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The 8 Best turning inserts of 2024

Are you trying to find turning inserts among various brands on the market but aren’t sure where to begin? To assist you in finding the right one, we’ve put together a list of the 7 best to help you pick the perfect one!

We investigated and evaluated a number of the top-selling turning inserts on the market in order to create our list of the best. Making a decision among the many options available is never simple. There are an infinite number of models available, each with a distinct price. And as you’ll find out, the best options aren’t usually the ones you imagine! This comparison is rich and relevant because of the numerous factors that were employed. You will find products featured in this ranking not only based on their pricing but also on their features and other customers reviews. To write this review, we completed 19 hours of research and did 92 turning inserts tests. You won’t need to pick products at random any more. If you’re unsure of what to look for, browse our list and consult the buying guide!

An overview of our top picks

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The best turning inserts you can buy today

No. 1
GBJ TCMT32.52 TCMT16T308 Gold 10pcs Carbide Inserts External Turning Inserts Cutting Tools Processing of Steel Parts and Stainless Steel for STFCR/L2020K16 STFCR/L2525K16 Lathe Turning Tool Holder
  • Model: TCMT16T308 / TCMT32.52
  • Feature: Suitable for finishing and semi-finishing of various steel, stainless iron and cast iron workpieces, such as 45# steel, Spring steel, H13 steel ,42Cr steel. Perform good even in very dirty environment
  • Coating: CVD , Suitable for Steel and Stainless steel parts processing. Coating endows inserts strong impact resistance, good versatility with high precision, High finish and High wear resistance.
  • Advantage: Wear-resistant and heat-resistant, not easy to stick to the holders or workpieces or break up.Vacuum hardening, exquisite craftsmanship, easy cutting
  • Package includes: 10pcs(Boxed) TCMT32.51 Gold carbide inserts
No. 2
Zouzmin CCMT21.51 CCMT060204 DCMT21.51 DCMT070204 Carbide Turning Inserts,CCMT Insert DCMT Insert Mutilayer Coated Lathe Replacement Inserts for Lathe Turning Tool Holder Boring Bar,20 Pieces
  • Material: made of solid carbide with mutilayer coated, offer long life and faster cutting speed, low friction coefficient, good wear resistance
  • size: 3/32" Thickness , 1/64" Radius,single sided
  • Designed for Stainless steel , Steel, cast iron and non-ferrous materials
  • Used for turning and finishing on a wide range of materials,
  • Package: 20pcs
No. 3
Zouzmin 20pcs CCMT09T304/CCMT32.51 Carbide Turning Inserts,CCMT Insert Mutilayer Coated CNC Lathe Replacement Cutters Inserts for Lathe Turning Tool Holder Boring Bar
35 Consomer Reviews
Zouzmin 20pcs CCMT09T304/CCMT32.51 Carbide Turning Inserts,CCMT Insert Mutilayer Coated CNC Lathe Replacement Cutters Inserts for Lathe Turning Tool Holder Boring Bar
  • Material: made of solid carbide with mutilayer coated, offer long life and faster cutting speed, low friction coefficient, good wear resistance
  • 80° indexable carbide insert, Thickness: 5/32, Thru Hole: 0.17, Radius: 1/64,,single sided
  • Designed for Stainless steel , Steel, cast iron and non-ferrous materials
  • Ti compound coating layer,thin Thickness,hardness=89.0HRA,Bending strength=2.6GPa.
  • Package: 20pcs
SaleNo. 4
ASZLBYM 5/8" 36PCS Indexable Carbide Lathe Turning Tool Insert Holder Bit Set MTJNR1616H16 + MWLNR1616H08 + MCLNR1616H12 with CNMG 431 + WNMG 431 + TNMG 331 Indexable Carbide Turning Insert Blades
  • ●PACKAGE : you will receive 3 pieces 5/8 inch lathe indexable carbide turning tool holders, 1 piece MTJNR1616H16, 1 piece MWLNR1616H08, 1 piece MWLNR1616H08, 11 pieces CNMG 431,11 pieces WNMG 431, 11 pieces TNMG 331 indexable carbide turning insert blades, cufficient quantity and easy to replace.
  • ●MATERIAL : lathe indexable carbide turning tool holders are made of quality 40Cr steel; The 40Cr steel material makes the turning tool durable and adaptable; Indexable carbide turning insert blades are made of cemented carbide and use TIN coating, the blade has high hardness, low friction coefficient, nice wear resistance and chemical stability.
