What is a Diamond Core Drill Bit?
Do you need new pipe installed for you bathroom renovation? If yes, and you have a concrete slab, then your plumber or builder is going to need a core drill bit to drill the hole.
Concrete core drilling is where circular holes are drilled into concrete. The result of an experienced tradesman is a fine clean hole with little mess.
A Diamond Core Drill Bit attaches to a Core Drill Machine and is used to core into material such as concrete, reinforced concrete, hard stone and brick. Depending on the scale of work, you can get smaller hand held core drill machines, or more powerful larger machines on stands for larger commercial and industrial jobs.
Unlike a typical drill and other cutting tools where the whole area being drilled out or cut turns into dust a debris (pulverize the material) – a core drill will remove a cyclinder of material when drilling its hole. This is similar to a hole saw, just on a larger scale. The is because the centre of a Diamond Core Drill is hollow.
Are Diamond Core Drill Bits made from real diamonds?
A Diamond Core Drill Bit is made of metal and has synthetic diamond drill tips bonded or welded onto the the tip.
These diamond tips grind rather than cut. The tips are specially formulated to suit either hard or soft materials. If you use the wrong type, then you can hurt your core drill bit.
Which Diamond Core Drill Bit to do I need?
Like other diamond tools, you need to consider what you are cutting before you choose your diamond core drill bit.
The core drill bits we stock are suited to hard materials such as concrete, reinforced concrete, stone and brick.
If you are after a core drill bit for soft stones or other material, please contact us on 02 6242 8996 and we can order it in for you.