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bench screw

noun, Carpentry.
a wooden or metal screw rotated by a handle fixed to one end within a threaded block fixed to a workbench: used with various jaws to form a vise.
Origin of bench screw
First recorded in 1815-25 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Fix the stem vertically in the bench screw, with the smooth end upwards.

    Hand-Craft John D. Sutcliffe

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