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

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Buyers can finish the receiver with a drill press or a computerized metal-cutting machine and then add the remaining pieces, all of which are readily available online, to complete the gun. Ben Kesling, WSJ, "Coast Guard Officer Accused of Planning Terror Attack Amassed an Arsenal," 21 Feb. 2019 Greenberg eloquently described his frustration with his lack of knowledge about using drill presses, vises, and other power tools. Cyrus Farivar, Ars Technica, "3D-printed (and CNC-milled) guns: Nine questions you were too afraid to ask," 5 Aug. 2018 Seven of the rifles had been built by Smith using a drill press, the eighth had its serial number scratched off, court documents say. Sam Stanton, sacbee, "He asked undercover agent if he was a cop, then sold him 7 ‘ghost’ assault weapons, feds say," 17 Feb. 2018 Seven of the rifles had been built by Smith using a drill press, the eighth had its serial number scratched off, court documents say. Sam Stanton, sacbee, "He asked undercover agent if he was a cop, then sold him 7 ‘ghost’ assault weapons, feds say," 17 Feb. 2018 Seven of the rifles had been built by Smith using a drill press, the eighth had its serial number scratched off, court documents say. Sam Stanton, sacbee, "He asked undercover agent if he was a cop, then sold him 7 ‘ghost’ assault weapons, feds say," 17 Feb. 2018 The entire set was built using only a circular saw, drill press, and a spray gun (as well as sandpaper, wood glue, and some other odds and ends). Jay Bennett, Popular Mechanics, "How to Make a Simple Yet Sophisticated Chess Set," 27 July 2016 Seven of the rifles had been built by Smith using a drill press, the eighth had its serial number scratched off, court documents say. Sam Stanton, sacbee, "He asked undercover agent if he was a cop, then sold him 7 ‘ghost’ assault weapons, feds say," 17 Feb. 2018 The program, which started in 2015, provides students the opportunity to get hands-on experience not only with traditional equipment such as drill presses and engraving machines, but also state-of-the-art 3-D printers and CNC routers. Annie Gentile, Courant Community, "Ribbon Cutting Held For Windham ECO Manufacturing Lab," 2 July 2018

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circa 1864, in the meaning defined above

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