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tools / inserts

Our tools use the highest quality PCD and PcBN materials, using the most advanced equipment and technology. They deliver exceptionally accurate and repeatable results on a wide range of hard turning applications.

All of our standard tools can be custom engineered. So, whether your application is traditional or unique, straightforward or complex, we will work with you to design a custom solution that meets your requirements. 

Proven solution: custom-engineered PCD & PcBN cutting tools for optimized productivity.



Consistent, repeatable performance.

Engineered with the latest manufacturing techniques, CITCO PCD inserts are a multi-application, high-performance solution. A fused combination of synthetic diamond particles and tungsten carbide substrate, Polycrystalline Diamond (PCD) is the ultimate cutting tool material.

PCD has a uniform hardness, toughness and shock resistance. These qualities enable exceptionally high cutting speeds on non-metallic materials and non-ferrous metals. This makes it ideal for precision turning applications, where you need high quality, high productivity and guaranteed repeatability.

— Fixed brazed or indexable inserts
— Custom-engineered cutting edge parameters
— Unique tool designs
— Ideal for nonmetallic materials and nonferrous metals

CITCO PcBN tooling

Excellent performance in hard turning &  high-speed cutting applications.

Our CITCO turning tools are crafted from the highest quality PcBN materials available. In addition to their high resistance to impact and abrasion, PcBN cutting tools have excellent heat dissipation and wear resistance.

Ideal for iron based materials:
hard steel | powdered metal | cast iron 

To ensure that each tool delivers optimum performance, PcBN grades are individually matched with advanced coating technologies. The combination of PcBN grade, coating, and manufacturing technique ideally balances chemical resistance and toughness, increasing part versatility.

CITCO PcBN tools are custom-engineered, providing maximum efficiency, reliability and accuracy required by key industries.

— Fixed brazed or indexable inserts
— Continuous or interrupted applications
— Highest quality and performance
— Excellent toughness and wear resistance
— Long tool life
— Special features and customization available

Lifecyle services

When your turning tool gets worn out or broken, there is no need to throw it away. Save money with our range of services that will make your old tool as good as new.

Our expert engineers can replace, resharpen or regrind the cutting tool tips. Whether it is a Fives tool insert that has worn out, or a tool from another manufacturer, we can work with you to restore - or even improve - your tool’s functionality and performance.

These services are unique to Fives and form part of our ongoing commitment to excellent customer service and support. We approach every project with understanding and flexibility, and can adapt our solutions to meet your individual needs.

— Fixed brazed or indexable inserts
 Tools from any manufacturer
— Replace carbide, ceramic or cermet inserts with PCD, PcBN
— Fine-tuning for increased efficiency
— Buy back at reduced price


We understand that extended tool life and consistency are key, that's why we offer a wide range of PCD & PcBN tools that are custom-engineered to meet your manufacturing needs. We also provide additional support for all of our customers, including qualified application support and training.

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