Posted 12.3.2019

What Does Cobble Mean for Your Directional Drilling Job?

For every driller, there's that one job. You know the one — you barely got through it, and it still haunts you. You've spent every job since just hoping you wouldn't get caught in a situation like that again. There's a good chance it involved a material you hadn't drilled through before, and there's an even better chance that material was cobble.

The dreaded cobble presents a lot of challenges in the field for drillers and contractors. But why?

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Posted 9.25.2019

Are Pit Bull Blades Compatible with OEM Transmitter Housings?

Our Pit Bull design has gotten a lot of great feedback from drillers, and as such, we've incorporated it into all of our blades. This has lead to many customers wondering if Pit Bull blades are compatible with OEM transmitter housings from brands like Vermeer and Ditch Witch. Well, we're not going to keep you waiting — the short answer is yes. Even though we think you should Read Full Post >

Posted 5.16.2019

The Best HDD Drill Blades And Drilling Rig Bits For Digging Through Caliche

If you’re drilling in the Southwest, you most likely know caliche. It’s hard to deal with, dense, and really clingy since it often binds to gravel, silt, sand, and clay. Caliche kind of sounds like a terrible ex that won’t go away. Luckily, we have a few solutions for drilling in caliche that will break that mess all up for good! First off though, let’s start with the basics.  

What Is Caliche?

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Posted 4.17.2019

4 Great HDD Drill Blades and Drill Bits for Sandstone

Sandstone is a pretty common material to find on the job. While it's considered "soft," anyone who has drilled through it before knows that doesn't make the task easier — in fact, sandstone can be fairly abrasive. As with any HDD job, you have to come prepared. Luckily, we've got your back. We'll show you some great HDD drill blades and drill bits for sandstone so you can dig in!  

What Exactly is Sandstone?

Tiny grains of mineral, rock and

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Posted 1.3.2019

2018: The Year We Pushed HDD Even Further

Last year was a banner year for innovation here at Melfred Borzall. Our engineers were busy designing and tweaking some exciting new HDD equipment that has finally made its way into the hands of drillers. We’d like to share the stories behind our breakthrough HDD tooling solutions from 2018.  

FastBack innovation for drilling and reaming in tight areas


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