Patent Number: 7,786,397

Title: Safety trigger guard

Abstract: Method and device are provided where a barrier is formed at or around the trigger of a device with a rest area for the index finger so that the finger can remain (extended) off the trigger when the device is not in use. Position and/or size of the rest area is adjustable to, for example, accommodate index fingers of various sizes. Adjustment of the position of the rest area can be achieved by means of a screw which slides a resting piece to a selected correct location, or by means of inserts that may be indexed to a selected length. Device can be a nailer, and the barrier is configured to accommodate a depth gage of the nailer.

Inventors: Dick; Roderick (San Diego, CA)

Assignee: Makita U.S.A., Inc.

International Classification: H01H 9/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/31/12018