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Diamond Bits for Drilling and Mining

Aug 18, 2007
If you aren't familiar with diamond drilling bits that's not surprising because they are more of a specialized drill bit. Diamond drill bits are used to drill holes into brick, stone, and concrete, and they are usually used for larger holes in these materials.

Diamond bits are usually not used on any other materials. The bit is made of a metal cylinder with a fairly soft steel mount on an arbor. At the open end of the cylinder industrial diamond are embedded.

The segments of the bits are thicker than the actual cylinder wall, so the larger portion of the bit is not rubbing in the hole that is being bored. The sloped slots will help to move the dust away.

You can use diamond bits dry or using water as lubrication. Selecting the right diamond drill bits for your application is very important to ensure you get the desired results. The material and the thickness of the material are the factors that determine what diamond bits are right. There are plenty of charts online so you should be able to quickly determine what it is you need.

In order to get the most out of your diamond tip drill bits read the manual that came with both your diamond drill bits and your drill. The bit is actually only a small part of the success of your project.

Successful diamond drilling is considered both a science and an art. It requires choosing the right diamond tip drill bit, which means you have to have an understanding of the applications.

Before you start to drill, you should visually examine the bit for any damage and never use if you see damage. If a bit is damaged or not correctly mounted it can be very dangerous. You should always have your safety footwear on, snug clothing, hearing protection, safety goggles, and the right respiratory equipment.

It may take you a bit of time to get used to using diamond core drill bits, but once you see what it can do, don't be surprised if you quickly become addicted.

You can purchase a full selection of diamond drill bits online. Here you will find quality and pricing, as well as a great deal of information on how to use your bits and get the maximum benefits from your diamond drill bits.

If you still aren't sure why you should use diamond cutter drill bits, read on. In case you didn't know it diamond is the hardest material man knows, and when you use a diamond bit it grinds away the material. Because diamond is so hard it can actually be used on all materials. Diamond can make a good alternative to carbide and other blade types. Diamonds can grind away material at the nano or micro level, where carbide drill bits cut with a sharp cutting edge.

The biggest advantage to using diamond for drilling besides the fact it will drill anything, it that there is minimal chipping, faster drilling, less noise, and less material loss.
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Terry Fitzroy is an experienced writer on rock, carbide, and diamond drill bits.
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