Are you looking for a core drill to buy or rent?

Do you know what kind of core drill or core bit is suitable for your job?

Do you know which brands are available in the market right now?

Do you like to compare technical specifications and competitors prices?

In this  post we have prepared a set of practical and useful information that you need to know before deciding to buy or rent a product.Scrolling through the post, you can view all the core drill machines available in the market, which are supplied by popular and well-known brands. These will help you to compare the products based on their practical specification relevant to the construction industry.

Core drill FAQ’s are a set of useful and relevant questions and answers which will explain to you the correct definition and application of different core drills and bits, for a smart and useful purchase.

 

Core Drill FAQ’s

 

100 diameter Drills

Diamond core drill

Wet Handheld Concrete Core Drilling Machine with Water Pump Accessories Power Tools

Year

Brand Volt Watts RPM

 Size

2020

WANGYONGQ 220 1900 1700

118

Diamond Core Drill

Wet Handheld Concrete Core Drilling Machine with Water Pump Accessories

Year

Brand

Volt

Watts

RPM

 Size

2021

SISHUINIANHUA

220

1900

1700

118

Dry Diamond  Drill

Wet Handheld Concrete Core Drilling Machine with Water Pump Accessories

Year

Brand Volt Watts RPM

 Size

2011

DEWALT 110 1300 3500

110

120 diameter Drills

Concrete Diamond Handheld Core Drill 

Wet Concrete Core Drilling Machine

Year

Brand Volt Watts RPM

 Size

2020

LWD 220 2100 2100

120

Mini Drill Diamond Core Drill

Wet Handheld Concrete Core Drilling Machine

Year

Brand Volt Watts RPM

 Size

2020

LWD 220 1900 1900

125

130 diameter Drills

Handheld Diamond Core Drill Rig

Variable Speed Wet Dry Drill Rig

Year

Brand Volt Watts RPM

 Size

2020

YUYAO 110-220 2500 N/A

158

150 diameter Drills

Wet Handheld Diamond Core Drill

Suitable for Engineering Construction And Home Drilling

Year

Brand Volt Watts RPM

 Size

2021

WANGYONGQI 120 2500 N/A

158

160 diameter Drills

Diamond Core Drill

Designed for use in construction and other applications

Year

Brand Volt Watts RPM

 Size

2020

Sealey 110 1300 1000

160

Diamond Drill

Lightweight and compact, Designed for use in construction and other applications

Year

Brand Volt Watts RPM

 Size

2020

Sealey 230 1300 1900

160

Diamond Core Drill

Widely used in drilling reinforced concrete, red brick, marble and other materials. Such as installing air conditioners, pipes, stair railings, highways and airports, etc.

Year

Brand Volt Watts RPM

 Size (mm)

2020

WYZXR 230 2180 1600

160

Diamond Drill Concrete Core Machine

Feed Crank Core Drilling with Stand Bits, 6 Inch W/Stand Bits Wet Drilling

Year

Brand Volt Watts RPM

 Size (mm)

2020

WYZXR 220 N/A N/A

160

Handheld Core Drill Rig

Wet & Dry Drilling Machine

Year

Brand Volt Watts RPM

 Size (mm)

2019

HYANYU 240 1800 1900

160

Diamond Core Drill

Year

Brand Volt Watts RPM

 Size (mm)

2020

LWD 220 2500 1900

168

Diamond Core Drill

Year

Brand Volt Watts RPM

 Size (mm)

2012

Milwaukee N/A 1500 N/A

N/A

180 diameter Drills

Handheld Diamond Core Drill Rig

Variable Speed Wet Dry Drill Rig Concrete

Year

Brand Volt Watts RPM

 Size (mm)

2020

WANGYONGQ 110-120 2280 1600

180

Diamond Core Drill Rig

Wet/Dry Drilling for Diamond Concrete Drilling

Year

Brand Volt Watts RPM

 Size (mm)

2019

Fayelong 220 3000 1800

180

190 diameter Drills

Diamond Core Drill with Water Source (Hand-Held)

drill can cut up to 190 mm holes on reinforced concrete, brick, stone, rock, ceramic and fireproof materials.

