Choosing a Rock Drill. First – it is important to understand that a percussion rock drill does not cut through rock. Each blow shatters the rock in front of the bit the steel and bit then rotates slightly and it shatters new rock while air is blown down the center of the drill steel clearing the bit face and blowing the chips up and out of the hole.
The Keelback can equip multiple lasers and has a halfdecent capacity, and can use a fighter hanger for selfdefense. It also has the required 4 hardpoints for every mining tool. The Asp Explorer is an excellent stepping stone between the small and medium ship sizes, and is a capable and highly profitable deep core mining ship.