With Means To Support Work Relative To Tool(s) Patents (Class 83/471)
  • Patent number: 9032851
    Abstract: An adjustment device for an auxiliary fence includes a support frame, an auxiliary fence, a guiding unit and an adjusting unit. The guiding unit guides the auxiliary fence along a longitudinal direction such that the auxiliary fence is selectively slidable relative to the support frame. The adjusting unit allows the auxiliary fence to be adjusted relative to the support frame and securely positioned. The adjusting unit includes a driving member, a securing member installed on the driving member, and an elastomeric element. When the driving member is operated, the securing member becomes disengaged from the support frame which allows the position of the auxiliary fence to be adjusted by sliding it relative to the support frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: REXON INDUSTRIAL CORP., LTD.
    Inventor: Jung-Huo Chen
  • Publication number: 20150107429
    Abstract: A table saw has a base assembly, a table assembly supported by the base assembly, the table assembly, and a saw assembly supported by at least one of the table assembly and the base assembly. The saw assembly has a saw blade extending through the table assembly. The base assembly has at least one foot having a substantially horizontal surface, a substantially vertical surface, and a curved surface disposed between the substantially horizontal surface and the substantially vertical surface. The substantially vertical surface is substantially coplanar with a surface of the table assembly so that the table saw can be disposed on the substantially vertical surface and the surface of the table assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: Warren A. Ceroll, James D. Schroeder, Peter Chaikowsky, Floyd E. Moreland, Ross A. Billings, Christian V. Elder, Jeremy D. Leasure
  • Publication number: 20150047488
    Abstract: A table insert for a circular saw includes a stationary panel and a movable panel. The stationary panel is fixed on a worktable of the circular saw and partially covers a trough of the worktable, and the movable panel is pivotally connected to the stationary panel and is pivotally movable relative to the stationary panel between a first position and a second position. When the movable panel is located in the first position, the movable panel partially covers the trough to enable the cutting operation to be performed. When the movable panel is located in the second position, the trough is partially uncovered for conveniently allowing a user to remove saw dust from the trough or to take out small workpieces that fall into the trough.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2014
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Applicant: REXON INDUSTRIAL CORP., LTD.
    Inventors: Jung-Huo CHEN, Yung Chiang KU
  • Publication number: 20140360332
    Abstract: A saw bench (100) having a first pair of legs (10) and a second pair of legs (20) is disclosed. Between the first pair of legs (10) and the second pair of legs (20) are arranged at least two cross members (2) for material to be cut (3). A sawing kerf (6) is formed between successively following cross members (2). An at least first guide rail (7) and/or an at least second guide rail (9) for a sawing member (40) is mounted on the saw bench (100) in such a way that, during sawing of the material to be cut (3), the sawing member (40) engages through the sawing kerf (6) below a level (N) of the material to be cut (3) which is held by the at least two cross members (2).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventor: Josef-Michael Schambeck
  • Publication number: 20140251105
    Abstract: A power tool comprises a base defining a work surface for supporting a workpiece and a tool assembly supported on the base and having a working tool configured to perform an operation on the workpiece when it is supported on the work surface. A sensor is supported by the base in proximity to the work surface that is configured to detect a ferrous contaminant in the workpiece when the workpiece is supported on the work surface for operation by the tool assembly. The sensor provides a signal to a user interface that is configured to generate an output sensible by the operator of the power tool when the sensor detects a contaminant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2014
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: Robert Bosch Tool Corporation
    Inventor: Edward J. Vinarcik
  • Patent number: 8776656
    Abstract: A circular and miter box saw has a contact table containing a support device that can be pivoted about a pivoting axis relative to the contact table and a base plate. The support device is pivot-supported on the base plate. The saw further has a miter box arm that can be pivoted about the pivoting axis, and a sawing device being disposed on the miter box arm, or above the contact table, respectively, wherein the sawing device can be displaced by a gliding guide device. The circular and miter box saw has a high cutting quality and a safe work piece contact surface and is characterized in that the gliding guide device is provided substantially below the base plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Inventor: Gerhard Weusthof
  • Patent number: 8695468
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention include a locking assembly for a power miter saw of the type which has a base and a table that is rotatably mounted on the base about a center pivot axis, comprising a pair of oppositely facing arcuate surfaces on the base spaced from and being concentric with the center pivot axis, a clamp attached to the table for engaging the arcuate surfaces to lock the table from rotating relative to the base by applying a clamping force to the arcuate surfaces and not to the center pivot axis, and an actuating mechanism for operating the clamp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventor: Adam S. Thomas
  • Patent number: 8661952
    Abstract: It is an object of the present invention to provide a cutting machine capable of keeping an angle of a cutting edge constant. A support block 14 is provided with two arms 14a, 14b which are spaced at a certain angle, and the arms 14a, 14b have rotation shafts 12a, 13a of rotary whetstones 12, 13, respectively, extending upright from the vicinities of the front ends thereof. The rotary whetstones 12, 13 has, at front ends thereof, flat surfaces 12b, 13b perpendicular to the rotation shafts 12a, 13a to grind the one side 11b and the other side 11c of the cutting edge 11a of the cutting blade 11, respectively. The whetstone holding mechanism 15 can be moved linearly along the guide shaft 16 and can change over grinding states in which the flat surfaces 12b, 13b of the rotary whetstones 12, 13 into contact with the one side 11b or the other side 11c of the cutting blade 11.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Shima Seiki Mfg., Ltd.
