Abstract: A dual scissor with lifter device for cutting out a pizza slice and lifting the pizza slice is provided herein. The dual scissor with lifter can comprise several parts. It can comprise a first scissor, a second scissor, and a lifter piece 115. The first scissor and the second scissor can be attached to the lifter piece. The first scissor and the second scissor can be used to cut out, for example, a slice of pizza (or pie, cheesecake, pastries, breads, and other flat-like circular foods), from the whole pizza. The lifter piece can be used to support and lift the slice of pizza after the slice has been cut by the first scissor and the second scissor.
Abstract: A candle wick trimming assembly includes a pair of scissors that is insertable into a candle jar. A first box is coupled to a distal end of a a first scissor body the scissors and the first box is positionable to abut a top of the candle. A first blade is coupled to the first box and the first blade is spaced approximately 3.0 mm from an end of the first box positionable on the top of the candle. A second box is coupled to a distal end of a second scissor body of the scissors and the second box is urged toward the first box when the scissors are closed. A second blade is coupled to the second box and the second blade engages the first blade when the scissors are closed to cut the wick.
Abstract: A fruit decapping apparatus and method, particularly suited for strawberries. The fruits items (100) are placed by a robotic arm (200) in a lateral aperture (310) of a plate (300), leaving the calyx (120) and the main body (130) below the plate (300). When the robotic arm (200) pulls from the peduncle (110), the plate (300) also pulls from an elastic connection (500). This movement is detected by a sensor (600) which activates a pair of blades (800) solidarily disposed under the lateral aperture (310) of the plate (300).
Abstract: The cold pressure welding apparatus includes a first holding part capable of sandwiching a first flat conductor, a second holding part disposed opposite to the first holding part and capable of sandwiching a second flat conductor, and a drive part for moving the first holding part and the second holding part. The drive part can move the first holding part and the second holding part between a first direction separated position and a close position along a first direction. The drive part can move the first holding part and the second holding part between a second direction separated position and a sandwiching position along a second direction.
Abstract: A forceps includes first and second shaft members, each having a jaw member disposed at a distal end thereof. The first and second shaft members are pivotably coupled to one another toward the distal ends thereof and are moveable relative to one another between an open position and a closed position for moving the jaw members between a spaced-apart position and an approximated position. A knife assembly including a handle and a knife extending from the handle is also provided. The knife assembly is selectively translatable between a retracted position and an extended position, wherein the knife extends between the jaw members. The handle is disposed between the first and second shaft members and is configured to block further closure of the first and second shaft members beyond the closed position, thereby defining a minimum gap distance between the jaw members.
Abstract: A multi-purpose tool operated by a user for storing, opening, cutting, clamping and holding of articles is provided. The multi-purpose tool includes a first shear, a second shear movably coupled to the first shear at a pivot point and a ratchet extending from each finger grip. Each shear includes a finger grip, cutting edges, tines and gripping tips. Further, the multi-purpose tool includes ratchet extending from respective finger grips. Each ratchet having a plurality of ratchet teeth defined therein, the ratchets extending towards each other. The first cutting edge and the second cutting edge are adapted for extending around the article in a firm grip by engagement of the ratchets in order to clamp the article between the first cutting edge and the second cutting edge.
Abstract: In specific embodiments, a device for cutting hairs comprises a pair of opposing surfaces actuatable so that the hairs are capable of being held between the opposing surfaces with sufficient firmness to allow the hairs to be pulled taut without being cut. The device also includes a cutter actuatable independent of the opposing surfaces and configured to cut the hairs held between the opposing surfaces when the cutter is actuated.
Abstract: A cutting device includes a first part and a second part which is pivotably connected to the first part. A first fixing portion is located in the top side of the first part. The second part has a second fixing portion defined in the underside side thereof and facing the top side of the first part. The second fixing portion is located corresponding to the first fixing portion. A reception slot is defined axially in the second part and communicates with the second fixing portion and the underside of the second part. A blade is inserted into the reception slot. A hole is defined through the first part for receiving a hydraulic hose. A pressing member is pivotably located in a recess in one side of the first part and is able to press the hydraulic hose passing through the hole and the recess.
