drill press


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 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 Remove the waste inside the mortise lines using a 1/2-inch diameter bit in the drill press [7] or with a portable drill and a doweling guide. Neal Barrett, Popular Mechanics, 14 Nov. 2020 With the drill press and a 5/32-inch-diameter bit, bore and countersink pilot holes in each block. Neal Barrett, Popular Mechanics, 14 Nov. 2020 Bore a 3⁄8-inch hole in each slat with a drill press or a drill with a guide attachment. Ted Kilcommons, Popular Mechanics, 18 July 2020 One jig for the drill press helps to ensure accurate drilling. Ricard Romanski, Popular Mechanics, 8 Feb. 2020 The most impressive equipment — sturdy and useful enough for the college — were a Powermatic drill press and a band saw as tall as an NBA player. Los Angeles Times, 14 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of drill press

circa 1864, in the meaning defined above

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“Drill press.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/drill%20press. Accessed 21 Jun. 2021.

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