Patent Number: 6,308,754

Title: Thickness-indicating device for a wood-planing machine

Abstract: A thickness-indicating device for a wood-planing machine includes a mounting member, a pointer, a vertical pushing rod, a resilient member, and a scale member. The mounting member is adapted to be disposed fixedly on the cutter seat. The pointer has a connecting end that is mounted pivotally on the mounting member, an indicator end that is rotatable about the connecting end, and an abutment portion that is located between the connecting end and the indicator end. The pushing rod is disposed vertically and movably on the mounting member, and has an upper end which abuts against the abutment portion of the pointer, and a lower end which is adapted to abut against a top surface of a workpiece that is held on the machine. The resilient member is adapted to bias a lower end of the pushing rod to abut against the workpiece. The scale member is disposed fixedly on the mounting member near the indicator end of the pointer.

Inventors: Chang; Chiu-Tsun (Taichung, TW)

Assignee: P&F Brother Industrial Corporation

International Classification: B23Q 17/20 (20060101); B27C 1/14 (20060101); B27C 1/00 (20060101); G01B 5/02 (20060101); G01B 5/06 (20060101); B27C 001/02 (); B23C 001/12 ()

Expiration Date: 10/30/2018