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Superior Tooling, Made in the USA

Published: 09/15/2017

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» Bits, Blades & Cutters
» CNC Equipment & Services
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The perfect cut doesn’t happen overnight.


For a quarter of a century, Wisconsin-based Vortex Tool Company has been designing and building high-performance router bits and insert cutting tools for the woodworking industry, in its state-of-the-art manufacturing facility. American owned and operated, the company manufactures tooling in various grades of carbide, stellite, high-speed steel and polycrystalline diamond and also provides re-tipping and sharpening services. With a customer base of over 5,000 companies, Vortex also offers custom tool design and profiled inserts.

Vortex services any brand or type of cutting tool. And because the shop builds tools, sharpening of its own products is handled by the same equipment and personnel that originally made your cutter. Turnaround is usually two working days or less.

Speaking of making tools, the company’s new Series 9000 & 9100 three-flute, low helix roughing tools are designed for high-feed rates on CNC routers, and are used when surface finish is not important. They are ideal for dense hardwoods and plywoods as they run quieter and leave less of a rippled edge.

And Vortex’s new Series 9200 to 9500 tooling features a new chip-breaker design that renders smaller chips, thereby reducing power consumption and vibration. The result is quieter operation and longer edge life.

For woodshops that like fast answers, Vortex has developed a Tool Selection app that simplifies finding the perfect cutter. Users input the type of material being cut, the horsepower of the CNC machine, the tool diameter, the thickness of material and the type of cut desired. Then the app will recommend the best tool. It also includes calculators to determine chip-load, feed rate, RPM and metric conversions. It’s free at your app store.

While it takes time to develop the perfect cut, it doesn’t take long to deliver it. Vortex has over 10,000 tools in stock. So, in most cases, your perfect cutter can arrive overnight.



 Vortex Tool Company Inc.

Phone:       800-355-7708