Patent Number: 6,253,455

Title: Hand saw having a handle including a pivoted protector for protecting a blade

Abstract: A handsaw includes a blade having a toothed cutting edge pivoted to a handle. The handle includes a frame and a tooth protecting element. The tooth protecting element is pivoted to the frame to be swung between a working position and a retracted position. Each of the frame and the tooth protecting element includes a gap, whereby when the tooth protecting element is in a retracted position, the gaps are aligned to receive the blade. When the blade is in a retracted state, a portion of the cutting edge is exposed to enable purchasers or users to know what type of cutting edge is provided on the blade without having to move the blade to a working position.

Inventors: Eriksson; Eckhard (Edsbyn, SE), Lindberg; Staffan (Edsbyn, SE), Garras; Staffan (Edsbyn, SE)

Assignee: Kapman AB

International Classification: B23D 51/03 (20060101); B23D 51/00 (20060101); B23D 51/01 (20060101); B27B 021/00 ()

Expiration Date: 07/03/2018