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

Material Grade Coating grade_status App Range 05 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 45
P - Steel GC1115 PVD Main Grades P05 - P20 P P P P
P - Steel GC4305 CVD Main Grades P05 - P10 P P
P - Steel GC4415 (GC4315) CVD Main Grades P10 - P15 P P
P - Steel GC4425 (GC4325) CVD Main Grades P15 - P30 P P P P
P - Steel GC1125 PVD Main Grades P20 - P30 P P P
P - Steel GC4335 CVD Main Grades P30 - P40 P P P
M - Stainless Steel GC2015 CVD Main Grades M05 - M15 M M M
M - Stainless Steel GC1115 PVD Additional Grades M05 - M20 M M M M
M - Stainless Steel GC2220 CVD Main Grades M10 - M25 M M M M
M - Stainless Steel GC2025 CVD Main Grades M15 - M35 M M M M M
M - Stainless Steel GC1125 PVD Additional Grades M20 - M30 M M M
M - Stainless Steel GC2035 PVD Main Grades M20 - M45 M M M M M M
K - Cast Iron GC3205 CVD Main Grades K05 - K15 K K K
K - Cast Iron GC3210 CVD Main Grades K10 - K25 K K K K
K - Cast Iron GC3225 CVD Main Grades K25 - K40 K K K K
N - Non-Ferrous H10 Uncoated Main Grades N05 - N30 N N N N N N
S - Superalloys S05F CVD Main Grades S05 - S10 S S
S - Superalloys GC1105 PVD Main Grades S10 - S15 S S
S - Superalloys GC1115 PVD Main Grades S15 - S20 S S
S - Superalloys GC1125 PVD Main Grades S20 - S30 S S S

Sandvik Milling (Indexable) Grades Chart

Material Grade Coating grade_status App Range 05 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 45
P - Steel GC4330 CVD Main Grades P10 - P25 P P P P
P - Steel GC1130 PVD Additional Grades P10 - P30 P P P P P
P - Steel GC4340 CVD Main Grades P25 - P40 P P P P
M - Stainless Steel S30T PVD Main Grades M05 - M15 M M M
M - Stainless Steel GC1040 PVD Main Grades M10 - M30 M M M M M
M - Stainless Steel GC2040 CVD Main Grades M25 - M40 M M M M
K - Cast Iron GC3330 CVD Main Grades K10 - K25 K K K K
K - Cast Iron GC1020 PVD Additional Grades K15 - K25 K K K
K - Cast Iron GC3040 CVD Main Grades K25 - K40 K K K K
N - Non-Ferrous H10 Uncoated Main Grades N05 - N15 N N N
N - Non-Ferrous H13A Uncoated Main Grades N15 - N30 N N N N
S - Superalloys GC1130 PVD Additional Grades S05 - S10 S S
S - Superalloys GC1010 PVD Additional Grades S05 - S05 S
S - Superalloys S30T PVD Main Grades S10 - S30 S S S S S
S - Superalloys S40T CVD Main Grades S25 - S40 S S S S

Sandvik Parting Off Grades Chart

Material Grade Coating grade_status App Range 05 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 45
P - Steel GC1125 PVD Main Grades P05 - P20 P P P P
P - Steel GC1135 PVD Main Grades P15 - P35 P P P P P
M - Stainless Steel GC1125 PVD Main Grades M10 - M30 M M M M M
M - Stainless Steel GC1135 PVD Main Grades M20 - M40 M M M M M
K - Cast Iron GC4325 CVD Main Grades K10 - K20 K K K
K - Cast Iron GC1135 PVD Main Grades K20 - K40 K K K K K
N - Non-Ferrous GC1105 PVD Main Grades N05 - N30 N N N N N N
N - Non-Ferrous H10 Uncoated Main Grades N10 - N30 N N N N N
S - Superalloys GC1105 PVD Main Grades S05 - S20 S S S S
S - Superalloys GC1145 PVD Main Grades S20 - S40 S S S S S

Sandvik Grooving Grades Chart

Material Grade Coating grade_status App Range 05 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 45
P - Steel GC1125 PVD Main Grades P05 - P35 P P P P P P P
P - Steel CVD Additional Grades P20 - P40 P P P P P
M - Stainless Steel GC1125 PVD Main Grades M05 - M35 M M M M M M M
K - Cast Iron GC4325 CVD Main Grades K10 - K40 K K K K K K K
N - Non-Ferrous H10 Uncoated Main Grades N10 - N30 N N N N N
N - Non-Ferrous GC1125 PVD Main Grades N10 - N35 N N N N N N
S - Superalloys GC1125 PVD Main Grades S10 - S30 S S S S S

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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