Questions tagged [drill]

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

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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 ...
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Old drill press. How do I remove the handle/quill

My neighbor gave me an old drill press. He said it hadn’t been used in 30 years. I wanted to try to restore it, but I’m having trouble getting it apart. From what I can see, the handle shaft gear ...
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Is there a drill holster that is not attached to a belt? [closed]

I am in the process of building a second floor to our container home which includes the mindless task of screwing thousands of screws into sheets of OSB. So far I have only used drill holsters or ...
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Self centering dowel jig not centered...How to align correctly?

I bought the premium self centering dowel jig from Rutlands and I have been testing it on pieces of 18mm plywood, however it seems that it is not quite centered correctly. I did contact Rutlands ...
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What's a "Brad" and What's a "Lip" When Talking About a Wood Drill Bit?

With regard to the difference between a wood drill bit and a metal drill bit, the respondent talks about a wood drill bit having a "spar/brad" and a "lip," but doesn't point to (or show such) in the ...
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Drill press, chuck falls down. How do I repair?

I have an old General International drill press (model 17-125M1 — so old that the GI website does not even show any results when I use their "Search" facility). It works for the most part ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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 ...