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9050 Roughing Tool

9050 Roughing Tool

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 And because the shop builds tools, sharpening of its own products is handled by the same equipment and personnel that originally made your cutter.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.

9255 Chipbreaker Tool

9255 Chipbreaker Tool

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.


For 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’s high-quality tools provide higher operating speeds, significantly longer tool life, and long-term value, having built a customer base of over 5,000 companies. The 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. Custom tooling services will deliver tooling in typically three weeks. Customer service is a high priority--technical support staff is available to answer your questions when you need it, now! 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

Vortex Tool Company Inc.
Phone: 800-355-7708


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