Access the widest variety of standard carbide inserts with SCC.

Widest variety

Specialty carbide inserts you can't find anywhere else.

Specialty carbide

Reduce your cycle times and slash costs with our ceramic inserts.


Our CBN inserts: Delivering long-standing and consistent tool life.

CBN inserts

Achieve unbeatable finishes and ditch the polishing and grinding with our cermet inserts.

Cermet inserts

Strike the perfect balance between cutting force strength and affordability.

High speed tools

Demand high-performance and exceptional lifespans. Demand SCC's PCD cutting tools.

Diamond PCD

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Look no further for quality cutting products.

Providing exceptional quality, competitive pricing, on-time delivery, ingenious engineering solutions, and premier customer service is what truly sets us apart and makes for a pleasant working relationship.

Cutting tools

  • Special carbide inserts
  • Rotary tools
  • Standard and special end mills
  • Reamers
  • Solid carbide saws
  • Back spot face cutters
  • Milling cutter bodies and inserts
  • Counter sinks and counter bores
  • Boring bars
  • Form tools

Other products

  • Tool holder
  • Wear parts
  • Bushing
  • Header dies
  • Special engineered products
  • Brazed tools


Quality and precision that won't wear out.

Southern California Carbide's precision cutting tools and wear parts are synonymous with outstanding quality and durability. Whether you need carbide, ceramic, diamond PCD, CBN, cermets or high-speed steel tools, we can deliver revolutionary results to meet your needs and increase your productivity.

  • Insert re-grinding
  • Tool grinding
  • Design service for special applications
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Where perfection comes standard.

We are a well-established manufacturer of high-end precision cutting tools and wear parts for discerning companies that do not want to compromise on quality. Southern California Carbide has a long-standing reputation for innovation, streamlined manufacturing processes, and unyielding quality control.

With such high expectations and levels of expertise we demand of ourselves, we constantly monitor and fine tune our processes so that you can rest assured that you are receiving nothing but the best.

Why us

We're more than a producer. We're a partner.

At Southern California Carbide, we continuously strive to be more than just a precision cutting tool and wear parts provider. Our ultimate goal is to partner with your organization to supply the best value available in the market today. Working closely together as a team, with all aspects of your business, we help to increase your productivity and keep your costs to a minimum.

Rely on a reverse engineering partner that knows inserts—inside and out.

It is the way we prefer to do business.

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Are you looking for a career with us? Join a team that maximizes perfection!

Send your resume to the following address:

Southern California Carbide
12216 Thatcher Court
Poway, CA 92064


Master machinists are just a phone call away.

If you would like more information on the types of precision cutting tools and wear parts we can produce, contact us today!

Southern California Carbide
12216 Thatcher Court
Poway, CA 92064

T. 858-513-7777

Lou Snell

Sales Director

T. 858-513-7777 # 307

Jean Proteau


T. 858-513-7777 # 202

Yves Proteau


T. 858-513-7777 # 201

Harjeet Singh

Operation Manager

T. 858-513-7777 # 401

Dominic Ferland

Quality Manager

T. 858-513-7777 # 213

Larry Honore


T. 858-513-7777 # 402

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