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Frequently Asked Questions

How is Melin different from other tool manufacturers?

Established in 1940, Melin remains one of the few family owned manufacturers of end mills in the USA to offer complete lines of both carbide and cobalt high speed steel tools. Read more advantages in our profile on this site or in our customer testimonial section.

How can I get Melin tools? Do you sell to end users or only distributors?

Melin sells only through authorized distributors in the US and throughout the world. You can search for a local distributor on this website or contact our Sales Department by phone at (800) 521-1078 or (216) 362-4200 or by email at Emailed orders can be sent to

I am interested in becoming a Melin distributor. What should I do?

We are always looking for motivated distributor partners! If you are interested, we encourage you to contact one of our independent cutting tool representatives to discuss the possibilities of becoming an authorized Melin distributor. You can also complete a request form on this site with your contact information.
What is the best way to find the right tool for my application? Can I check stock online?

The best way to find the right tool for your application is by using the very popular tool search features on this website. You can search by tool features, our EDP number, or by part of the tool name. All results give you available tool quantities and, if a tool is backordered, job delivery expected dates. These searches are also helpful in finding possible in stock tool substitutions.
What about custom tools? Do you make them?

Yes!  We can make your custom designed cutting tools.  Whether it is a modification of one of our many standard tools, a blueprint special - simple or complex, or a completely original design, we can usually manufacture it quickly.  In fact, the fastest growing part of our business comes from custom cutting tools.
How can I get technical help on such things as speeds and feeds with Melin tools?

Melin maintains a technical staff of individuals to help you in choosing and using our tools, however, much of the information can be found on this website. For faster results with things such as speeds and feeds, we recommend that you download all applicable charts from this website. Contact our Customer Service Department at (800) 521-1078 or (216) 362-4200 to be directed to the proper individuals for additional help.
Can I test your tools against a competitor?

We welcome the opportunity to show off the performance of our tools. Our high performance and standard tools routinely outperform and outlast all competitors! Simply request a test tool through your local authorized Melin Tool distributor.

Melin distributors can contact our Sales Department to arrange for a test tool for a user. Also, be sure to download an end mill test tool report or a drill test tool report to document your test.

What are Melin's office hours?

Our main office in Cleveland, Ohio is open Monday-Friday 8:00-4:30 pm EST. Faxing of orders can be done at any time to (800) 521-1558 or (216) 362-4230. It may be possible to obtain tools through one of our warehouses after hours as well. Several of our distributors have online purchasing capabilities. You can find a local distributor on this site and follow the displayed link to their sites, if applicable. Orders can be emailed to at any time for processing on our next scheduled business day..
Where is the Melin Tool facility located?

Melin Tool is located in a southern suburb of Cleveland, Ohio in a modern industrial complex just minutes away from Cleveland Hopkins Airport. These maps from Mapquest or Yahoo Maps can assist you in finding us quickly. Each of the maps has a method to input your starting location.
What is Melin's return policy?

Authorization must be obtained prior to returning products. Tools returned without this authorization will not be accepted. Contact our Sales Department at (800) 521-1078 or (216) 362-4200.

Tools returned are subject to inspection and a 10% restocking fee. Tools returned for the purpose of inventory adjustment must be accompanied by a new order for tools of equal value. No returns will be accepted on tools over two years old.

Where can I get your latest catalog or literature?

We maintain our complete literature selection in Adobe PDF format on this website in our downloads section. Individual pages of our catalog can be accessed using our catalog search.

Hardcopies of any catalog or brochure can be obtained either by visiting our request information section on this site or by contacting our Sales Department by phone at (800) 521-1078 or (216) 362-4200 or by email at

We are ISO certified and require certification from our suppliers. Does Melin have a certificate?

Yes. Melin first obtained ISO certification back in 1997. Our latest certificate is available for download and printing on this site. If you have any additional quality needs, feel free to contact our Customer Service Department by phone at (800) 521-1078 or (216) 362-4200.
Are your MSDS sheets available?

MSDS for both our carbide and high speed steel tools are available for download from this site.
How can I find out more about Melin?

Take our customer's word for it! Melin uses RatePoint Consumer Approval Program to stay on top of our customer's concerns. This service allows our customers to rate and review our business and/or products. Check out our testimonials page!
Does your website have mobile phone capabilities?

Yes! We realize a lot of you are on the road these days so we've made it easy for you to search for tools, check stock and tool delivery, submit quotation requests, and many other things at our Melin Mobile site ( All of the pages are in a convenient text format specifically designed for mobile phones ... no scrolling side to side necessary! Add it to your bookmarks today!

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