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Money Saving Solutions to Common Jackleg Drill Issues

on Feb 13, 2014 in News | 0 comments

The jackleg drill is one of the most commonly used drills in the mining industry. Its use of compressed air to drill into a hard rock surface makes it invaluable for those who are looking for a powerful, yet maneuverable machine. There are many things that drill users should know in order to properly maintain a jackleg drill and make the most out of the machine. With a few quick solutions, most operators should be able to get the full value out of their jackleg drill and fix any issue that arises during routine use. When something goes wrong with a jackleg drill one of the first steps should...

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History of the Jackleg Drill

on Jan 23, 2014 in News | 0 comments

The jackleg drill is one of the pieces of machinery that allowed miners to increase productivity by an unheard of amount during the industrial revolution. It changed the way that mining operations existed and allowed for much more powerful drills to be brought in and be used by miners in search of precious minerals and other ore which they sought. In order to understand the history of the jackleg drill it is important to understand the conditions under which it was used as well as the results that it produced for those that operated it. The jackleg drill was a name that was derived from two...

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How to Choose the Best Hydraulic Rock Drill Bit

on Jan 23, 2014 in News | 0 comments

Hydraulic rock drills are powerful tools that are used to drill into the ground through difficult terrain such as hard rock and other sedimentary layers. Choosing the right drill bit for a rock drill is an important part of the process in order to insure the best drilling performance.  Making the correct choice also reduces the cost of having to replace worn out and broken parts. Choosing the wrong drill bit for rock drill can be an expensive mistake. When determining which bit is the best for a particular hydraulic rock drill it can be helpful to gain access to the drilling records of other...

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Mid-Western LLC Honored as International Leader in Drilling Equipment

on Dec 17, 2013 in News | 0 comments

For over 65 years of being an international leader in manufacturing quality pneumatic and hydraulic drilling equipment for mining and minerals, and for recently opening their world headquarters in Wentzville, Mo., Mid-Western LLC has received the Business Spotlight Award for December from the Economic Development Roundtable of St. Charles County. With company roots dating back to the 1940s in Joplin, Mo., Mid-Western LLC have earned a solid reputation as an American manufacturer of high-powered, pneumatic and hydraulic drills and replacement parts. The company’s products are extensively...

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Water Security With Hydraulic Drills

on Dec 12, 2013 in News | 0 comments

Look around the Internet and you will find plenty of news outlets discussing the upcoming water shortage. The Natural Resources Defense Council estimates that residents of 1/3 of the United States, especially the Southwest, will face difficulties finding fresh drinking by the year 2050. Not only will this lead to higher prices for water use in your own home, it will also lead to a reduced food supply, less available energy for heating and cooling homes and even severe water rationing policies instituted by the government. While the media loves to report on “doom and gloom” stories, they...

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The Benefit of American Made Mid-Western Pneumatic Drills

on Dec 8, 2013 in Drilling Industry News, News | 0 comments

Pneumatic drills are created and sold by companies all over the world. They vary in price and quality which makes the suited for different tasks depending on the manufacturing standards of the company that sells them. Mid-Western Drill has been creating drills and replacement parts since the 1940’s in the United States and has experience creating durable and reliable tools for almost any job. For those looking to purchase a pneumatic drill it is important to take into consideration the differences present among the manufacturing processes of domestic and imported drills. Pneumatic drills...

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