Tools coated with TiBON films of varying boron concentrations were made, and the influence of boron concentration on tool wear was investigated. The TiBON coating film acts as a lubricant at high temperature. Tools coated with such films were applied to the machining of difficult-to-cut materials (Ti-6Al-4V and Inconel 718), where the cutting temperature increases rapidly and heavy adhesion occurs. In the experiment, turning and interrupted cutting were performed. In cutting of Ti-6Al-4V, the tool coated with a film of high boron concentration showed long tool life. In turning of Inconel 718, the tool coated with a film of a boron concentration of 15% showed the longest tool life-about four times longer than that of a tool coated with TiAlN.