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Title:
A SAW BLADE FOR AN OSCILLATING TOOL
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2020/114663
Kind Code:
A1
Abstract:
A saw blade for oscillating tools is disclosed. The saw blade comprises a mounting portion (10), a supporting portion (20) and an active blade portion (30). According to the invention, the active blade portion (30) has two cutting elements (31 and 32) projecting in opposite directions (52 and 53) and is provided with a plurality of saw teeth (41-46) being arranged in different rows. With the saw blade of the invention it is possible to make holes and to break down e.g. walls with plaster boards and achieve a saw depth which corresponds exactly to the thickness of the board of the wall, whereby it is possible to avoid damaging underlying structures or installations.

Inventors:
LINDQVIST LENNART (SE)
Application Number:
PCT/EP2019/078560
Publication Date:
June 11, 2020
Filing Date:
October 21, 2019
Export Citation:
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Assignee:
LINDQVIST LENNART (SE)
International Classes:
B23D61/00; B27B19/00
Domestic Patent References:
WO2007045993A22007-04-26
WO2019152408A12019-08-08
WO2011044615A12011-04-21
Foreign References:
EP3213847A12017-09-06
US20150273706A12015-10-01
US20170291238A12017-10-12
DE202013004984U12014-05-21
CN104249189A2014-12-31
US9027452B22015-05-12
US20160082605A12016-03-24
EP0229511A11987-07-22
EP3213847A12017-09-06
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
NORÉNS PATENTBYRÅ AB (SE)
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Claims:
CLAIMS:

1. A saw blade for an oscillating tool, the saw blade being intended to be mounted, in use, on a drive member of the oscillating tool, the saw blade comprising:

- a mounting portion (10,15) being adapted to be operatively connected to said drive mem ber of the oscillating tool, and

- a supporting portion (20) extending in a first direction from the mounting portion to an active blade portion (30) being provided with saw teeth, said supporting portion having a supporting edge (21,22) serving to be supported and abutting against a surface of a work- piece during use,

characterized in that

said active blade portion (30) has first and second cutting elements (31, 32) projecting side ways and extending in substantially opposite directions from each respective supporting edge (21, 22) of said supporting portion (20), wherein

- said first cutting element (31) has a first projecting length (LI), whereas

said second cutting element (32) has a second projecting length (L2) which differs from said first projecting length (LI), and wherein

said first and second projecting lengths (LI, L2) are measured from each respective supporting edge (21, 22) of said supporting portion (20).

2. A saw blade according to claim 1, wherein

- said supporting portion (20) and said first and second cutting elements (31, 32) are sub stantially planar and extend in a common plane. 3. A saw blade according to claim 1 or 2, wherein

- said second projecting length (L2) of said second cutting element (32) is about double the first projecting length (LI) of said first cutting element (31).

4. A saw blade according to anyone of the preceding claims, wherein each of said first and second cutting elements has a rear cutting edge (41, 46) which faces substantially backwards towards said mounting portion (10, 15) and a front cutting edge (43, 44) which faces substantially away from said mounting portion, and

- said rear and front cutting edges of each cutting element converges towards an end por tion (42, 45) being situated at a lateral distance from each respective supporting edge (22, 21) of said supporting portion, said lateral distance corresponding to said first and said sec ond projecting length (LI, L2), respectively.

5. A saw blade according to claim 4, wherein

- said rear and front cutting edges and said end portion of each cutting element is provided with saw teeth.

6. A saw blade according to claim 5, wherein

- said end portion (42, 45) of each cutting element has at least three teeth along an end edge which is substantially parallel to said first direction (PI).

7. A saw blade according to claim 5 or 6, wherein

- said first edge of each cutting element (31, 32) forms a straight, common cutting edge portion (43, 44) extending substantially at right angle to said first direction (PI) of said sup porting portion (20).

8. A saw blade according to anyone of claims 4-7, wherein

- said rear cutting edge on each cutting element (31, 32) forms an angle (D) of 90°-135° with said first direction (PI) of said supporting portion (20). 9. A saw blade according to anyone of the preceding claims, wherein

- said cutting edges (21, 22) of said cutting portion converge, along said first direction (PI), at an angle (A) of l°-30° with said first direction (PI) of said supporting portion (20).

10. A saw blade according to anyone of the preceding claims, wherein

- said first projecting length (LI) is in the interval 10-25 mm, whereas

- said second projecting length (L2) is the interval 20-50 mm.

