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Insert Tooling for Router and Bore Applications

Vortex Tool Co., Inc. manufactures an extensive line of insert tooling for router and bore applications. Vortex says its insert tool bodies are produced from premium aircraft-grade steel and heat-treated for strength and durability. Precision-machining on a CNC profile grinder followed by micro face lapping gives new and replacement inserts extremely sharp cutting edges and accurate profiles to meet strict tolerances. Vortex insert tools are high-speed precision balanced to an ISO rating of G2.5 or better, resulting in longer run-times between stops for retooling, adds the company. Vortex inserts are available in any grade of carbide or stellite, and any configuration of holes, bevels, slots or grooves. The company offers AutoCAD custom tool design, quick order turnaround, and discount pricing on first-time orders. Vortex Tool designs and manufactures its router and insert cutting tools for the woodworking and plastics industries at its Schofield, WI facility. It also provides custom tool design, retipping and sharpening services. For additional information, visit

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About Vortex Tool Co.

For more than 25 years, Vortex Tool Company has built a reputation as an innovator, manufacturing high performance router and insert cutting tools for the woodworking and plastics industries. From its facility in Schofield, Wisconsin, Vortex produces tools with cutting edges in various grades of carbide, stellite, high-speed steel and polycrystalline diamond, and provides custom tool design, profiled inserts, retipping and sharpening services.

Vortex stands alone as an industry leader with many industry firsts. Vortex high-quality tools provide higher operating speeds, significantly longer tool life, and long-term value, having built a customer base of over 3,000 companies. Its latest tooling innovation, the XP “Extreme Performance” Series, is the result of extensive testing performed on Vortex’s own CNC test router.

In addition to its standard line of router tools, Vortex has designed hundreds of tools for special applications. Vortex’s commitment to excellence is evidenced by an ongoing investment in state-of-the-art equipment, including recent investments in fully automated robotic manufacturing work cells enabling Vortex to produce tooling to the highest standards available anywhere in the world!

Vortex places a high priority on customer service. Technical support staff is available to answer your questions when you need it, now! Custom tooling services will deliver tooling in typically three weeks or less with the personal touch you want in a supplier. Vortex Tool maintains a huge inventory with over 10,000 tools in stock so most orders will ship the same day. Call Vortex today. Get the answers you need now and the best quality tooling designed to do the job right.