A drilling machine, called a drill press, is used to cut holes
into or through metal, wood, or other materials .
Drilling machines use a drilling tool that has cutting edges at
its point. This cutting tool is held in the drill press by a chuck
or Morse taper and is rotated and fed into the work at variable
speeds. Drilling machines may be used to perform other
operations. They can perform countersinking, boring,
counterboring, spot facing, reaming, and tapping.