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drill press

a drilling machine having a single vertical spindle.
Origin of drill press
An Americanism dating back to 1860-65 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • This can best be done on a drill press or a wood boring machine.

    Mission Furniture

    H. H. Windsor
  • From outside in fabrication came the muffled clang of drill press and power brake, the sounds of the night shift.

    Felony James Causey
  • Breast drills are provided with a handle screwed into the side of the frame, these are used to steady the drill press.

    Aviation Engines

    Victor Wilfred Pag
  • State the principles underlying the use and construction of the lathe, steam boiler and engine, drill press and planer.

    Boy Scouts Handbook Boy Scouts of America
  • An ordinary breast drill is used in the construction of this drill press, it being rigidly secured to a piece of oak, A, 2 in.

  • This can be accomplished in a drill press by using a round copper tube, with fine emery applied to its end, as a drill.

  • To break the seal, a hollow reamer or facing tool, fitted into a drill press or breast drill, is slipped over the post.

  • The drill press is used to bore holes into the copper or silver when you wish to rivet or saw.

  • Holes are bored through these punch marks, with the drill press and a 1⁄16-in.

  • Tools: Ring mandrel (you can make one yourself), small wood mallet, drill press and 1⁄16 in.

British Dictionary definitions for drill press

drill press

a machine tool for boring holes, having a stand and work table with facilities for lowering the tool to the workpiece
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