    Inventors: Reiji Arikita, Kenji Ikoma
  • Patent number: 8656819
    Abstract: A cutting system and method of use for manually cutting rigid foam insulation panels; the present cutting system is operated manually and requires no electric power whatsoever; the cutting system includes a fully adjustable carriage assembly whereon a cutting blade is mounted for traversing the limits of its working surface; the cutting system provides a measuring scale having graduated indicia inscribed thereon for conveniently changing blade settings to accommodate different foam panel dimensions; the cutting system produces a uniformly accurate cut surface comparable to a factory-made surface without damaging the foil moisture barrier on the rigid foam panel; the cutting system completely eliminates the health and safety hazards created by airborne foam particulates that are produced by powered cutting of such rigid foam materials and thereby provides an environmentally-friendly building practice; and the present cutting system is completely portable enabling its setup and use at any construction site or l
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Inventor: Jefferson W. Finnell
  • Patent number: 8616104
    Abstract: A table saw includes a support arrangement, a table top assembly connected to the support arrangement, the table top assembly having (i) a work piece support surface, and (ii) a saw blade opening defined in the work piece support surface, a saw assembly supported under the table top assembly including a saw blade, and a saw assembly adjustment mechanism having a user actuator. The user actuator causes movement of the saw blade in relation to the work piece support surface. A first extension element extends from the support arrangement and defines a first extension space, and a second extension element extends from the support arrangement and defines a second extension space, wherein a first protection zone is defined between the first extension space and the second extension space, and wherein the actuator is completely contained within the first protection zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Andrew Frolov, Jason Feldner, Carl Cepress
  • Patent number: 8607678
    Abstract: A miter saw has a base assembly, a table assembly rotatably disposed on the base assembly, a support housing connected to the table assembly, and a saw assembly pivotably attached to the support housing. The saw assembly is pivotable downwardly for cutting a workpiece disposed on the table assembly. The saw has a miter lock assembly including a shoe assembly connected to the table housing and movable between a first position not contacting the base assembly and a second position contacting the base assembly. The shoe assembly has a movable shoe for adjusting the angular position of the table assembly relative to the base assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventor: Robert S. Gehret
  • Patent number: 8490527
    Abstract: Woodworking machines are disclosed having cutting tools for cutting workpieces. The machines include a detection system adapted to detect one or more dangerous conditions between a person and the cutting tool. The machines also include a mechanism having a moveable component adapted to move upon detection of the dangerous condition by the detection system. Movement of the moveable component contributes to one or more of the following actions to mitigate or prevent injury to the person: deceleration of the cutting tool, retraction of the cutting tool, and placement of a barrier over at least a part of the cutting tool. An actuator is adapted to move the moveable component at a high acceleration when the dangerous condition is detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Assignee: SD3, LLC
    Inventors: Stephen F. Gass, David S. D'Ascenzo
  • Publication number: 20130104717
    Abstract: A mitre saw (1) has a base (2) adapted to support a screwless workpiece clamp (12), with clamping force being adjustable, under the manual control of the operative. The underside of the base (2) is provided with formations for the attachment of legs (15). A satellite stand (17) is detachable from the base (2) and locatable by the user at a selected distance from the base (2) suitable for supporting an end of a workpiece (13) to be cut. An end stop (21) is slidably attached to the base (2) and has a rapid coarse positional adjustment feature (23), and also a fine positional adjustment feature (24). The mitre saw (1) has a support assembly (4) attachable to the base unit (2) by a hand-operable, tool free connection; and a saw assembly including an electric drive motor, which saw assembly is attachable to the saw support assembly (4) by a hand-operable, tool free connection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2011
    Publication date: May 2, 2013
    Applicant: EVOLUTION POWER TOOLS LIMITED
    Inventor: Samuel Ryan Rees
  • Patent number: 8424434
