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

Examples of drill press in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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 After making a few rings with the Dremel, Ream purchased a drill press. Erik S. Hanley, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 4 Nov. 2021 With the tenons done, crosscut the arms to finished length. Mark the location of the mortise on the underside of each bench arm, and use your drill press with a Forstner bit to bore overlapping holes that remove most of the waste. Neal Barrett, Popular Mechanics, 31 July 2021 Now Thompson’s garage doubles as a woodshop, complete with a saw table, miter saw, drill press, planers, joiners, and an air compressor. La Risa R. Lynch, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 25 June 2021 Using either a drill press or a cordless drill fitted with a ¾-inch Forstner bit, bore a ⅜-inch-deep hole in four 1⅛-inch balls. David Agrell, Popular Mechanics, 12 Dec. 2020 The bigger issue is drilling out your existing receiver, but with a will, and a drill press, it can be done. Michael R. Shea, Field & Stream, 22 Feb. 2021 Use a drill press to bore a 5/32-inch hole through the center of each part. David Agrell, Popular Mechanics, 12 Dec. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of drill press

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 25 May. 2022.

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