Patent Number: 6,167,789

Title: Dual mini-blind cutter

Abstract: A mini-blind cutter for selective manual in-store sizing of a first mini-blind product having a vinyl headrail and bottom rail and a second mini-blind product having a steel headrail and bottom rail. The mini-blind cutter includes a die assembly movable from a first position to a second position having a first and second region to receive the first and second mini-blind products. The handle operation preferably rotates in a horizontal plane, the die assembly is adapted to cut different shape product in its two positions and the cutter sequences movement of the die assembly to reduce the force required to cut several components of a mini-blind in a sizing operation.

Inventors: Daniels; James L. (Freeport, IL), Jarecki; David (Rockford, IL), Walsh; Michael J. (Freeport, IL), Anderson; Roger L. (McConnell, IL)

Assignee: Newell Operating Company

International Classification: E06B 9/26 (20060101); E06B 9/266 (20060101); B23D 023/00 ()

Expiration Date: 01/02/2018