Bury scored three goals in 10 minutes either side of half-time to defeat relegation rivals Torquay.
Adam Lockwood headed the Gulls into the lead before Dave Flitcroft's deflected shot put Bury level.
Jake Speight scored his first league goal, heading in Flitcroft's cross, to make it 2-1 and then added a third after the restart.
Kevin Hill scored a consolation goal in stoppage-time but Torquay remain rooted in the drop zone.
Bury: Williams, Parrish, Challinor, Woodthorpe, Scott, Barry-Murphy, Flitcroft, Buchanan, Speight, Smart (Newby 76), Marrison.
Subs Not Used: Unsworth, Adams, Dootson, Tipton.
Booked: Speight, Woodthorpe.
Goals: Hewlett 40 og, Speight 42, 49.
Torquay: Marriott, Lawless, Lockwood, Sharp, Lloyd, Phillips (Connell 51), Woods, Hewlett (Sako 51), Kuffour, Bedeau (Garner 69), Hill.
Subs Not Used: Robinson, Hockley.
Goals: Lockwood 10, Hill 90.
Ref: C Boyeson (E Yorkshire).