People who would like to create some holes in walls or floors for various purposes, such as installing plumbing pipes, can choose either dry core drilling or wet core drilling. This article discusses some of the benefits and the drawbacks of dry core drilling. Use this information as you decide whether this method of core drilling is appropriate for your home improvement project.
The Advantages of Dry Core Drilling
Cleaning Up Is Easier. It is true that dry core drilling generates a large amount of dust and other debris. However, it is ultimately easier to clean up after your work is done. For example, you can simply use a vacuum cleaner to remove the dust on the floor. Wet core drilling creates a muddy mess which is more demanding to clean up.
Ideal for Challenging Environments. Dry core drilling is also the best method to use in challenging environments. For example, you can use this method when drilling in a place where electrical wiring is near the drill site. You can also safely drill through a wall in your home office. Wet core drilling creates more hazards in such challenging applications.
Ease of Use. Dry core drilling equipment tends to be shorter and less complex than wet drilling equipment. This makes dry core drilling equipment more user-friendly since handling it is easier. Wet core drilling equipment is harder to handle because its components are longer in order to protect the sensitive components from the fluid which is used to keep the drill bit cool or lubricated during the project.
Good for Softer Materials. It can be counterproductive for you to use a wet drilling method when drilling through softer materials, such as masonry. This is because the water or any other fluid used can cause the material to crumble. Dry core drilling doesn't have such an adverse effect, so it suits such applications very well.
The Disadvantages of Dry Core Drilling
Accelerated Wear. The drill bits in this method of core drilling wear out very quickly as a result of the excess amount of heat which is created as the drill bit is working. The debris flying about also worsens this rate of wear.
It Is Time Consuming. Dry core drilling also requires more time than the time which would be required if wet drilling techniques were used for the same task. Several factors explain this. First, one has to work at a lower rpm (revolutions per minute) in order to safeguard the drill bit against snapping. Secondly, visibility is poor due to all the dust created. The operator therefore has to keep pausing in order to see how the work is progressing.
Weigh all those strengths and shortcomings of dry core drilling. Talk to a core drilling expert about the pros and cons of wet core drilling. Use the information to select the most appropriate method for performing your project.Share
25 April 2018
Greetings to all who come here. My name is Brad Hansen and I am an accountant who happens to know an awful lot about wells. My church began charity work in Cambodia over a decade ago and it has installed dozens of wells in villages across the country. Before I started helping in Cambodia, I had no idea about different types of water pumps. Over the years, I have learnt that different pumps are needed depending on terrain and usage. Of course, making sure that pumps are cost effective and easily maintained is important for charity projects. These days, I use my accountancy skills to purchase water pumps and other equipment at the best possible prices. Initially, I honed my understandings through research and talking to experts, so I feel that I have some knowledge to share. I hope readers of this blog find it helpful. Peace to you all.