Patent Number: 8,820,433

Title: Axially compact power tool

Abstract: A power tool that includes a housing, a trigger switch that is mounted to the housing, a tool output member and a motor and transmission assembly. The housing defines a handle. The motor and transmission assembly is coupled to the housing and is configured to drive the tool output member. The motor and transmission assembly include a motor, which is electrically coupled to the trigger switch, and a transmission having a transmission input member, which is drivingly coupled to the motor, and a transmission output member that is drivingly coupled to the tool output member. The motor and transmission are packaged in the housing in a manner that is extremely compact.

Inventors: Kuehne; Brent A. (Red Lion, PA), Baskar; Ashok S. (Lutherville, MD), Cannaliato; Michael F. (Bel Air, MD), Harman, Jr.; William G. (Glen Rock, PA), Koenig; Trevor J. (Lancaster, PA)

Assignee: Black & Decker Inc.

International Classification: B21B 3/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 9/02/12018