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- adj. As tightly screwed as can be made by the strength of one's fingers, without the use of any tools: that is, without any special equipment.
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Any time you thoroughly clean the bores, make sure you take the tube out, wipe off the old lube, clean the threads with a wire brush, put on a fresh drop of oil or grease, then screw the choke back in finger-tight.
Place the lids on the jar and screw on caps so that they are finger-tight.
Could someone tell me why bolts on rotors of brand-new aircraft from the factory are found finger-tight on rotor systems and had to go into rework?
But he forgot that the oil line connection was only finger-tight.
I aligned the regulators, turning the butterfly bolts finger-tight.
I cannot see if the nuts are screwed only finger-tight; I cannot see if you have put a lever on the spanner and strained them up so tight that the bolts are just about to fail in tension.
After applying a small amount of anti-seize compound to the threads, screw the new plugs in finger-tight, using only the socket and extension.