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Synonyms for ratchet

mechanical device consisting of a toothed wheel or rack engaged with a pawl that permits it to move in only one direction

move by degrees in one direction only

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Unlike existing reusable ratchets, the Secure-Fast ratchet is new for every procedure, eliminating performance concerns, and can be sterile-packed ready for surgery, thus reducing the risk of surgical-site infection.
Further improving access, the new ratchets feature a precision machined, low-profile head with a recessed reversing lever.
The fine-tooth 5-degree ratchet has recessed quick-release and reversing mechanisms so the ratchet head fits in tighter spots.
These ratchets are ideal for critical applications where FOD and FME prevention is crucial.
I removed the ejector out of the cylinder and noticed the star and ratchet pad had slid up the tube about .
When used with Mediflex's Bookler Universal radiolucent ratchets and blades, the Ratchet Ring System creates minimal artifact on intra-operative x-rays and fluoroscopy.
This is a key requirement for filling the long flow paths of the springs and for molding the ratchets.
Although a Brownian ratchet powered only by erratic particle motion violates the second law of thermodynamics, researchers have come up with workable ratchets in recent years that use oscillating electric fields.
is voluntarily recalling about 53,200 chaise longues with nylon ratchets.
Table 2 defines these alternatives ratchets and, in column 1, shows the t-statistic of each when it is scaled by expected sales and used in the regression.
Since the launch of the original patented 5[deg] ratcheting wrench, the GearWrench brand has continuously led the industry with breakthroughs in pass-thru ratchets, sockets, screw/nut drivers, pliers, and specialty tools.
48) and liked the 72-tooth ratchets because they required only a 5-degree swing arc to grab the next tooth.
When serious damage is present on the ratchets, the gun has to be returned to S&W, since they won't sell you a new cylinder.
Productivity is also enhanced by the 5-degree ratcheting arc, compared to the 12-degree arc on standard conventional ratchets.
All the ratchets we tried worked well and should give you a lifetime of service.