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drill press

a drilling machine having a single vertical spindle.
Origin of drill press
1860-65, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • We can debate if a socket wrench makes a good enough hammer and drill press, but it really is foolish to plan that way.
  • The drill press went into the garage next to a workbench.
  • Maintains and repairs all shop equipment, including lathe, grinders and drill press.
  • Securely clamp down all work pieces in drill press and milling machines.
  • For straight holes start with a drill press and then complete with a hand drill, if necessary.
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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