Rotary Hammer vs. Gas Drill for Boring Holes in Stone

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by 4 seasons lawn&land, Aug 30, 2009.

  1. 4 seasons lawn&land

    4 seasons lawn&land LawnSite Gold Member
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    With diamond coring bits which one would be better???
     
  2. 4 seasons lawn&land

    4 seasons lawn&land LawnSite Gold Member
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    nobody has to drill stone... ever?
     
  3. ppl

    ppl LawnSite Member
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    What size hole? I use electric core drill.
     
  4. 4 seasons lawn&land

    4 seasons lawn&land LawnSite Gold Member
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    2" in hard sand stone
     
  5. bigviclbi

    bigviclbi LawnSite Senior Member
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    Post this in the water forum some guys make bubblers out of boulders and core drill them or do a search i'm pretty sure i've read a thread or two about this.
     
  6. ppl

    ppl LawnSite Member
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    I would use a electric core on a stand, if I was smart I would pay the supply yard to do it. Cheaper in the short run.
     
  7. STL Ponds and Waterfalls

    STL Ponds and Waterfalls LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Yep! our larger supplier charges $50 per hole up to a 2ft depth.
     
  8. zedosix

    zedosix LawnSite Silver Member
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    Takes about 20 minutes with 2" carbide tip

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