- This page is about the Drills added by GregTech 5. For other uses, see .
The Drill is a tool added by GregTech 5 for harvesting blocks that can be harvested with either a Pickaxe or Shovel.
The Drill is made from Stainless Steel, Titanium, or Tungstensteel components, a battery, a motor, and a Drill Tip.
The battery may be filled with either Sodium, Cadmium, or Lithium, and must be the correct size for the voltage tier of the tool. The battery filler will determine the tool's maximum charge. The battery may be charged or empty. If it is charged, the resulting tool will be created with the same charge contained in the battery.
The Drill Tip is crafted with four Steel Plates, and four of the same plates of any tool material. It is used to craft all tiers of the Drill.
The Drill Tip defines the tool's durability, speed, and mining level. For a list of tool materials, see Material Properties. Additionally, the Drill improves upon the base material as follows:
- LV Drill: 3x Mining Speed
- MV Drill: 6x Mining Speed, 2x Durability
- HV Drill: 9x Mining Speed, 3x Durability, +1 Mining Level
The Drill can be used to break any block that can be harvested with either a Pickaxe or Shovel. A Drill must be charged in a Battery Buffer or any electrical machine before being used. Each use consumes EU from the Drill instead of durability. However, there is still a 4% chance on each use to also consume durability, so the Drill still has a limited lifetime, and will break and disappear when its durability runs out.
A Drill with any amount of durability can be placed in a Disassembler to recover some or all of its components.