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Bit

The smallest unit of information a computer can hold in its memory. A bit is always represented as a 0 or a 1 in binary code. The word is a contraction of "binary digit."

bit

a digit which takes the value zero or one and which can therefore be represented electronically by an off/on switch in a COMPUTER. Computers use groups of bits to represent numbers or letters for storage, transmission and processing of numerical or alphabetical data. Specifically, computers use various off/on permutations of eight bits to represent all numbers, letters and punctuation characters. Most computers use multiples of eight bits to handle data in this way and various eight-bit, sixteen-bit and thirty-two bit machines are available, the larger ones generally being able to process data faster.
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Can the drill bit be made sharp enough to retain its edge after repeated use?
When you feel the drill bit reaching the back of the tile, slow down the drilling to ensure a clean exit at the back of the tile.
Drill bit sharpeners provide precise, consistent sharpenings every time.
Smith Tool produces two types of drill bits: milled tooth bits and tungsten carbide insert (TCI) rock bits for the petroleum industry, as well as for blast-hole, pilot-hole and hammer bits for the mining market.
After preparing the implant bed in the skull, two monocortical holes are drilled-one anterior and one posterior to the implant- with a 2.0-mm-diameter cuffed straight 4-mm drill bit. A 3 x 6-cm, 0.4-mm-thick cardiovascular Gore-Tex patch is placed over the implant.
In one such application, Hoenig has been studying the lubricating effects of electroosmosis on drill bits. Well drillers tend to exploit tiny fractures in stone that, under pressure, will create fissures and break apart the larger rock.
The Socket Adaptor Drill Bit Tapping Set saves significant time on a variety of different tasks.
A designer and manufacturer of proprietary drilling technologies, BlueFire Equipment Corporation (OTCQB:BLFR) disclosed on Monday the shipment of a customised version of its engineered polycrystalline diamond cutter (PDC) drill bit, to an international client.
Before fixing the front panel make an entrance hole for the birds by marking up the centre with a pencil and drilling a hole using your 32mm spade drill bit.
Using the 18V drill driver and 3mm drill bit, drill pilot holes where your markings are.
CLOGGED DRILL BIT Clogged drill bit - When a drill bit is clogged up with particles of wood, simply turn the drill to reverse and hold a wire brush to the drill bit..