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Die - a device that cuts external threads on a rod or pipe. Special designs are used for cleaning up existing threads of rust or rolled over threads, called rethreading dies.

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Die stock - a two-handle, adjustable tool that holds and turns dies.

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Drill press - a powered vertical drilling machine in which the drill is pressed to the work automatically or by a hand lever. A drill press is used in precision work or heavy industrial applications.

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Duckbill snips - snips used to cut curves in either direction. Can be used for straight cutting but will require slightly more effort to cut with than straight pattern snips.

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