A carbide bur is a rotating tool that is used for removing material. More specifically, a carbide bur can be used for deburring, cleaning, finishing, smoothing, shaping, and carving many types of materials. Basically, the carbide bur rotates at a very high speed, enabling it to manipulate the material it is working on.
Carbide burs are very versatile tools, and they are used by a wide variety of people. They are commonly used in dentistry, diamond cutting, jewelry making, and auto head porting, as well as equine dentistry, sculpting, welding, and windshield repairing. Of course, carbide tools come in as many variations as the jobs they are able to do. So it makes sense that the type of carbide bur you choose will depend upon the job you expect it to do.