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention comprise a fence for a power saw having a table top with generally vertical front, rear and opposite side surfaces, at least one side surface having an elongated side element extending from a front portion toward said rear surface, said side element having a cross section defining a vertical groove with an inner vertical surface that merge into upper and lower opposed extensions that define upper and lower undercuts, said fence comprising an elongated fence member having a generally vertical front planar surface for engaging a work piece, a table extension having a top surface area coextensive with said saw table top and operatively connected to said fence member, said extension providing support for a work piece that extends beyond a side of the table top surface, said fence being configured so that the front planar surface can be positioned in front of the vertical front surface of the saw, i.e., off of the top surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Jan Koegel, Uwe Striggow
  • Patent number: 8215022
    Abstract: A food product slicer includes a base and a knife mounted for rotation relative to the base. A slide rod extends in a direction past the knife. A carriage assembly is mounted for reciprocal movement back and forth past a cutting edge of the knife. At least one bearing arrangement connects the carriage assembly to the slide rod to facilitate the reciprocal movement of the carriage assembly. The bearing arrangement includes a lubricant reservoir. A bearing bracket holds a bearing that rides on the slide rod. The lubricant reservoir is fluidly connected to deliver lubricant to the slide rod in proximity to the bearing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: Premark FEG L.L.C.
    Inventors: Fariborz Feizi, Shahram Shariff, Brian Stump
  • Patent number: 8210082
    Abstract: A sawing apparatus includes a separating saw blade of a separating saw and a scorer blade of a scorer. Through an adjusting device, the position of the scorer blade can be adjusted transversely in relation to a sawing direction. The sawing apparatus has a sensing device which can sense the relative position of a scoring groove of the scorer blade on a workpiece with respect to a separating groove of the separating saw blade, and/or the quality of the separating groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: Holzma Plattenaufeil Technik GmbH
    Inventor: Uwe Elhaus
  • Publication number: 20120156645
    Abstract: A system, method and device design to prevent, treat and maintain dental periimplant infections including a dental implant to be inserted into a jawbone of a patient that includes a base segment provided at one distal end of the implant which is configured to be put inside and come in contact with the jawbone, an abutment portion provided on an end opposite to the one distal end of the implant to which an artificial tooth is configured to be attached, and a plurality of removable segments which are configured to be put inside and come in contact with the jawbone and are removably attached to the base segment. If an infection is diagnosed around an implant site, infected removable segments can be extracted while maintaining positioning of the uninfected removable segments and the base segment. The infected removable segments are replaced with cleaned or sterilized removable segments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2011
    Publication date: June 21, 2012
    Inventor: Bennett JACOBY
  • Patent number: 8186257
    Abstract: A laminate flooring saw system which can be used for both rip cuts and miter cuts in one embodiment includes a fence, a base including a first locking member configured to cooperate with the fence to lock the fence along a first fence axis, a second locking member configured to cooperate with the fence to lock the fence along a second fence axis, the second fence axis perpendicular to the first fence axis and a support arm positioned above the base for supporting a power tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Christopher Heflin, Gregg M. Mangialardi, Cui Ke, Matthew M. Rybka, P. Sean Gallagher, Bryan M. Shova, Donald J. Staufenberg
  • Publication number: 20120085214
    Abstract: A power tool with an alignment device includes a circular saw blade which defines a front side and a rear side of the power tool. The power tool further includes a light source and a light guide positioned on the front side of the power tool. The light guide is configured to direct a beam of light from the light source to a position in front of the circular saw blade and provide a kerf indicator for the circular saw blade. In various embodiments, the kerf indicator may be a shaded line or an illuminated line. The light guide may be connected to a blade guard that at least partially covers the circular saw blade. In at least one embodiment, the light guide is provided on the front side of the power tool as an elongated fin substantially aligned with the circular saw blade.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2010
    Publication date: April 12, 2012
    Applicants: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH, ROBERT BOSCH TOOL CORPORATION
    Inventor: Jan S. Koegel
  • Publication number: 20120066918
    Abstract: The present invention generally pertains to a saw device. More particularly, the present invention relates to a handheld centerless saw. The saw comprises a frame and a pair of driving rollers mounted to the frame for rotation. The saw also comprises an annular blade mounted between the drive rollers and functionally engaged thereby, where the blade defines frontward and backward hemispheres. At least two guide wheels are mounted to the frame, the guide wheels being positioned in the backward hemisphere of the blade. The guide wheels are operatively engaging the inner circular edge of the blade. A drive assembly mounted to the frame is operable for urging the countersense rotation of drive rollers, thereby causing rotation of the blade.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2011
