Although metalcutting tools are designed and manufactured to withstand high mechanical and thermal stresses, it is strongly recommended that safety precautions be exercised whenever working with or near metalcutting machinery and / or metalcutting tools.

 Safety glasses with side shields, protective clothing, and machine tool guards are the absolute minimum safety requirements to use when applying characteristically brittle cemented carbide and cermet cutting tools.

 Metalcutting involves the formation of chips, which is the portion of the metal removed from the workpiece during a metal cutting operation. Uncontrolled chip formation can result in injury. Through the use chipbreakers that are molded into inserts, conditions and workpiece materials make chip control difficult.

 When grinding, fabricating or modifying carbide tools, additional caution should be used to insure personal safety when potentially hazardous dust particles are created during such operations. Avoidance of inhaling these particles is accomplished by using adequate ventilation, a suitable means of collection and disposal through an exhaust system, and / or devices such as respirators and face masks. Consult the Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) for details on potentially hazardous properties and substances associated with such work. ( MSDS sheets are available upon request.)

MITSUBISHI MATERIALS CORPORATION suggests the implementation of well established safety practices in the use of all cutting tools, and because MITSUBISHI MATERIALS CORPORATION has no control over the manner in which its cemented tools and other tool materials are applied, MITSUBISHI MATERIALS CORPORATION recommends compliance with industry safety standards in all sectors of the work environment.