10 of the Must-haves Construction Drilling and Cutting Tools

must have construction tools for drilling and cutting
Having your own tools for construction (Drilling and Cutting) is important since it may lessen the budget for a certain projects and will also help shorten the time frame of the construction project. Now, do you know what are the best construction tools in the market such as drilling concretes and masonry (boulders, granites, lime stones,bricks and other masonry stuff) as well furnishing and finishing gadgets?

In finding great tools means consulting a top of the line experts (professional in terms of handy matters) that are well experience like Gilatools.com. I created a 10 list construction tools and devices for Always10 that a handy man should have. These are the tools that you can't stop yourself from telling your friends and end up buying them for your work crews or co-workers - in short, tools for getting your building homes easier.

1 – Diamond Core Bits and Drilling Machine

A perfect circle is never created by chance or by luck, and this holds true most especially in the world of construction. While in the past, spear-point bits worked wonders in creating holes, these old-fashioned tools can no longer penetrate through new types of materials. Enter diamond core bits, a diamond tool used for drilling concrete, blocks, bricks, tiles, granite, marble, porcelain, stone, and other hard aggregate materials. A perfect circle or a perfect core can be seamlessly created through top-grade diamond core bits.

Core bits are designed with a high diamond concentration for superior cutting performance, enhanced productivity, and longevity. Because of its hollow center, core bits can easily bore a circle in any aggregate material to create a hole. The result is a hole the size of the drill and a smaller “core” coming from the center. The core holds the material in place, allowing the diamond core bit to cut a clean hole all throughout the material.

2 - Wet Concrete Core Bits

You may need a specially formulated professional quality segments that provide fast cutting and long life in a variety of materials including cured concrete and reinforced concrete. It should be full range of sizes for virtually any job. This type should be use on core drilling machines and hand-held drills.

3 - Dry Masonry Core Bits

These are counterpart of wet concrete core bits with laser-welded individual segments to hold up under extreme heat and cutting pressure. A barrel vents increase air flow to dissipate heat and cool the core bit and is specially formulated professional quality segments provide fast cutting and long life in a variety of materials including concrete, reinforced concrete, brick, block and masonry. This core bit is intended for drilling on a variety of soft brick and concrete block.

Caution: not recommended on concrete and reinforced concrete.

4 – Diamond Cup Wheel

Even when you think you have encountered the toughest compound around, there is always a tool available that can tame it. In the world of construction, individuals are faced with a countless number of materials and surfaces that seem almost impossible to penetrate. But remember, with the right tools, nothing is impossible. This is when a diamond cup wheel come in handy. Diamond cup wheels are diamond tools that are used for cutting, grinding, polishing, finishing, shaping, flattening and smoothing extremely hard surfaces and materials.

A diamond is one of the hardest and toughest types of material to crack. That being said, a diamond cup wheel is a grinding wheel bonded with industrial diamonds on its periphery. The main feature of these industrial-strength cup wheels is its turbo style arranged segments, best used for faster grinding. Additionally, diamond cup wheels also have big holes for efficient dust collection. Known for its strength and agility, a cup wheel is able to withstand the pressure it gets from its revolutions, providing remarkable results.

5 - Concrete Saws

According to wiki, a concrete saw (often known as a consaw or road saw) is a power tool used for cutting concrete, masonry, brick, asphalt, tile, and other solid materials. It can be a small hand-held cut-off saw, a big walk-behind saw or other styles, and it may be powered by gasoline, hydraulic or pneumatic pressure, or electric motors.

The saw blades (see also Wood Blade) used on concrete saws are often diamond saw blades to cut concrete, asphalt, stone, etc. Abrasive cut-off wheels can also be used on cut-off saws to cut stone and steel. The significant friction generated in cutting hard substances like concrete usually requires the blades to be cooled to prolong their life and reduce dust.

6 – Safety Goggles

Goggles or safety glasses are forms of protective eye wear that usually enclose or protect the area surrounding the eye in order to prevent particulates, water or chemicals from striking the eyes. They are used in chemistry laboratories and in woodworking.
Goggles are often worn when using power tools such as drills or chainsaws to prevent flying particles from damaging the eyes. Many types of goggles are available as prescription goggles for those with vision problems.

7 - Low Angle Block Plane

These angle block planes are arguably the single most useful hand tools in the woodworking shop. Handy for trim work, end grain planing, fine surfacing of difficult woods and much more. The compact size of these planes makes them perfect for one handed work where a full size tool would be bulky and awkward. Accurately machined from fine cast iron with brass adjusting knobs.

8 - Retractable flexible rule or tape measure

Rulers have long been made of wood in a wide range of sizes. They are not however all wood. Plastics have been used since they were invented; they can be molded with length markings instead of being scribed. Metal is used for more durable rulers for use in the workshop; sometimes a metal edge is embedded into a wooden desk ruler to preserve the edge when used for straight-line cutting.

9 – A complete Wet Stone or Masonry Saw Set

This wet stone cutter is powerful to cut through hard materials like engineered stones and has built-in water feed system that eliminates the harmful dust particles which are common in dry cutting applications. It also has a Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter safety feature which GFCI goes off when water enters inside the tool's housing preventing the operator from receiving electric shocks and sides handle for more stability and control.

It is able to provide perfect straight cuts which is required for quality fabrication and installation which can be use a contour/concave blades which for curve cutting operations.

10 - Stone Core Bits

This tool is specially designed supreme quality segments provide smooth and clean cutting in granite, marble, stone, tile, porcelain and similar materials and is used for wet drilling only. Of course, this tools is applicable on core drilling machines and hand-held drills for granite, marble, porcelain, artificial and natural stone.

  • Reference/Source: Images used in this post courtesy of Gilatools.com and Wikipedia.org
  • About Adrix Merkado, the author

    I'm Adrix or call me Drix from Manila, Philippines. I work for a Construction Firm's Service Quality Control Dept. Somewhere in Makati City. I am also a blogger (Newbie) and my blog Core Bit Drills is all about construction tips and tricks.