Drilling tools are very important for professional technicians. These tools are many and they function differently, because each has its unique design. The drill press tool is among the varieties of drill gadgets you could buy. This device has other names such as a pillar drill, a bench drill or a pedestal drill. Usually, the tool has a fixed design such that its pillar or column attaches to a base. The base in this case could be a worktable, a bench, a stand or the floor. Briefly, the parts of this drill are:
• A base
• A column or a pillar
• A quill or a spindle
• A drill head and
• A table
All the parts work together to facilitate the work that you choose to do with the drill press. Normally, the drill head is huge, with a set of three handles that spread out from a central position. When you turn the handles, they in turn, move the quill or the spindle and the chuck vertically and parallel to the column or the pillar alignment. Of course, the head run via a powerful induction motor.
This tool boasts a vertically adjustable table. You could adjust it or move it using the rack and pinion, if you are indeed using the latest drill press tool. As you perhaps know already, the older models do not support this efficient table movement style. The technician has to lift and clamp the table again in a position he or she wants. Some styles allow the user to rotate the table perpendicular to the drill pillar. Others allow the user to alter the position from the spindle axis.
Another common term is the throat distance, which is the distance from the mid-section of the spindle to the nearest pillar edge. Usually, when you want to estimate the size of your drill press, you must determine the swing. This is normally the throat distance multiplied by two. Why should you use the drill press? The tool has many benefits to it. These are:
• This drill, mechanically, makes work easier. This is because the chuck and spindle movement occurs via a lever mechanism on a rack and pinion. The user will therefore apply less effort to work with the drill. The case would differ if a person uses the handheld drill instead.
• The table availability ensures the user to clamp it to make the work he or she is doing more secure.
• It drills holes accurately and consecutively. This is because of the spindle’s perfect alignment in proportion to the table.
The system has a stepped pulley arrangement, which facilitates the speed control by moving the belt across it with hands. The modern drills use different motors with variable speeds, plus a stepped pulley mechanism. This is why they work quickly and accurately. Some other tools use a spur gear system to drive the drill head by transferring the energy from the central motor to the spindle. This type of a drill press tool does not have any belts to reduce the negative effects of friction.