pneumatic drill


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pneumatic drill

[nu̇′mad·ik ′dril]
(mechanical engineering)
Compressed-air drill worked by reciprocating piston, hammer action, or turbo drive.

pneumatic drill

A drill powered by compressed air from an auxiliary external source.
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The evaluation team noted that despite the electric drill's advantage in terms of sound and vibration rates, its dramatically lower penetration rate compared with the pneumatic drills made it unsuitable for their applications--and they subsequently learned that Hilti would no longer market the TE MD20 drill in North America, eliminating it from further consideration.
A pneumatic drill, for example, reaches 110 decibels, which means that millions of Brits are listening to their music at a level of almost 40 per cent higher than is naturally safe.
Outdoor festival and concert sound levels can reach up to 130 db and beyond, the equivalent noise exposure of a jet plane taking off or a pneumatic drill.
Ladbroke had battled the original route, claiming it would be as noisy as being next to a pneumatic drill.
A mini-digger and a pneumatic drill were also used in the search, and a man could be seen drilling concrete in the yard.
He's bought a pneumatic drill and a ghetto-blaster.
According to a research presented at the 2009 American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Foundation (AAO-HNSF) Annual Meeting and OTO EXPO, in San Diego, CA, cruising with the top down at speeds of 50-70mph (80-112km/h) exposes the ears to sound levels sometimes nearing those made by a pneumatic drill.
The High Rail Gantry precision waterjet system features the company's iP60-50 ultra-high pressure intensifier pump and its self-feeding pneumatic drill.
BRITNEY Spears has hit more personal lows than a mole with a pneumatic drill.
Rinck sculpts eggs - ostrich eggs, duck eggs, Rhea eggs, goose eggs - with a high-speed pneumatic drill.
Tenders are invited for Procurement Of High Speed Pneumatic Drill System
And while travelling at 75mph, open-top drivers suffered 90 decibels - as loud as a police siren, a pneumatic drill just a metre away, or a motorbike at 25ft.