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.

Iscar Turning Grades Chart

Material Grade Coating grade_status App Range 05 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 45
P - Steel IC807 (IC907) PVD Main Grades P05 - P25 P P P P P
P - Steel IC8150 CVD Main Grades P10 - P15 P P
P - Steel IC8250 CVD Main Grades P15 - P30 P P P P
P - Steel IC830 (IC328) PVD Main Grades P25 - P45 P P P P P
M - Stainless Steel IC807 (IC907) PVD Main Grades M05 - M20 M M M M
M - Stainless Steel IC6015 CVD Main Grades M05 - M15 M M M
M - Stainless Steel IC6025 CVD Main Grades M15 - M35 M M M M M
M - Stainless Steel IC830 (IC328) PVD Main Grades M20 - M45 M M M M M M
K - Cast Iron IC807 (IC907) PVD Main Grades K05 - K25 K K K K K
K - Cast Iron IC5005 CVD Main Grades K05 - K15 K K K
K - Cast Iron IC5010 (IC428) CVD Main Grades K10 - K25 K K K K
K - Cast Iron IC830 (IC328) PVD Main Grades K25 - K45 K K K K K
K - Cast Iron IC8150 CVD Main Grades K25 - K35 K K K
N - Non-Ferrous IC20 Uncoated Main Grades N05 - N30 N N N N N N
S - Superalloys IC806 (IC804) PVD Main Grades S05 - S20 S S S S
S - Superalloys IC807 (IC907) PVD Main Grades S10 - S25 S S S S
S - Superalloys IC830 (IC328) PVD Main Grades S20 - S35 S S S S

Iscar Milling (Indexable) Grades Chart

Material Grade Coating grade_status App Range 05 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 45
P - Steel IC808 (IC908) PVD Main Grades P05 - P15 P P P
P - Steel IC830 (IC928) PVD Main Grades P10 - P40 P P P P P P P
M - Stainless Steel IC808 (IC908) PVD Main Grades M05 - M15 M M M
M - Stainless Steel IC830 (IC328) PVD Main Grades M10 - M30 M M M M M
M - Stainless Steel IC330 (IC328) PVD Main Grades M15 - M40 M M M M M M
K - Cast Iron IC5100 CVD Main Grades K05 - K25 K K K K K
K - Cast Iron IC810 (IC910) PVD Main Grades K15 - K35 K K K K K
N - Non-Ferrous IC08 Uncoated Main Grades N05 - N20 N N N N
N - Non-Ferrous IC28 Uncoated Main Grades N15 - N30 N N N N
S - Superalloys IC808 (IC908) PVD Main Grades S05 - S25 S S S S S
S - Superalloys IC830 (IC928) PVD Main Grades S20 - S40 S S S S S

Iscar Parting Off Grades Chart

Material Grade Coating grade_status App Range 05 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 45
P - Steel IC808 (IC908) PVD Main Grades P05 - P30 P P P P P P
P - Steel IC830 (IC328) PVD Main Grades P20 - P40 P P P P P
M - Stainless Steel IC807 (IC907) PVD Main Grades M05 - M10 M M
M - Stainless Steel IC808 (IC908) PVD Main Grades M10 - M30 M M M M M
M - Stainless Steel IC5400 CVD Main Grades M10 - M25 M M M M
M - Stainless Steel IC830 (IC328) PVD Main Grades M20 - M40 M M M M M
K - Cast Iron IC807 (IC907) PVD Main Grades K05 - K15 K K K
K - Cast Iron IC808 (IC908) PVD Main Grades K10 - K25 K K K K
K - Cast Iron IC830 ( IC328) PVD Main Grades K20 - K40 K K K K K
N - Non-Ferrous IC20 Uncoated Main Grades N05 - N30 N N N N N N
S - Superalloys IC807 (IC907) PVD Main Grades S05 - S10 S S
S - Superalloys IC808 (IC908) PVD Main Grades S10 - S25 S S S S
S - Superalloys IC830 (IC328) PVD Main Grades S25 - S40 S S S S

Iscar Grooving Grades Chart

Material Grade Coating grade_status App Range 05 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 45
P - Steel IC807 (IC907) PVD Main Grades P05 - P10 P P
P - Steel IC808 (IC908) PVD Main Grades P10 - P25 P P P P
P - Steel IC830 (IC328) PVD Main Grades P20 - P40 P P P P P
P - Steel CVD Additional Grades P20 - P40 P P P P P
M - Stainless Steel IC807 (IC907) PVD Main Grades M05 - M15 M M M
M - Stainless Steel IC808 (IC908) PVD Main Grades M10 - M25 M M M M
M - Stainless Steel IC830 (IC328) PVD Main Grades M20 - M40 M M M M M
K - Cast Iron IC807 (IC907) PVD Main Grades K05 - K15 K K K
K - Cast Iron IC808 (IC908) PVD Main Grades K15 - K30 K K K K
K - Cast Iron IC5010 (IC428) CVD Main Grades K15 - K25 K K K
K - Cast Iron IC8250 CVD Main Grades K25 - K40 K K K K
N - Non-Ferrous IC20 Uncoated Main Grades N05 - N30 N N N N N N
S - Superalloys IC806 (IC804) PVD Main Grades S05 - S15 S S S
S - Superalloys IC807 (IC907) PVD Additional Grades S10 - S20 S S S
S - Superalloys IC808 (IC908) PVD Main Grades S15 - S25 S S S
S - Superalloys IC830 (IC328) PVD Main Grades S25 - S35 S S S

Iscar 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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