  • ●SIZE : diameter of the holder is (5/8 x 5/8 inches/ 16 x 16 mm); Overall length is 3-7/8 inch/ 100 mm, cutting direction is right hand; applicable machine tool is lathe; each tool holder has a black oxidized smooth surface.
  • ●EASY TO STORE : 33pieces indexable carbide turning inserts into 3 plastic boxes , each turning tool holder is placed in a plastic box, and Each box has a clear mark for easy identification of the product model, safe and easy to store.
  • ●MAYBE YOU NEED : If you need 5/8" left hand turning holder set, you can search for ASIN : B07B8XNH98 to buy it.
No. 5
10PCS DCMT21.51 Indexable Soild Carbide Turning Insert Blade For Lathe Tool Holder,DCMT070204 Carbide Inserts For Lathe (DCMT070204-HMP)
  • Modle : DCMT070204-HMP ,3/32" Thickness , 1/64" Radius
  • Material : Carbide , Processing :Steel ,Coating : PVD
  • Packing: Every 10 pieces in a plastic box,which can protect the insert well.
  • The inserts has high hardness, low friction coefficient, good wear resistance and chemical stability .
  • This insert is suitable for our 1/2" turning holder set , you can search for ASIN : B07F83T6YJ and buy this holder set.
No. 6
OSCARBIDE TCMT21.51 Carbide Turning Inserts TCMT110204 Carbide Inserts 10 Pieces,TCMT Insert Tin Coated CNC Lathe Carbide Cutters Inserts for Lathe Turning Tool Holder Boring Bar
  • Size: TCMT 21.51(TCMT110204), 3/32" Thick, 1/64" Radius, 7 degrees relief angle
  • Material: made of solid carbide with tin coated, offer long tool life and faster cutting speed, low friction coefficient, good wear resistance
  • Designed for Steel, cast iron and non-ferrous materials,used for turning and finishing on a wide range of materials
  • OSCARBIDE TCMT 21.51 has wear-resistant and heat-resistant, not easy to stick to the holders or workpieces or break up.Vacuum hardening, exquisite craftsmanship, easy cutting.
  • Fit our 1/2”Boring Bar Set Tool Holder or 3/8" Mini Turning Tool Holder or Other Brands the same size carbide inserts, you can search the Asin: B07PLX982C or B07PYSN4JC to purchase set directly.
No. 7
Cobra Carbide 41768 Solid Carbide Turning Insert, C520 Grade, Uncoated (Bright) Finish, TT Style, TT 221, 1/8" Thick, 1/64" Radius (Pack of 10)
  • Solid carbide tools offer long tool life and faster cutting speeds than other substrates, but are more brittle and must be used with rigid toolholding systems
  • Uncoated tools feature just the base substrate without any additional treatment or coatings and are suitable for a wide range of applications
  • General purpose grade designed for cast iron and non-ferrous materials
  • Used for turning, facing, and boring
  • 11 degrees relief angle
No. 8
ASZLBYM 30PCS CNMG 431 + WNMG 431 + TNMG 331 CNC Lathe Indexable Solid Carbide Turning Insert Blade for Lathe Turning Tool Holder for The Finishing of Steel
  • Modle:10pcs CNMG 431 + 10pcs WNMG 431 + 10pcs TNMG 331 .
  • Material: Carbide ,Coating : PVD,For processing :finishing of steel
  • The inserts has high hardness, low friction coefficient, good wear resistance and chemical stability .
  • Carbide insert 30 pieces in 3 box, packed in plastic containers, safe and easy to store .
  • Metal surface treatment, good wear resistance, good chemical stability . If you need a indexable turning tool holder that matches the insert, search for ASIN:B076WTPBVK , B07TTL32HW and B07B8XNH98
No. 9
SENDUO 1/4" Indexable Carbide Turning Inserts Holder Set for Machining Lathes, 5 Pcs Set Metal Lathe Tools Inserts Bits with Carbide Inserts TCMT090204.
  • Top quality indexable lathe bits with replaceable tips. Inserts can be rotated to a new cutting edge without changing the position of the tool holder!
  • Set includes 5ps precision 1/4" shank tool bits with C6 carbide inserts, 5ps spare insert screws,1ps wrenches , 1ps wood case and 1ps blade.
  • 2 Pcs. style "A" 0° for turning, facing, boring, and chamfering (AR & AL)
  • 2 Pcs. style "B" 15° for turning, facing, boring, and for lead angles (BR & BL)
  • 1 Pc style "E" 30° for turning, facing, boring, chamfering, threading, and V-grooving
No. 10
20pcs Carbide turnning Inserts TCMT21.51 TCMT110204 Carbide Insert for Lathe Turning Tool Holder for Steel,Stainless Steel
  • Model:TCMT21.51(TCMT110204)
