One of *thee* biggest benefits to insert tooling is the ability to select the correct insert (type/coating/material/edge) for the material you will be cutting...
Brand wise you will find Kennametal is available locally and almost all the internet/mail order biggies (J&L, Grainger, etc.) Get ahold of a catalog and select the recommended inserts and style for the majority of your jobs. I prefer Sumitomo as I like the way the stuff is packaged and I think the quality is a tad higher, but those 2 brands are worth a look.
[This message has been edited by PorscheNut (edited 08-17-2001).]
I figured out that all pans are \"no stick\" if you \"no cook\" in them.