finger tight

finger tight

adj
made as tight as possible by hand
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The Aimpoint sight has a unique, knurled, adjusting knob which is turned finger tight until a spring-loaded clamping mechanism slips at correct torque.
The correct assembly procedure for twin ferrule compression fittings is that the tube nut should be turned Ti of the turn from finger tight position for tube sizes smaller than 14" and 6mm.
Inspection revealed a loose jam-nut, which was less than finger tight, causing fuel to flow freely past the shutoff valve packing.
Place lids on the jars and close until just finger tight.
Once you have the bracket in the position you want, tighten the knob finger tight.
The standard barrel bushing is finger tight and can easily be removed and reinstalled by hand without having to use a cheater bar on your bushing wrench.
Back off the nuts and tighten again, also only finger tight.
Once you have it finger tight use the allen wrench to turn the screw some more.
Now mount the spare wheel in position and again fit the top stud first finger tight, turning clockwise.
Spray fine oil into the spark plug cavity and return the plug, screwing it in finger tight.
Since 8 lb-in is not a lot, finger tight is good enough.
It may only be finger tight but this is enough to lead to bigger problems later.