Basic Safety When Working With Core Drills

Always wear eye and hearing protection! Wear respiratory mask for dry cutting! Consider using a PAPR (powered air purifying respirator).

Careless or improper use of a diamond core drills could cause personal injury!

  • Do not use any tools if damage is suspected.
  • Beware of sun damage to the operator
  • Have a fire extinguisher and first aid kit nearby
  • Use a barrel that is suitable for the machine and the material to be cut.
  • Check for suitability before cutting dry, and take extra precautions because of the dust
  • Check barrel for damage before installing.
  • Check machine condition before performing any cutting operations.
  • Check for a tight fit to the shaft of the drill.
  • Check condition of barrel regularly.
  • Check all electrical cords and plugs (if applicable) and protect them from water.
  • Never drill without the safety guards provided in place.
  • Do not apply side pressure.

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