Forestry Experience

Kennametal uses a collaborative approach to deliver an extensive saw tipping portfolio that best fits our partners’ needs. Our knowledge and understanding of the timber industry leads to continually enhanced products and improved service. Our partnerships with lumber mills, distributors, and equipment manufacturers facilitate ease of business, product availability, and breadth of portfolio.


Our tungsten carbide and Stellite materials are produced to the highest quality standards, ensuring saw sharpness and tip strength are never compromised. Our dedication to quality means reliable performance, longer run times, and no surprises.


Kennametal offers a wide selection of sawmilling solutions to provide its users with consistent results even in the most inconsistent environments and with toughest species of wood.

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Our Portfolio

Carbide Tip

Carbide Tips

Stellite Saw Tips

Stellite Tips

Shaped Rods and Strobes

Shaped Rods & Strobes

Wire Spool

Spooled Wire



Interested in learning more about Tungsten Carbide & Stellite Saw Tips?

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Extra Pre-tinned

Custom Grinding


Alternate Tops

Custom Grades

From Logs to Lumber

Kennametal can help you. Our products are used in multiple steps of the lumbermilling process for both circular and band saw applications. From logs to lumber, Kennametal has you covered with products to withstand demanding environments.

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Cemented Tungsten Carbide Hardness Applications
Grade Name Average WC Grain Size (μm) Industry Classification Cobalt Binder (wt%) HRA Primary / Trim Edger High Impact
KFF05 Fine C2
5.5% 92.1    
KFS64 Submicron C1/C2
10% 91.8  
KWH Medium C1/C2
8.6% 90.3  
KFM65 Medium C1
11.5% 89.8    
K3030C Coarse C11
11.4% 88.5    
KW115 Medium C13
15% 87.6  
Stellite 12 Cobalt Alloy Hardness (HRC) Primary / Trim Edger High Impact
KST12PM Stellite 12 is a weldable alloy composed of cobalt, chrome, and tungsten with high toughness and excellent corrosion resistance, and appropriate for use in circular and band saws when cutting green, frozen, and kiln-dried lumber. 48
KST1PM Stellite 1 has. a higher proportion of primary carbides dispersed in the alloy and is, therefore, harder than Stellite 12. Stellite 1 is appropriate for use when cutting harder species and is available in spooled wire form. 58
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