    Publication date: March 22, 2012
    Inventors: Stephane Campeau, Paul B├ęchamp
  • Patent number: 8067916
    Abstract: A cutting tool such as a miter saw, arranged to have an arrangement for selectively making and breaking power of a first circuit and an independent second second circuit each connected respectively to a first motor operating the cutting tool and to a second motor operating a dust suppressor such as a vacuum device. The arrangement enables the two circuits to serve the first and second motors in synchrony and to be operated by the switch of the cutting tool. The arrangement may comprise a relay adapted to energize and de-energize the second circuit. The second circuit may comprise one or more electrical receptacles enabling the second motor to operate under control of the switch after being plugged in to one of the receptacles. The cutting tool may comprise a receptacle which is hard wired to the first circuit. The cutting tool may incorporate a dynamic brake.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2011
    Inventors: Su Hak Auh, Charles J. Kim
  • Patent number: 8056590
    Abstract: An adjustment unit is installed to a woodworking machine including a base member and an auxiliary platform and is provided between the base member and the auxiliary platform. The adjustment unit includes an adjustment element including an operated portion formed on an end thereof and an adjustment portion formed on another end thereof. A first connective element includes a longitudinal first connective portion coupled to the adjustment portion of the adjustment element and a second connective element coupled to the first connective element and driving the operated portion of the adjustment element to adjust a horizontal position of the auxiliary platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2011
    Inventor: James Liu
  • Patent number: 8047111
    Abstract: A miter saw including a base, a turntable, a support section extending from the turntable, and a circular saw unit supported to the support section. An adjustment mechanism is provided between the base and the turntable for performing fine-adjustment to the rotation angle of the turntable relative to the base. The adjustment mechanism is located at a front side of the turntable, and a digital display is provided near the adjustment mechanism for displaying the rotation angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2011
    Assignee: Hitachi Koki Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shigeharu Ushiwata, Hideaki Terashima, Ryuichi Imamura, Hiromi Ozawa, Toshihiko Hayashizaki
  • Publication number: 20110192264
    Abstract: Improved arrow shaft rotary cutting systems, provide increased safety for home arrow makers. An arrow shaft rotary cutting system comprises a safety box configured to mount a rotary cutting tool and a means for holding each arrow shaft at a predetermined length while being cut by the blade of the rotary cutting tool. Various embodiments of novel safety boxes and novel end pieces are provided. Some embodiments use arrow shafts as system shafts that separate the safety box and the end piece. The cutting length is set a predetermined length. Arrow shafts are cut to the predetermined length within the safety box. Other heavier duty embodiments use angle iron to hold the end piece. Precision can be improved with various improved elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2011
    Publication date: August 11, 2011
    Inventors: John Livacich, Kendyl A. Roman
  • Patent number: 7954533
    Abstract: A sheet cutting table 13, after sticking an adhesive sheet S to a semiconductor wafer W, for cutting the area outside the semiconductor wafer W as an unnecessary adhesive sheet S1 with a cutting device 15. The table 13 includes an inner table 52 which supports the semiconductor wafer W, and an outer table 51 corresponding to the unnecessary adhesive sheet S1 outside the semiconductor wafer W. The upper surface of the outer table 51 is provided with a non-adherable treatment surface 51A, and an adherable member formed with a ring member 53 or a plate member 63 for sticking the adhesive sheet S thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2011
    Assignee: Lintec Corporation
    Inventors: Hideaki Nonaka, Kenji Kobayashi, Yoshiaki Sugishita
  • Patent number: 7938050
    Abstract: A miter saw has a base assembly, a table assembly rotatably disposed on the base assembly, a support housing connected to the table assembly, and a saw assembly pivotably attached to the support housing. The saw assembly is pivotable downwardly for cutting a workpiece disposed on the table assembly. The saw has a miter lock assembly including a shoe assembly connected to the table housing and movable between a first position not contacting the base assembly and a second position contacting the base assembly. The shoe assembly has a movable shoe for adjusting the angular position of the table assembly relative to the base assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2011
    Assignee: Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventor: Robert S. Gehret
  • Patent number: 7926397
