Hand screw


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Hand screw

A clamp with two parallel jaws and two screws used by woodworkers; the clamping action is provided by means of the screws, one operating through each jaw.
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screw clamp

screw clamp
Any clamp set by means of a screw, but esp. one used in woodworking which has two large parallel jaws for holding the work to be pressed together.
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When I started woodworking, I thought hand screw clamps were old-fashioned school-shop tools, not something any modern woodworker would use.
The Hand Screw was removed and the barreled receiver was carefully lifted from the stock.
Set the ball in the hole, and hold it with a hand screw as you drill.
With the end plate and lock ring installed on the tube, it can simply be hand screwed into place.
Old-fashioned hand screws still have a place in the DIYer's tool kit, for several reasons.
* Hand screws (Photo 4), because they're made of wood, may look like they're only for woodworkers, but they're not.
The one that looks like a towel rack can be used for bar clamps, spring clamps, C-clamps and hand screws. The other one is for pipe clamps; cut the top edge at a 3-degree bevel to keep the pipe clamps from slipping off the rack.