For context: I'm building a handle that needs to rotate in all directions. The handle will be placed inside the spherical bearing - and the bearing will allow it to rotate as it's required to. The handle will also need to be able to be locked in place at angles chosen by the user. Whatever it is that locks the bearing in place will need to be able to keep it in place against 500lbs of force. My best thoughts so far I'm considering a set screw. But I can't imagine the binding friction being enough to firmly secure the bearing in place. Also, because the bearing is spherical, a set screw with a flat tip probably wouldn't have full contact at certain angles (but I could be wrong) Questions Is there a way to lock a spherical bearing at a particular angle? Is there a part other than a spherical bearing that would provide the same function in this application that might be more appropriate?