Abstract: A grafting pruner includes a first handle and a second handle pivotally connected together, a fixed cutter holder affixed to the first handle, a link affixed to the second handle, a cutter assembly mounted between the fixed cutter holder and the link. A pivot device is inserted through an arched sliding slot of the fixed cutter holder, an axle hole of the link and a longitudinal sliding slot of the cutter blade assembly to secure the fixed cutter blade, the link and the cutter blade assembly together. During relative movement between the first and second handles subject to an external force, the link will be forced by the second handle to move along the arched sliding slot, pushing the cutter blade assembly toward the first handle to cut a living shoot or bud off a plant.
Abstract: A cutting tool having a body, a first scissors tool coupled with the body and having a first pair of blades cooperating to define a first cutting pattern, and a second scissors tool coupled with the body and having a second pair of blades cooperating to define a second cutting pattern.
Abstract: A multi-functional gardening implement that, in some embodiments, functions as a pair of shears, a spade, a garden cultivator, a saw, a machete, a weeder and a rake. The implement comprises two shears that cooperate to cut vegetation placed between them when a user presses the handles of the shears together. The implement also has at least one appendage, which may be a shovel, a hoe, a garden cultivator, or another garden tool that is attached to the central portions of the shears and can be rotated to an operating position where the appendage is supported by the blades of the shears. The implement may have a second appendage that rotates in the opposite direction to a similar operating position against the other sides of the blades. In some embodiments, the cutting portions of the shears may be configured to define a spade blade in the closed position.
October 23, 2013
Date of Patent:
April 29, 2014
2378807 Ontario Inc.
John Dykyj, John Askwith, Robert MacLeod
Abstract: A tool and a method for cutting an elongate runner piece used to support a ceiling tile and having an inverted T-shaped body and including: a) a crossbar having a downwardly facing surface with a width; and b) a stem. The method includes the steps of: providing a tool with a support assembly and cutting assembly; placing the runner piece in a cutting position upon the support assembly; with the rail piece in the cutting position, repositioning at least one cutting element on the cutting assembly to thereby cut into the crossbar on the body over substantially the full width of the downwardly facing surface of the crossbar at a first lengthwise location; and cutting the stem adjacent to the first lengthwise location.
Abstract: A pruning clipper includes a pair of handles each having a distal end and a proximal end, with the handles being pivotally connected to each other close to the proximal ends of the handles. A first blade is connected to the proximal end of one of said handles, and a second blade is connected to the proximal end of the other handle. A chemical storage tank may be positioned within the distal end of one of said handles for storing a chemical to be selectively applied to vegetation. A bulb is connected to the proximal end of one of the handles, with the bulb being connected to the tank using a first connecting tube. A dispensing member extends along one of the blades and beyond the blade to a dispersion point, and the dispensing member is connected to the bulb using a second connecting tube. The user will thus cut the vegetation using the clippers, and selectively dispense an herbicide at the precise time and point as desired by the user.
Abstract: A graphic cutting device for cutting a graphic design including a first track on which the graphic cutting device is motor-drivably slidably and transversely mounted, a second track on which the first track is motor-drivably slidably mounted, an electronic controller which automatically controls the movement of the graphic cutting device on the first track and the movement of the first track on the second track so that a selected graphic design is cut into a user's hair so as to be defined by bordering hair and so as to extend from the user's hairline and/or be spaced from the user's hairline, and an input interface which enables input of said graphic design to the controller. The input interface includes at least one of an internet connection, an electronic memory card reader, and a peripheral device connection, and the controller includes an electronic memory storage device which stores electronic movement.
Abstract: A cutting tool includes a first lever having a first end and a second end, the first end being connected to a second elongated element in an articulated manner at a third pivot point and the second end being arranged to engage with a tongue in a metal plate to transmit force from the second elongated element to a first blade in the metal plate so as to perform a cutting movement with a cutting jaw when the first and the second elongated elements are shifted towards one another. The cutting tool also comprises an engagement device provided in the tongue and arranged to receive the second end of the lever optionally at two or more engagement points with respect to the first pivot point so as to perform stepwise cutting movements. The engagement points are placed in the tongue successively away from the third pivot point.
Abstract: A cast-cutter (10) for removing a cast from a patient comprises a body (12) and a cutting assembly (18) secured thereto, wherein the cutting assembly (18) includes first and second relatively moveable cutting members (40, 44). Each cutting member (40, 44) defines a cutting edge (46, 48) which when in use cooperate to cut by a shearing action. Each cutting member (40, 44) also defines an inner face (60) and are adapted to maintain the inner faces (60) in non-engaging relationship to provide clearance therebetween in order to prevent material binding between the member (40, 44) during a cutting operation.
