swivel spindle

swivel spindle

[′swiv·əl ‚spin·dəl]
(building construction)
A shaft in a door handle assembly designed with a center joint that permits one knob to remain fixed while the other is being turned.

swivel spindle

In door hardware, a spindle, 1 having a joint midway along its length which permits the knob at one end to be held fixed by the stop works, while the other end is free to operate.
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Further, tilt or swivel spindle choices are available from 6000 rpm (800 ft.
The tilt or swivel spindles range from 6,000 rpm to 12,000 rpm.