Many of our previous blogs are about the importance of choosing the right core bit and the right core bit configuration. Recently I started discussing some of the reasons that core bits underperform, even if you have chosen the right ones. Some of the reasons involve changes in ground conditions or not using the best drilling parameters for the drilling project. One of the best ways to determine what is off is to examine the wear profile of your bit crown and change drilling parameters if necessary.
An earlier blog looked at the problem of over exposed diamonds and this time we will look at core bits that are polished.
Part of being a good diamond driller is learning and mastering certain skills, like how to fix a deviated bore hole or how to sharpen a polished core bit. Beyond those skills, there are other basic skills that every guy should know in order to be capable and effective in the world in general, so we thought about what those skills should be. We came up with a long list – too long for one blog post so we’ll do a few installments in the weeks to come.
For now, here are 10 skills you should master.