Star Cutter

Star Cutter

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Star Cutter Company was founded in 1927 by Howard B. Lawton and Frank Burgess. The company was started in a leased portion of a building on Epworth Boulevard in Detroit, Michigan. During this first year of operation Star Cutter Company employed ten employees. The main customers in 1927 were Chrysler and Chevrolet Gear and Axle.

Star Cutter Company has developed into a world leader in the cutting tool industry with over 500 employees working in six manufacturing facilities within five manufacturing divisions. Each manufacturing facility specializes in producing a specific type of product or service: solid carbide cutting tools, carbide blanks and preforms, gundrills, gear cutting tools, and 5-axis CNC tool and cutter grinding machines.

Headquartered in Farmington Hills, MI, the Star Cutter Company partners with Star SU LLC for marketing, sales, and service of its products in North America, South America, Europe and the Far East.

Gear Manufacturing Tools
Tool & Cutter Grinders

Tool & Cutter Grinders

We sell economical CNC Grinders for reconditioning or manufacturing end mills, drills including high performance drills, step drills, form tools, orthopedic surgical instruments and large diameter carbide tools.

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Hob Sharpening Machines

Hob Sharpening Machines

Hob Sharpening and Tool Reconditioning Grinder is an affordable solution for hob sharpening and in-house tool maintenance. 

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Cutting Tools
Involute Gear Hobs

Involute Gear Hobs

Star SU provides a large variety of involute gear hobs including single thread, multiple thread, involute spline, worm gear heads, and solid carbide hobs.

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Milling Cutters

Milling Cutters

Star SU manufactures accurate, long-lasting, form-relieved milling cutters for saw blades. Every tool is a custom design for a specific application.

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Customized Hob Shapes

Customized Hob Shapes

Customized Hob Shapes can be designed and manufactured to your exact specifications. We provide custom special drive hobs and shank hobs.

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Chamfer & Deburring Tools

Chamfer & Deburring Tools

Star SU carries chamfering, deburring and rolling tools from Samputensili. Explore this section to learn more about each type of tool, its features and benefits. 

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Master Gears, Ring and Plug Gauges

Master Gears, Ring and Plug Gauges

We offer wide range of precision tools for measurement, setting, calibration and correction. All checking and setting masters are fully tested on CNC inspection equipment and are delivered with a certificate of conformity.

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Gear Shaper Cutters

Gear Shaper Cutters

A wide variety of shaping tools for virtually every application features gear shaper cutters from Fellows, Samputensili, and Star SU.

  • Module min./max. 0.5 - 16.0 mm
  • Max. Ø: 220 mm
  • Other dimensions on request
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Single Flute Gundrills

Single Flute Gundrills

The single flute gundrill, with its ability to machine very straight deep holes and hold excellent finishes, was originally developed for gun barrel manufacturing. Today, this drill is designed for deep hole drilling in virtually any material.

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Solid Carbide Single Flute Gundrills

Solid Carbide Single Flute Gundrills

Solid carbide gundrills have a two-piece construction design. The tip and body are a single piece of carbide brazed into the driver/shank and the flute is ground down the length of the head and body. This rigid design has made its way into CNC machining centers and lathes, equipped with high pressure coolant delivery systems. 

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Two-Flute Two-Hole Gundrills

Two-Flute Two-Hole Gundrills

Often referred to as the “milled style,” the two-flute two-hole gundrill differs from the double crimp by the rigidity of its body. This rigid body allows for higher feed rates than traditional crimp body style drills.

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Double Jet Gundrills

Double Jet Gundrills

Star SU, with its years of experience in gundrilling developed a Star original patented Double Jet Gundrill. The most critical interface, in which the carbide is subjected to the most traumas, is during entry/exit of the part and during interruptions of the boring cycle.

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Double Crimp Gundrills

Double Crimp Gundrills

The term double crimp is derived from the process of crimping the same tube used for the single flute gundrill, only crimping it twice, 180 degrees apart. Therefore, with the flute channels on this type of tool being somewhat shallower then the single flute, they limit the type of materials to be drilled by the chip size generated.

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Bi-Tip Gundrills

Bi-Tip Gundrills

Similar to the Two-Flute Two-Hole “milled style” product line engineered with a solid steel body, the Bi-Tip has an auger-like helix ground in the body.

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Multi Diameter Cavity Machining Tools

Multi Diameter Cavity Machining Tools

Star SU has perfected a line of cavity/porting tools that will allow cuts from either a solid or cast core casting condition. In many cases, these multi-step tools will allow cavity machining in one pass or shot.

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Solid Carbide Drills

Solid Carbide Drills

Star SU's specially designed, solid carbide drills are available as straight or helical drills, single or multiple diameters drills, single or multiple-flute design, diameter range starting from 0.1875" (4.76 mm).

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Solid Carbide Core Drills

Solid Carbide Core Drills

Star SU has special design and build core drills that are ideal for machining aluminum, ductil, nodular, and compacted graphite irons (CJI).

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Reamers

Reamers

Star SU reamers are made in both multiple flute and multi-diameter types. Based on the overall length of the tool required to machine your feature, we can manufacture a solid carbide reamer or braze a solid carbide reamer head to a tubular steel body.

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Super Round Tool (SRT)

Super Round Tool (SRT)

Super Round Tool (SRT) Lead InThe SRT is an original Star Cutter Company design and build product that offers a unique, patented design that combines two tools into one — multiple straight flutes for consistent location and multiple helical flutes to ensure roundness and finish.

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Valve Guide Reamers

Valve Guide Reamers

Star SU valve guide reamers utilize pressurized coolant to force chips ahead of the tool to produce ultra-smooth, ultraprecise holes. They produce holes to tolerance of 0.0005" (0.13 mm) and less in steel, cast iron, compacted graphite iron, nodular iron, aluminum, bronze and exotic materials.

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Solid Carbide Twist Drills

Solid Carbide Twist Drills

Solid Carbide Twist Drills are available in lengths up to 30x diameter and to custom lengths, and are reversed engineered for your specific application.

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Scudding®

Scudding®

Star SU has formed an alliance with Profilator to manufacture Scudding® tools for the global market.

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