Posted 6.7.2019

Five Tough Back Reaming Options For Shale

When it comes to sedimentary rock, we all know shale very well. It’s not hard to find since it accounts for nearly 70% of the rock in the Earth’s crust. Shale is made of silt, clay and minerals like quartz, calcite, pyrite and mica. It’s usually found in areas where water is or was present.

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Posted 5.17.2019

How To Keep Your Directional Boring Backreamer In Top Form

A directional boring backreamer is essential to any HDD job. Not only do you need a reamer that will cut the desired diameter, but you also need one that will aid in removing the cuttings from the hole. If you cut a 24″ hole, but half of it is full of the cuttings, you’re going

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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

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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

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Posted 3.19.2019

Get to Know Your Bits a Bit Better

When drilling your pilot shot, it’s tempting to throw the biggest, baddest bit in your toolshed onto your drill and call it a day. Inexact tooling choices might get the job done eventually—but will hamper productivity and expose your HDD tools to unnecessary wear and tear. Knowing what to look for before you begin drilling

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