MATCH ALL WORDS (Default setting): By default, the search
will return only those pages that contain ALL of the words that
you type above. This is a fairly narrow search and may
miss some pages. For example, if you type "grinding wheel", the
search will return only the pages containing both words. You
would miss pages that contain only grinding or only wheel.
MATCH ANY WORDS: If you select this option, the search
will include pages that contain one or more of the words that
you type above. This is a large search and may return too many
pages to sort through. Using the example above, a search for
"grinding wheel" would return all pages that contain "grinding",
all pages that contain "wheel".
EXACT TERM MATCH: Enclose your word in double quotes
(""). To find 6x1/2x1-1/4, type "6x1/2x1-1/4". This will return
only those pages that contain that exact phrase. You can also
combine the use of exact phrase searches with normal search
terms and wildcard search terms within a single search. For
example, "6x1/2x1-1/4" Type*). Note that wildcards within exact
phrases (eg. "6x1/2x1-1/*") are not supported.
WILDCARDS: You can use the wildcards '*' and '?' in your
search terms to search for multiple words and return a larger
set of results. An asterisk character ('*') in a search term
represents any number of characters, while a question mark ('?')
represents any single character. This allows you to perform
advanced searches such as "grind*" which would return all pages
containing words beginning with "grind" such as grinding,
grinder, etc.. Also, "*x1/2x*" would be a search for any words
containing the word "x1/2x" such as 6x1/2x1-1/4, 5x1/2x1-1/4,
5x1/2x1-1/2, etc.. Similarly, the term, "6x1/? will return only
5 letter words such as 6x1/2, 6x1/4, 6x1/8, etc.. Or, you could
type "?x1/2x1-1/4" to find 5x1/2x1-1/4, 6x1/2x1-1/4, etc..
EXCLUSION/NEGATIVE SEARCHES: You can precede a search
term with a hyphen character to exclude that search term from
being included in your search results. For example, a search for
"dressing -diamond" would return all pages containing the word
"dressing" but not the word "diamond".
OUR SUGGESTION: We suggest you start with the default
Match ALL words and then use the double quotes to match the
exact term to narrow your search. You can then try the wildcards
and negative search features to focus the search as required.
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