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  • n. Plural form of thumbwheel.


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  • Important mail got stamped with a 1970s vintage "received" stamp, that had a nifty set of thumbwheels to set the date, and was then handed to a staff member for appropriate routing.

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  • After using the T2/COLBERT treadmill for an exercise session, Soichi removed the device's safety wire and tie wraps to re-align (center) the T2 with its snubber pins within the snubber cups (to isolate T2 dynamics from station structure), then re-applied wire and wraps around the X-axis jam nuts and thumbwheels.

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  • Chief among them is the versatility of slitting all the products on one type of machine where the change over / setting time has been reduced to simply calling up a new computer program (recipe) or resetting the required widths by turning thumbwheels.


  • The saddle section fell off and the thumbwheels moved and it took me forever to reset the intonation and bridge height.

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  • On medical device components in particular, it is essential that any graduations marked on thumbwheels, control knobs or dials are accurate in their positioning and radial pitch.

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  • Then recently talking to a technician who had served his apprenticeship in Germany and the company had presented each worker with a full toolkit, he said "Yeah all the shifting spanners had reverse thread direction thumbwheels to the normal spanners he is now used to.



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