Diamond drilling is a popular concrete drilling method for several reasons. This article discusses some of the reasons why you should use a diamond drill as you perform your next DIY concrete drilling project.
Concrete drilling can be very disruptive and inconvenient because of the high amount of noise generated during the drilling process. However, diamond drills emit less noise than other drilling tools. This is because the high speed at which the drill operates does not give the sound generated by each impact of the drill ample time to resonate. Consequently, there will be a reduced likelihood that neighbours will complain that noise from your worksite is inconveniencing them.
The strength of diamond makes a diamond drill able to penetrate hard materials, such as concrete, easily. This ease of penetration makes diamond drills good for precision drilling in places where a neat hole is required, such as a hole needed to run a tube connecting the internal AC unit in the living room to the external unit outside a window. The drill will produce a hole of uniform width from one side of the hole to the other.
Diamond drills are also very popular because their users have minimal cleaning to do after the drilling process. The blade penetrates the exact chosen site without bouncing off-target. This minimises the debris or dust created because the drill bit follows a precise line of penetration as it operates. This results in less pollution of the air within the room where you are drilling. The precise penetration also reduces the likelihood that the material will chip and crack. This is because the drill bit remains centered and does not disperse its energy beyond that drill site, hence no lines of weakness and cracks will develop in the material.
Another reason for the popularity of diamond drills is their immense strength that permits them to drill through a variety of materials, such as concrete and granite. Many times, concrete surfaces may have other materials within them. A diamond drill will have no difficulty in penetrating those additional materials.
While diamond drills can be suitable for both DIY and professional use, great care needs to be exercised when using them. For instance, there is a high risk of hitting a power cable within a wall as you drill. It is therefore necessary to take various precautions, such as viewing architectural drawings, so you identify places where there are utilities or obstructions inside a wall that you want to drill.