Since 2009, HERO brand of core bits have been diamond drillers’ most popular choice of bit, offering the best penetration/lifespan ratio in the industry. The entire line of HERO core bit is manufactured using only the highest grade diamonds, which are coated with titanium in order to preserve their cutting abilities. What’s more, HERO line of core bits is manufactured using a unitary furnacing process that ensures the consistency required to meet Fordia’s exceptional quality standards.

With its six matrices, the HERO line allows drillers to achieve excellent drilling performance in ground with rock hardness ranging from 3.5 to 8 on Mohs scale, and is also suitable for softer, abrasive ground. Each of the core bits is available in a Vulcan configuration for deep hole drilling. For hard, abrasive ground, make sure to choose the HERO Abrasive line of core bits for the same excellent penetration/lifespan ratio.


HERO 3 matrix is specially designed to provide an excellent penetration/lifespan ratio in soft and abrasive ground such as sandstone, shale and limestone.

  • Ideal for abrasive ground with a hardness rating of between 3 and 5.5 on Mohs scale
  • Recommended in a pie-shape configuration to allow a greater evacuation of drill cuttings
  • 13 mm standard diamond height available in Vulcan 16 mm



HERO 5 provides optimum performance in soft to medium hard ground, while also offering good performance in hard ground. Choose the HERO 5 for ground consisting of diorite, abrasive coarse-grained granite, basalt or dolomite.

· Works well on soft to medium hard ground rated 4 to 6 on Mohs scale

· Its unique composition includes larger synthetic diamonds for optimal penetration in a variety of grounds · 13 mm standard diamond height, also available in Vulcan 16 mm, 20 mm and 26 mm


HERO 7 matrix is one of the most popular in the industry. It cuts through quartz and all types of granite or equivalent hardness rocks without any problem, and is well adapted to softer and abrasive ground.

  • Works on medium to hard ground between 5 and 6.5 on Mohs scale
  • Available in a variety of crown configurations
  • Available in Vulcan 16 mm, 20 mm and 26 mm



HERO 9 facilitates drilling in hard to very hard ground, such as granite or syenite. It offers great lifespan even under the most demanding drilling conditions.

  • Works better in hard to very hard ground, between 6 and 7.5 on Mohs scale
  • Matrix allows easy sharpening and long lasting life
  • Available in Vulcan 16 mm, 20 mm and 26 mm



HERO 11 matrix is specially designed to conquer hard to extremely hard ground, such as basalt, felsic or volcanic rock that is often found in South America or Australia.

  • Suitable for very hard to extremely hard ground, from 6.5 to 7.5 on Mohs scale
  • Extremely sharp matrix provides more bite than lower level matrices
  • Available in Vulcan 16 mm, 20 mm and 26 mm


The HERO 13 is a new matrix developed for drilling in the hardest ground, such as calcite, quartzite and taconite. This bit will stay sharp without the need for heavy bit pressure or water flow reduction. It is a freer cutting core bit and as part of the HERO line of products, it provides the same excellent penetration/lifespan ratio.

Hero family

Hero 3

Hero 5

Hero 7

Hero 9

Hero 11


Diamond Coring Bit

NO HERO7, 13mm 9WW TPS100
NO HERO11, Vulcan 16mm 9WW TPS100
NO HERO9, 13mm 9WW TPS125
HO HERO7, Vulcan 16mm 10WW STD188
NO HERO7, Vulcan 16mm 9WW TPS125
NO2 HERO9, 13mm 10WW CYC130
BO HERO7, 13mm 7WW TPS125
NO HERO7, 13mm 9WW TPS125
NO HERO7, Vulcan 16mm 10WW STD188
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