While creative individuals are happy with writing novels, creating art, and playing musical instruments, machinists find creative fulfillment when working with metal. While their tools of choice include drilling, milling, and turning machines, it’s very likely that they will eventually need to use carbide in some form or another. Whether these are inserts, end mills, or drill bits, carbide is typically used by those who need to increase the productivity of their machines. On eBay, you can find a wide range of carbide tools in both new and pre-owned conditions, and reliable sellers can even help you to locate the one that's best for your machine. You should be forewarned, however, that carbide can be potentially dangerous when used by inexperienced machinists, because carbide is brittle and can break at high speeds. Before working with it, hobby machinists should find out whether they can safely handle carbide end mills, inserts, and more. Though it takes more than a little expertise, making new things using carbide can be a fun and rewarding activity.