Patent Number: 7,753,381

Title: Tool chuck with sleeve and clutch mechanism to remove operator variability

Abstract: A tool chuck may include a chuck body defining a longitudinal axis. A sleeve may be mounted on the chuck body for movement between a first axial position and a second axial position. A clutch part provided on the sleeve. The clutch part may engage with a cooperating clutch part when the sleeve is in the second axial position. The clutch part may have a working surface that faces in a direction perpendicular to the longitudinal axis.

Inventors: Nickels, Jr.; Richard C. (Hampstead, MD), Buck; John E. (Cockeysville, MD)

Assignee: Black & Decker Inc.

International Classification: B23B 31/26 (20060101); B23B 31/38 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2022-07-13 0:00:00