Abstract: A clippings catcher that attaches to a trimmer having a guard and motor driven reciprocating cutting blades for catching vegetation clippings regardless of the direction in which the trimmer is moved when cutting vegetation, and having a section of flexible fabric configured to result in a desired billowing of the fabric which enables an effective structure for catching vegetation clippings regardless of the direction in which the trimmer is moved while avoiding interference between the fabric and the blades of the trimmer.
Abstract: A pruning clipper includes a pair of handles each having a distal end and a proximal end, with the handles being pivotally connected to each other close to the proximal ends of the handles. A first blade is connected to the proximal end of one of said handles, and a second blade is connected to the proximal end of the other handle. A chemical storage tank is connected to the distal end of one of said handles for storing a chemical to be selectively applied to vegetation. A bulb is connected to the proximal end of one of the handles, with the bulb being connected to the tank using a first connecting tube. A dispensing member extends along the side of one of the blades and beyond the blade to a dispersion point, and the dispensing member is connected to the bulb using a second connecting tube. As a result, the user will be able to cut the vegetation as desired using the clippers, and selectively dispense an herbicide as desired by the user.
Abstract: An adhesive tape canister includes a reel to mount a roll of adhesive tape. When the adhesive tape needs to be cut, a handle portion of the adhesive tape canister is pressed, a first blade is moved towards the second blade. The adhesive tape can be cut by the first blade and the second blade in response to the first blade moving to the second blade.
Abstract: A blade guard for a hedge trimmer that can cut trimmings from a hedge includes a cutting arm member with a first set of the cutting blades that extends laterally from the cutting arm member. The blade guard generally includes a first housing member and a second housing member movable between an open condition and a closed condition. A connecting member on the blade guard member that is operable to releasably couple to the cutting arm member. The first housing member and the second housing member in the open condition establish an opening between the first housing member and the second housing member. The blade guard in the open condition is operable to catch the trimmings in the opening between the first housing member and the second housing member. The blade guard in the closed condition is operable to cover the first set of the cutting blades.
Abstract: A multipurpose debris deflector for a hedge trimmer having a deflector body removably attachable to a hedge trimmer. The deflector is positionable between a first position and second wherein in a first position, the deflector body is operable to receive at least a portion of a cutting assembly of the hedge trimmer within the deflector body, and, in a second position, the deflector body is connectable with the cutting assembly such that cutting blades of the cutting assembly are exposed and the deflector body is operable to deflect debris from a vegetation cutting operation.
Abstract: An improved pole pruner for pruning a limb from a tree is provided which includes structure which grabs or grasps that portion of the tree limb to be detached as the cutting blade of the pole pruner severs the tree limb from the tree thereby preventing the severed tree limb from falling downwardly and injuring the operator of the pole pruner. The operator of the pole pruner may maneuver the pole pruner to a location wherein it is safe to release the severed tree limb from the pole pruner.
Abstract: The object of this invention is to provide a safe lancet disposer which prevents a lancet, having been used for blood collection, from being reused, thus preventing secondary infection and cross infection. The safe lancet disposer (100) of the present invention includes a cutting unit (110) which cuts an end of a needle of a lancet, a receiving unit (140) which is disposed under the cutting unit (110) to receive therein the cut end of the needle, and an operating unit (170) which is rotatably mounted to the receiving unit (140) and operates the cutting unit (110). The cutting unit (110) has an insertion plate (112), a support plate (118) and a cutting plate (128). The receiving unit (140) has a receiving housing (142) and a receiving container (160). The operating unit (170) has an operating lever (172).
April 26, 2004
Date of Patent:
April 6, 2010
Eun Jong Cha, Mi Sook Park, Kyung Ah Kim
Abstract: A pair of gardening shears include two cutting blades pivotally connected with each other, two movable members each having a first side mounted on a respective cutting blade, two fixing members each mounted on a second side of a respective movable member, two locking bolts each extended through the fixing members, the movable members and the cutting blades, and two locking nuts each screwed onto a respective locking bolt. Thus, the cutting blades are limited by the fixing members and the locking bolts so that the cutting blades are juxtaposed to each other closely without producing a gap between the cutting blades, thereby facilitating a user operating the gardening shears.
