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ratchet

a steplocking device on surgical instruments. As the handles are closed the jaws are also closed and the ratchet holds them in a locked position. The ratchet consists of a notched bar on each handle, the notches facing and overriding when the handles are closed.
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Ratchet & Clank is a solid and broadly comic introduction to the eponymous champions, who have appeared on various PlayStation platforms.
THE RATCHET STRAP PREVENTS THE FRAME FROM MOVING IF THE GUARD LATCH IS PULLED, THEN MAINTENANCE CAN BE DONE SAFELY.
drive ratchets feature Snap-on Industrial's Dual80 Technology, which include dual pawls and an 80-tooth gear for more power in less lateral space (1/4-in.
The mechanical advantage of the ratchet wrench lever arm and the threaded shaft enable the unit to be operated at up to full line pressure of 600 to 800 PLI.
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PET Tremont sprayers with non-ratchet necks will usually have higher minimums and may also have longer lead times than bottles with ratchet necks.
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Included in the set of tools is an electric pump with 15 feet of hose for hydraulic wrenches, a continuous ratchet hydraulic wrench and socket, a continuous ratchet "ultra" low clearance drive cylinder and ratchet link, a reaction paddle, and a desktop demo bolting stand.
Ratchet and Clank Future: Tools of Destruction" is what Playstation 3 owners and Sony have been waiting for: an inspired and nearly flawless package that takes advantage of the PS3 hardware without turning off casual players.
capacity, the RC-1625 ratchet cutter easily cuts plastic pipe and tubing such as PVC and CPVC, as well as PEX, polyethylene, polybutylene and rubber hose.
The ratcheted Quick-Snap Handle is designed with an easy to use one-step ratchet release and features an "off" mode, giving the surgeon true multifunctional performance.