    Abstract: The subject invention provides a portable saw table assembly for cutting a material longitudinally, laterally, and at various angles thereto. The assembly includes a first and a second table rail being parallel and spaced from each other and each extending between a proximal end and a distal end. A saw rail is moveably supported by the first and the second table rails for moving longitudinally along the table rails between the proximal and the distal ends and a mounting plate is moveably supported by the saw rails to allow movement of the mounting plate laterally along the saw rail between the first table rail and the second table rail. A saw plate is rotateably supported by the mounting plate for carrying a saw to cut the material. A guide bar is disposed diagonally relative to the first and the second table rails and engages the saw plate to guide the saw plate diagonally in response to simultaneous movement of the saw rail longitudinally and the mounting plate laterally.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2011
    Assignee: Tapco International Corporation
    Inventors: J. Richard Logan, Clyde G. Allen, Michael C. Clark
  • Publication number: 20110079125
    Abstract: A circular saw is composed of a working platform, a saw base with saw plate, and a saw cover, wherein the saw base and the saw cover are combined together to perform a dust-collecting hood with a bottom opening to accommodate the saw plate. The dust-collecting hood has a first air-hole defined on a top and a second air-hole defined on a sidewall respectively to completely keep the swarf and dust inside the dust-collecting hood to sufficiently improve the dust-collecting efficiency. Moreover, the saw base and the saw cover have an enclosed sheet respectively to make the bottom opening narrowed to only allow the saw plate passing therethrough to further significantly improve the dust-collecting efficiency, to achieve highly efficiency for collecting swarf and dust, and to keep working environment clean.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2009
    Publication date: April 7, 2011
    Inventor: Hsin-Cheng Kuo
  • Publication number: 20110072945
    Abstract: A cutting unit for trimming sheet material is provided. The cutting unit includes a bed for supporting the sheet material, a guillotine cutting device including a knife arm pivotally mounted on the bed, and a rotary cutting device mounted on the bed. The rotary cutting device includes a guide bar, a knife carriage displaceable along the guide bar, and a circular knife rotatably mounted in the knife carriage. The knife arm and the rotary cutting device are mounted on opposite sides of the planar bed relative to one another and are operable to permit parallel trimming of opposite sides of the sheet material when the sheet material is supported on the planar bed. The guide bar selectively pivots toward and away from the bed against action of a spring to define a lower cutting position so that the cutting operation may be performed and an upper initial position whereby the guide bar pivots away from said bed for inserting paper for said cutting operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2010
    Publication date: March 31, 2011
    Inventor: Bernd LOIBL
  • Publication number: 20110056356
    Abstract: The invention relates to a food product cutting machine comprising a driven cutting knife, a receiving device for product to be cut, a height adjustment device for the receiving device by means of which a height position of product to be cut relative to the cutting knife is adjustable, a carriage displaceable relative to the cutting knife and having the receiving device arranged thereat, and a support device for product to be cut having at least one support element and being capable of supporting product to be cut on a support face as it is cut, wherein the support device for product to be cut is coupled with the height adjustment device, the position of the effective support face being predetermined by the height position of the receiving device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2010
    Publication date: March 10, 2011
    Applicant: BIZERBA GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Klaus Koch, Sebastian Ruff
  • Publication number: 20100199826
    Abstract: It is an object of the present invention to provide a cutting machine capable of sharpening in such a manner that an angle of a cutting edge can be kept constant. A support block 14 is provided with two arms 14a, 14b which are spaced at a certain angle, and the arms 14a, 14b have rotation shafts 12a, 13a of rotary whetstones 12, 13, respectively, extending upright from the vicinities of the front ends thereof. The rotary whetstones 12, 13 has, at front ends thereof, flat surfaces perpendicular to the rotation shafts 12a, 13a to sharpen the one side 11b and the other side 11c of the cutting edge 11a of the cutting blade 11, respectively. The whetstone holding mechanism 15 can be moved in parallel linearly or can swing almost linearly, as mainly indicated by the arrow 15a, to bring the flat surface 12b of the rotary whetstone 12 into contact with the one side 11b of the cutting blade 11, as depicted by a broken line, thereby allowing the switch to the sharpening state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2008
    Publication date: August 12, 2010
    Inventors: Kenji Ikoma, Reiji Arikita
