Core drilling is the application of diamond segmented core barrels, rotating at high speeds on either a core drill machine or 800watt hand drill. The barrel is used in the drilling of circular holes into a variety of different materials. Diamond Core Barrels are used in drilling to make clean holes, quickly and precisely. Their applications vary in terms of what a diamond core barrel can be used on. These range from concrete, masonry, asphalt and stone. They are also used in the extraction of core samples.
Used properly, they are very cost effective, and require little clean-up or patching compared to other methods of making openings in floors, walls, ceilings or pavements.
Key advantages of diamond core drilling
It is much faster and efficient, thus requiring much fewer labor hours, which in turn leads to significantly lower operating costs.
It is extremely effective at creating precise holes and cuttings with minimal or non-existent damage to the surroundings. It reduces the amount of debris and almost eliminates dust.
Diamond core drilling does not transfer the vibrations to the nearby structures, thus keeping them safe and structurally sound during the drilling operations.
It can drill through the toughest of materials while producing very low noise levels.
Diamond core drills
These drills are quite similar to the standard hole saws. A typical diamond core drill consists of a diamond covered steel tube which is mounted on a rotating shaft. During the operation, a core drill’s temperature is usually controlled with water to ensure its effectiveness and a longer lifespan. Additionally, using water also helps with getting rid of all the dust particles as well.
A wide variety of applications
Diamond core drills can cut both horizontally and vertically. When they have to make accurate and circular cuts, contractors usually opt for diamond drills. With them, they can also make openings of various sizes, perform concrete sample analysis, perform the installation of load carrying devices, create routing cable openings and so on.
Notable features and advantages of diamond core drills
For starters, these drills are lauded for their compactness and lightweight design.
They are also quite versatile and suitable for a plethora of cutting applications. They can cut anywhere from 10 millimeters to almost 1000 millimeters, with any necessary depth.
They can be equally useful for both dry and wet drilling
Last, but not least, diamond core drills can also run on a variety of power sources, which can include compressed-air or electric motors, as well as hydraulic ones.