jaw clutch

jaw clutch

[′jȯ ‚kləch]
(mechanical engineering)
A clutch that provides positive connection of one shaft with another by means of interlocking faces; may be square or spiral; the most common type of positive clutch.
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Steering of the RS8 is achieved with a specially-designed outer housing that is positioned using a unique jaw clutch engaging mechanism which engages the drill string allowing operation of the tool with any standard drill.
Steering of the patented RS8 is achieved with a specially-designed outer housing that is positioned using a unique jaw clutch engaging mechanism which engages the drill string allowing operation of the tool with any standard drill.
Steering is achieved with a specially-designed outer housing that is positioned using a jaw clutch engaging mechanism which engages the drill string allowing operation of the tool with any standard drill, ph: 880.
Directional control is accomplished by changing the orientation of the housing using a jaw clutch mechanism to engage the housing to the drill stem.