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Publication numberUS1657854 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 31, 1928
Filing dateOct 21, 1926
Priority dateOct 21, 1926
Publication numberUS 1657854 A, US 1657854A, US-A-1657854, US1657854 A, US1657854A
InventorsAxel Clemensen
Original AssigneeAxel Clemensen
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Saw clamp
US 1657854 A
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' 'Jam 3l, 19287- A. CLEMENSEN SAW CLAMP Fi led Oct. 21. 1926 nnnnnn y Patented Jan. 3l, 1928i` UNITED "sTA TES t AXEL CLEMENSEN, F CHICAGQILLINOIS.

saw CLAMP. f

Application 'ediOctober 21, 1926; SeriaiNO. 143,142.`

Y This invention relates yto an improved j clamping blockfor clamping and holding a pluralityof saws in spaced relation to permit the saws to be conveniently held in place `or carried within a carpenters tooly box or in any other suitable container having clamping devices of this invent-ion mounted therein. j

It is an object of this invention to provide V a saw clamp adapted to hold a plurality of saws in parallel spaced relation.

. It is also an object of this invention to provide a slotted resilient block with a clamping means for holding saw blades within the slots in spaced relation against shiftinfr. is also an object of this invention to provide split clamping devices adapted to be secured in position within the cover or any other suitable part of a tool box in a position to permit a plurality of saws to be engaged in the clamping devicesand frictionally held therein in clamped relation by suitable clamping means.`

It is an important object of thisinvention to provide an improved slotted clamp adapted to receive and hold a plurality of saw blades in spaced relation by meansk of a suitable set screw mechanism adapted to compress the slotted clamp to hold the saws frictionally clamped within the slots of the device.

Other and further important objects of this invention will be apparent from the disclosures in the specification and the accompanying drawings.

` This invention (in a preferred form) isl illustrated inthe drawings and hereinafter morek fully described. L

On the drawings: 3

Figure 1 is a perspective view ofa carpenters tool box withl the cover in open position and equipped with ai pair ot saw clamps embodying the principles of this invention.

Figure 2'is an enlarged longitudinalk sec-` tion of a saw clamp'taken on line II-II of Figure 1 showing a portion of the tool box cover. i

Figure 3 is a top plan view of the saw clamp illustrated in Figure 2. j

Figure 4 is a longitudinal section similar of saw clamp secured in to Figure 2 but disclosing a modified form tool box cover.v

Figure 5 is a top plan viewfof the saw clamp as illustrated inf Figure 4.

As shown on the drawings: The reference numeral lindicates a carpenters toolbox or othersuitable container providedy with-a hinged cover 2.v Rigidly mounted within the tool box `cover 2 are a pair of saw clamps embodying the principles of this invention.

The improved saw clamp comprises a block 3 constructed ofwood or other suitable material provided with a plurality ofparallel slots 4 which extend transversely from the top of the block4 downwardly to withinY a short distance of thelower end of the block. The lower end oit' the front face oitl the block is provided with a notch 5 to receive the head 6 of a retaining screw bolt 7 which projectsthrough aV passage in the lower end of the block and extends through a washer sleeve 8 engaged in an aperture pro.- vided in the cover 2. The bolt 7 thus acts to hold the block 3 seated transversely within the tool box cover 2 with the back of the block abutting the inner surfacek of the main wall of the cover. The upper end of .the rear wall of the block is notched to receive a metal plate 9 having forwardly directed apertured earsor lugs 10. The plate 9 is provided with a lower counter-sunk aperture adapted to receive a retaining screw 11 for rigidly holding the plate 9 secured to the block. The plate 9 extends above the upper position within a edge of the block 3 and is provided with an upper aperture adapted to'receive a retaining `screw bolt 12 which projects through a washer sleeve 13 within the tool box covery 2 to hold the upper end of the block 3 rigidly secured in place. The lugslO of the back plate 9 project forwardly-on opposite sides of the upper portion of the block and are spaced from' the block a distance sufficient to permit the yoke pins 14 to project out wardly therethrough. The yoke pins 14: are formed at right angles to the ends of a pair of yoke arms 15, the outer ends of which are integrally connected by a yoke cross bar or plate 16. The yoke cross `bar 1G is provided with a threaded aperture ing head or disk 19 adapted to seat against the upper portion ot' the front surface ol the clamping block 3 when the clamping screw 17 is tightened to cause the arms or blades oi the slotted block tolbe,I compressedagainst n one another in clamping relation so that saw blades or` other similar tools oivinstru-r inentsfdisposed Withinv the slots 4 `7will ben i'rictionally clamped in position against sliding or shitting below the yoke arms 15 which serve as a. stop lo hold thc savv blades from being lifted out of the block when the clamp screw is set.

lilith a pair `olf improved saiv clamps mounted within the cover 2 ot the tool box it Will be noted that by looseningi the clam ping screws lby n'leansot' the flat or Wing heads 18 that the clamping heads 19. are released or moved out of contact with the block thereby permitting the yokeinenibers. 11i-lolo be pivotally swung upwardly on the pivot pins ll to 'open the upper ends ol the slotted blocks, lilith the yolies in open position a plurality ot Paws may he placed within two clamp blocks with the handles ot the` saws alternately positionedin opposite ends of the coveri with the sau' blades extending` from one block to the'other. As illustrated in' the dravvingszit will, be noted that ,the blocksl are Hol2 a capacity. sutlicient to hold foursaws in parallel relation. The sans when in position are adapted to seat in the lower ends of the slots l alter which tlie yokes` 15-16 arel swung downwardly over the heads of the blocks andthe clamping screws are turned by means of the iiat heads 1Sluntil the clan'ipingheads 19 of said screws rigidly clamp against theiupperi end ol the block thereby causingthe tines or blades olf the slotted blocks to be compressed and clamped against the saw blades thereby rigidly holding the saws inposition within the toolbox cover against sliding or shi'l'ting. lVith the clamping screws set as described the cover may be swung upwardly into closedposition and the tool box lclosed withthe saws securely held in their setiposition ot' adjustment within the tool 1h01( cover.