  • Publication number: 20100116112
    Abstract: It is an object of the invention to improve a precision of cutting operation for a cutting machine. Representative cutting machine includes a tool body with a blade and a base having an opening through which part of the blade protrudes downward. A blade cutting direction indicating member is provided on a front end of the base in a direction of movement of the base and can be adjusted in mounting position with respect to the base. The blade cutting direction indicating member also adapted as a blade positioning member for positioning the blade with respect to a cutting line marked on the workpiece.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2009
    Publication date: May 13, 2010
    Applicant: MAKITA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toru Fukuoka, Tatsuo Nakashima
  • Patent number: 7707918
    Abstract: Improved methods to detect when a human body contacts a predetermined portion of a machine are disclosed. The methods distinguish contact with a person from contact with other materials. The methods are particularly applicable in woodworking equipment such as table saws to distinguish contact between a person and the blade of the saw from contact between the blade and wet or green wood.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2010
    Assignee: SD3, LLC
    Inventors: Stephen F. Gass, Paul J. Lingane, Arjuna R. Karunaratne
  • Publication number: 20100089211
    Abstract: Adjustable cutting tools and methods of cutting through the casing wall of a pipe using an adjustable cutting tool are disclosed. According to one embodiment of this disclosure, an adjustable cutting tool includes a frame, a drive system, and a cutting system. The frame is configured to secure the tool to the exterior surface of a pipe. The drive system is configured to move the tool across the surface of the pipe, and the cutting system is configured to cut into the surface and through the wall of the pipe. By combining the features of the frame, drive system, and cutting system, the adjustable cutting tool may cut a pipe as it moves along the surface of the pipe.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2009
    Publication date: April 15, 2010
    Inventor: James Rebuck
  • Publication number: 20100071568
    Abstract: An integrated cleaning and cutting device includes a case, a cover sealed the case, a basket received in the case, and a basket shelter mounted on the basket. A plurality of palings is formed on the basket. A drive mechanism is accumulated in the cover for driving the basket to rotate in the case. A cutting mechanism is fitted in the cover for cutting salad material. The cutting mechanism includes a blanking hole communicating with the basket in the case. The salad material is cleaned in the basket by the rotating of the basket in the case. On the other hand, the salad material can be cut and stored in the device, in which the basket and the cutting mechanism are equipped. Since the device has multiple functions such as cleaning, cutting and storage, it is utilitarian in use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2009
    Publication date: March 25, 2010
    Inventor: Yan Kwong Wong
  • Publication number: 20100064872
    Abstract: A food slicer includes a support member having a base portion and an upstanding portion. A rotatable cutting blade is secured to the upstanding portion for slicing food product. A food product table is mounted for movement past the cutting blade for holding product while being sliced by the cutting blade. A product fence assists in holding and stabilizing food product during slicing. An inner side of the food product table includes multiple spaced apart slots and the product fence includes an inner side with at least one finger extending downward within one of the slots of the food product table. Elongate protrusions may be provided at the bottom of the product fence for seating within grooves on a food support surface of the food product table. A food contact wall surface of the fence may be angled away from the food contact location and an inner faced of the food contact wall may be angled away from a gage plate of the slicer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2008
    Publication date: March 18, 2010
    Inventors: Anatoly Gosis, James C. Fournier, Frank A. Bondarowicz
  • Patent number: 7647956
    Abstract: A portable rolling carpentry workshop includes a table saw mounted on a sliding means to allow the blade of the saw to be shifted to the left or to the right of the longitudinal centerline of the workshop so that more supporting surface is available on either side of the blade to allow cutting large workpieces on a relatively narrow tabletop surface. The workshop of the invention is sized to allow easy maneuvering through the narrow hallways of apartment buildings but affords the functionality of larger worktables due to this unique ability to slide the table saw. Also provided is an extendable miter saw table located above the main tabletop surface and allowing passing of the longer workpieces underneath thereof when ripping with table saw. Therefore the use of both the table saw and the miter saw can be accomplished at the same time without the need to rearrange the configuration of the power tools on the workshop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2010
    Assignee: Rolling Trades Inc.
