Questions tagged [drill]

The electric or manual tools that use drill-bits. Their differences, usage, safety, etc.

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What is the purpose of the side handle on a hand (“eggbeater”) drill?

What is the purpose of the side knob (circled in orange) on a hand or "eggbeater" drill? I can't remember ever using this handle for anything. I'm considering cutting off the side knob so that the ...
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What features should I look for when buying my first drill?

*This question was split out from What features should I look for when buying my first circular saw? to better adhere to the stack exchange format. Drills can range in price from $20 to $400+. What ...
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Is it possible to make a combination tool?

I've seen add-ons for turning a dremel rotary tool into a router or drill press, though I question the soundness of its use for large woodworking projects. Would it be feasible to construct a rig to ...
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Cutting a spherical depression in wood

I am trying to create a smooth spherical depression in wood that, the depression is 1.75in in diameter and 0.5in deep. I have access to a drill press, fixed router, and some chisels but I am not sure ...
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Where can I find a replacement chuck for a drill press?

I have a Delta ShopMaster DP350 Type I drill press in need of a replacement chuck. The current chuck is rusted and I can't open it. Other than this issue, the machine cleaned up nicely, rust on the ...
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How to make shallow flat-bottomed hole on 5mm thickness wood slice?

I want to make a wood slice magnet which an extra thickness magnet is inserted on a 5mm thickness wood slice. Here is my material. The trouble is that I couldn't find a suitable forstner for it, and ...
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Decrease the diameter of part of a cylinder

I have a cylinder with a 4 cm diameter and 8 cm high. The internal thickness is 1 cm. How can I reduce this diameter only for the first 2 cm of its height? I have a drill press. My thinking was to ...
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Drill a perfectly centred hole in a cylinder

I have to drill a perfectly centred hole in the flat part of a cylinder.I don't know how to do but I thought something like this: I want to take a piece of wood and fix it at the base of the drill ...
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Why are keyed drill chucks still available for modern tools?

Barring support for older tools why are keyed chucks still manufactured? Hopefully not just in my own ignorance but I view keyless chucks as just a useful equivalent without being tethered to the need ...