When's a drill not (just) a drill? When it's a hammer, as well…

If you need to make a hole in the ground you drill a hole. While that may be true it is also a very simplistic view as there are many different techniques of drilling a hole. Debbie Darling takes a closer look at the top hammer method.

When's a drill not (just) a drill? When it's a hammer, as well… When's a drill not (just) a drill? When it's a hammer, as well… When's a drill not (just) a drill? When it's a hammer, as well… When's a drill not (just) a drill? When it's a hammer, as well… When's a drill not (just) a drill? When it's a hammer, as well…

Top hammer drilling is quick to get underway and complete, in general, meaning a minimal investment of resources and ongoing usage of power (Credit: Soil Engineering Ltd)

As ever, in order to understand the complexities of any specific process - in this case, drilling - it is useful to look at it in general, and ensure an understanding of the overall concept, first.