    Inventors: Fred Cona, Peter Reuss
  • Publication number: 20100000387
    Abstract: A guide bar track extension method and apparatus. A machining table has a table surface terminating at a side thereof, the surface defining a table perimeter, and a slot for a guide bar. A guide bar extension mechanism is cooperatively adapted with the table for detachably mounting to the side of the table. The guide bar extension mechanism includes an adjustment mechanism providing for lateral adjustment of the guide bar extension mechanism relative to the axis. The adjustment mechanism includes two opposed guiding members adapted to contact the guide bar outside the table perimeter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2009
    Publication date: January 7, 2010
    Inventor: Thomas M. Thacker
  • Publication number: 20090301277
    Abstract: A miter saw is described that includes a base, a table rotatably coupled with the base, and a saw unit pivotally coupled with the base and including a motor and a saw blade coupled with the motor. At least one material support surface is moveable with respect to the base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2008
    Publication date: December 10, 2009
    Inventors: Aleksander Ipatenco, Jay Aaron Goddard
  • Publication number: 20090277315
    Abstract: A tile saw that includes a base, a frame assembly disposed on the base, a rail assembly disposed on the frame assembly, and a cutting table slidingly disposed on the frame assembly and including a front fence. A saw assembly is disposed on at least one of the base and the frame assembly, and includes a motor and a cutting wheel driven by the motor. One of a miter guide and a bevel block is selectively lockable to the front fence.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2009
    Publication date: November 12, 2009
    Inventors: Alek Ipatenco, Michael Hart, Ryan Peloquin, Doug Ritterling, Kenneth M. Brazell, Dennis Kuykendall
  • Publication number: 20090223338
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a rotational cutting machine, it has a base, on the base is first motive power source to bring the cutting blade rotate; near the cutting blade is a fixing tool that tightly holds an object to be cut, on the side the fixing tool is a second motive power source to turn the fixing tool together with the object to be cut; the fixing tool is set on a platform that is adjustable; when cutting an object, the first motive power source turns the blade rotate, while the second motive power source also turns the object to be cut rotate, through the platform that is movable, the fixing tool is moved towards the cutting blade, such that the object tightly held in the fixing tool can be in contact with the cutting blade, the object then can be cut efficiently and accurately.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2008
    Publication date: September 10, 2009
    Inventor: Ming-Ko LIAO
  • Patent number: 7568413
    Abstract: A cutting apparatus includes a frame having a front surface and a back surface. A first receiving member for receiving a crude belt film is configured on a front surface of the frame. A second receiving member for receiving an amended belt film is configured on the front surface of the frame and is parallel with the first receiving member. A motive device which is used for rewinding the amended belt film connects with the second receiving member. A first guide member includes a guide plate and a locating plate. The guide plate is disposed on the locating plate, and the locating plate is fixed on the front surface of the frame. A guide recess is defined on a top surface of the guide plate. A cutting tool that is arranged on the frame includes a cutter, and a knifepoint of the cutter is received in the guide recess.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2009
    Assignee: Cheng Uei Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Lu-Yang Chen
  • Patent number: 7555976
    Abstract: The subject invention provides a portable saw table assembly for cutting a material longitudinally, laterally, and at various angles thereto. The assembly includes a first and a second table rail being parallel and spaced from each other and each extending between a proximal end and a distal end. A saw rail is moveably supported by the first and the second table rails for moving longitudinally along the table rails between the proximal and the distal ends and a mounting plate is moveably supported by the saw rails to allow movement of the mounting plate laterally along the saw rail between the first table rail and the second table rail. A saw plate is rotateably supported by the mounting plate for carrying a saw to cut the material. A guide bar is disposed diagonally relative to the first and the second table rails and engages the saw plate to guide the saw plate diagonally in response to simultaneous movement of the saw rail longitudinally and the mounting plate laterally.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2009
    Assignee: Tapco International Corporation
    Inventors: J. Richard Logan, Clyde G. Allen, Michael C. Clark
  • Publication number: 20090158905
