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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.

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  • Place the lids on the jar and screw on caps so that they are finger-tight.

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  • 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?

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  • But he forgot that the oil line connection was only finger-tight.


  • I aligned the regulators, turning the butterfly bolts finger-tight.

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  • 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. stories


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