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Core Drills and Accessories

What is Core Drilling?

Core drills were first invented in 1863 for use in mining and oil drilling. Since then, there have been many innovations created by power tool manufacturers, resulting in durable coring tools for construction applications. Many contractors have found ways to use these tools to increase productivity on some of the toughest jobs.

This type of hole forming is called coring. The process draws its name based on how the material is extracted from the newly made hole. The bit that is attached to the power tool encircles the material that is removed and allows the removal of the material in one cylindrical piece. The material that is removed is referred to as a core (akin to the idea of an apple core.) 

If the removal process is conducted as part of a quality control program to verify compressive strength of the hardened material, or to check the thickness of a slab or pavement, the core is referred to as a core sample. 

Manufacturers have created equipment and bits that allow coring in both vertical and horizontal applications. With the proper set-up, contractors can even drill angled holes.

Your White Cap sales professional can help you select the right combination of equipment and bits to perform any core drilling project.
Contractors turn to core drilling equipment when their plans call for drilling holes in concrete wider than 2”. Our articles will help you explore important considerations regarding core drilling applications and best practices.

The Basics of Core Drilling

Many types of contractors and engineers use core drilling equipment for many purposes. You can core drill through structural concrete, asphalt, stone, brick, and concrete masonry units.

Types of Core Drills Assemblies

Whether you are drilling a single core hole or a series of deep anchors, selecting the right core drill assembly will increase your team’s productivity, minimize your cost, and increase safety. There are several key considerations when selecting the best core drill.

Core Drill Purchasing Considerations

Contractors have several options when purchasing core drills, accessories, and bits. Equipment needed for that occasional core in a masonry wall is significantly different from a core drill used in demolition.

Core Drill Maintenance and Storage

Core drilling equipment and accessories are unique tools that often require special attention. A little focused maintenance will go a long way in achieving optimum performance and return on your investment.

Tips on How to Use Your Core Drill Safely

Whether you core one hole a week or one hundred, it’s important to remember some basic principals to ensure safe drilling and quality results. The combination of the proper operating procedures with the right safety gear will ensure superior results.
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