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

MaterialGradeCoatinggrade_statusApp Range051015202530354045
P - SteelKCK15B (KCK15)CVDAdditional GradesP05 - P10PP
P - SteelKCK05CVDAdditional GradesP05 - P05P
P - SteelKCP05B (KCP05)CVDMain GradesP05 - P10PP
P - SteelKCK20CVDAdditional GradesP10 - P15PP
P - SteelKCU10 (KC5010)PVDMain GradesP10 - P20PPP
P - SteelKCP10B (KCP10)CVDMain GradesP10 - P20PPP
P - SteelKCU25 (KC5025)PVDMain GradesP20 - P30PPP
P - SteelKCP25B (KCP25)CVDMain GradesP20 - P30PPP
P - SteelKCM15B (KCM15)CVDAdditional GradesP20 - P25PP
P - SteelKCP30CVDMain GradesP30 - P40PPP
P - SteelKCP40B (KCP40)CVDMain GradesP35 - P45PPP
P - SteelKCM25B (KCM25)CVDAdditional GradesP35 - P40PP
M - Stainless SteelKCU10 (KC5010)PVDMain GradesM05 - M20MMMM
M - Stainless SteelKCM15B (KCM15)CVDMain GradesM10 - M20MMM
M - Stainless SteelKCU25 (KC5025)PVDMain GradesM15 - M30MMMM
M - Stainless SteelKCM25B (KCM25)CVDMain GradesM15 - M35MMMMM
M - Stainless SteelKCP40B (KCP40)CVDAdditional GradesM20 - M30MMM
M - Stainless SteelKCP30CVDAdditional GradesM20 - M25MM
M - Stainless SteelKCM35B (KCM35)CVDMain GradesM30 - M40MMM
K - Cast IronKCK05CVDMain GradesK05 - K15KKK
K - Cast IronKCU10 (KC5010)PVDMain GradesK05 - K20KKKK
K - Cast IronKCK15B (KCK15)CVDMain GradesK10 - K20KKK
K - Cast IronKCK20CVDMain GradesK15 - K30KKKK
K - Cast IronKCU25 (KC5025)PVDMain GradesK20 - K30KKK
K - Cast IronKCP10B (KCP10)CVDMain GradesK25 - K35KKK
K - Cast IronKCP25B (KCP25)CVDMain GradesK30 - K40KKK
N - Non-FerrousKC5410PVDMain GradesN05 - N20NNNN
N - Non-FerrousK313UncoatedMain GradesN10 - N35NNNNNN
S - SuperalloysKCU10 (KC5010)PVDMain GradesS10 - S20SSS
S - SuperalloysKCU25 (KC5025)PVDMain GradesS20 - S30SSS

Kennametal Milling (Indexable) Grades Chart

MaterialGradeCoatinggrade_statusApp Range051015202530354045
P - SteelKC510MPVDMain GradesP05 - P10PP
P - SteelKC522MPVDMain GradesP10 - P25PPPP
P - SteelKCPM40PVDAdditional GradesP25 - P40PPPP
P - SteelKCPK30CVDMain GradesP25 - P40PPPP
P - SteelKC725MPVDMain GradesP30 - P40PPP
M - Stainless SteelKC522MPVDMain GradesM10 - M25MMMM
M - Stainless SteelKCSM40PVDMain GradesM20 - M35MMMM
M - Stainless SteelKCPM40PVDAdditional GradesM25 - M40MMMM
M - Stainless SteelKC725MPVDMain GradesM30 - M40MMM
K - Cast IronKCK15CVDMain GradesK10 - K20KKK
K - Cast IronKC520MPVDMain GradesK15 - K25KKK
K - Cast IronKCPK30CVDMain GradesK25 - K40KKKK
K - Cast IronKC522MPVDAdditional GradesK25 - K35KKK
N - Non-FerrousKC410M (KC510M)PVDMain GradesN05 - N15NNN
N - Non-FerrousKC422M (KC522M)PVDMain GradesN20 - N30NNN
S - SuperalloysKC510MPVDMain GradesS05 - S10SS
S - SuperalloysKC522MPVDMain GradesS15 - S30SSSS
S - SuperalloysKCSM40PVDMain GradesS25 - S40SSSS
S - SuperalloysKC725MPVDAdditional GradesS30 - S40SSS

Kennametal Parting Off Grades Chart

MaterialGradeCoatinggrade_statusApp Range051015202530354045
P - SteelKCU10PVDMain GradesP05 - P20PPPP
P - SteelKCU25PVDMain GradesP20 - P30PPP
M - Stainless SteelKCU10PVDMain GradesM05 - M15MMM
M - Stainless SteelKCU25PVDMain GradesM15 - M30MMMM
K - Cast IronKCU10PVDMain GradesK05 - K15KKK
K - Cast IronKCU25PVDMain GradesK15 - K30KKKK
N - Non-FerrousKCU10PVDMain GradesN05 - N20NNNN
N - Non-FerrousKCU25PVDMain GradesN20 - N30NNN
S - SuperalloysKCU10PVDMain GradesS05 - S15SSS
S - SuperalloysKCU25PVDMain GradesS15 - S30SSSS

Kennametal Grooving Grades Chart

MaterialGradeCoatinggrade_statusApp Range051015202530354045
P - SteelKCK20CVDAdditional GradesP10 - P15PP
P - SteelKCP10CVDAdditional GradesP10 - P20PPP
P - SteelKC5010PVDMain GradesP10 - P20PPP
P - SteelKCU10PVDMain GradesP10 - P20PPP
P - SteelKCP25CVDAdditional GradesP20 - P30PPP
P - SteelKC5025PVDMain GradesP20 - P30PPP
P - SteelKCU25PVDMain GradesP20 - P30PPP
M - Stainless SteelKCU10PVDMain GradesM05 - M15MMM
M - Stainless SteelKC5010PVDAdditional GradesM10 - M20MMM
M - Stainless SteelKCU25PVDMain GradesM10 - M25MMMM
M - Stainless SteelK313UncoatedAdditional GradesM10 - M20MMM
M - Stainless SteelKC5025PVDAdditional GradesM20 - M30MMM
K - Cast IronKC5010PVDAdditional GradesK05 - K20KKKK
K - Cast IronKCU10PVDMain GradesK05 - K15KKK
K - Cast IronK313UncoatedAdditional GradesK05 - K20KKKK
K - Cast IronKCU25PVDMain GradesK15 - K30KKKK
K - Cast IronKCK20CVDAdditional GradesK15 - K30KKKK
K - Cast IronKC5025PVDMain GradesK20 - K30KKK
K - Cast IronKCP10B (KCP10)CVDAdditional GradesK25 - K35KKK
K - Cast IronKCP25B (KCP25)CVDMain GradesK30 - K40KKK
N - Non-FerrousK313UncoatedMain GradesN10 - N30NNNNN
S - SuperalloysKCU10PVDMain GradesS05 - S20SSSS
S - SuperalloysKC5010PVDAdditional GradesS10 - S20SSS
S - SuperalloysK313UncoatedAdditional GradesS10 - S20SSS
S - SuperalloysKC5025PVDAdditional GradesS20 - S30SSS
S - SuperalloysKCU25PVDMain GradesS20 - S30SSS

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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