  • Coated:PVD coating prolongs tool life under same cutting conditions compared to uncoated carbide.Coating of tools with sharp edges is possible without softening or changing rhe edge quality of the substrate.
  • Features:High fraucture resisitance during low rigiditu applications such as feed machining. Able to withstand harsh conditions for long periods where conventional inserts would be liable to breakage.
  • Mainly used for steel ,stainless steel and suitable for a wide range of processing fields.
  • Package:2 boxes(20pcs)
No. 11
WNMG431 WNMG432 Lathe Indexable Solid Carbide Turning Insert Blade for Lathe Turning Tool Holder for The Finishing of Steel (WNMG432-MA(Bronze)
  • Carbide ,Coating : PVD,For processing :finishing of steel
  • The inserts has high hardness, low friction coefficient, good wear resistance and stability .
  • Metal surface treatment, good wear resistance, good chemical stability .
  • Features: Chip-breaking ,Continuous processing,high impact and abrasion resistance,strong and durable
  • Model:WNMG431 / WNMG432
No. 12
OSCARBIDE TCMT16T304(TCMT32.51) Carbide Turning Inserts,TCMT Insert CNC Lathe Inserts for Lathe Turning Tool Holder Replacement Insert, 5 Pieces/Pack
52 Consomer Reviews
OSCARBIDE TCMT16T304(TCMT32.51) Carbide Turning Inserts,TCMT Insert CNC Lathe Inserts for Lathe Turning Tool Holder Replacement Insert, 5 Pieces/Pack
  • TCMT16T304(TCMT32.51) Positive cutting action, lower cutting force and better tool life.
  • Material: made of solid carbide with tin coated, offer long tool life and faster cutting speed, low friction coefficient, good wear resistance
  • Designed for Steel, cast iron and non-ferrous materials
  • Used for turning and finishing on a wide range of materials
  • Fit Our 1/2"Mini Turning Tool holder set or Other Brands the same size holders, you can search the Asin:B07SSRD631 to to purchase the set directly.
No. 13
DCMT070204 DCMT21.51 Carbide Turning Inserts, DCMT Insert Mutilayer Coated Lathe Replacement Inserts for Lathe Turning Tool Holder Boring Bar, 10 Pieces
  • Size: DCMT21.51 DCMT070204, 3/32" Thickness,1/64" Radius
  • Carbide Turning Inserts are made of high quality carbide material, not easy to rust and durable.
  • Carbide Inserts are hard and sharp, cutting faster and more efficient.
  • Suitable for turning and finishing machining steel, stainless steel, cast iron and non-ferrous metals materials.
  • 10 pieces 55 degrees turning inserts in a plastic box, easy to store.
No. 14
33 Pieces Lathe Excircle Indexable Carbide Turning Tool Holder Bit Set MTJNR1616H16 + MWLNR1616H08 + MCLNR1616H12 with 30 CNMG 431 + WNMG 431 + TNMG 331 Metal Indexable Carbide Turning Insert Blades
  • Package: you will receive 3 pieces 5/8 inch lathe indexable carbide turning tool holders, 1 piece MTJNR1616H16, 1 piece MWLNR1616H08, 1 piece MWLNR1616H08, 3 pieces carbide inserts and 10 pieces CNMG 431,10 pieces WNMG 431, 10 pieces TNMG 331 metal indexable carbide turning insert blades, cufficient quantity and easy to replace
  • Material: lathe indexable carbide turning tool holders are made of quality cemented carbide and tungsten steel; The cemented carbide material makes the turning tool durable and adaptable; Indexable carbide turning insert blades are made of cemented carbide and use PVD coating, the blade has high hardness, low friction coefficient, nice wear resistance and chemical stability
  • Size: diameter of the handle is (5/8 x 5/8 inches/ 16 x 16 mm); Overall length is 3-7/8 inch/ 100 mm, cutting direction is right hand; Applicable machine tool is lathe; Each tool holder has a black oxidized smooth surface, and the tool hardness (HRC up and down 48 degrees) and accuracy have reached the first grade
  • Easy to store: insert 30 pieces of cemented carbide into 3 boxes, and put them in a plastic container, safe and easy to store, compatible with MTJNL1616H16, MWLNL1616H08, MCLNL1616H12 or MTJNR1616H16, MWLNR1616H08, MCLNR1616H12
  • Note: due to the slight color change of manual measurement and different display settings, please allow a difference of 1-3 cm; Due to the difference between different monitors, the picture may not reflect the actual color of the item
No. 15
10pcs MGMN150-G (1.5mm) Carbide Grooving Inserts,CNC Carbide Turning Indexable Inserts for MGEHR MGIVR Lathe Grooving Cut-Off Tool