Description:
DESCRIPTION

A SAW BLADE FOR AN OSCILLATING TOOL

FIELD OF THE INVENTION

The invention relates to a saw blade for an oscillating tool, said saw blade being intended to be mounted, in use, on a drive member of the oscillating tool. The saw blade comprises: a mounting portion being adapted to be operatively connected to the drive mem ber of the oscillating tool, and

a supporting portion extending in a first direction from the mounting portion to an active blade portion being provided with saw teeth, said supporting portion having a supporting edge serving to be supported and abutting against a surface of a work-piece during use.

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION AND PRIOR ART

Such a saw blade for an oscillating tool is previously known from the US patent specifica tion 9,027,452 (Nagy et al, patentee Robert Bosch GmbH). Accordingly, this saw blade has a supporting portion extending in a first direction away from the mounting portion to an active blade portion provided with saw teeth. This supporting portion has a supporting edge, which forms a support during use of the saw blade and abuts against a work-piece. On the same side as the supporting edge the active blade portion projects in a direction being substantially at right angle to the first direction, the teeth of the active blade portion facing backwards towards the mounting portion, so that it is possible to move, during use, the saw blade backwards while the teeth of the active blade portion oscillate back and forth with a high frequency so that a saw cut is formed in the work-piece.

The supporting edge of the supporting portion ensures that, during sawing, the cutting depth in the saw cut will be substantially constant. According to the above US specifica tion, the saw blade may also be provided with a front cutting edge facing substantially away from the mounting portion. By means of the front cutting edge the saw blade can be used to make a saw cut in the work-piece by feeding the oscillating tool with its saw blade in a forward direction, in the above mentioned first direction. During recent years similar saw blades for an oscillating tool have been developed in vari ous ways, and similar saw blades have been disclosed in US 2016/0082605 A1 (Work Tools Inc.), EP 229511 A1 (WS Engineering GmbH Company KG) and EP 3213847 A1 (Wolfkraft GmbH).

OBJECT OF THE INVENTION

Against this background, the present invention aims at achieving a saw blade which ena bles sawing of a saw cut having different depths in a work-piece, namely a first cutting depth, and a second cutting depth which differs from the first cutting depth, in particular having double the depth, as compared to the first cutting depth.

Such a feature has turned to be very important, for example when making holes in walls or breaking down wall structures, in particular walls structures with a surface layer of plas- ter boards. Then, it is desirable to avoid damaging underlying beams or installations, such as water conduits or electric cables.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

The above stated object will be achieved with a saw blade having an active blade portion with first and second cutting elements projecting sideways and extending in substantially opposite directions from each respective supporting edge, the first cutting element having a first projecting length, whereas the other cutting element has a second projecting length being different from the first projecting length, the first and second projecting length be ing measured from each respective supporting edge of the supporting portion.

By this structure of the active blade portion it is easy to select the depth of the saw cut by simply turning the tool with its saw blade about 180°, so that the other cutting element is made operative instead. Here it is advantageous if the second cutting element has a second projecting length which is about double the projecting length of the first cutting element. Various favorable embodiments are defined in the appended claims 2-10.

An especially advantageous embodiment will be achieved if an end portion of each cutting element is provided with saw teeth, preferably with at least three teeth along an end edge which is substantially parallel to the above mentioned first direction. In this way, it will be easy to make a hole in a work-piece, without using a drilling machine or some other spe cial tool. The invention will now be explained more fully with reference to the appended drawing illustrating a preferred embodiment of the saw blade according to the invention.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWING

On the drawing, Fig. 1 shows schematically, from above, a saw blade according to the in- vention.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF A PREFERRED EMBODIMENT OF THE INVENTION

The saw blade shown in Fig. 1 comprises essentially three parts, viz. a mounting portion 10, a supporting portion 20 and an active blade portion 30. In a way known per see, the saw blade is made of a rigid, very hard material, for example hardened steel or a so-called hard metal. The saw blade may be formed in one piece or in two parts which are joined by rivets or spot welds 15 in the region between the mounting portion 10 and the support portion 20. The saw blade may be formed in one and the same plane or may have a transi tion region in the vicinity of the joining region at the spot welds 15 extending outwardly or inwardly from the drawing plane, so that the supporting portion 20 and the active blade portion 30 will lie in a somewhat displaced plane which is parallel to the plane of the mounting portion 10.

