from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A screw, often without a head, used to hold two parts together.
  • noun A screw used to regulate the tension of a spring.

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  • noun Alternative spelling of set screw.


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  • The setscrew should not block any of the fuel gas bores and be positioned opposite the fuel gas supply pipe connection.

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  • The venturi ring is held in position by a setscrew fitting into a small hole in the center of the circumferential fuel gas supply channel.

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  • Of the three examples, only the brass tippings and setscrew of the plow plane suggest any enrichment, and of course these were not intended for decoration; in later years, however, boxwood, fruitwood, and even ivory tips were added to the more expensive factory models.

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  • The device is a small "C"-shaped clamp with a setscrew for securing the clamp to the damper.

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  • The adapter is attached to the round rod with a setscrew.

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  • With today’s pad holders, I know the likelihood is low of losing the setscrew or of the pad sliding past it while it’s in place, tearing a groove down the center of the pad’s back side, but it is undoubtedly less secure than if the pad holder is in its proper orientation.

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  • 1827 H. Knowles patented an iron-bodied bench plane that portended a change in form that would witness a substitution of steel for wood in all critical areas of the tool's construction, and easy adjustment of the cutting edge by a setscrew, and an increased flexibility that allowed one plane to be used for several purposes.

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