Patent Number: 6,293,349

Title: Edger

Abstract: An electrically powered lawn edger (10) having a wire wheel (26) specifically adapted for edging and trench cutting applications. The wire wheel includes pairs of twisted wire brush segments (34) which are held within a hub (32) of the wire wheel. The pairs of brush segments are spaced apart radially around a peripheral edge of the hub to produce evenly spaced gaps (36). The gaps help to prevent the edger from "loading up" with dirt and/or turf when edging or cutting a trench and possibly stalling the edger motor (21). A washer (40) having a key shaped boss (44) keys the wire wheel to an output spindle (21a) of the motor to prevent slippage of the wire wheel.

Inventors: Marshall; James (Mallorytown, CA), Rosa; Richard (Kingston, CA), Prosper; Jacob R. (Brockville, CA)

Assignee: Black & Decker Inc.

International Classification: A01G 3/00 (20060101); A01G 3/06 (20060101); A01D 034/10 (); A01D 034/47 ()

Expiration Date: 09/25/2018