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drill press

[′dril ‚pres]
(mechanical engineering)
A drilling machine in which a vertical drill moves into the work, which is stationary.

drill press

A drilling machine mounted in a stand; a handle is used to lower the drill (which rotates about a vertical axis) into the work.
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Ever wonder why drill presses don't come with bit storage?
Drillmate[R] adapts quickly to convert most hand-held air, corded electric, and battery powered drills into portable drill presses.
Described below are these and other types of drill presses such as sensitive and radial drills.
Speeds and feeds are dialed in by the machine operator and are the same as for other drill presses.
Column: The round column may be made of gray cast iron or ductile iron for larger machines, or steel tubing for smaller bench drill presses.
Highlights of this auction will feature Knoevenagel double end compound miter and boring machines, Shoda CNCS, a Heeseman 96" automatic feed through sander, Greenlee/Jenkins double end tenoners, Onsrud routers, Mattison/Tannewitz/Bell/Greenlee/Porter/Yates/Olivier saws, Heeseman/Mattison/Porter/Curtis sanders, Hyster/Clark/Cat/Universal and more material handling equipment, Craftsman/Black & Decker/Baldor/Delta and many more hand tools, Gardner-Denver compressors, Cyclone Systems blowers, Paint Spraying Booths and equipment, drill presses, Greenlee single surfacer, Whitney double spindle shaper, Superior 18" Jointer, and many, many more items.
A variety of machines, from high speed CNC machines with rigid tapping to reversible drill presses, can use the tapping chucks and tap adapters designed for their needs.
Other common features of bench-top drill presses include: five speeds (ranging from around 600 to 3,000 rpm), tilting tables for drilling at angles, and chucks that will accept bit shanks up to 1/2 in.
Add into that mix Clausing drill presses and Kalamazoo saws, manufactured by Clausing itself, as well as surface grinders, and you have an idea of the breadth of the company's product reach.
Founded in 1911 as the GT Eames Co, a producer of arbor presses for the fledgling automotive as well as other industries, it became in 1919 the Atlas Press Co, expanding its product lines through the Depression years and WWII to include by 1950 drill presses and lathes for metalworking and lathes, milling machines, shapers, planer-jointers, belt and disc sanders, jig saws, and tilting arbor saws for woodworking applications.