The Mining Drill functions as a powerful harvesting tool that aids in the collection of just about nearly every resource from any natural-spawning resource node. Utilizing Gasoline, it fires a laser to drill through the resources at a single point, at the risk of it overheating if used for too long, making it use a substantial amount of durability and force a brief break from using the drill.
Notably it can damage virtually any structure at a low DPS taking around a minute to destroy a Thatch Foundation and longer with higher tiers such as Stone Structures. but not any creatures.
This tool can be equipped and used for underwater resource gathering. It cannot be used to harvest bodies.
The Mining Drill's resource output is only affected by server settings, therefore the Melee Damage of the Survivor using it will not make any difference.