working edge

work edge, face edge, working edge

In carpentry, the first edge to be planed smooth; the edge from which other edges are measured or trued.
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Once you open this 7.5" folder you'll notice the 3" cutting edge gives plenty of working edge. The blade is a brawny 0.165" thick with a stonewash finish to match the handle.
"When they're back, they have international experience and a working edge in Bahrain.
It comes with a "toothy" working edge, and slight variations occur, making each knife unique.
The cutting or working edge has continuous micro-scarfing as well as dense, short and deep striations which appear to be the result of use.
The load is transmitted by the blade of the working edge of the opening.
Snow Goose exceeds that requirement at 60 yards and is right on the working edge at 70 yards.
These small files have a working edge to cut down on the slot but a smooth face that will not work the sides of the slot.
Basically, when the blade comes down the windscreen into its resting position, Audi's new device moves the rubber edge fractionally up or down so that the working edge of the rubber isn't always the part that rests on the screen and so saves wear on one specific contact area.
Topcon provides a variety of systems that use non-contacting controlling references such as sonic devices, laser beams and OPS signals to enable automatic positioning of the working edge of the equipment.
You have to be careful to pull the crinkles out along your working edge, though, or paint will seep under it.