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Offline Sean

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I have a chunk of Himalayan rock salt that I need to drill a hole for a piece of rope.  :angry:

What type of drill bit do you use to drill Himalayan rock salt

« Last Edit: July 06, 2016, 08:00:18 AM by Sean »
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Re: what type of drill bit do you use to drill Himalayan rock salt
« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2016, 07:33:32 AM »
Never seen Himalayan rock salt so I don't know for sure but I would think a hammer drill should do the job. If the rock salt is soft or brittle there is a chance this type of bit could shatter it. If you have a small piece try it on that first.

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Re: what type of drill bit do you use to drill Himalayan rock salt
« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2016, 10:42:44 AM »
Try a small battery operated hammer drill they don't have a lot of hammer behind them and they are easier to control.

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Re: what type of drill bit do you use to drill Himalayan rock salt
« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2016, 12:10:01 PM »
Just curious, what do you use it for?

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Re: what type of drill bit do you use to drill Himalayan rock salt
« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2016, 01:17:52 PM »
Just curious, what do you use it for?

Melting ice off of Himalayan sidewalks?

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Re: what type of drill bit do you use to drill Himalayan rock salt
« Reply #5 on: July 06, 2016, 02:54:34 PM »
Chilly can probably tell us what to drill with.

Those are for making Salt Lamps used for night lights, etc. There are some who say they emit negative ions or positive energy waves into the air.
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Re: what type of drill bit do you use to drill Himalayan rock salt
« Reply #6 on: July 06, 2016, 03:17:16 PM »
Livestock salt licks.
They hang from the rope.
But why not get a mineral block?  They have salt plus many, many other minerals.
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Re: what type of drill bit do you use to drill Himalayan rock salt
« Reply #7 on: July 06, 2016, 07:01:23 PM »
If leg 17 is correct I guess that's what the rope is for. You can walk down the side walk and drag it behind you.

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Re: what type of drill bit do you use to drill Himalayan rock salt
« Reply #8 on: July 08, 2016, 02:59:46 AM »
I used a 3/8" masonry drill bit in an ordinary drill.
Easy!  :cool:
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Re: what type of drill bit do you use to drill Himalayan rock salt
« Reply #9 on: July 10, 2016, 07:24:22 PM »
If leg 17 is correct I guess that's what the rope is for. You can walk down the side walk and drag it behind you.
But you don't need the sidewalk behind you free of ice; you need it clear in front of you.

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Re: what type of drill bit do you use to drill Himalayan rock salt
« Reply #10 on: July 10, 2016, 07:33:47 PM »
Maybe walk backwards.

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Re: what type of drill bit do you use to drill Himalayan rock salt
« Reply #11 on: July 10, 2016, 08:39:42 PM »
Nope.  You'd have to push it.  Or get your brother-in-law to do it.
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Re: what type of drill bit do you use to drill Himalayan rock salt
« Reply #12 on: August 28, 2016, 12:36:05 PM »
You could use a diamond core bit. Dry, as water will melt the rest of it. It is such a soft mineral you could use any steel drill bit on it. I think a regular twist drill bit would do a good job.

A hammer drill would crush it to bits.

It is just NaCl, sodium chloride, or salt. The mineral halite is a crystalized form.

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