Patent Number: 6,296,365

Title: Lighted hand tool

Abstract: A lighted hand tool, such as a lighted plier tool, including first and second plier members and a light source. Each plier member having a handle portion, a jaw portion, and a pivot section being intermediate the handle portion and the jaw portion for each plier member. The second plier member pivotally mounted relative to the pivot section of the first plier member at the pivot section of the second plier member for being pivotable relative to the first plier member. The handle portion of the first plier member defining a bore longitudinally extending along at least a portion of the length of the handle portion, the bore having a bore front end near the first pivot section. The light source is disposed within the bore of the handle portion adjacent the bore front end and is capable of producing a beam of light. Thus, the light source is energized from a power means, the beam of light produced by the light source is in communication with at least one portion of the first and second plier members.

Inventors: McCalla; Gavin (Cumming, GA), Lutz; William R. (Cumming, GA), Burns; Steve R. (Cumming, GA)

Assignee: McCalla Company

International Classification: B25B 7/00 (20060101); F21V 33/00 (20060101); B25B 023/18 ()

Expiration Date: 10/02/2018