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Einheitswerkzeug

English translation: Standard tooling

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03:08 Oct 23, 2000
German to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering
German term or phrase: Einheitswerkzeug
general context: tender spec for auto accessories

Specific context: bullet list under 'Befestigungskonzepte:'

- Verwendung von Einheitswerkzeug (Einheitsgröße, Schlüsselweite)
Ken Cox
Local time: 03:49
English translation:Standard tooling
Explanation:
Universal tool is probably OK, but in this environment all tooling is special, but it can be standard forr various applications.
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Rolf Bueskens
Local time: 13:49
Grading comment
best fit in this context, even though 'universal tool' is probably the more general meaning (the language here is not brilliant)
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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Summary of answers provided
naStandard toolingRolf Bueskens
naUniversal toolbhpirch
naadjustable [end] tool? (one size fits all?)
Tom Funke


  

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1 hr
adjustable [end] tool? (one size fits all?)


Explanation:
No hits on AltaVista, Google or Northernlight for Einheitswerkzeug. Nothing in my dictionaries.

Einheitsgröße might give a clue. In a short list (+werkzeug +einheitsgröße) on AltaVista there were three meanings: (1) one size fits all (e.g. ponchos); (2) size of a [military] unit; (3) size of a physical unit (e.g. 1 cm). Other meanings are possible. One meaning that might fit here is "adjustable, adjustable-end" (as in adjustable-end wrench). Just food for thought, not exactly what you need right now.


Tom Funke
Local time: 21:49
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in pair: 2419
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1 hr
Universal tool


Explanation:
An 'Einheitswerkzeug' is a universal tool

Some may even call it a standard tool or basic tool, but I'd prefer universal tool

Good luck,
Beate

bhpirch
Local time: 20:49
Native speaker of: German
PRO pts in pair: 73

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11 hrs
Standard tooling


Explanation:
Universal tool is probably OK, but in this environment all tooling is special, but it can be standard forr various applications.


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Rolf Bueskens
Local time: 13:49
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in pair: 544
Grading comment
best fit in this context, even though 'universal tool' is probably the more general meaning (the language here is not brilliant)
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