Patent Number: 6,249,979

Title: Orbital reciprocating saw

Abstract: An orbital reciprocating saw comprising a housing, a motor, a spindle movably supported within said housing and having a front end adapted to support a saw blade, a reciprocating drive assembly, an orbital drive assembly connected to said spindle to selectively drive the saw blade in an orbital path, an orbital adjustment assembly connected to the orbital drive assembly to adjust the orbital path of the saw blade, and an adjustable shoe assembly. The orbital drive assembly includes an eccentric cam member removably supported on the motor drive shaft and engageable with the spindle to cause orbital movement of the saw blade upon rotation of the motor drive shaft. The orbital adjustment assembly selectively disengages the spindle from the cam member during at least a portion of the rotation of the cam member to change the orbital path of the saw blade. The adjustable shoe assembly includes a shoe, a shoe support member pivotally supporting the shoe, a locking member pivotally supported by the housing, and a lever connected to the locking member.

Inventors: Bednar; Thomas Richard (Pewaukee, WI), Neitzell; Roger Dean (North Prairie, WI), Steele; Michael Scott (Germantown, WI)

Assignee: Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation

International Classification: B23D 49/00 (20060101); B23D 51/16 (20060101); B23D 51/00 (20060101); B23D 49/16 (20060101); F16H 033/20 ()

Expiration Date: 06/26/2018