I'm not sure this is the right place to be asking this but I'll give it a try. I have this bit of hardware from a pair of helping hands that I'd like to find more of. I'd describe it as a rod fastener of some sort. Not having any luck with those search terms however. Perhaps someone here has the proper name. Thanks in advance.

helping hands and rod fastener


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I'd call it a cross-bored stud with retaining thumbscrew, but there's nothing official about that.

As has been stated, it's probably a proprietary part and you likely won't find a drop-in replacement. You could fabricate one from a standard stud if you have machine tools available.

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