  • Model: MGMN150-G (1.5mm)
  • Advantage: Imported technology and high hardness, strong wear resistance, high smoothness, not easy to stick to the knife, and smooth chip removal.
  • Feature: Different R angles can meet your needs for fine turning or rough turning, reduce cutting resistance, and achieve sharp cutting.
  • Process: Light And Fast, the advanced coating process Is sprayed By the 1000-degree stress accumulation method, the coating Is thicker, and the cutting edge Is passivated, strong and durable.
  • Package: 10pcs
No. 16
Zouzmin RCMT10T3M0 10pcs Carbide indexable Turning Insert with 5/8" SRDCN1616H10 Lathe Turning Tool Holder for Steel,Stainless Steel (RCMT10T3M0 +SRDCN1616H10)
  • With thick TICN and thick AL2O3 coating, it has strong plastic deformation resistance and edge strength, and is the general choice for steel from finishing to roughing.
  • It has stable performance under high removal rate cutting parameters and harsh working conditions, and can achieve more green and environmentally friendly dry cutting. Under the same cutting conditions, the cutting speed can be increased.
  • Suitable for machining steel
  • About the holders:solid hard with good cushioning effect,low friction coefficient,material of 42CrMo
  • Package: 10pcs insert(1box)+1 boring bar(1box).
SaleNo. 17
Aogbra 8Pcs Tungsten Carbide Cutters Inserts Set for Wood Lathe Turning Tools(Include 11mm Square with Radius,12mm and 8.9mm Round,30x10mm Diamond with sharp point),Supplied with Screws
391 Consomer Reviews
Aogbra 8Pcs Tungsten Carbide Cutters Inserts Set for Wood Lathe Turning Tools(Include 11mm Square with Radius,12mm and 8.9mm Round,30x10mm Diamond with sharp point),Supplied with Screws
  • This Combination Carbide Inserts Set match our 6pcs woodturning tool set perfectly . The will give the Best Selection for your Woodturning job. It fits Aogbra 6pcs Woodturning Tools Or Other Similiar Brand Tools.Easy to replace your jointers and planers
  • 4 different carbide cutters satisfy all you demand:Square With Square(11*11mm),Diamond Shaped (10mm*30mm),2pcs Round (Ø12mm*2.5mm) and (Ø8.9mm*1.85mm)
  • Made of solid tungsten steel,providing you a better experience and durable use
  • This is a combination set that meets the needs of roughing and finishing cutting, suitable for both professional carpenters and beginners
  • All the carbide inserts are supplied with screws
No. 18
OSCARBIDE Carbide Turning Inserts DCMT070204(DCMT21.51) DCMT Insert Multilayer Coated CNC Lathe Inserts for Lathe Turning Tool Holder Replacement Insert, 10 Pieces
80 Consomer Reviews
OSCARBIDE Carbide Turning Inserts DCMT070204(DCMT21.51) DCMT Insert Multilayer Coated CNC Lathe Inserts for Lathe Turning Tool Holder Replacement Insert, 10 Pieces
  • Size:Turning Inserts DCMT21.51(DCMT070204) 3/32" Thick,1/64" Radius
  • Material: made of solid carbide with multilayer coated, offer long tool life and faster cutting speed, low friction coefficient, good wear resistance
  • Designed for Steel, cast iron and non-ferrous materials
  • Used for turning and finishing on a wide range of materials
  • 55 degrees diamond with chipbreaker
No. 19
Carbide Milling Inserts TPCN32PDTR TPG32 Mutilayer Coated Carbide Turning Inserts for indexable End Mill,10pieces/Pack
  • TPCN32PDTR(TPCN1603PDTR) Indexable Carbide Milling Insert 1/8" Thick,11 degree relief angle.
  • Material: made of solid carbide with mutilayer coated, offer long life and faster cutting speed, low friction coefficient, good wear resistance
  • For turning and milling carbon and alloy steels, tools steel and stainless steel
  • Screw on triangle style insert with a chipbreaker
  • 10 pieces per box, provides longer tool life than uncoated grades
No. 20
OSCARBIDE Carbide Turning Inserts DCMT11T304(DCMT32.51),DCMT Inserts CNC Lathe Replacement Cutters for Indexable Lathe Turning Tool Holder,10 Pieces/Pack
  • Size:Turning Inserts DCMT32.51(DCMT11T304) 5/32" Thick,1/64" Radius,Relief Angle 7 Degrees
  • Material: made of solid carbide with multilayer coated, offer long tool life and faster cutting speed, low friction coefficient, good wear resistance
  • Designed for Steel, cast iron and non-ferrous materials
  • Used for turning and finishing on a wide range of materials
  • For Use With Toolholders, Boring Bars

