Abstract: A hand-held sanding block used by a hand of a user, replaceably holds sheet sandpaper, prevents the sheet sandpaper held therein from unintentional removal therefrom during use, and does not collapse under heavy pressure from the hand of the user during use. The hand-held sanding block includes a body. The body is used by the hand of the user, replaceably holds the sheet sandpaper, prevents the sheet sandpaper held therein from unintentional removal therefrom during use, and does not collapse under the heavy pressure from the hand of the user during use.
Abstract: A device for chamfering and sanding is disclosed. The device comprises a cylindrical body containing a hollow cone lined with sandpaper attached to the surface of the cone with adhesive. Two corners of the sandpaper are inserted respectively into two slots contained in the sidewall of the cone to further hold the sandpaper in place. The device comprises a shaft attached to the bottom of the device for clutching by a drill press or a three jaw chuck. As the device rotates, objects that require bevelling or sanding are inserted into the cone and pressed against the sandpaper. A sandpaper sleeve is attached to the outer surface of the cylindrical body that may be used for sanding and smoothing.
Abstract: A system for rapid replacement of abrasive in machinery which uses the abrasive to finish the surfaces of workpieces that pass through the machinery on a belt, such as so-called widebelt sanders. One preferred embodiment of the system employs an abrasive material that is frictionally held on each edge to mounts. The position of the mounts may be varied to increase or decrease the tension of abrasive material against the working surface of the platen, that the assembly may be removed from the apparatus. In another embodiment, the abrasive material is formed with integral, permanent mounts on the edges of the abrasive material, so that the entire combination may be supplied or replaced as a unit. A variety of configurations of mounts may be used.
Abstract: Disclosed is a grinding tool for a grinder comprising a rotary oscillating drive, the output shaft of which is driven so as to oscillate back and forth about its longitudinal axis and is configured for securing the grinding tool thereon. The grinding tool comprises a grinding pad which is made of a resilient material and encompasses at least one grinding surface that runs straight in one direction of extension and parallel to a tangent to the output shaft of the rotary oscillating drive.
Abstract: A sanding device for use with abrasive sheet material. The device has a body with a rounded side for sanding concave recesses, sharp corner edges for use in sanding ninety-degree corners, and flat surfaces for sanding planar areas. Abrasive sheet material is attached to the body by an anchor strip which fits into a groove in the body to cause a friction fit.
Abstract: A clamping sander for receiving and holding a sheet of sandpaper, including a chassis plate having an upper surface and a lower surface, and a clamp plate having an upper surface and a lower surface. The clamp plate is coupled to the chassis plate and movable between a released position, spaced from the chassis plate, and a clamped position with the lower surface engaging the upper surface of the chassis plate. A clamping mechanism is carried by the chassis plate and the clamp plate for moving the clamp plate between the released position and the clamped position.
Abstract: The invention is directed to an improved abrasive pad (15). In the preferred embodiment, the abrasive pad is comprised of an inner core (16) having an outer surface (19), a strip of abrasive material (18), the strip of abrasive material wrapped around the outer surface of the inner core, and a central throughbore (20) extending through the material and the inner core and adapted for engagement with a torque-producing device. The outer surface of the abrasive pad may comprise a top surface (21), a bottom surface (22), a front surface (23), a rear surface (24), a right surface (25), and a left surface (26), and the abrasive strip may be wrapped over the right surface, the bottom surface, the left surface, and the top surface to form a first layer (28) of abrasive material. The abrasive strip may be wrapped around the inner core at least twice to form at least a second layer (29) of abrasive material. The abrasive material may be sandpaper and the throughbore may be threaded (35) for engagement with a mandrel.
