power tool

Definitions of power tool
  1. noun
    a tool driven by a motor
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    buffer, polisher
    a power tool used to buff surfaces
    burr
    rotary file for smoothing rough edges left on a workpiece
    drum sander, electric sander, sander, smoother
    a power tool used for sanding wood; an endless loop of sandpaper is moved at high speed by an electric motor
    hammer, power hammer
    a power tool for drilling rocks
    plane, planer, planing machine
    a power tool for smoothing or shaping wood
    power drill
    a power tool for drilling holes into hard materials
    power saw, saw, sawing machine
    a power tool for cutting wood
    router
    a power tool with a shaped cutter; used in carpentry for cutting grooves
    stamper, stamping machine
    a power tool that stamps
    air hammer, jackhammer, pneumatic hammer
    a hammer driven by compressed air
    band saw, bandsaw
    an endless saw consisting of a toothed metal band that is driven around two wheels
    chain saw, chainsaw
    portable power saw; teeth linked to form an endless chain
    buzz saw, circular saw
    a power saw that has a steel disk with cutting teeth on the periphery; rotates on a spindle
    electric drill
    a rotating power drill powered by an electric motor
    electric hammer
    a hammer driven by electric motor
    gangsaw
    a power saw that has several parallel blades making simultaneous cuts
    fretsaw, jigsaw, scroll saw
    fine-toothed power saw with a narrow blade; used to cut curved outlines
    pneumatic drill
    a power drill powered by compressed air
    jigsaw, reciprocating saw, saber saw
    a portable power saw with a reciprocating blade; can be used with a variety of blades depending on the application and kind of cut; generally have a plate that rides on the surface that is being cut
    sawmill
    a large sawing machine
    triphammer
    a massive power hammer; raised by a cam until released to fall under gravity
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    machine
    any mechanical or electrical device that transmits or modifies energy to perform or assist in the performance of human tasks
    tool
    an implement used in the practice of a vocation
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