All About Construction Drills

You’ll find drills in many forms and sizes, and they are common in most industrial projects as well as construction. You can use them in wood, metals, and in the ground. In the medical industry, they even created specialized drills for various uses. You can even find drills in most household. In fact, it is one of the basic tools in every toolbox. It is convenient and very easy to use.

Types of Drills According to Power

The majority of handheld drills on the market are powered by electricity. You’ll also find some drills are manually powered. Some drills use compressed air, called pneumatic drills, such as the auger. Those used in the construction have very strong percussive action to drill through very hard materials. Examples of this type of drills are pneumatic drills, jackhammers, and hammer drills. Huge drills are used in oil and water drilling. Drilling rigs that are built in the ocean are constructed around a huge drill.


Drills Used for Construction

Drills that are used in construction are very different from the regular do-it-yourself drills you use at home. All these drills vary greatly in drills bits or heads. Drill bits, which are a metal head that you fasten into your drill, vary in shapes and sizes. Some are smooth with a flat head, while some are twisted, and some look like thick needles.

Drill bits also differ from each other according to the type of material it will drill into. Different drill bits are used in wood, plastic, stone, metal, tiles, and even glass. You can’t just use any drill on everything, especially when drilling on glass and tiles. The drill bit you must use should prevent the glass or tile from cracking while you do the drilling.


Diamond Drilling Rig:

With a powerful 3000-watt motor, this type of drill rig is strong enough to handle the largest construction projects. Diamond drilling rigs can be used for drilling through floors and waste pipes, and can be used for chemical and mechanical anchoring. You’ll find that this type of drill is also commonly used in the plumbing and fire industries.



If your intention is to drill holes into the ground and take samples of the soil, then the auger is the best tool you can use. With such a rapid moving drill, most augers have a convenient brake that you can use for a quick stop.


Rotary Hammer:

For heavy duty breaking and drilling of concrete and rock, rotary hammer is the appropriate tool. A rotary hammer is typically electricity powered. For precautionary purposes, you should never lean against this machine when breaking and drilling. You only need to guide it gently. When drilling large holes, it is recommended that you use a smaller drill bit first.


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