The mounting portion 10 has a central hole 11 and also a number of surrounding holes and recesses (not illustrated on the drawing) which are formed and adapted to engage with a drive member of an oscillating tool. The design of the holes and recesses of the mounting portion is standardized and will fit with a number of different oscillating appa ratuses being available on the market. When the saw blade has been mounted onto such an apparatus, the saw blade will make a reciprocating movement at a relatively high fre quency, such as 5000-25000 oscillations per minute with a oscillating angle between e.g. 0.5°-7°. The reciprocating movement is then directed substantially at right angle to the main extension in the longitudinal direction of the saw blade (arrow PI in Fig. 1), thus in the opposite directions P2 and P3 in Fig. 1.

The supporting portion 20 of the saw blade extends along the direction PI and has a length dl of about 25 mm in the preferred embodiment. The length dO of the mounting portion 10, including the joining portion with the spot welds 15 is about 54 mm in this em bodiment.

The supporting portion 20 has support or side edge portions 21, 22, which converge some- what in the direction of the arrow PI and form a small angle A of l°-30°, preferably about 10°-15°, with the main direction PI of the supporting portion. When using the saw blade, these supporting edges 21, 22 will abut the work-piece.

The active blade portion 30 according to the invention has two cutting elements 31 and 32 projecting in opposite directions P2 and P3 and are provided with a plurality of saw teeth 41, 42, 43, 44, 45 and 46 arranged in different rows.

The cutting element 30 has a projecting length LI, which in the illustrated embodiment is about 14 mm but which may be in the interval 10-25 mm depending on the desired cut- ting depth. The second cutting element 32, extending in the opposite direction P3, has a projecting length L2 of about 27 mm in the illustrated example, viz. about double the length of the first cutting element 31. The projecting length of the second cutting element may be in the interval 20-50 mm, depending on the desired cutting depths, corresponding approximately to double the length of the first cutting element 31. As appears from Fig. 1, the saw teeth rows 41, 46 of the first and second cutting elements 31, 32 extend substantially at right angle to each respective supporting edge 22 and 21 of the supporting portion 20, and the projecting length LI and L2 are measured from these supporting edges 22, 21. These saw teeth rows 41, 46 form rear cutting edges, which face substantially towards the mounting portion 10. This cutting element may form an angle B of about 90°-135°, with the main direction PI of the supporting portion. Preferably, this angle is about 110°-120°.

When using the saw blade, the saw teeth row 41 or 46, forming a rear cutting edge, may be utilized by feeding the whole saw blade in an opposite direction relative to PI, viz. in such a way that the cutting elements 31 or 32 are moved backwards while making a saw cut in the work-piece.

Each cutting element 31, 32 also has a front saw teeth row 43, 44 for a front cutting edge on the part of the active plane portion facing away from the mounting portion. These two saw teeth rows 43, 44 form a joint saw teeth row or front cutting edge extending at right angle to the direction PI of the supporting portion. This joint saw teeth row 43, 44 may be utilized by feeding the saw blade forwardly in the direction of the arrow PI. As appears from Fig. 1, each cutting element 31, 32 forms an end portion 31a and 32a re spectively, having an outer end edge, which is substantially parallel to the main direction or first direction PI of the supporting portion. These end edges of the end portions 31a, 32a are also provided with saw teeth 42 and 45, respectively. Preferably, each end portion has at least three teeth along the respective end edge. Each end edge has a length L3 of preferably 5-15 mm, in particular about 10 mm, so that it is possible to initiate a hole in the work-piece by contacting the end edge provided with teeth against the work-piece. Thus, it is not necessary to use a drilling machine or any other tool to make a hole in a plaster board, for example. In the illustrated embodiment, the saw teeth row 43, 44 being common to the cutting ele ments 31, 32 is about 68 mm long, but this length L4 may in general be in the interval 50- 80 mm. The total length d4 of the saw blade is 104 mm in the illustrated embodiment, but this length d4 may vary within the interval 90-120 mm.

It has turned out that the saw blade according to the invention, with its cutting elements facing in opposite directions, is very useful for making holes and breaking down walls with plaster boards, for example. Thus, it is possible to use one of the cutting blades 31 when sawing in a single wall, which has a thickness of 13 mm, and when sawing in a wall with double plaster boards, having a total thickness of 26 mm, it is possible to use the other cutting element 32. In both cases the saw depth will correspond exactly to the thickness of the board of the wall. In this way the underlying structure or installations will not be dam- aged.

It is of course possible to use many different combinations of projecting length LI and L2 whereby it is sufficient to use half as many saw blades for different cutting depths. The exact shape of the saw blade may of course be modified within the scope of the ap pended claims.

The material of the saw blade may also be adapted to different kinds of work-pieces.