Quiz: Do you know how a power drill works?
Almost every home has a power drill, one of the most common and versatile power tools on the market. Take a spin through our quiz to learn how it works and how to properly use it.
When was the first handheld drill developed?
- 1905-03-08 23:00:00
- 1905-04-19 23:00:00
- 1905-05-02 23:00:00
What did the first drill weigh?
- 16.5 pounds (7.48 kilograms)
- 19 pounds (8.6 kilograms)
- 29 pounds (13.2 kilograms)
Which well-known tool company invented the cordless electric drill?
- Black & Decker
What could be considered a very unconventional use for a power drill?
- paint mixer
At its most basic, how does a power drill work?
- The incoming electricity is alternating current, and the resulting force field spins the chuck.
- A motor, activated by a trigger switch, drives a rotating chuck.
- The trigger switch creates a centrifugal force, and the resulting vortex turns the chuck.
What electrical measurement is used to rate corded power drills?
Are variable speed triggers available on modern drills?
- No, modern drills don't need them.
- Cheap drills need variable speed triggers to avoid overheating.
- Almost all except the cheapest models have variable speeds.
What does the clutch do?
- ensures a firm grip on the drill bit
- controls the rotational force of the drill
- regulates the direction of drill's spin
If you hear a clicking sound when drilling, what does this usually indicate?
- loose drill bit
- faulty trigger mechanism
- disengaged drill shaft
What is a hammer drill?
- has both rotational force and hammer action
- a slang term for a battery-powered drill that's run out of charge
- a drill that doubles as a hammer
What is a chuck?
- secondary clutch mechanism
- mechanism into which you insert the drill bit
- a slang term for a professional power drill operator
If you are given a twist bit, what material would you usually use it for?
- wood or metal
What material would you drill with a tungsten-carbide-tipped bit?
- concrete or masonry
What type of drill and drill bit will you need to put up shelves on a concrete wall?
- variable speed cordless drill with any new bit
- impact drill and a tungsten-carbide-tipped bit
- corded drill with twist bit
What are torque, spanner, tri-wing, hex and torx all types of?
- drill bits
- types of chucks
- heads of screws
How do drill accessories compare to a machine with the same function?
- exactly the same
- far superior
What do larger twist bits tend to do when you begin drilling?
- bite too quickly into the surface
- wander across the surface
- cause the chuck to make a clicking sound
After marking where you want to drill, what can you do to ensure an accurate entry point?
- Clean the surface with detergent.
- Put a piece of masking tape over the spot.
- Create a small mark with a punch.
When would you use the reverse function of a drill?
- to remove screws
- to drill a cleaner hole
- not recommended
If you need to drill through concrete in your house, should you choose a cordless or corded drill?
- corded drill