cable tools

cable tools

[′kā·bəl ‚tülz]
(mining engineering)
The bits and other bottom-hole tools and equipment used to drill boreholes by percussive action, using a cable, instead of rods, to connect the drilling bit with the machine on the surface.
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1) Colchester South M10 A-81-1 has been spudded and the vertical portion of the hole has been drilled and cased with cable tools.