Can you use a drill for satining?

do i have to buy a lathe instead

Yes, you can use a drill. Best to strap it to a work bench so you have both hands to work with.

I don’t strap my drill down and it works fine.

I guess it’s all preference. I like it solid mounted.

I have a drill. It has a vice like thing on it so I can clamp an axel (wrapped in something) on it.

It’s screwed to a bench in my dad’s workshop.