Year

Brand Volt Watts RPM

 Size (mm)

2020

LWD 230 1800 3300

190

205 diameter Drills

Diamond Core Drill Rig with Stand and Tools

Wet Dry Core Drill Rig for Diamond Concrete Drilling

Year

Brand Volt Watts RPM

 Size (mm)

2020

BuoQua N/A 3980 750

205

220 diameter Drills

Diamond Core Drilling Machine

Hand Held Diamond Core Drill Rig Variable Speed Wet Dry Core Drill Rig with Core Bit

Year

Brand Volt Watts RPM

 Size (mm)

2018

Hopopular 220 4450 580

225

Hand Held Diamond Core Drill Rig

Variable Speed Wet Dry Core Drill Rig with Core Bit

Year

Brand Volt Watts RPM

 Size (mm)

2018

Hopopular 220 4450 580

225

255 diameter Drills

Wet Dry Variable Speed Diamond Core Drill

Drilling Machine with Stand

Year

Brand Volt Watts RPM

 Size (mm)

2020

VEVOR 230 4450 580

255

Diamond Core Drill with Stand, Wet

Year

Brand Volt Watts RPM

 Size (mm)

2018

BuoQua 220 4750 750

255

Diamond Core Drill Rig Drilling Machine

 

Year

Brand Volt Watts RPM

 Size (mm)

2018

FORAVE 220 4150 750

255

305 diameter Drills

Powerful Rugged Diamond core drill Rig

with Stand Tool Wet Dry Concrete Brick Block Drilling with Wheels

 

Year

Brand Volt Watts RPM

 Size (mm)

2020

VEVOR 220 4800 500

305

FAQ’s

 

Definitions

 

1. What is core in drilling ?

The material left inside the core bit is called core or reference. Core bits are available in various sizes for creating a hole or opening for pipes, cables, ducting, bolt embedding, material sampling, etc.

metal core bit for core drills

2.What do metalcore bits look like ?

The shape of metalcore drill bits is like a hollow steel cylinder with teeth (with soldiers made of strong alloys) along the working edge and the landing connector on the opposite side.

 

3. What is an SDS drill ?

An SDS drill is a more robust and capable drill than standard rotary or hammer drills. This kind of drill has the necessary abilities to drill through concrete, brickwork, steel and other tough materials.

 

4. What is the diamond core drill stand ?

This diamond core drill stand allows for angled drilling – from 90 degrees to 60 degrees. And it can be used vertically or horizontally. This means that the stand can be set up for drilling into walls, floors or ceilings.

 

Applications

core drill throught a wall

1. Can a core drill machine be used to drill through a wall?

Yes, you can drill a hole in the wall using a core drill machine. First of all, you have to determine the size of core drilling and choose the right bit. It will help you to be able to drill a core through the wall, but there are some cases in which the depth of the hole is longer than the drill bit. In these cases, you have to withdraw the drill bit, chop out the existing core with a hammer and bolster and continue the work to get to the specified depth.

 

2. What kind of core drill do I need?

It totally depends on your needs. If you are looking for a drill machine to make metal holes, you should go for an annular drill. If you want a core drill machine to make holes in cement or ceramic, then your best choice will be a diamond core drill machine. And if you want a core drill machine for industrial purposes and extraction, you should choose drilling rigs.

 

3. What is the best way to make a hole in a stone wall?

The best way is to drill a pilot hole (about 10-16mm) through from one side to the other side of the wall. Use the core drill on either side to start a neat hole on either side and then drill holes between the two cores and chisel the middle out.

diamond core drill for drilling hole in concrete and stone wall

4. What kind of core drill should I use to make holes in granite ?

Diamond core drills, fixing bits and NAMM monumental drills are your best choices for cutting holes in Dekton®, Granite, Laminam®, Lapitec®, Limestone, Marble, Neolith®, Porcelain, Quartz, Quartzite, Slate and other natural stones.

 

5. Can a pipe detector be used for core drilling ?

Yes. Scanning the desired section in the wall to find hidden items can be done using a pipe detector. If this operation is performed before starting the work, it will prevent potential risks and losses.

 

6. Can I use normal drill bits in an SDS drill ?

Standard rotary drill bits cannot be used in SDS drills. Always remember that an SDS drill with an adaptor and standard drill bits must only be used in rotary mode, with the hammer action switched off.

wet drilling bit

7. What’s the difference between wet and dry core bits ?

If we talk about strength, the dry core bits don’t have more power than wet core bits but on the other hand, using dry core bits is convenient and more friendly to DIV users.
A rule to remember is that dry core bits could be used without water, whilst using wet core bits requires a cooling water system.

