drill press


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

Examples of drill press in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In the late 19th century, pedal power took a fresh turn as artisans used the wheels of stationary bikes to spin up their wood lathes, bandsaws, drill presses, and knife grinders. Bill Gourgey, Popular Science, 25 Apr. 2023 It’s rated to support 1,450 pounds, so don’t be shy about bolting a hearty machinist vise or even a drill press to the top. Jack Baruth, Popular Mechanics, 29 Mar. 2023 The easiest way to hollow out this area is with a small Forstner drill bit, on a drill press. Bradley Ford, Popular Mechanics, 12 Jan. 2023 There are four or five stations for each type of equipment, including drill presses. Holly Haber, Dallas News, 13 Dec. 2022 In small groups of nine, students will learn to use a table saw, bandsaw, jointer, planer and drill press and will make a hardwood cutting board in the process. Lisa Boonestaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 2 Nov. 2022 Purchasers of unfinished receivers need only to make a few changes with a common drill press to transform an unfinished receiver into an operational one. Aaron Katersky, ABC News, 29 June 2022 Use a Forstner bit in a drill press to remove most of the waste [12], and square with a chisel. Neal Barrett, Popular Mechanics, 31 July 2021 One photo showed a sanding belt, a hydraulic drill press and other tools used in assembling the guns, and five finished ghost guns. New York Times, 6 Jan. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1864, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of drill press was circa 1864

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“Drill press.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/drill%20press. Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

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