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.

Sandvik Turning Grades Chart

MaterialGradeCoatinggrade_statusApp Range051015202530354045
P - SteelGC4305CVDMain GradesP05 - P10PP
P - SteelGC1115PVDMain GradesP05 - P20PPPP
P - SteelGC4415 (GC4315)CVDMain GradesP10 - P15PP
P - SteelGC4425 (GC4325)CVDMain GradesP15 - P30PPPP
P - SteelGC1125PVDMain GradesP20 - P30PPP
P - SteelGC4335CVDMain GradesP30 - P40PPP
M - Stainless SteelGC2015CVDMain GradesM05 - M15MMM
M - Stainless SteelGC1115PVDAdditional GradesM05 - M20MMMM
M - Stainless SteelGC2220CVDMain GradesM10 - M25MMMM
M - Stainless SteelGC2025CVDMain GradesM15 - M35MMMMM
M - Stainless SteelGC2035PVDMain GradesM20 - M45MMMMMM
M - Stainless SteelGC1125PVDAdditional GradesM20 - M30MMM
K - Cast IronGC3205CVDMain GradesK05 - K15KKK
K - Cast IronGC3210CVDMain GradesK10 - K25KKKK
K - Cast IronGC3225CVDMain GradesK25 - K40KKKK
N - Non-FerrousH10UncoatedMain GradesN05 - N30NNNNNN
S - SuperalloysS05FCVDMain GradesS05 - S10SS
S - SuperalloysGC1105PVDMain GradesS10 - S15SS
S - SuperalloysGC1115PVDMain GradesS15 - S20SS
S - SuperalloysGC1125PVDMain GradesS20 - S30SSS

Sandvik Milling (Indexable) Grades Chart

MaterialGradeCoatinggrade_statusApp Range051015202530354045
P - SteelGC4330CVDMain GradesP10 - P25PPPP
P - SteelGC1130PVDAdditional GradesP10 - P30PPPPP
P - SteelGC4340CVDMain GradesP25 - P40PPPP
M - Stainless SteelS30TPVDMain GradesM05 - M15MMM
M - Stainless SteelGC1040PVDMain GradesM10 - M30MMMMM
M - Stainless SteelGC2040CVDMain GradesM25 - M40MMMM
K - Cast IronGC3330CVDMain GradesK10 - K25KKKK
K - Cast IronGC1020PVDAdditional GradesK15 - K25KKK
K - Cast IronGC3040CVDMain GradesK25 - K40KKKK
N - Non-FerrousH10UncoatedMain GradesN05 - N15NNN
N - Non-FerrousH13AUncoatedMain GradesN15 - N30NNNN
S - SuperalloysGC1010PVDAdditional GradesS05 - S05S
S - SuperalloysGC1130PVDAdditional GradesS05 - S10SS
S - SuperalloysS30TPVDMain GradesS10 - S30SSSSS
S - SuperalloysS40TCVDMain GradesS25 - S40SSSS

Sandvik Parting Off Grades Chart

MaterialGradeCoatinggrade_statusApp Range051015202530354045
P - SteelGC1125PVDMain GradesP05 - P20PPPP
P - SteelGC1135PVDMain GradesP15 - P35PPPPP
M - Stainless SteelGC1125PVDMain GradesM10 - M30MMMMM
M - Stainless SteelGC1135PVDMain GradesM20 - M40MMMMM
K - Cast IronGC4325CVDMain GradesK10 - K20KKK
K - Cast IronGC1135PVDMain GradesK20 - K40KKKKK
N - Non-FerrousGC1105PVDMain GradesN05 - N30NNNNNN
N - Non-FerrousH10UncoatedMain GradesN10 - N30NNNNN
S - SuperalloysGC1105PVDMain GradesS05 - S20SSSS
S - SuperalloysGC1145PVDMain GradesS20 - S40SSSSS

Sandvik Grooving Grades Chart

MaterialGradeCoatinggrade_statusApp Range051015202530354045
P - SteelGC1125PVDMain GradesP05 - P35PPPPPPP
P - SteelCVDAdditional GradesP20 - P40PPPPP
M - Stainless SteelGC1125PVDMain GradesM05 - M35MMMMMMM
K - Cast IronGC4325CVDMain GradesK10 - K40KKKKKKK
N - Non-FerrousH10UncoatedMain GradesN10 - N30NNNNN
N - Non-FerrousGC1125PVDMain GradesN10 - N35NNNNNN
S - SuperalloysGC1125PVDMain GradesS10 - S30SSSSS

Sandvik 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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