Patent Number: 7,823,652

Title: Portable tool with a hand-gripped controller and method of using a portable powered tool

Abstract: A portable powered tool having an elongate housing with a central axis, a working component on the elongate housing, a drive for the working component on the elongate housing and having different states, and a control with a grip that is configured to be grasped by a user by extending a user's one hand at least partially around the grip and thereby the central axis of the elongate housing to thereby situate the user's one hand in an operating position. The user's one hand, grasping the grip in the operating position, is usable to: a) support and reposition the portable powered tool; and b) move the grip around the central axis of the elongate housing to change the state of the drive.

Inventors: Nemcek; Andrew (Elgin, IL), Carlson; Ronald (Elgin, IL)

Assignee: Echo, Inc.

International Classification: B23B 45/00 (20060101); B23B 19/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2019-11-02 0:00:00