 

8. What kind of drill rods are used for rotary drilling ?

Steel and aluminium rods are used for rotary drilling

 

9. What is a magnetic core drill ?

Magnetic core drills or “Mag Drills” are commonly used in steelworks. These drills are an essential tool for those involved in the production and installation of steel structures.

 

 

Choice

 

1. Which one is better? Carbide or cement drill bits ?

Carbide drill bits are very effective for drilling deep holes. Some kinds which are full-body cemented show a superior combination of toughness, strength and durability.

 

2. Which one is better? Tungsten or Diamond drill bits ?

Generally, diamond tools are more durable than tungsten carbide tools. However, diamond drill bits are much more expensive than other drill bits. Working on ferrous material like hot steel causes adverse reactions for diamond bits.

 

3. Which is the best drill for softcore drilling ?

It is a rule that we should never forget that we need soft bonds for hard materials for free and fast drilling, so nickel bonded electroplated diamond drills have the best workability on softer materials such as tile, soft stones, and glass, and composites.

 

4. How big of a core drill do you need for a bathroom ?

If you fit a new bathroom, you may need to drill at least three holes; 117mm for your toilet waste, 55mm for your bath and shower waste, 40mm for your basin waste. These are hole sizes, not pipe sizes, and they allow for movement of the pipe.

5. What kind of drill is used to drill holes in concrete ?

Diamond core drills are used widely in concrete and reinforced concrete for creating precise holes or taking samples.

concrete core drill

4. What is the best way to make a hole in a stone wall ?

The best way is to drill a pilot hole (about 10-16mm) through from one side to the other side of the wall. Use the core drill on either side to start a neat hole on either side and then drill holes between the two cores and chisel the middle out.

 

5. What kind of core drill should I use to make holes in granite ?

Diamond core drills, fixing bits and NAMM monumental drills are your best choices for cutting holes in Dekton®, Granite, Laminam®, Lapitec®, Limestone, Marble, Neolith®, Porcelain, Quartz, Quartzite, Slate and other natural stones.

 

6. Can a pipe detector be used for core drilling ?

Yes. Scanning the desired section in the wall to find hidden items can be done using a pipe detector. If this operation is performed before starting the work, it will prevent potential risks and losses.

 

7. Can I use normal drill bits in an SDS drill ?

Standard rotary drill bits cannot be used in SDS drills. Always remember that an SDS drill with an adaptor and standard drill bits must only be used in rotary mode, with the hammer action switched off.

6. How to relieve pressure on a core drill bit ?

When removing the bit, turn the water down and take the bit out while the drill motor is still running. Good water pressure will help flood the sediments up from deeper holes. Then relieve the pressure on the core bit for a few minutes now and then. The driller’s experience in deep coring is essential.

 

7. How does a vacuum attachment work on a drill ?

The tool activates the vacuum attachment for operator convenience and captures the concrete dust created during the work. Using this attachment doesn’t negatively affect the drilling performance because a separate motor powers the vacuum attachment.

 

8. What kind of drill bit does a core cutter have ?

A core cutter has a removable guiding drill bit used for guiding the drill, but the drill bit has no shaft, and the connection to the drill is made via an arbour.

buying hammer drill

9.What is the difference between SOS drills and Hammer drills ?

SOS drills combine rotary motion and hammering action in a standard drill that is much more efficient and effective than the hammering action of a hammer drill.
On the other hand, the Hammer drill is generally used for demolition and breaking jobs. Materials like wood that do not require the SDS action.

 

10.How to pick the right drill bit size ?

In the case of drilling in ferrous or metals, hole diameter and bit diameter could be precisely the same but in other cases, choose a drill bit of 1/64″ larger diameter than the hole you want to create.

 

 

Safety

 

1.Which occupational health and safety duties apply to construction work ?

There are different hazards and health concerns in concrete cutting and drilling. Some of them are mentioned below:
● dust and gas pollution
● hazardous handling
● working at heights
● electrical damage
● utilities and services damage

 

2.What is the safety requirement in core drilling ?

Users or clients are responsible for conducting an appropriate risk analysis and precise controls to reduce the risks facing. The instruction based on suitable Risk Assessment for the Core Drilling needs to be addressed and applied adequately.

 

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