Glossary


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Phillips - a trademark used for a screw with a head having two intersecting perpendicular slots and for a screwdriver with a tip shaped to fit into these slots.

See: Fastener Drive

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Phillips head - a type of screw head requiring a driver in the shape of +.

See: Fastener Drive, Torsion Insert Bits

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Plain die stock - a type of hand tool used for turning a die.

See:

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Pliers - a variously shaped hand tool having a pair of pivoted jaws used for holding, bending, or cutting.

See: Pliers & Adjustable Wrenches

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Plumb - a term used to describe something that is perfectly perpendicular to the earth relative to gravity. A plumb bob on the end of a string will give you a line that is plumb or straight up and down.

See: Marking & Layout

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Plumb bob - a little mass or weight of lead attached to a line of string and used by builders and other contractors to indicate a vertical direction.

See: Marking & Layout

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Power pole auger bit - specialty auger bit designed for drilling creosoted poles and heavy construction timber. Also called a utility pole auger bit.

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