Abstract: Scissors for cutting off a part delivery tape are disclosed. The part delivery tape includes a carrier tape with recesses at predetermined intervals where the recesses include openings on an upper end for accommodating parts, and a top tape adhered to the upper surface of the carrier tape so as to cover the openings of the recess portions. The scissors include a blade member and an abutment member rotatably mounted on a pivot. The blade member includes first and second blades and a grip, the blades and grip at opposite sides of the pivot. The abutment member includes an abutting portion and a grip at opposite sides of the pivot. In the cutting position the first blade is arranged to have a clearance between the first blade and the abutting portion equal to the thickness of the top tape.
Abstract: A pair of gardening shears include a first cutting member, a second cutting member, an end cap, and a sliding member. Thus, the gardening shears are used to cut branches or leaves and are available for a grafting purpose, thereby enhancing the versatility of the gardening shears. In addition, the male slip of the son plant and the female slip of the mother plant are formed by the blade of the sliding member to match each other exactly, so that the male slip of the son plant is inserted into and combined with the female slip of the mother plant rigidly and closely, thereby enhancing the grafting effect of the son plant and the mother plant.
Abstract: An improvement on pruning shears which allows the user to quickly saw off branches and keep debris confined during use of the shears so that clean up operations after pruning are made in a shorter time and with less effort.
Abstract: A cutting tool for strap includes a fixed element and a movable element pivotally operably connected to one another. The fixed element has a body, a grip extending from an end of the body and an anvil. The anvil has a cutting edge. A pivot region is defined between the cutting edge and the grip. The movable element has a body, an enclosed handle and a cutting head. The cutting head defines a cutting edge. A pivot region is defined between the cutting edge and the handle. The movable and fixed elements are operably connected at their respective pivot regions. A cutter guard having a flange is disposed to overlie a portion of the fixed element anvil to provide an opening between the flange and the anvil to place the strap during a cutting operation.
Abstract: A shearing device is disclosed that encloses a cutting member for user safety, and that allows the cutting member to be quickly and easily replaced, the shearing device including a cutting member removably coupled to a mount and disposed in a housing, wherein the mount is coupled to an actuator, and wherein the shearing device is adapted to minimize an amount of waste material sheared from a hose.
Abstract: Device for cutting and marking a metal cable (16), comprising means (12, 18) for cutting the cable (16) and marking means (20) for marking the cable (16) with a mark at a predetermined distance (d) from the cutting plane (C), cutting and marking being simultaneous.
Abstract: A hair cutting device with a suction device for drawing off cut pieces of hair is provided. A varier, which may have an adjustable spring loaded movable wall portion, reacts to the circumstances of the hair being cut and adjusts an air flow rate in the area of the suction opening.
Abstract: A wick trimmer apparatus is herein provided and more particularly, a wick trimmer with a measuring foot that facilitates the effective cutting of a wick to an appropriate length. The wick trimmer has two arms and a measuring foot connected to the second arm that determines the length of a wick protruding from the top portion of a candle. The wick trimmer also has a debris tray formed from a top portion of the measuring foot and a top portion of a base of the first arm. The angles of the arms facilitate both the effective trimming of wicks and the ability of the wick trimmer to access a candle housed within a narrow candle container.
Abstract: A rod cutting device includes a cutting head including a stationary cutting blade and a movable cutting blade for cutting off a waste part of a rod, and a waste part holding mechanism disposed near a cutting operation completing position, toward which the movable cutting chip is moved toward complete a rod cutting operation, to hold the part of the rod that has been cut off. The waste part holding mechanism employs a magnetic holding member for holding a waste part of a magnetic material or a resilient holding member for holding a waste part of a nonmagnetic material. The part of the rod that has been cut off is held and prevented from dropping by the waste part holding mechanism.
Abstract: A clipper and herbicide or other chemical dispenser comprises a pair of pivotal handle members that are squeezed together to operate a shear mechanism and a chemical dispenser that dispenses chemical directly on the end of the cut stem after the stem has been cut. Preferably, a clamping mechanism clamps a plant stem in place below the shears while the shears cut the stem. The chemical dispenser includes a liquid pump actuated by the handles that pumps a discreet amount of chemical through an opening in a cutting blade at a time when the opening is aligned with the cut end of the plant stem. The dispenser has an outlet mounted on a dispenser arm that is moved away from the opening in the cutting blade by the upper plant stem as the stem is being cut. When the upper stem falls away, the dispenser arm pivots back to align the outlet with the opening in the cutting blade for chemical dispensation on the lower cut stem.
