Leadscrew vs Jackscrew - What's the difference?

leadscrew | jackscrew |


As nouns the difference between leadscrew and jackscrew

is that leadscrew is a screw designed to translate turning motion into linear motion while jackscrew is a jack (mechanical lifting device) which is operated by turning a leadscrew.

leadscrew

English

Noun

(en noun) (wikipedia leadscrew)
  • A screw designed to translate turning motion into linear motion.
  • Leadscrews are commonly used in vices, presses, and jacks.

    jackscrew

    English

    Noun

    (en noun) (wikipedia jackscrew)
  • A jack (mechanical lifting device) which is operated by turning a leadscrew.