional Grades M20 - M30 M M M
M - Stainless Steel KCP30 CVD Additional Grades M20 - M25 M M
M - Stainless Steel KCM35B (KCM35) CVD Main Grades M30 - M40 M M M
K - Cast Iron KCU10 (KC5010) PVD Main Grades K05 - K20 K K K K
K - Cast Iron KCK05 CVD Main Grades K05 - K15 K K K
K - Cast Iron KCK15B (KCK15) CVD Main Grades K10 - K20 K K K
K - Cast Iron KCK20 CVD Main Grades K15 - K30 K K K K
K - Cast Iron KCU25 (KC5025) PVD Main Grades K20 - K30 K K K
K - Cast Iron KCP10B (KCP10) CVD Main Grades K25 - K35 K K K
K - Cast Iron KCP25B (KCP25) CVD Main Grades K30 - K40 K K K
N - Non-Ferrous KC5410 PVD Main Grades N05 - N20 N N N N
N - Non-Ferrous K313 Uncoated Main Grades N10 - N35 N N N N N N
S - Superalloys KCU10 (KC5010) PVD Main Grades S10 - S20 S S S
S - Superalloys KCU25 (KC5025) PVD Main Grades S20 - S30 S S S

Kennametal Milling (Indexable) Grades Chart

Material Grade Coating grade_status App Range 05 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 45
P - Steel KC510M PVD Main Grades P05 - P10 P P
P - Steel KC522M PVD Main Grades P10 - P25 P P P P
P - Steel KCPM40 PVD Additional Grades P25 - P40 P P P P
P - Steel KCPK30 CVD Main Grades P25 - P40 P P P P
P - Steel KC725M PVD Main Grades P30 - P40 P P P
M - Stainless Steel KC522M PVD Main Grades M10 - M25 M M M M
M - Stainless Steel KCSM40 PVD Main Grades M20 - M35 M M M M
M - Stainless Steel KCPM40 PVD Additional Grades M25 - M40 M M M M
M - Stainless Steel KC725M PVD Main Grades M30 - M40 M M M
K - Cast Iron KCK15 CVD Main Grades K10 - K20 K K K
K - Cast Iron KC520M PVD Main Grades K15 - K25 K K K
K - Cast Iron KCPK30 CVD Main Grades K25 - K40 K K K K
K - Cast Iron KC522M PVD Additional Grades K25 - K35 K K K
N - Non-Ferrous KC410M (KC510M) PVD Main Grades N05 - N15 N N N
N - Non-Ferrous KC422M (KC522M) PVD Main Grades N20 - N30 N N N
S - Superalloys KC510M PVD Main Grades S05 - S10 S S
S - Superalloys KC522M PVD Main Grades S15 - S30 S S S S
S - Superalloys KCSM40 PVD Main Grades S25 - S40 S S S S
S - Superalloys KC725M PVD Additional Grades S30 - S40 S S S

Kennametal Parting Off Grades Chart

Material Grade Coating grade_status App Range 05 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 45
P - Steel KCU10 PVD Main Grades P05 - P20 P P P P
P - Steel KCU25 PVD Main Grades P20 - P30 P P P
M - Stainless Steel KCU10 PVD Main Grades M05 - M15 M M M
M - Stainless Steel KCU25 PVD Main Grades M15 - M30 M M M M
K - Cast Iron KCU10 PVD Main Grades K05 - K15 K K K
K - Cast Iron KCU25 PVD Main Grades K15 - K30 K K K K
N - Non-Ferrous KCU10 PVD Main Grades N05 - N20 N N N N
N - Non-Ferrous KCU25 PVD Main Grades N20 - N30 N N N
S - Superalloys KCU10 PVD Main Grades S05 - S15 S S S
S - Superalloys KCU25 PVD Main Grades S15 - S30 S S S S

Kennametal Grooving Grades Chart

Material Grade Coating grade_status App Range 05 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 45
P - Steel KCK20 CVD Additional Grades P10 - P15 P P
P - Steel KCP10 CVD Additional Grades P10 - P20 P P P
P - Steel KC5010 PVD Main Grades P10 - P20 P P P
P - Steel KCU10 PVD Main Grades P10 - P20 P P P
P - Steel KCP25 CVD Additional Grades P20 - P30 P P P
P - Steel KC5025 PVD Main Grades P20 - P30 P P P
P - Steel KCU25 PVD Main Grades P20 - P30 P P P
M - Stainless Steel KCU10 PVD Main Grades M05 - M15 M M M
M - Stainless Steel KC5010 PVD Additional Grades M10 - M20 M M M
M - Stainless Steel KCU25 PVD Main Grades M10 - M25 M M M M
M - Stainless Steel K313 Uncoated Additional Grades M10 - M20 M M M
M - Stainless Steel KC5025 PVD Additional Grades M20 - M30 M M M
K - Cast Iron KC5010 PVD Additional Grades K05 - K20 K K K K
K - Cast Iron KCU10 PVD Main Grades K05 - K15 K K K
K - Cast Iron K313 Uncoated Additional Grades K05 - K20 K K K K
K - Cast Iron KCU25 PVD Main Grades K15 - K30 K K K K
K - Cast Iron KCK20 CVD Additional Grades K15 - K30 K K K K
K - Cast Iron KC5025 PVD Main Grades K20 - K30 K K K
K - Cast Iron KCP10B (KCP10) CVD Additional Grades K25 - K35 K K K
K - Cast Iron KCP25B (KCP25) CVD Main Grades K30 - K40 K K K
N - Non-Ferrous K313 Uncoated Main Grades N10 - N30 N N N N N
S - Superalloys KCU10 PVD Main Grades S05 - S20 S S S S
S - Superalloys KC5010 PVD Additional Grades S10 - S20 S S S
S - Superalloys K313 Uncoated Additional Grades S10 - S20 S S S
S - Superalloys KC5025 PVD Additional Grades S20 - S30 S S S
S - Superalloys KCU25 PVD Main Grades S20 - S30 S S S

Kennametal Older Non-Active Grades

A list of additional older grades that are no longer in the Catalog, or had been replaced with moden generation grades.

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