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viseclick to hear

Press with two jaws; it is attached to a worktable and used for clamping objects.
vise swivel lock bolt fixed base swivel base fixed jaw movable jaw handle adjusting screw

swivel lock click to hear

Sliding bar clamping down the swivel base by locking it into the desired position.

bolt click to hear

Threaded metal plug with a head that is tightly screwed into a nut to secure the vise to a work bench.

fixed base click to hear

The tool’s supporting block, usually bolted onto a work bench.

swivel base click to hear

Rotating surface surmounting the fixed base, which allows the vise to turn 360°.

fixed jaw click to hear

Smooth or striated part against which the movable jaw presses an object.

movable jaw click to hear

Smooth or striated jaw that presses an object against the fixed jaw.

handle click to hear

Sliding bar for tightening or loosening the adjusting screw, thereby spreading or closing the jaws.

adjusting screw click to hear

Threaded shank whose rotation is controlled by the handle; it moves the jaw toward or away from the piece to be clamped.