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Questions on general sales conditions:

  • What are your shipping policies? SFS Carbide Tool ships all customer orders by United Parcel Service. Ground service will be used unless otherwise specified by the customer. Shipments outside the USA are made by UPS air at actual freight charges.

  • What are your minimum order amounts? For domestic orders on Sidewinder Blade stock items is $20.00 and $50.00 for overseas delivery. Most items are shipped the same day order is placed. Custom cutting tools will be shipped upon production and final QC check.

  • How do I return items? All returns require a return authorization number (RMA#) to be placed on the outside of the package. Returns are accepted for damaged goods or incorrect items upto 48hrs after you receive them and must be returned in the original packaging.

  • What are your payment terms? All purchases are cash in advance until credit is established with SFS Carbide Tool or our retail shop "Cutter SuperStore".  We accept MasterCard or Visa at no addition cost. Net 30 day terms after credit is established. For C.O.D. shipments, cash, money orders or cashiers check are accepted by UPS driver on first order. For all checks sent in advance the shipment will be held til the check clears. We add 5.00 shipping, packaging and freight for US domestic small quantity purchases.

  • What are the requirements for getting a custom tool build quote?

    Answer: We can manufacturer carbide cutting tools from Blueprints or samples

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    SFS also specializes in custom made and build to stock Micro-fiber hardened Carbide burring-cutting-boring and milling tools for industrial and commercial metalworking uses. We have added a easy to read -print and  download PDF catalog for you to see some of our stock and made-to-order Carbide tools.

    Click Here for a low resolution SFS catalog ...1.4 MB file
    ( *suitable for online viewing )

    Click Here for high resolution SFS catalog ... 11.2 MB file
    (** recommended for offline viewing -right click link and save to hard drive)

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All shipments are F.O.B. Saginaw Michigan

SFS Carbide Tool Company Inc

Take a look at our Precision Carbide Cutting tools, de-burring tips, engine cylinder routers, CNC machining tools, Dental and medical application drill tips, and all types of industrial metal working applications.

SFS Carbide Tools manufactures special cutting tools from high speed steel and solid carbide, such as:

Core Drills - Gun Drills - Spade Drills- Step Drills - Subland Drills - Step Reamers - Expansion - Reamers - Counterbores - Countersinks - Reverse Countersinks - Dovetail Cutters -Keyway Cutters - Milling Cutters - Port Contour Cutters- Special or Modified End - Mills - Hollow Mills -Reverse Spotfacers - Boring Tools -Form Tools - Radius Tools - Recess Tools -Dental Drill Bits- Single Point - Tools - Trepan Tools - Cylinder Boring tools- Turning Tools -Indexable insert multi-diameter boring & turning tools.

Since 1921 SFS has been manufacturing custom made cutting tools for a variety of industries

Office hours M-F 9AM to 5PM

Main Contact our plant Plant
4480 Marlea, Saginaw, MI 48601

phone1.gif (1377 bytes) Office Phone: 1-989-777-3890
Fax number:   1-989-777-3860
Cell phone Bob White: 1-248-840-0090


Since 1921, SFS has supplied a wide range of cutting tools to a diversified number of industries worldwide. Specialty tool and die shops and machinery manufacturers have come to us through the years for custom tool making projects. In year 2000, SFS introduced it's line of Sidewinder Vinyl Blades to meet the needs of the signage industry that required ultra sharp durable cutting tools to slice through a wide variety of vinyl sign material....click for more info


What is required to get a custom tool quote?

Answer: We can manufacturer carbide cutting tools from Blueprints or samples which can be submitted via UPS or parsel post to our offices.

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Some Common questions on Precision carbide cutting tool making.

What is Carbide?
Carbide is a cemented matrix of tungsten carbide particles in cobalt. The Carbided tipped cutting toolsformation of the tip material is similar in concept to concrete in which sand and gravel are cemented together with a limestone clay mixture. In carbide, the tungsten carbide particles are embedded in cobalt. To manufacture carbide, the tungsten carbide particles are first mixed together as fine powders and heated to 2700-2800 degrees F. Once the tungsten and carbide have combined, cobalt is added and the mixture is subjected to pressures in a die of up to 30 tons. The resulting tools shape is then heated in two stages (presintering and sintering) in an atmosphere controlled furnace to achieve final hardness.

Why use Carbide?
Carbide is extremely hard and not subject to mechanical deformation in use. It is up to 20 times more resistent to wear than the finest saw steel. Finally, it is cost effective since carbide tips can be replaced simply and easily when they are worn out. Saw blade life is greatly extended while cutting quality and speed are maintained throughout the life of the blade.


SFS also specializes in custom made and build to stock Micro-fiber hardened Carbide burring-cutting-boring and milling tools for industrial and commercial metalworking uses. We have added a easy to read -print and  download PDF catalog for you to see some of our stock and made-to-order Carbide tools.

Click Here for a low resolution SFS catalog ...1.4 MB file
( *suitable for online viewing )

Click Here for high resolution SFS catalog ... 11.2 MB file
(** recommended for offline viewing -right click link and save to hard drive)


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Factoid: SFS Carbide Tool Company provided the high performance engine builders custom tooling for engine cylinder boring and polishing to exacting standards. Some of the NASCAR racing teams, and Formula One engine builders, use a variety of custom built carbide tipped tools designed by SFS to their special requirements and exacting specs.

Total Satisfaction Guaranty:

SFS Carbide warranties all our stock and custom carbide tools will meet your exact blue print or tool sample specifications or we will glading replace the items and/or refund your money .


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The answersFor over 80 years , SFS Carbide Tool has been providing it's valued customers with the highest quality round and flat cutting tools in the industry. Our expanded CNC capabilities on the most state of the art equipment and commitment to quality control during production runs makes us the best choice for custom tool making from a variety of materials. Consistent quality is the rule at SFS Carbide Tool. OurWe use quality control instruments to guage all production blades Sidewinder™ Blades have been highly recommended by the International Sign Association "ISA" as a strong testimony to our expertise in satisfying our customers exacting requirement.

Specialty Tooling is our bread and butter. SFS is dedicated to providing the highest quality carbide cutting tools and superior customer service at a fair price. We also manufacturer a complete line of harden stainless steel/carbide tipped cutters -routers and surgical application tools. From altered standards to blueprint specials, SFS is your source for custom tooling. Our many years of experience will insure that you get the right tools for your application from prototypes, to short or long production runs perfected for any metal working applications. Send us your inquiry, samples or blueprints for a prompt price and delivery quotation.

 Visit our SideWinder Vinyl Cutting Blade web site used in all major sign cutting machines.


We are proud of our four decades of service, and even more enthusiastic about our future. We will continue to deliver the industry’s most effective cutting tools, responding to your diverse needs as they change. We will continue to lead our industry in research and development, customer service and cutting tool application assistance.

Samples of our custom made Carbide Ball cutters for local client

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Our vision is to make the name SFS Carbide Tool Co. synonymous Precision Carbide tipped cutting toolswith the phrase “easy to do business with” making us a leader in manufacturing "application specific" solid carbide cutting tools since 1921. We worked side by side with the world's leading flatbed plotter manufacturers and auto industry job shops to develop  OEM vinyl cutter knife blades and carbide tipped cutting tools. For for high speed machining of hardened metals, or when you need only the best cutting and boring tools, think of one name: SFS Carbide Tool Company. We manufacturer for Metro Detroit automotive plants and metal working job shops as well as plants in Mexico, England, Europe and Canada. Give us a call or fill out an information request form.

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