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Best Carbide - Solid Carbide Cutting Tools

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Best Carbide at a glance!

Company History & Highlights:


Company History

  • 1980: Salvador Nuñez Sr. founded Best Carbide Cutting Tools, Inc. in Gardena with the ambition to produce simply the “best” carbide cutting tools for his customers.  The company mainly focuses on the aerospace industry in the greater Los Angeles area, manufacturing special carbide cutting tools.
  • 1984: Breakthrough in continuous product development.  Best Carbide becomes an authorized supplier to many semi conductor companies and expands into the manufacturing of industry standard solid carbide round tools.
  • 1989: Increased product developments leads to a business expansion into South America.  Best Carbide also purchases the 1st fully automated CNC machines with robots and makes a strategic commitment to establish a highly automated plant facility.
  • 1994: Continued sales expansion enables the move into a new plant facility.
  • 1998:  Best Carbide earns nationwide recognition as a reputable outsourcing manufacturer in the U.S. cutting tool industry.
  • 2006:  Continues growth! Best Carbide has expanded into a six (6) building industrial complex and employs over 60 full time employees.
  • 2007: Best Carbide launches its international branding strategy and accomplishes a new sales record, continuing its impressive double digit sales growth!
  • 2008: ALL TIMES SALES RECORD & double digit growth in a global recession year!

Leadership & Management:


  • Sal Nunez, Jr. – Chairman
  • Mark A. Nunez – President
  • Carmen M. Nunez – Office Manager
  • Uwe Heinrich – Vice President

Facilities & Equipment:

FacilityOperating with the most modern CNC machines and precision grinding equipment, Best Carbide is well equipped to meet the greatest demands for high precision crafted tools.  The following key parameters describe the modern plant:

  • Eight (8) building industrial complex of 35,000 square foot / 3,250 square meters.
  • Eighty-seven (87) Rollomatic CNC grinders.
  • Total of ninety-two (92) CNC machines in all grinding departments.
  • Fully equipped QC department with latest metrology equipment.

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What is Best Carbide’s product strategy?

Today’s metalworking industry offers a large variety of carbide cutting tools.  However, many brands focus on the supply of “standard” and “universal type tools” which often fail to meet the increasingly high productivity demands of the industry. Best Carbide succeeds in this challenge by focusing its product strategy on tools that are engineered and manufactured to achieve greater performance and higher quality.  We strive to provide “machining solutions” that enhance productivity, cost competitiveness and the quality needs or our customers.  Our advanced tools feature the following performance and quality characteristics:

Optimized Carbide Grades

Optimized Carbide GradesMaximum cutting performance is only achieved when the carbide grade characteristics ideally fit the specific application needs.  While the argument for using only one carbide grade for all cutting applications may simplify the tool selection process, such a compromise cannot achieve the best machining result.  Best Carbide solves this problem by determining the optimal carbide grade for each tool series through its network of world-class carbide material alliances.

Superior Grinding Quality

Superior Grinding QualityResearch on better surface quality remains an area of continuous technological advancement.  Since the cutting edge quality determines the tool life and cutting action, a superior grinding quality is critical.  Best Carbide applies over 33 years of grinding experience and expertise, and utilizes the latest Swiss and German CNC grinding equipment to produce a superior surface finish.

Highly Innovative Tool Geometries

Highly Innovative Tool GeometriesEfficient chip forming and evacuation is critical for optimal cutting performance.  Highest cutting action cannot be accomplished by using only the standard geometries of universal tools.  Such geometries are designed to manage a broad range of cutting forces and do not provide the highest cutting action for specific applications.  As a recognized provider for “special” tools, Best Carbide possesses the engineering know-how to design highly innovative tool geometries for maximum cutting performance.

Advanced Tool Coating Technology

Advanced Tool Coating TechnologyLongest tool life and maximum application performance require the utilization of advanced coating technology.  As this highly innovative field continues to rapidly change, Best Carbide has established alliances to provide the latest coating advancements.

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What competitive advantages does Best Carbide offer?

We are committed to Precision Crafted Excellence™.  Our customers gain competitive advantages through our Performance, Quality and Service attributes.


  • Optimized carbide grades.
  • Superior grinding quality.
  • Highly innovative tool geometries.
  • Advanced tool coating technology.


  • Latest CNC grinding technology.
  • State of the art plant equipment.
  • 92 automated CNC grinding machines.
  • Over 33 years of experience & expertise.
  • Best product / price value.


  • Commitment to total customer satisfaction.
  • Providing solutions with performance & special tools.
  • Fast turn-around time for quotations.
  • Outstanding order fulfillment & excellent customer service.

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