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.