Accession Number : ADD015995

Title :   Oscillatory Abrasive Cable Power Saw.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 30 Sep 92, patented 31 Aug 93,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Plangetis, Gus F

Report Date : 31 Aug 1993

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : An angularly reciprocating pivotable yoke, driven by a motor or a power tool, is attached to respective ends of an abrasive coated cable or wire blade to draw the blade back and forth over a workpiece and provide cutting thereof, particularly in close quarters where little clearance is provided adjacent a workpiece. A telescoping housing includes a movable protective cover for protection of both the user and the mechanism. A safety switch is provided for preventing operation of the mechanism when the protective cover does not cover moving parts of the mechanism. A pivotable support for attachment of the ends of the blade to ends of the pivotable yoke is preferably of cylindrical form and which has a slotted aperture for receiving the blade and a recess for receiving an enlarged blade end, preferably formed by a piece of tubing crimped to the blade. The cylindrical support is retained in a slot in ends of the pivotable yoke by a spring and a cylindrical spacer so that the cylindrical support may freely rotate in the slot in the reciprocating yoke.

Descriptors :   *PATENTS, *SAWS, *SAW BLADES, ABRASIVES, BLADES, CABLES, CLEARANCES, CUTTING, HOUSINGS, POWER TOOLS, PROTECTION, SAFETY, SLOTS, SPACERS, SWITCHES, TOOLS, WIRE, PROTECTIVE COVERINGS, ROTATION, MECHANICAL COMPONENTS

Subject Categories : Machinery and Tools

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE