Coring is a modern construction technique where precise holes are drilled in concrete walls, floors, ceilings, and other structures. These holes are made to accommodate pipes, cables, sprinkler systems, and other amenities.
Nowadays, coring is commonly done using diamond core drill bits. They typically consist of steel tubes filled with diamond pieces on the drilling end. This configuration offers many benefits in construction, some of which are discussed below.
- Drills Through a Wide Range of Materials
The small diamonds are arranged in a metallic pattern with diamond drill bits, allowing them to cut with immense strength. This means that you can drill through tough materials like stone or concrete with relative ease. This is important, especially in large construction projects, where timing is critical.
- Makes Precise Holes of All Sizes
The accuracy of the holes is one of the biggest concerns when drilling. It is common to see dust generated from this process, which compromises the accuracy of the drill. This is not an issue with diamond drill bits.
Diamond drills leave little debris and virtually no dust that could contribute to burring or inaccurate holes. This is true whether you are cutting through concrete, glass, stone, or other construction materials.
The diamond drill’s precision is reliable regardless of the size of the hole that has to be made. Drill size typically ranges between 12mm and 150mm. Bigger sizes are available if needed. Core drills can also cut at varying depths, depending on what the project needs.
- Saves Time
Core drill bits remove only the outlying part of the hole to be made. Compared to conventional drill bits, they have much less material to remove, making them three to four times faster. This advantage is apparent regardless of the working condition or the material involved.
Aside from the speed, core drills generate very little debris or dust, which could slow down the work. It also eliminates the need to clean the area as often. In construction sites where hundreds or even thousands of holes have to be drilled, using diamond drill bits can help prevent delays, so the project is delivered on time.
- Saves Energy
Core drills do not have to cut through the whole workpiece. Not only does this save time, but it also reduces the energy required to finish the task. This is because less thrust or force is needed to drill the hole when using core drills. This leads to power savings that could reduce the electric bill. It also results in less strain on the worker. This helps avoid workplace injuries, especially in projects where a lot of holes have to be drilled.
- Generates Less Noise
Construction is one of the most demanding industries in terms of working conditions. And, noise pollution is one of the biggest contributors to work-related stress, especially when drilling is involved. But, this is not a problem with diamond core drill bits. Diamond drills generate very little or no noise at all.
Anything with diamonds in it sounds expensive. But while diamond drill bits have a higher upfront cost, they last longer and need less repair or replacement. What is more, it gets the job done at a faster rate and higher quality. In the end, diamond drills can give you more return on your investment.