Advanced Drilling

The Recoules Quackenbush® Advanced Drilling line of products has been specifically designed for the aerospace industry. Many aerospace components and assemblies are too large for conventional CNC machining centers or custom automation, and cannot be reliably drilled by hand. Because of these working demands, there is a clear need for tools that are portable, easily fixtured, accurate and powerful — without sacrificing productivity.

Our Products

Our Advanced Drilling line can generally be classified into the following groups of products:

Positive Feed Tools

Positive feed drills use mechanical gearing to generate a fixed feed rate per revolution of the cutter. We offer the following configurations of positive feed tools:

  • Positive Feed Manual
  • Positive Feed Automatic
  • Positive Feed Adaptive

Hydraulic Controlled Air Feed Tools

There are multiple variants of hydraulic controlled air feed tools for specific applications including:

  • Self-colleting Drills
  • Peck Feed Drills
  • Nut Plate Drills
  • Controlled Feed Drills – Pistol
  • Controlled Feed Drills – Angle

Choosing the Right Tool

There are many factors to consider when choosing a tool from our lineup of advanced drilling equipment. Different materials, different hole sizes and different accuracy requirements demand different tools. With a diverse product line, we can accommodate your specifications for material, hole quality, access, production rate, fixturing and other key factors. For assistance choosing the best tool for your needs, contact one of our sales representatives directly or use the online Advanced Drilling Selector Tool to submit your application inquiry.


Positive Feed Drills

Positive feed drills use mechanical gearing to generate a fixed feed rate per revolution of the cutter.

Hydraulic Controlled Air Feed

Hydraulic controlled air feed tools use air to generate the thrust for machining with a hydraulic damper for feed control.