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Postal Address:
P.O. Box 759,
Joondalup DC,
Western Australia 6919.
Tel: +61 (0) 8 9302 6677
Fax: +61 (0) 8 9303 2736

Surface Set Coring Bits

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Surface-Set diamond bits are primarily recommended for use in drilling relatively soft, abrasive, unconsolidated formations that are not effectively drilled by impregnated diamond bits. They are also recommended for use in drilling harder formations where the available rotational speeds and bit loads are insufficient to use impregnated diamond bits due to drilling equipment limitations.

In most cases, surface-set diamond bits will provide higher rates of penetration than impregnated diamond bits in softer formations due largely to the greater degree of exposure of the individual diamond crystals. However, as they are set with only a single layer of diamond crystals, surface-set diamond bits will generally yield a lower overall bit life than impregnated diamond bits.

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