Abstract: The present invention is industrial scissors and a method of manufacturing and using same including first and second scissor halves, each half having a blade, a handle, and first and second major opposed surfaces. Each blade has a first edge that is relatively thick and blunt tapered to a second edge that is sharp to form a cutting edge. Serrations are formed in the cutting edge of the blade having larger radii between the pivot point and the midpoint of the blade and smaller serrations between the midpoint of the blade and the tip of the blade to provide a gripping surface for preventing an object being cut from sliding down the blade toward the tip of the blade while cutting the object. Wire strippers are positioned between the handle and the pivot point of the scissors. A deburring surface is made from a plurality of filing grooves spaced transversely along the blunt side of the blade.
Abstract: A branch hook attachment for tools such as loping shears or hedge trimmers to provide the user extended reach to grasp foliage so the foliage can be pulled within the user's reach. The hook is U-shaped and defines a bight area into which the branch or limb can be guided and grasped for cutting. The hook can be provided as an after-market item which can be secured to the handle of existing tools by a clamp or may be incorporated at the end of one of the handles. The hook may also be removably insertable into the hollow end of one of the handles and retained by a detent. In another embodiment, the branch hook is a flexible material and is attached to the end of the tool handle so the branch hook can be better guided to access and extricate branches through entangled foliage.
Abstract: A cuticle cutting instrument has tubes rotatably disposed in each other and forming two working endings, cutting elements provided on the endings, handles fixed on the tubes, a return spring installed between the handles, and a tubing connection for communicating with a vacuum source.
Abstract: Provided is scissors for hair cutting or hair dressing, wherein substantially linear slits provided at the edge of the scissors are formed in a slit width that is equal to or smaller than predetermined thickness of a hair, the slits being serially provided along the edge with predetermined intervals. According to these scissors, when the hair is cut, a non-slip effect on hair is obtained, and this slip-free state can be maintained in spite of sharpening. In addition, a proper closing feeling free of strong resistance can be obtained during scissors closing operation. In particular, in the cutting shears, natural finish is possible as required. Alternatively, the slit is formed in length that does not overreach the frictional sliding face of the scissors, and is formed in a slit width that exceeds predetermined thickness of a hair and that is smaller than twice of the predetermined thickness.
Abstract: A scissor-type implement for use in removing a trailing end of a candle wick. The implement includes first and second elongated handle portions pivotally connected together at an intermediate location and each terminating in an opposing and inter engaging wick sectioning and storage member. Each of the wick sectioning and storage members includes a substantially semi-spherically bell shaped and interiorly hollowed housing. First and second incisor portions extend from the hollowed interior of associated housings and each includes an overlapping and angled blade edge. Upon the housing members first being partially displaced relative one another and arrayed around the wick, the handle portions are actuated in mating fashion. The overlapping blade edges successively grip the wick and section its trailing end in angular fashion from a remaining portion of the wick, the sectioned wick end being retained within a selected one of the matingly engaged housings.
Abstract: A bolt cutting tool comprises a bolt engaging portion and a cutting blade. The bolt engaging portion has at least one bolt-receiving bore, which is adapted for receiving a portion of a bolt to be cut. The cutting blade is rotatably connected to the tool generally adjacent the bolt engaging portion. The cutting blade has a cutting surface with an arcuate peripheral cutting edge. The cutting blade is adapted for rotation relative to the bolt-receiving bore from a pre-cut starting position toward a post-cut finishing position. The blade is adapted to rotate in a manner so that the arcuate peripheral cutting edge of the blade cuts the bolt as the cutting blade is rotated toward the post-cut finishing position. The blade is configured so that an angle of incidence between the cutting surface of the blade and a center axis of the bolt-receiving bore is less than 15 degrees when the blade is in its pre-cut starting position.