How to choose a good turning inserts

Does the idea of finding a fantastic turning inserts make you anxious? When it comes to purchasing this product, specifically when deciding which model to select, has your head been spinning between options? You are not alone if that is the case. We are aware of the pressure involved in the purchasing process!

Your presence here indicates that you are interested in turning inserts. Before choosing which product would be the best for your needs after being inundated with information, locate a reliable source with genuine selections. You can get that information from a variety of sources, including buying guides and rating websites, word-of-mouth recommendations from friends and family, online discussion forums where users can share their own experiences, product reviews that can be found all over the internet, and YouTube channels. You can only get the right product through exhaustive analysis. But you realize that’s not always simple. In order to ease your concerns, we have taken the time to develop a list of the top turning inserts products available right now. You might be wondering how we came up with the list. How was this buying guide developed?

First, we used our algorithms to gather as much reliable data as we could about these products. To verify all the data gathered, we used both artificial intelligence and a lot of algorithms.
Then, our experts used criteria that are recognized in the business to evaluate them according to their quality to price ratio, allowing us to choose the top turning inserts on the market right now!

The selection of the goods is not arbitrary. Before creating a list, we take into account a number of factors. Below are some of the criteria discussed:

Brand Value: What happens if you choose a dubious brand just because it appears to be a good deal? So the likelihood of receiving a product with a short shelf life increases. That is due to the fact that well-known brands have a reputation to uphold, while others do not. Top turning inserts brands strive to provide some distinctive traits that set them apart from the competition. So, hopefully one or more of the items on our list will be perfect for you.

Features: Useful features are all you need, not tons of them. We consider the important aspects and select the top turning inserts based on those.

Specifications: Numbers always help you measure the quality of a product in a quantitative way. We try to find products with higher specifications, but with the right balance.

Quality: A product’s quality may always be quantified with the aid of numbers. We look for goods with better standards that strike the proper balance. The best quality product that gets highly appreciated and recommended by experienced users.

Customer ratings:  Would it be accurate to suggest that the turning inserts were used by hundreds of customers before you? Superior ratings indicate that many customers had better service.

Customer Reviews: Like ratings,  provide you with accurate and reliable information about the product from genuine customers. Customer ratings are very important to all of us because they contain accurate and reliable information about the customer service we received from several hundred customers.

Seller Rank: This is very intriguing! Not only do you need a good turning inserts, you also need a product with rising sales that is trendy. It accomplishes two goals. First, the expanding user base proves the quality of the product. Second, given that number, producers must be able to offer greater quality and after-sales support.

Value: You get what you pay for, they say, so consider the value. Cheap isn’t always good and expensive isn’t always bad. However, that does not imply that spending a lot of money on a product that is flashy but underwhelming is a good idea. Before adding them to the list, we make an effort to evaluate how much value you can get for your money from your turning inserts.

Durability: Durability and reliability are closely related concepts. You will benefit from a strong and long-lasting turning inserts for months and years to come.

Product availability: Products come and go, and new ones replace the old ones. Most likely, a few new features and required changes were made. What use is it to use a supposedly good product if the maker no longer supports it? We make an effort to highlight products that are current and offered by one or more trustworthy sellers, if not more.

Negative Reviews: Yes, we do take that into account as well! The goods with the majority of bad reviews are filtered out and disregarded when we choose the best-rated one on the market.

These are the standards by which we selected our turning inserts. Do we end our process there? Hell no. The most crucial fact about us that you should be aware of is that we regularly update our website with current and pertinent information. We have one more layer of filtration since we place the greatest importance on reader satisfaction. Please let us know if any product included here is incorrect, irrelevant, subpar, or simply out of date. We always value your opinions, and we’ll work hard to make any necessary corrections to our list in response to them.

Why should you believe us?

There are now thousands of possibilities for these products on Amazon, but choosing the best one can be difficult and time-consuming. And what turning inserts should you purchase in 2022?

This guide is the result of more than 10 years of experience in researching, testing and writing about many topics. Each member of our team is an authority in their area. We read every article we could find online and every consumer review on every retail website for seven hours. Additionally, we discovered a ton of websites that offered helpful resources, including buying tips and thorough information on turning inserts.