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ALLOY-STEP-178-Drag Bit

  • Diameter: 178mm
  • Type: Step
  • Thread: 2 3/8''
  • Wings: 3

ALLOY-STEP-178-Drag Bit

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Rock drilling tools ProDrill: Step drag bit is a drill bit which has been specifically designed for drilling into soft soil and rock conditions. They are best suited for drilling into sandy soil, clay, shale, limestone, gravel, marl etc and typically used for water well drilling, mining, geothermal, and mineral exploration drilling operations being conducted into soft rock. They are also well suited for drilling pilot holes.

3 Wings Drag Bit

Drag bits can be either solid or welded construction. Solid, or one piece construction, is the most durable and recommended for all oil field and natural gas applications where error cannot be tolerated. Because of the large flow course, ProDrill drag bit is suitable either for air or fluid drilling and does not detract from the bit's strength.

At this rotary drilling tool, all tungsten carbide tips are silver soldered to the bit wing by a special process to ensure a strong bond that will not shear or break when drilling through hard rock. All ProDrill bits are one piece construction of alloy steel forged or cast with tungsten carbide cutting tips and gauge sides to insure long life.

Alloy Step Drag Bit3 Wings Alloy Step Drag Bit front viewDrag drill bit

3 wings step type drag bit with diameter 178mm


ProDrill drag bits featuring two designs: step and chevron

Step type drill bits are designed to drill soft to medium formations while chevron type bits are for harder formations.
A step drill bit is used for drilling overburdens with sand, clay and soft formations which will produce larger cuttings than a Chevron style bit. Step drill bit is more aggressive than the Chevron, thus ROP will be higher. However, it will be less durable as well. Rotary table speed should be between 60 and 80 rpm with light weight on bit (WOB).

Step type drag drill bit

The step type bits are most commonly used in the field. They are primarily designed for soft to medium hard rock formation. ProDrill offers robust heavy duty drag bits suitable for drilling holes ranging from 3''to 18'', which are available in 3 wing and 4 wing design. To help ease the selection process we have classified the drag bits based on the bit diameter and American Petroleum Industry(API) Pin number.
Step alloy drag bit
Chevron type drill bits are used for drilling more abrasive formations like soft sandstone and shale.
The Chevron style bit is more durable than the step drill bit but because of its cutting structure, will penetrate more slowly.
Rotary table speed should be between 50 and 60 rpm with light to medium weight on bit (WOB). Harder formations require more WOB.


ProDrill bits are commonly used for table drive rigs. Common threads are 2 3/8 IF, Mayhew regular, Failing or Mayhew Junior. The extremely long gauges help condition the hole.
3 Wings Step Drag Bit with 2 3/8 Thread
Final summary: 
Drage bit size:  3 7/8" to 18"
Available threads:  2 3/8", 2 7/8", 3 1/2", 4 1/2", 6 5/8" API Regular Pin 



PDFFor more details please watch PDF online: Step Type Drag Bits Catalogue

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