General Information for Grade KCM25

Grade StatusActive - Old Version
Substrate ClassTough
Coat TypeThin CVD
Post TreatY


This is an older generation grade that is no longer recomended by Kennametal
The recomended modern alternative is :KCM25B
The data below is the data for KCM25B However, It should be fairly accurate also for KCM25

From Kennametal's website:

Composition: A multilayer MTCVD TiCN-Al2O3-TiOCN coated carbide grade. Application: This CVD-coated grade is designed for general-purpose machining of austenitic stainless steels at moderate speeds and feeds. This grade offers an extraordinary combination of toughness, built-up edge resistance, and wear resistance in stainless steel applications.

Application Range for KCM25B (KCM25)

* If you don't understand the below table? Read This Explanation to make the most out of it!

Equivalent Grades for KCM25B (KCM25)

The most compatible grade from each brand!

A higher score (Up to 100%) means the grades are more compatible. A lower score or a particular grade not listed does not mean it is not a good grade. It means that its physical and mechanical properties are less close to KCM25B

Cutting Speed recommendations for KCM25B (KCM25)

How to use our Cutting Speeds Recommendations

  • Pay attention that your desired unit (SFM or mm/min) is selected!
  • Speeds are given for stable conditions of Machine, Tool, and workpiece.
  • An empty cell means the grade is not available for the combination of material and application.
  • For more specific Cutting Speeds Recommendations use our advanced

Unit Selector:

SFM mm/min
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