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{{quote| At the front of the room stood Strickland, ten Walkman units lined neatly on the desk next to him. Those who had been through it before knew what was about to happen next, a fact which did not make it much easier. / "Now..." Strickland smiled sadistically, "we are going to see how we deal with those who violate our 'no Walkman' rule." / Gently, almost reverentially, he lifted one of the units and placed it in the jaws of a woodworking vise mounted on the corner of the desk. He then began tightening the jaws until the set broke in half, the sound approximating that of bones breaking. As bits of plastic and mangled parts trickled to the floor, one student winced as if the pain were being inflicted on his own body. Strickland, well aware of which unit belonged to which student, smiled wickedly at the horrified young man. / "Now then, [[Stevenson]]," he said. "You may come up here and claim your stereo." |From ''[[Back to the Future novelization|Back to the Future]]'' by [[George Gipe]] (quote, page 12)}}
 
 
A '''woodworking vise''' was a tool with a screw mechanism attached to a workbench, which was used during woodwork classes at [[Hill Valley High School]] in [[1985]].
 
 
The vise was supposed to be used to hold an object while it was being worked on during woodwork. However, principal [[Stanford S. Strickland]] preferred the tool as a means to crush and destroy any [[Walkman]]s he confiscated during [[detention]] for those foolish enough to bring such a thing into school — after which he would invite the owner of each unit to come up to the front of the room and claim the shattered remains.
 
 
==Appearances==
 
* ''[[Back to the Future novelization]]''
 
 
==See also==
 
* {{WP|Vise}}
 
[[Category:Objects]]
 
[[Category:1985]]
 
[[Category:Novelization]]
 

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