Patent Number: 7,131,897

Title: Portable rail cutting apparatus

Abstract: A portable rail cutting apparatus is presented herein. The portable rail cutting apparatus comprises a housing encasing a motor, the motor configured to drive a rotary abrasive blade, a drive pulley coupled to the motor, a driven pulley coupled to the rotary abrasive blade, a loop drive belt engaged by the drive pulley at one end and engaging the driven pulley at another end, and an automatic belt tensioning mechanism. The automatic belt tensioning system comprises a spring and push rod assembly that applies a pre-set tension to the loop drive belt. The portable rail cutting apparatus may also comprise an adjustable protective guard member that partially surrounds the rotary abrasive blade and includes a detent mechanism configured to provide integral travel positions for the adjustable protective guard member.

Inventors: Crover; Stephen E. (Boring, OR)

Assignee: The Stanley Works

International Classification: B24B 21/00 (20060101); B24B 55/04 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2019-11-07 0:00:00