Product Focus: Drill Bits/Augers/Hammers
March 19, 2001
Drill bits, augers and hammers are the subjects of this month's Product Focus.
The latest improvement to Ingersoll-Rand's Quantum Leap60W comes in the form of a redesigned piston. The new piston is said to offer increased performance in wet deephole applications. Along with increased performance comes a larger sealing area which improves the overall life of the hammer.
The photo is an example of the high-quality 22" TCI rerun bits KS Bit has in stock. They also have rerun and retipped Mill Tooth Bits and new tooth bits and carbide insert roller bits. KS Bit also carries hammers and hammer bits, hole openers, subs and new drill pipe.
Secoroc introduces the Secoroc COP 64.2 - another leap in hammer design. The COP 64.2 hammer delivers performance no competing solution can match. It features new internal components, improved check valve design, control tube reinforcement, new buffer and compression rings to create the market's most reliable and dependable hammer.
Ditch Witch's Fluted Cone Backreamer is a versatile downhole tool for enlarging diameters of pilot holes made with HDD equipment. Tool design provides the option of a fluted-style backreamer in larger-diameter sizes and is a good all-purpose backreamer. It has a swivel connection and carbide-faced Shark Tooth cutters.
TEE JAY INTERNATIONAL INC.
Hole openers are one of several types of drilling tools offered by Tee Jay International. Three cone bits, drag and hammer bits are also shipped throughout the United States and worldwide.
Diedrich Drill manufactures a complete line of hollow stem augering equipment. Diedrich's newest auger product is our combination Spade/Conical cutterhead. This bit is excellent for making deep cuts in medium to hard abrasive materials. Our stock head sizes are 2 to 6 and Diedrich will produce other manufacturer's heads.
Drillmaster International is located in Mansfield, Texas, and its product lines include premium quality hammer bits and custom hole openers in sizes from 2-3/4" thru 48", DTH percussion Shockwave and Earthquake hammers from 2" to 30", threaded bits, casing crown bits, the Drilldex overburden drilling system, and other custom DTH tools.
BIT BROKERS INTERNATIONAL
BIT BROKERS INTERNATIONAL has exported quality products to drillers in 24 countries for over 10 years. Their tricone hole openers are built to specification and they can quote hole openers with new/unused surplus or rebuilt steel tooth or TCI, sealed or non-sealed bearing, soft, medium, or hard formations, quick change or weld-on cutters.
MILLS MACHINE CO.
Mills Machine Co. manufactures a full line of standard and custom-manufactured Continuous Flight Augers. The augers are available with the standard Solid Hex, Hexbor, and Threaded Jet Auger connections in any size or length. A variety of bit types are available to cut soft or hard formations.
NUMA's revolutionary Double Dome Carbide (DD) Bit has proven to drill 40% longer and 25% more footage than standard carbide bits yielding significant cost savings. The unique design of the DD bit utilizes a distinctive new carbide consisting of a double reinforced layer giving it a double dome or nipple-like appearance.
SDI DRILLING EQUIPMENT
SDI Drilling Equipment's hydraulic casing hammer for cable tool has been tested and proven to cut drilling time when drilling through cobbles and boulders. The advantage of a drill-through casing hammer is the cable tool operator does not need drive clamps. Drilling and bailing is done while driving the casing.
LITTLE BEAVER EARTH DRILLS
Little Beaver Earth Drills are designed for operator safety and efficiency. Patented torque bar eliminates kickback and reduces operator stress. One-man operation cuts labor costs. New transmission adds strength, improves colling, reduces maintenance. Diameters of 1.5 to 16 inches. Mechanical and hydraulic models with a variety of auger selections.
The American Directional Drill DD-10 from American Augers has a 95,000-pound thrust-pullback rating, 15,000 ft-lbs rotary, rack and pinion carriage and 200 gpm mud pump on board It uses 15 ft. drill pipe and can use a mud motor for drilling rock.
Since its introduction to North America in July 1999, the Mincon 6DH has gained the enviable reputation of having superior penetration rates and excellent long term tool life. It is said that low consumption cost on spare parts helps to ensure that the drilling contractor will have the lowest cost per drilled foot.
Rockmore International manufactures a complete line of rock drilling tools and has many designs for down-the hole drilling. With several grades of carbide and several designs, there is a bit to match nearly every drilling condition. Rockmore is a worldwide supplier of bits and accessories for all drill and blast applications.
BRUCE TOOL CO.
Bruce Tool Co. manufactures and supplies hammers, bits and other tools of many brands. Shown is their most economical high pressure hammer - the SS6. Whether you need the fastest hammer or the least expensive, contact them for an opinion for your application.
PALMER BIT CO.
Palmer Bit Co. recently introduced the "Heavy Step" drag bit. It is available in sizes 5-1/2 to 26 inches on all API regular pins or Mayhew Regular and Internal Flush Boxes in three- or four-wing style. It is said to cut cost per foot and decrease drilling time.
TT Technologies offers 10 models of Grundoram pipe ramming tools for trenchless installations of steel casings from 4 to more than 80 inches in diameter. The Grundoram is designed for installing pipe under roadways, railways and waterways and provides installation in a variety of soil conditions, including rocky soils.
EASTERN DRILLER'S MFG. CO. INC.
Eastern Driller's Manufacturing Co. Inc. manufactures a wide variety of down-the-hole hammer and bits that are high quality and reasonably priced. Our salesmen take pride in the service they provide our customers, often going right to the field where the drilling takes place.
MURPHY'S WATER WELL BITS
Murphy's Water Well Bits, a company that sells unused and reconditioned bits of all the major brands, received the RJ & Associates Award for Quality Assurance in 2000. The company says it believes that drill bit technology of today is far superior to that of just a few years ago.
T & T CARBIDE
T & T Carbide has been a supplier of quality drill bits and hole-openers for 25 years. They are currently overstocked with new steel tooth and TCI tri-cone bits ranging in sizes 5-5/8 to 13-3/4. If it's rerun bits you're looking for, T & T Carbide stocks a variety of rerun/rebuilt bits.
Replaceable Blade Bits: RBI-Gearhart blades are available in 3-7/8 - 6 inches, and we offer chevron (specials) or step (regular) type cutters. These are designed for high consumption or variable hole size drilling operations. This design can generate significant savings over conventional one-piece drag bits.
DRILTECH MISSION LLC
Driltech Mission LLC has designed and introduced the new Mission 6 DTH hammer and bit system featuring Mirror Impact Technology. The Mission 6 DTH hammer offers 15 to 30 percent better downhole drilling penetration rates and it is having much success in quarries, water wells and on construction sites.