Modern Trends in Hollow Drill Steel

CIM Bulletin, 1954


THE PROCEDURE and technique for drilling holes has probably undergone as great a change during the pas t ten years as any one of the other operations conducted in hard-rock mining. During this period, we have seen a change from the heavy leyners and drifters to the light jackleg type of drill machine; from steels that were forged and hardened on the bit end to the inserted carbide-tipped rod, from the necessity of providing special bit-end fabrication and beat treatment of shank steels to the simple grinding or turning of a plain section on a shank with no heat treatment required for bit attachment.
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