The Thunder Cut from Salem Fabrication Supplies is now back by popular demand!
As part of our Storm Series of products, our new and improved, premium, high-speed, self-dressing diamond core drills have an increased feed rate of up to 1.8mm/s and significantly reduced cycle times. The Thunder Cut's specific bond design has achieved 3x-4x the life expectancy of standard drills resulting in reduced maintenance and replacement costs.
Our Thunder Cut core drills are available in both 75mm and 95mm overall lengths.
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A diamond core drill is a tool used to bore holes into hard materials such as concrete, stone, masonry, and glass. It works by using a rotating cylinder tipped with industrial-grade diamond segment to grind through the material, rather than cutting it like a traditional drill bit. The Thunder Cut from Salem Fabrication Supplies is a premium, high-speed, self-dressing diamond core drill that achieves a 3-4x longer life expectancy than standard drills. Its specific bond design reduces cycle times and maintenance costs, making it a great choice for heavy industrial use on CNC machines.
The benefits of using a diamond core drill include higher precision, faster drilling speeds, and reduced wear and tear on the drill itself. Because diamond is one of the hardest materials on earth, diamond core drills can cut through even the toughest materials with ease. The Thunder Cut's ultra-high feed rate of up to 1.8 mm/s and self-dressing design make it an excellent choice for reducing production costs with longer life, less maintenance, fewer changeouts, and higher quality, more consistent holes.
Diamond core drills are commonly used in construction, remodeling, and renovation projects to create holes for plumbing, electrical, and HVAC systems. They can also be used for creating holes in concrete walls for anchor bolts, dowels, and rebar. Common applications in glass are for mounting holes and for hardware. The Thunder Cut's heavy-duty diamond segments and reduced cycle times make it a reliable choice for heavy industrial use.
Choosing the right diamond core drill depends on a variety of factors, such as the type of material you will be drilling into, the size of the hole you need to create, and the speed and precision required. You should also consider the size and type of drill you will be using, as well as your budget. The Thunder Cut is available in both 75mm and 95mm overall lengths in an extensive range of diameters, making it suitable for a wide range of applications. Its premium self-dressing diamond segments and specific bond design make it an excellent choice for heavy industrial use on CNC machines.
Wet diamond core drills use water to cool the diamond segments and flush out debris, resulting in a cleaner and more efficient drilling process. They are ideal for use on harder materials and can help extend the life of the drill. Dry diamond core drills do not use water and are typically used for smaller, less intensive projects.
To maintain and care for your diamond core drill, it is important to inspect it after each use and monitor it for rust and corrosion or other potential issues. The Thunder Cut is self-dressing, so there is no need for dressing during normal operation. It is also safe to dress if needed in the event of irregular wear, which can help to extend the life of the drill.
The lifespan of a diamond core drill depends on various factors such as the material being drilled, the feed rate, coolant usage, and the quality of the drill. Standard diamond core drills typically last between 500-1000 drilling cycles. However, premium diamond core drills like the Thunder Cut from Salem Fabrication Supplies have achieved 3x-4x the life expectancy of standard drills, resulting in reduced maintenance and replacement costs. With proper usage and maintenance, the Thunder Cut can last significantly longer than standard drills, making it a cost-effective choice for heavy industrial use.