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hand-tight

[¦hand ¦tīt]
(engineering)
The extent of tightening of screwed fittings that can be accomplished without mechanical assistance.
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Once the base or bases are secure, take the front ring and make sure the screws are firmly hand-tight.
Install the large bolt through the skids and alternator and tighten hand-tight, then double-nut to keep it from loosening.
Additional functionalities include a unique, Hand-Tight column fitting system that allows for easy method switching, the Full Sequence Download function that reduces autosampler cycle time to as little as 30 seconds, and an easy-to-use method conversion program making it simple to convert conventional HPLC methods to Ultra High-Speed methods.
The rimfire silencer will come with a disassembly tool, but I found that when I assembled it hand-tight, it stayed tight but could still be hand-disassembled.
Hand-tight is all that is needed, and the one-inch diameter of the Outback IID gives the assembled pistol an OSS vibe.
Make them hand-tight, then add another quarter turn with pliers.
It features a 100-mL hand-tight sample vessel and accommodates pressure vessels up to a 4-L capacity.
Tighten locknut and attach new supply connector to valve shank, then tighten coupling nut 1/2-turn past hand-tight.
The clamp is easier to install if you pull it hand-tight before using the tensioning tool to fully tighten it.
Sprinkler heads are installed only hand-tight, but after being in the ground for several years, they may require the use of wrenches to unscrew.
The modular design of the SFT-150 makes it easy and cost-effective to alter the unit's basic configuration, adapting it to meet new or evolving application needs The unit comes standard with a 100-mL hand-tight sample vessel and accommodates pressure vessels up to 4 L in capacity.
If you leave the drain plug hand-tight, it will loosen.