Cutting tool parameters according to ISO 13399


All cutting tools are defined by a number of parameters according to the standard ISO 13399. 

You can find below a complete list of both the cutting tool parameter and its definition.

What is ISO 13399?

ISO 13399 is an international cutting tool information standard. It provides dimenions and parameters in a neutral format that is independent of any particular system or company nomenclature. When cutting tools are clearly defined according to a global standard, all types of software can process the electronic data more quickly, improving the quality of communication and helping to make the exchange of information run smoothly.  

How will it benefit me?

By supporting a common language in our cutting tool descriptions will assist this system to system communication. It will save customers and partners a significant amount of time, providing an easier gathering of high-quality data across our 40,000 solid and indexable tools. By using a ISO13399 compliant system, there will be no need to manually interpret data from paper catalogues and key-enter it into your system.


ALP   Clearance angle axial​​
DN   ​Neck diameter​ PSIRL   ​Cutting edge angle major left hand​
ANN   Clearance angle minor​​
DSGN   ​Design​ PSIRR   ​Cutting edge angle major right hand​
APMX   Depth of cut maximum​​
D1   ​Fixing hole diameter​ RADH   ​Radial body height​
B   Shank width​​
FHA   ​Flute helix angle​ RADW   ​Radial body width​
BAWS   Body angle workpiece side​​
FLGT   ​Flange thickness​ RE   ​Corner radius​
BBD   Balanced by design​​ FTDZ   ​For thread diameter size​ RETOLL   ​Corner radius lower tolerance​
BBR   Balanced by rotational test​​ H   Shank height​​ RETOLU  ​Corner radius upper tolerance​
BD   Body diameter​​ HF   ​Functional height​ RPMX   ​Rotational speed maximum​
BHTA   Body half taper angle​​ HRY   ​Lowest point from reference plain​ S   ​Insert thickness​
BS   Wiper edge length​​ HTB   ​Body height​ SDL   ​Step diameter length​
BSG   Basic standard group​​ HTH   ​Height​ SIG   ​Point angle​
CDX   Cutting depth maximum​​ IC   ​Inscribed circle diameter​ SSC   ​Insert seat size code​
CHW   Corner chamfer width​​ INSL   ​Insert length​ SUBSTRATE  ​Substrate​
CICT   Cutting item count​​ IZC   ​Insert size code​ TCDC   ​Tolerance class cutting diameter​
CND   Coolant entry diameter​​ KAPR   ​Tool cutting edge angle​ TCDMM  ​Shank diameter tolerance​
CNSC   Coolant entry style code​​ KCH   ​Corner chamfer​ TCHA   ​Achievable hole tolerance​
COATING  ​Coating​ L   ​Cutting edge length​ TCT   ​Tolerance class tool​
CNT   Coolant entry thread size​​ LB   ​Body length​ TCTR   ​Thread tolerance class​
CP   Coolant pressure​​ LCF   ​Length chip flute​ TD   ​Thread diameter​
CRKS   Connection retention knob thread size​​ LE   ​Cutting edge effective length​ TDZ   ​Thread diameter size​
CTPT   Operation type​​ LF   ​Functional length​ TFLA   ​Tap floating length ahead​
CUTDIA  Work piece parting diameter maximum​​ LGR   ​Regrind length​ TFLB   ​Tap floating length behind​
CW   Cutting width​​ LH   ​Head length​ THCHT   ​Threading chamfer type​
CWTOLL  Cutting width lower tolerance​​ LPR   ​Protruding length​ THFT   ​Form type​
CWTOLU  Cutting width upper tolerance​​ LS   ​Shank length​ THLGTH  ​Thread length​
CXSC   Coolant exit style code​​ LSC   ​Clamping length​ THUB   ​Hub thickness​
CZC   Connection size code​​ LSCN   ​Clamping length minimum​ TP   ​Thread pitch​
CZC MS  Connection size code machine side​​ LSCX   ​Clamping length maximum​ TPI   ​Threads per inch​
CZC WS  Connection size code workpiece side​​ LSD   ​Dead shank length​ TPIN   ​Threads per inch minimum​
DAH   Diameter access hole​​ LU   ​Usable length (max. recommended)​ TPIX   ​Threads per inch maximum​
DAXIN   Axial groove inside diameter minimum​​ MHD   ​Mounting hole distance​ TPN   ​Thread pitch minimum​
DAXX   Axial groove outside diameter maximum​​ MIID   ​Master insert identification​ TPX   ​Maximum thread pitch​
DBC   Diameter bolt circle​​ MMCC   ​Code for preset torque​ TQ   ​Torque​
DC   Cutting diameter​​ NOF   ​Flute count​ TSYC   ​Tool style code​
DCB   Connection bore diameter​​ OAH   ​Overall height​ ULDR   ​Usable length diameter ratio​
DCBN   Connection bore diameter minimum​​ OAL   Overall length​​ WB   ​Body width​
DCBX   Connection bore diameter maximum​​ OAW   ​Overall width​ WF   ​Functional width​
DCF   Cutting diameter face contact​​ OHN   ​Overhang minimum​ WSC   ​Clamping width​
DCON   Connection diameter​​ OHX   ​Overhang maximum​ WT   ​Weight of item​
DCSFMS  Contact surface diameter machine side​​ PHD   ​Premachined hole diameter​ W1   ​Insert width​
DCSFWS  Contact surface diameter workpiece side​​ PHDX   ​Maximum premachined hole diameter​ ZEFF   ​Face effective cutting edge count​
DCX   ​Cutting diameter maximum PL   ​Point length​ ZEFP   ​Peripheral effective cutting edge count (ZEFP)​
DIX   ​Tool changer interference diameter maximum​​ PRFRAD  ​Profile radius​ ZWX   ​Maximum number of Wiper inserts​
DMIN   Minimum bore diameter​​ PRSPC   ​Profile specification​ 
DMM   ​Shank diameter​ PSIR   ​Tool lead angle​