Core Bit Configuration
Standard waterways are recommended for most general purpose coring operations and off great fluid circulation in a variety of conditions.
Recommended for very soft and broken formations or when using Triple-tube (O3) barrels SON-MAK Face Discharge waterways increase flushing characteristics to prevent waterway blockage by ejecting fluid through ports molded into the face of the bit.
SON-MAK Turbo Bits waterways provide increased flushing ability and lessen the contact area of the bit to the rock, therefore giving the bit more cutting ability with less pressure. The allows for reduced torque and increased penetration rate. Only avaible in impregnated diamond bits.
Designed to maximize the waterway depth on the I.D of the bit, which reduces the jetting or washing away of the core. The extra clearance minimizes the vacuum effect caused by the water flow past the lifter case in a lost circulation application.
Recommended for soft and broken formations when standard waterways may become blocked. The taper flushes cuttings to help keep the waterways clear.
Recommended for drilling in broken formations. Specifically angled waterways allow for greater fluid ejection.