    Abstract: A swiftly collapsible check plate unit for a table saw includes a separating plate, a combining base, a fixing member and two check plates. The two check plates are respectively positioned at two sides of the separating plate that has an engage groove with a collar opening. The fixing member has an engage block to correspond to the engage groove, and the engage block has two cut surfaces facing to an inner wall of the collar opening, so when a handling portion formed in a rear portion of the fixing member is turned, the engage block is tightly fixed in the engage groove, fixing tightly the combining base with the separating plate, with the two check plates also swiftly combined with the separating plate and the combining base, or collapsed swiftly as well by turning the handling portion in another way.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2007
    Publication date: June 25, 2009
    Inventor: Bor-Yann Chuang
  • Publication number: 20090044673
    Abstract: A workpiece feeding stopper for use in a stable saw to prevent careless feed of a workpiece having a height greater than a cutting depth of a circular saw blade includes a support arm having a rear end adapted for connection with a spreader of the table saw. A stop member is provided at a front end of the support arm and has a stop face with a bottom edge adapted for being spaced above from a worktable of the table saw by a distance slightly greater than or equal to a cutting depth of the circular saw blade and smaller than a distance between a pivot where a blade guard of the table saw and the spreader are pivotally connected to and the worktable, thereby enabling the workpiece to be completely cut without being stopped by the pivot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2007
    Publication date: February 19, 2009
    Inventors: Chia-Sheng LIU, Yu-Feng CHAN
  • Publication number: 20090025520
    Abstract: A circular saw stand (2) for effecting cuts with a hand-held circular saw (4), includes a device (6) for securing the circular saw stand (2) on a work table (10), a locking device (12) for adjustably defining a region (14) for receiving a to-be-cut workpiece (16) and having two clamping elements one of which is connected with the securing device (6) and another one is located opposite the one clamping element and displaceable relative thereto, and a guide device (42) forming a guide plane for a bearing plate (40) of the circular saw (4) and supported on one of the clamping elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2008
    Publication date: January 29, 2009
    Inventors: Viktor Heinrichs, Johannes Stempfhuber
  • Patent number: 7481140
    Abstract: Improved methods to detect when a human body contacts a predetermined portion of a machine are disclosed. The methods distinguish contact with a person from contact with other materials. The methods are particularly applicable in woodworking equipment such as table saws to distinguish contact between a person and the blade of the saw from contact between the blade and wet or green wood.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2009
    Assignee: SD3, LLC
    Inventors: Stephen F. Gass, Paul J. Lingane, Arjuna R. Karunaratne
  • Publication number: 20090000449
    Abstract: A tightening device for positioning a worktable of a machine tool to a base includes a saddle member disposed on the base, and a positioning carrier member carrying the worktable and movable relative to an abutment wall of the saddle member. An elongate adjusting member has a force-delivering end spaced apart from the abutment wall, and a middle threaded segment threadedly engaged with the positioning carrier member such that the force-delivering end is movable towards or away from the abutment wall. A force transmitting member is loosely connected to the positioning carrier member, and is configured such that a spiral force resulting from a screw-in movement is taken up by a proximate end thereof from the force-delivering end, and is transformed to a translation force that moves a distal end thereof to tightly engage the abutment wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2007
    Publication date: January 1, 2009
    Applicant: P & F Brother Industrial Corporation
    Inventors: Chih-Cheng Lin, Msin-Msin Wang, Chun-Te Lee, Hsin-Yi Cheng, Ming-Hui Huang, Jiann-Fang Chang
  • Publication number: 20080302445
    Abstract: A support structure for a splitter of a cutting tool includes a lock device and a moving device. The lock device can lock and unlock the splitter at a storage position. The moving device can move the splitter from the storage position to an ejected position, in which a part of the splitter extends above an upper surface of a table of the cutting tool, when the lock device unlocks the splitter at the storage position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2008
    Publication date: December 11, 2008
    Applicant: MAKITA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshinori SHIBATA, Koji Tanaka
  • Patent number: 7458403
    Abstract: A folding stand (1) for a cross-cut saw or the like, has an elongate carrying body (4) for a cross-cut saw, at the ends of which two legs (3) are hinged. The legs pivot from a storage position, in which they are placed parallel to the carrying body (4), into an operating position, in which they are placed in a trapezoidal position relative to each other. The cross-cut saw is detachably fixed to the carrying body (4). The carrying body (4) is configured as a frame (4), while the fixing device forms brackets (5, 5?, 5?) interacting with the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2008
    Assignee: Wolfcraft GmbH
    Inventor: Uwe Radermacher