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  1. SirGod's Avatar
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    #1

    What do you call this?

    What do you call the object below? I looked it up in the dictionary, but I received a lot of words (grip vice, jaw vice, nip, nippers, grip gear, grip vice, jaw vise, screw vice etc.) and I do not really know which one works best. Probably not all the words I found describe the tool in the image below, but something similar (however, I am not interested in them). I also want to know if it is called the same in both BrE and AmE.



    Personally, I think that the most appropriate word is jaw vice.

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    Re: What do you call this?

    I call it simply 'a vice', but I am only an amateur handyman.

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    Re: What do you call this?

    This might help. See the illustration of the
    "bench vise or fitter's vise". (I say 'vice')

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vise

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    Re: What do you call this?

    It's all clear now. Thank you both. I also found this on Wikipedia:

    AmE and CanE: vise
    BrE and AusE: vice

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