Patent Number: 6,305,086

Title: Pin cutoff tool

Abstract: A pin cutoff tool employs shears to sever pins. The pin cutoff tool is formed in a pliers-like configuration, with working surfaces formed within the jaws, and a pair of handles situated in working arrangement opposite a pivot point to provide leveraging advantage to the shearing surfaces. Stops may be formed within the jaws to limit the amount of closing travel, and to limit the amount of opening travel. The closing stops also may be formed such that, when closed, the inner surfaces of the jaws are substantially equal to the width of a pin being cut. Grooves may be formed in the jaws to accommodate neighboring, closely situated pins, and the jaws may be relatively narrow, so that neighboring pins in a direction orthogonal to the axis of the channels are not disturbed by the tool when shearing a pin.

Inventors: Burgholzer; Bruce L. (Montgomery, IL)

Assignee: Lucent Technologies, Inc.

International Classification: B26B 17/00 (20060101); B26B 017/00 ()

Expiration Date: 10/23/2018