drill press


drill press

noun

Definition of DRILL PRESS

:  an upright drilling machine in which the drill is pressed to the work by a hand lever or by power

First Known Use of DRILL PRESS

circa 1864

drill press

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Machine tool for producing holes in hard substances. The drill is held in a rotating spindle and is fed into the workpiece, which is usually clamped in a vise supported on a table. The drill may be gripped in a chuck with three jaws that move radially in unison, or it may have a tapered shank that fits into a tapered hole in the spindle. Means are provided for varying the spindle speed and (on some machines) for automatically feeding the drill into the workpiece. See also boring machine.

Variants of DRILL PRESS

drill press or drilling machine

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