Silverline 199883 TCT Core Drill Bit 110 mm

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Silverline 199883 TCT Core Drill Bit 110 mm

Silverline 199883 TCT Core Drill Bit 110 mm

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Diamond core drill and correct sized arbour What Type of Power Drill do you Need for Core Drilling? Although it is not recommended, many use hammer action with these drill bits to increase their cutting speed and ability. This will ultimately wear the core bit out much faster, but as they are generally cheap this is not often seen as a major concern. As this point it’s a good idea to ask someone to stand on the other side of the wall and let you know as soon as the guide drill breaks through and when it does, stop drilling. Corded power drill with safety clutch and variable speed ideal for use with a core drill How Fast Should you Drill When Using Core Bits?

For example, smaller holes up to 30mm in diameter can be drilled at up to around 3000 rpm whereas large holes around 400mm should be drilled at speeds as low as 300rpm. As we have briefly touched on, a core drill is a drill bit which cuts large holes through masonry and concrete removing the centre part of the hole (core) as it drills and cuts its way through. As always at DIY Doctor we advise the use of purpose built tools for DIY use. Safety must always come first. Wear the appropriate safety equipment, gloves, dust masks and eye protection at all times. With the above in mind, dry cutting diamond core bits are generally used when working indoors, whereas wet cutting bits are used externally. There are a few different types of core bit and the best one to use will very much depend on the size and depth of hole you’re drilling and the type of material you are drilling through.If you keep forcing the core cutter through, when you actually break through you will force a large amount masonry away from the outside of the hole, making a total mess of it all. Drilling a 6mm hole in the wrong place can easily be rectified, but trying to fill in a 4 inch hole is not an easy job at all. Again, as we have also touched on above, there are several different types of core bit available and depending on the object you are drilling through and the size of hole you need to create will ultimately depend on what type of core drill your should use. Carbide Core Drill Bits As well as wearing the drill bit out much faster, the hammer action also creates a lot of vibration whilst drilling often leading to the hole ending up larger than intended. There are many core drill sizes and generally each size is manufactured to represent the size of a commonly used pipe, cable or duct so that once the hole is drilled, the object in question passes through with ease.

Trying to drill more dense objects such as solid concrete will in most cases cause the bit to heat up, wearing it out even faster. At this point you will only have around half an inch or so to drill through so take your time and once done you will be left with a nice neat and clean hole.

What is a Core Drill?

Unlike carbide drill bits, the teeth on a diamond core bit features diamonds that are embedded in the teeth themselves. As diamonds are extremely hard they grind their way through the surface you’re working on creating a sharp and clean cut. In general, a corded drill is the best to go for as it will produce power at a more constant rate, but if funds are available, the more expensive and higher quality cordless drills (minimum 24v) from brands such as DeWalt, Makita, Milwaukee etc should provide more than enough grunt. Keep a close eye on your drilling depth and once you are roughly within and inch of breaking through the wall on the other side, decrease any pressure and also speed slightly.

As we have already stated but will do so again, never use hammer action when core drilling. The drilling action needs to be as smooth as possible and the jerky action of the hammer can snap expensive diamond teeth very easily. Mark the Exact Drilling Spot

When drilling your hole, always hold the drill and core bit dead level. You do not want to drill in at an angle and cause the hole to slope up or down!

Keep drilling until the core drill teeth hit the surface of the wall. You will feel them bite once they do. For the neatest cut and finish to your hole it is advisable to then finish the hole from the other side. This guarantees both a neat entry and exit hole.Due to the amount of heat created during the drilling process it is necessary to keep diamond core bits as cool as possible to prevent unnecessary damage to the cutting teeth to a minimum. If the surface of the cutting teeth are subjected to too much heat the metal encasing them melts covering the diamonds and reducing cutting efficiency. If this happens the drill bit then needs to be “redressed” to expose the diamonds once more. If however the depth of the hole is longer than the drill bit you will need to withdraw the core bit when you hit a depth of about 125-130mm and chop out the core with a hammer and bolster, or in some cases you can lever it out. With the drill held straight and true, keep drilling, stopping regularly and withdrawing the bit from the hole to allow it to cool down. When withdrawing a core bit from a hole ensure that it is still rotating. Once you have cut 25-30mm into the surface you are working on, you can withdraw the core bit and remove the guide drill and carry on without it.

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