About Us

Welcome to Benchmark Carbide, a division of Custom Carbide Corp. Located in Springfield, Massachusetts, we are a manufacturer of carbide end mills. We sell our products to distributors throughout the continental United States and Canada.

Our commitment is to provide cost-effective, quality products to meet our customers' needs. We are dedicated to improving our service to earn the loyalty of our customers. At Benchmark Carbide, we appreciate your business and value your trust and knowledge that the tools you receive will be of the highest quality in the cutting tools industry.

Our company was established in 1980 as A.R.T. Grinding with a subsequent name change to Custom Carbide when we became a manufacturer of carbide end mills and reamers. We currently do business as Benchmark Carbide, which is a division of Custom Carbide Corp. We have an extensive line of products, featuring our best-selling aluminum series and our patented variable helix end mills.

We offer optional services including tool re-grinding and special modifications such as Weldon flats and radius. We also offer technical support, feeds and speeds to run production more efficiently, and enhancing coatings that extend the life of cutting tools.

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Benchmark Carbide is available to take phone orders Monday – Friday (8:00AM to 5:00PM ET). Orders can also be sent via email: sales@benchmarkcarbide.com.

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Benchmark Carbide manufactures end mills for all types of applications and materials. Our patented geometries make cutting difficult materials seem easy.

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NEW 538 Series

Stainless steels/ Tianium/ PH Steels
Introducing the new 538 Series with our performance edge treatment!

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NEW Shark Teeth Series

Introducing our new shark teeth style endmills. Available in metric and fractional sizes.

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Aluminum 250 and 350 Series

The 250 and 350 series offer endmills with expanded neck lengths and radius options.