January 31, 2002
July 31, 2003
David Welker, Orville Welker, Angelo Torrillo
Abstract: A balanced Long Handle Toenail Clipper for allowing a person to cut their toenails without the need to bend over or stand, including a cylindrical tubular housing which encloses a plunger rod, finger grips which are attached to the tubular housing, and a nail clipper having a cutting portion and an actuating lever. A stabilizing arm coupled to the tubular housing adds balance to the device and provides an individual with a clear view of the toenail clipper. A magnifying glass coupled to the tubular housing facilitates viewing of the clipping operation, and a plunger rod is adapted to engage the actuating lever of the nail clipper to effect operation of the latter.
Abstract: A hair clipper has a housing and a pair of blades secured outside of the housing. One of the blades is stationary, and the other reciprocates. A hair trimmer or other attachment is tethered to the hair clipper so that it can be selectively placed over the hair clipper blades in use, but is not lost when removed from the blades. The attachment is stored in a recess in the housing when not in use.
Abstract: The present invention is directed toward a method and an apparatus for cutting material, such as paper and/or fabric, while simultaneously marking the material with a decorative border. The present invention utilizes an air pump and replaceable coloring means source affixed on a cutting apparatus, such as scissors, having an air pump and replaceable coloring dispenser along the blade(s) of the scissors. The pumping mechanism utilizes check valves to regulate the flow of air through the system. In another embodiment, a colorant may be used along the blade of the scissors wherein each cut leaves a decorative border along the cut area of the material.
Abstract: This is a combination of a survival scissors and knife wherein both the knife and the scissors are formed with elements which can be used for making fires under emergency situations. Additonally such elements may be used for defense and for clearing cluttered or entangled areas and for making snow caves.
Abstract: This is a method and apparatus for survival purposes incorporating a method of forming substantially hexahedron shaped packages of tape which can be easily carried in clothing or the like and the incorporation with the tape, or supplying separately survival tools including scissor and knife and canister items with accompanying fire making facilities.
Abstract: An apparatus for cutting pic cords of a fabric material comprises a pair of blades, each blade having a cutting portion wherein the cutting portion comprises a cutting edge and a non-cutting edge. The pair of blades are disposed such that a cutting edge of a first blade comes into contact with a cutting edge of a second blade when the blades are pressed together. A wing having a left portion and a right portion are connected to the non-cutting edge of the first blade. The wing has a substantially V or U-shape such that the left portion and the right portion of the wing each take an arcuate path from the connection point of the wing on the non-cutting edge of the blade toward the cutting edge and away from the cutting portion. The flat portions of the wings, i.e., the ends of the wings are disposed so that they are proximal to a plane which is substantially perpendicular to the first blade and contains the cutting edge of the first blade.
Abstract: The shear blades of a lawn edge trimming shears are angularly relatively displaceable about the pivotal coupling between the blades under the action of a spring restored motion conversion means operable to convert downwards translational motion imparted to the conversion means by the application of a downwards manual force applied at the single handle with which the shears is provided, into a torque acting to produce relative angular displacement, about their pivotal coupling, between the shear blades.
Abstract: Shears (1) preferably constructed as hand-held garden or pruning shears or secateurs has two shear elements (8, 9) pivotable against one another about a pivot axis (5) and which have engaging portions (15, 16) for mutual cutting engagement and which in the opened state of the shears form a shear mouth widening from the pivot axis becoming smaller on closing the shears. According to the invention rubber-like holding means (20) are provided for retaining cutting material introduced into the shear opening during the cutting process and which only act up to the completion of the cutting process, i.e. until the cutting material is cut through, so that the cut cutting material is released by the shears without it being necessary to open the latter again for this purpose.
Abstract: A pair of shears comprises two pivotally-fastened handles, two blades pivoted to the handles, and a connection device pivoted with the two blades. The two handles are provided with a cutting edge. As the two handles are moved toward each other, the cutting edges and the blades are capable of bringing about independently a scissors action to execute the cutting of an object held therebetween.
Abstract: A heatable cutting device has a plastic base body having a recess on one side thereof. A cutting blade, made of metal or ceramic, is inserted into and fixedly connected to the recess. An electric heating element for heating the cutting blade is provided. The electrical heating element is fixedly and permanently connected to a side of the cutting blade facing the base body. The electrical heating element is attached to the cutting blade by printing, sintering or gluing. An electric connection for connecting the cutting device to an electric voltage supply device for operating the electrical heating element is provided. A temperature sensor is connected to an upper side of the cutting blade in the area of the cutting blade that is heated by the heating element.