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Most recent answer: 10/22/2007
How does a pneumatic drill works?
- Ariel (age 13)
Pneumatic tools, drills included, convert the energy of a compressed gas to mechanical energy. The more you compress a gas, the more it will tend push outward on its surroundings (this is called pressure). This pushing can be used to do work, like moving a piston for example. A pneumatic drill works like a small engine that uses the pressure of a compressed gas to move a piston, which turns the shaft of the drill.

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(published on 10/22/2007)

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