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An 8th Reason to Choose GeoHawk Products for Geotechnical Drilling

Posted by Rod McCoremick on Jan 16, 2017 10:30:00 AM


Back in November 2015, we published a blog offering 7 reasons why Geohawk products were a good choice for geotechnical drilling. As we have said in various blogs, selecting the right core bit can be a complex decision that must take into account many variables. Often geotechnical or environmental drillers will choose the same core bits as diamond drillers and this can be a mistake.


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If you are doing geotechnical or environmental drilling, then you should be considering core bits that address drilling situations found in that kind of drilling. GeoHawk matrices are developed for geotechnical drilling, so below are 7 great reasons why GeoHawk products are great drilling tools. With the recent addition of two products to the line, we now have 8 reasons.

  1. The GeoHawk matrices are made specifically for geotechnical drilling meaning that they are better adapted to provide the versatility needed to drill through all the types of diverse and difficult ground you will encounter in geotechnical and environmental drilling.
  2. GeoHawk bits are economical – comparatively speaking, they are more reasonably priced so you get the most bang for your buck.
  3. The GeoHawk core bits were developed to cover a wider range of ground.
  4. GeoHawk products are available in all standard sizes, both metric and imperial.
  5. The outer and inner diameters of the GeoHawk crown are more resistant to the premature wear that occurs when drilling through fractured ground.

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  1. GeoHawk products are a safe and low-cost choice for drilling in unknown ground conditions instead of a premium bit that may not be suitable and may prematurely wear down.
  2. Drillers appreciate their ability to drill through landfill material that is often found in urban drill sites.
  3. New additions have extended the product line. It now includes the GeoHawk Orange, developed for hard ground, and the GeoHawk Yellow for hard to extremely hard ground. Drillers can cover a broad range of ground hardness.

 



CONCLUSION:

More and more, manufacturers are developing bits that target specific types of drilling and ground conditions. Make sure you investigate all the choices available and make an informed choice so you can get the best drilling performance possible. Remember that our technical team is always available to offer tips and advice.



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