Abstract: A pushbutton plier device and a method for converting a plier tool is provided. The pushbutton plier device includes a locking assembly. The locking assembly has a pushbutton and a housing. The pushbutton has a pushbutton body. The pushbutton body has at least one blocking member recess. The housing has a housing body. The housing body is configured to selectively contain a blocking member. The pushbutton plier device has a first plier handle and a second plier handle. The first plier handle has at least one first plier handle aperture. The second plier handle has at least one second plier handle aperture. When the first plier handle, the second plier handle, and the locking assembly are selectively joined together in a predetermined position, the locking assembly, located within the first plier handle aperture and the second plier aperture, secures the first plier handle to the second plier handle.
Abstract: A bending wheel of a tube bending apparatus includes a tube-accepting recess, proximal and distal wheel faces, and a rotation recess. The proximal wheel face includes a lever pivot anchor. A cam insert includes a shaft having a tool driving feature. The shaft is configured for selective insertion into the rotation recess. The cam insert includes a camming flange, which includes a lever urging feature. A keeper lever includes a keeper finger rigidly connected to a laterally extending lever arm and extending longitudinally from the proximal wheel face. An anchor end of the lever arm includes an arm pivot feature and a spaced-apart cam following feature configured to interact with the lever urging feature. Rotation of the cam insert causes rotation of the lever urging feature to drive the cam following feature of the keeper lever and pivot the lever arm in the same rotational direction.
July 6, 2018
Date of Patent:
January 19, 2021
STRIDE TOOL, LLC.
Lynne Boehnlein, Leonard R. Murg, Ryan Jarvis
Abstract: An electrical stripping and cutting tool having first and second elongated members that are pivotable about a laterally extending pivot axis relative to each other. First and second face plates are attached to distal ends of the first and second elongated members. In a closed position of the electrical cable stripping and cutting tool, the first and second face plates collectively form a single flat face plate. First and second pairs of cutting members are respectively formed on first and second sides of the first and second face plates. Cutting surfaces of the first pair of cutting members are shaped and dimensioned to cut through an outer sheath of an electrical cable having a first sheath dimension. Cutting surfaces of the second pair of cutting members are shaped and dimensioned to cut through an outer sheath of an electrical cable having a second sheath dimension.
Abstract: An adjustable insertion-depth tube flaring tool is provided. A selector housing is disposed on a yoke. An adjustment nut is disposed within the selector housing. An adjustment screw is disposed within at least one of the selector housing and the yoke. A clutch housing has therein at least one biasing element, at least one lower clutch plate, and at least one upper clutch plate. An upper clutch plate rotation supporting element interacts with a lower clutch plate rotation supporting element to facilitate rotation of the upper clutch plate over the lower clutch plate in one direction. At least a portion of a shaft proximal end and an upper clutch plate inner wall are shaped to interact with one another in such a manner that the upper clutch plate is selectively prevented from rotating about the shaft proximal end when the upper clutch plate is disposed on the shaft proximal end.
Abstract: An electrical stripping and cutting tool having first and second elongated members having a distal end. The second elongated member is joined to the first elongated member such that the first and second elongated members are pivotable about a laterally extending pivot axis relative to each other. First and second face plates are attached to the distal ends of the first and second elongated members. The first and second face plates are oriented substantially perpendicular to a longitudinal axis of the first and second elongated members. In a closed position of the electrical cable stripping and cutting tool, the first and second face plates collectively form a single flat face plate. A first pair of cutting members is formed on a first side of the first and second face plates. A second pair of cutting members is formed on a second side of the first and second face plates.
Abstract: Pliers (20) include first and second pivotally interconnected plier arms (22, 32) each having a handle (24, 34) and a jaw (26, 36). The plier handles (24, 34) are operable to manipulate the plier jaws (26, 36). The pliers (20) also include a latch mechanism (300) for alternately latching the pliers (20) in a closed condition and releasing the pliers to an open condition in response to successive applications of squeeze to the plier arms (22, 32).