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cost savings. The tools themselves weigh less
and in use are closer to the fixture, resulting in less
deflection of the fixture. Right angle tools have also
been shown to reduce operator fatigue.
In general, positive feed drills are used for the
larger holes and heavier structures in the aircraft
industry such as the spars and the ribs, primarily in
landing gear, wing and fuselage joins.
Positive feed drills produce a hole in a predictable
and constant time. With each revolution of the spindle,