6 tips you must know about Carbide burr uses

Published On: April 22, 2020

What is the usage of carbide burr?

It is used for smoothing, hollowing up, grinding, carving, shaping, milling, removing, cutting, and deburring.


What does carbide burr process on?




Cast Iron




Gold, Platinum & Silver







The type of carbide burrs is classified as cutter head shape


The carbide Ball Burrs

It is used for shaping, concave progress, and digging on the workpiece. It is widely used in the carving of wood and metal.

Carbide tree burr

Pointed carbide burs easily reach hard areas and sharp-edged contours. It is suitable for trimming edges and contours.

Inverted Cemented Carbide File

It can be V-cut and back machined.

Sharp carbide

Ideal for rounded edges and surface finishes.

Ball nose burr

The burr is usually related to taper forming.

Endless cut carbide burr

This burr is widely used for contour machining and right-angle corners.

Oval carbide burr

Oval burrs can be used for cleaning, removing heavy chips, milling, and producing long chips.

Flame burr

This Tungsten carbide burr produces a soft concave profile or a notch V with a soft radius.

Countersink Burrs

The countersink carbide burrs are good at chamfering, beveling, counterboring, and reaching the areas with an acute angle.

A suitable speed for Carbide Burr’s processing?

Diameter of BurrRPM
1.6mm or 1/16″25,000 – 35,000
2.35mm or 3/32″17,000 – 26,000
3mm or 1/8″17,000 – 26,000
6mm or 1/4″11,000 – 16,500
12mm or 1/2″8,000 – 12,000
16mm or 5/8″7,650 – 11,500

The features of Carbide Burr

Longer service life

Use for long production runs

Heavy-duty removal

Good for processing on hard and tough materials

Do not make the carbide burr being still for too long Keep

Please have the carbide burr in running, cause the carbide burrs left in silence for a long time will be held back from hollowing and plunging into the materials and finally leads to roughness and scar. To better understand the carbide bur uses, make good use of your router bits.

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