How Your Choice of Piercing Tools Can Impact Your Project

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Your choice of tools can significantly impact the success of your project, so it’s important to know what kind of pneumatic underground piercing tools you need for different situations. As a provider of premier trenchless technology, Pow-R Mole Trenchless Solutions offers a wide variety of tools for contractors. We also help our clients identify key characteristics and figure out the best way to use them in practical applications.

Power or Precision

The most important trade-off when choosing between pneumatic piercing tools is power versus precision. These two characteristics aren’t mutually exclusive, but design limitations usually mean that one is prioritized over the other. Depending on what kind of jobs a contractor focuses on, they may need one, the other, or both.

Hudco pneumatic piercing tools have a strong reputation for precision and control, so they are often an ideal choice for shallower horizontal bores that demand accuracy. However, if a contractor needs to bore dozens of feet under the surface, power may become more important than precision.

A Head for Soil Types

Soil composition also has a major impact on your tool selection. Hard soils like dry clay are best approached with a reciprocating head. This type of head uses vibratory motion to help disturb and break apart this kind of difficult terrain. You can also choose among different configurations, like extraction or bursting, depending on the specific need.

By comparison, loam, sand, and other soft soils are better suited to a fixed head. These heads remain stationary despite drilling through shifting soil, so they create an inverse dynamic than reciprocating heads. Grundomat pneumatic piercing tools are among the premier choices.

Trenchless Knowledge is Power

Power-packed equipment and innovative tools aren’t the only things we offer at Pow-R Mole Trenchless Solutions. Knowledge is powerful too, which is why we want to make sure our customers are comfortable and confident using our products. Don’t hesitate to reach out to us to learn more about specific solutions, possible applications, and accessories or alternatives that can make your life way easier!


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