# Machine Tools Questions and Answers – Pillar Drilling Machine

This set of Machine Tools Multiple Choice Questions & Answers (MCQs) focuses on “Pillar Drilling Machine”.

1. Distance between the table and drill is_____ in pillar drill machine as compare to table top drill machine.
a) small
b) high
c) same
d) none of the mentioned

Explanation: The distance between the table and drill is more in pillar drill machine. Pillar drill uses a column and base along with drill making a sturdy as well as safe place to drill materials like wood and so on.

2. Which of the following is not true for pillar drill machine?
a) it is an extension of table top drill machine
b) it is very strong
c) it is not rigid
d) none of the mentioned

Explanation: All mentioned sentences are true except one which says that it is very strong. This type of machine is not very tough or strong.

3. Which type of motion is possible for table in pillar drill machine?
a) only swivel
b) only upward and downward
c) all swivel, upward and downward
d) none of the mentioned

Explanation: These all motions of table is possible in pillar drill machine in order to accommodate with job.

4. The pillar drill machine can perform maximum______ mm of diameter job.
a) 10
b) 100
c) 20
d) 200

Explanation: Generally, this machine cannot perform more than 20 mm diameter job. It is used for job below 20 mm diameter.

5. Pillar drill machine has a small tubular column.
a) true
b) false

Explanation: This is false. This machine has a long tubular column.
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6. In pillar drill machine, there may be chances of vibration.
a) true
b) false

Explanation: In this machine chances of vibrations are there as the column job is not very rigid.

7. What is the maximum power that we can expect in pillar drill machine?
a) 0.5 Kw
b) 1.1 Kw
c) 5.5 Kw
d) 11.1 Kw

Explanation: As per the design, mechanism and performance, maximum 1.1 Kw power can be expected.

8. The pillar drill machine can perform______ work.
a) light
b) heavy
c) both light and heavy
d) none of the mentioned

Explanation: This machine is ordinary machine, not made for specific purpose or special task and generally used only for light work.

9. Which of the following is true for pillar drill machine?
a) it is taller
b) it can be mounted or fitted on ground or any other foundation
c) for the production of one or two pieces of light work, this can be used
d) all of the mentioned

Explanation: All sentences are taller. It is taller looks like a pillar that’s why this machine is known as pillar machine. It can be fixed on any base and only used for producing light work.

10. Which of the following is not true for pillar drill machine?
a) it looks like a pillar
b) the table is movable
c) it is not used for mass production
d) none of the mentioned

Explanation: All the sentences are true. As the name pillar machine itself suggests that it looks like pillar. Its table can move in order to accommodate with the job requirements. Its ordinary machine, not used for mass production.

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