Abstract: A rotary polishing disc for dental grinding and polishing includes a disc-shaped piece of sheet of abrasive material fixed to a hub. In one embodiment, the hub is a hollow cylinder which is received onto a rotatable arbor. In another embodiment, the hub has a first end fixed to the sheet material, and has a second end that is received by a socketed end of the arbor. To fix the disc-shaped piece of sheet material more securely to the hub, a retainer plug may pass through a central aperture in the sheet material and enter into the hub. The retainer plug has a flat cap which becomes juxtaposed with the sheet material furthest from the hub. In another aspect, an improved arbor for the first type of hub includes protruding barbs which spear the hub when its hollow interior is disposed on the arbor.
Abstract: A grinding tool has radially projecting grinding elements separated by spacers. The grinding elements are provided with radially extending slots. Some of the slots are open-ended. Axially spaced slots alternate in different radial positions.
Abstract: Sanding tools made from a block of a foamed polymer sponge having two contiguous sides meeting at a right angle that are provided with an abrasive coating and which have in addition a means for grasping the tool formed in the body of the sponge so that the user can simultaneously sand two walls meeting to form a corner.
September 20, 1999
Date of Patent:
August 27, 2002
Saint-Gobain Abrasives Technology Company
David J. Long, Paul A. Krupa, David J. Mansfield
Abstract: A carrier is connected to the plunger for reciprocating therewith; the carrier is of inverted U-shape defining a recess open at its bottom. A holder is pivotally mounted to the carrier for swinging movement back and forth between a first position wherein the holder is substantially nested within the recess in the carrier and a second position wherein a substantial portion of the holder extends out of and away from the carrier recess. The holder is also of inverted U-shape defining a cavity for receiving a portion of a contour sanding member. Detent elements on the carrier compress the holder when the latter is in its first position thereby to impart a clamping force to a contour sanding member received within the cavity of the holder. A manually operated ejection member mounted on the tool housing engages the holder for moving the same from its first position to its second position.
August 1, 1996
Date of Patent:
July 1, 1997
Albert I. Uzumcu, Raymond R. Esparza, Matthew H. Malone, Jose Nieto
Abstract: A sanding block having a generally rectangular block with a top, a bottom, a front side, a back side, a right side and a left side. An elongated kerf, is formed along the entire length of either the front side or the back side and the kerf has an accurately positioned bottom. One end of the block is tapered and the block is used by forming six folds in a standard 9".times.11" piece of sand paper which can then be slid over the block, secured in the kerf and used as a sanding block.
Abstract: A finishing tool useful in sanding, abrading and like activities. The tool comprises a block having slots of a predetermined size and shape disposed in opposite ends of the block. The slots are adapted to receive matching holding elements so that a predetermined length of finishing material, such as sandpaper, may be placed across the support surface of the block, the ends of sandpaper being inserted and securely held between the surfaces of the holding elements and the slots. The holding elements are pulled inwardly by retraction elements such as one or more lengths of an elastic material such as a rubber hose interconnecting the holding elements. Passages are provided in the block for housing such elastic members.
Abstract: One aspect of the invention provides a sanding tool including a first rigid member having a first planar surface. There is an elongated groove along the surface which receives an edge of a sheet of sandpaper. The sandpaper is supported by a second rigid member with a second surface which extends along the groove outwardly from the first planar surface. Another aspect of the invention provides a sanding tool with a first rigid member having a first planar surface. A plurality of nesting members are received on the first surface. Each nesting member has a sandpaper receiving, partly cylindrical surface extending outwardly from the first surface. At least one outer nesting member is removable to expose the partly cylindrical surface of another radially inward nesting member.
Abstract: Device for machining contours (2) made of a soft material, such as plastic, and essentially including a rotary tool (6) constituted by abrasive elastic plates (5) whose flexibility makes it possible to dampen the jerks of the member (33) bearing the tool (6). Preferably, a pneumatic motor (9) and a speedometer (10) are used to automatically control the tool (6) at a constant speed guaranteeing a stable machining or cutting force. The method for the automatic machining of flexible burrs on a contour formed of a soft material, is also described.
January 7, 1993
Date of Patent:
October 18, 1994
Commissariat a L'Energie Atomique
Michel Ferard, Tanguy de Kervenouel, Frederic Sgarbi