Figures 4 anth disclose a modified forni of saw clamp adapted to be positioned within a-toolrbox cover 2 or within any other suitable container or. mounting. The 1nodilied forinot saw clamp comprises a block 2O made of Woodfor other suitable material and provided with a plurality of longitudinal slots 21 positioned transversely ofthe block and running.;r from the upper end of the block downwardly to within a short distance of the lower end oi the block, thereby dividing the block into a plurality ol resilient tines or blades. Mounted against the rear surface or back ot the block 20 is a metal bacltplate 22 provided with a lower aperture through which a retaining screw or bolt :23 projects. The bolt 23 projects through an opening in the lower end ot' the block 2O and then passes through an opening in the lower end of a metal front plate 2i. Adjustably engaged on the projecting end ot theretainingbolt Q3 is a butterfly or wingr nut adapted to be tightened to cause the end ot a pin or spike 26 `to `be forced into the Wood forming,r the main or back plate ot the tool box cover 2, as illustrated in Figure l. 'lhe pin or spike 2li is integrally formed on the lower end ol the metal face plate hl and is bent at right angles thereto toV project rearwardly through a groove ZT formed in the bottom ot the clamp'z ing block Q0. The upper end of the metal iace plate 9A extends above the upper end ol the bloot 20 and is notched lo receive the threaded end ot a clan'lpingscrew or bolt QS removably seated therein. One end` ol the clamping bolt is pivoted at 2S) lo the upper projectingeud ol they metal back plate S22 of the device. The upper portion of the metal back plate is also provided with an aperture to receive a retaining; bolt 550 which projects through an opening in the cover 2 to hold the upper portion of the .saw clamped secure to the cover Q. Adjustably threaded on the outer projecting;- end ot' the clamping bolt 28 is a butterfly or Wing nut 31 adapted to be threaded on the end of the bolt against the upper notched end ot the metal lace plate Q4-,thereby causing the face plate to be moved rearwardly towards the back plate to compress the blades ot the block 20 tightly against one another so that sav.' blades or other similar tools positioned within the slots 2l ot' the block will be lightly compressed and held in spaced relation against shiftingy or sliding. One ormore of the improved saiv clamps, as illustrated in Figure lo may he positioned within a lool box cover 2 or upon any other suitable mountiirer to permit .saws or. similar devices to be held in spaced parallel clamped relation against n'iovelnent particularly in containers such as carpenters tool boxes which are usually moved aroundconsiderahly or shipped from one job to another.

The use o't' the improved saw clamps is believed self evident from the description hereinbefore given and all'ords au ellieient means for holdingr the blades ol saws in position in order to protectthe cutting edges or teeth ol the saws-against damage.

I am aware that many changes may be made` and numerous details of construction may be varied through a wide range with out departingr from the principles of this invention, and I therefore do not purpose lll) limiting the patent granted hereon, otherwise than necessitated by the prior art.

I claim as my invention: y

l. A saw clamp comprising a block having a plurality of transverse longitudinal slots therein extending from one end of the block to within a short distance of the opposite end andv adapted to receive a plurality of saws or similar `instruments in spaced parallel relation7 and clamping means pivotally mounted on the upper slotted end of the block adapted to be swung downwardly over the block and then adjusted to compress the slotted block to rigidly hold thesaws clamped in position against movement. 'j

2. A saw holding device of the class described comprising a longitudinally slotted block, a member pivoted thereon and clamping means adjustably engaged on said member adapted to compress the slotted block to hold the saws in place.

3. A saw holder of the class described comprising a block providedV with a plurality of parallel slots dividing the block into i' resilient blades, a mounting plate secured to one end of the block, apertured lugs in.

tegrally formed on said mounting plate at right angles thereto, a yoke member pivotally mounted in said lugs adapted to be swung downwardly' over the upper slotted end of the block, a flat headed screw adjustably carried by the yoke member, and a clamping head rotatably mounted Aon said screw adapted to be pressed against the upper end of the slotted block when the screw is tightened to cause the blades of the slotted block to be compressed toward one another to rigidly clamp the saws in position `against movement. f

4. An instrument holder of the class de# scribed comprising a block provided with a plurality ofspaced slots adapted to receive the blades of' instruments, an apertured mounting plate secured to one end of the block, a yoke member pivoted on said mount ing plate adapted to be swung over the slotted end of said block, and adjustable clamping means carried by said yoke adapted to be adjusted to cause the slotted block to be compressed to rigidly hold the instruu'ient blades' clamped in position against movement with respect to the block.

5. An 'instrument holder comprising a longitudinally slotted block, retaining means for holding one end of the block secured in place, an apertured plate, means for securing said plate to the block, a yoke member pivot-V ally mounted on said plate and adapted to be swung over the upper slotted end of said block, a screw adjustably carried by said yoke, and a head movably mounted on said screw adapted to be moved into clamping relation ywith saidblock to compress the same and rigidly hold the instrument bladesV clamped in position against movement with respect to the block. v

In testimony whereof I have hereunto subscribed my name.


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U.S. Classification206/372, 211/70.6
International ClassificationB25H3/02, B25H3/00
Cooperative ClassificationB25H3/02
European ClassificationB25H3/02