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Publication numberUS2505658 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 25, 1950
Filing dateDec 15, 1945
Priority dateDec 15, 1945
Publication numberUS 2505658 A, US 2505658A, US-A-2505658, US2505658 A, US2505658A
InventorsSonnay Wilson
Original AssigneeSonnay Wilson
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Combined workbench, cabinet, and tool support
US 2505658 A
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IVENTOR. Sammy 1450/? ATToRNEYs Patented Apr. 25, 1950 NITED- STATES A'EENT ()FFICE COMBINED WORKBENCH, CABINET, AND TOOL SUPFQRT This invention relates to work benches particularly adapted for mounting power tools and has for its principal objects to provide aportable work; bench. that is adapted to be contained in a compact unit when not in use and when in use to be extended to provide ample working space for facilitating use of the power tools; to provide a mounting for power tools which permits operation thereof by a single motor; to provide a: work bench, for power tools with a. Working top adapted to be moved into and out of covering relation. with the power tools; to provide a work bench with a folding stand or platform to. position the user of the tools so that. the Working top is at a convenient height; and to providethe work bench with collapsible extensions associated with the work tables of. the power tools- Other objects. of the invention are to provide a work, bench with sawdust and shaving collecting receptacles; to provide a work benchwith a motor mounting adjustable for difierent length belts and to effect connection and disconnection of the power tools with the operating motor; and to provide a work bench with tool. cabinets carried by the movable working top.

In accomplishing these and other objects of the invention hereinafter pointed out, I have provided improved structure, the preferred form of which is illustrated in the accompanying drawings wherein:

Fig. l is. a perspective view of a W011i b h stlucted in accordance with the present invention and showing th working top swung into position. for covering the power tools.

Fig. 2 is a perspective view of the work bench showing the working top swung out of. position to permit use of the power tools.

Fig. 3 is a perspective view of the work bench similar to Fig. 1 but viewed from the OpDQSite side and showing the extension work supports in folded position.

Fig. 4 is a similar view but showing the workingtcp swung out of position from over the power tools and the extension work supports in erected position.

Fig. 5 is a vertical section through the work bench on the line 55 of Fig. 3.

Referring more in detail to the drawings:

I designates a work bench constructed in ascordance with the present invention and which includes a base 2 of rectangular shape and mounted adjacent the corners thereof on castered rollers 3. Projecting upwardly from ends of the base are corner posts 4--5 andfiQ-T. The posts 4 and 5 and. 6 and i are interconnected by upper and. lower cross rails 8-9 andHL-H and the 3 Claimsi (01. 1414- 285).

posts 4 and band 5 and 'iare connected by upper and lower rails i2-l3 and i=i--i5 respectively. :Ehe rails ii, It, It and it support a table top i5 for mounting power tools indicated 11 and it such as a planer, saw or the like. The rear. posts 5- and l extend above the table top i8 and carry ahorizontal rail is having the. upper edge located at a height for mounting extension work supports 2?} and 2! later described. The. sides of the bench are closed between the. rails and posts by panels 22 and 23 while th iront of the bench is. closed by panels 24 on the respective sides. of a central vertical member 25. Spaced inwardly of the side panels 22 and 23. are vertical partitions 2G and El extending parallel therewith to provide compartments 28- and 29. therebetween and located under the power machines and an intermediate compartment 39 for containing a motor unit 3] adapted for actuating the power tools. Slidably mounted in the compartments 28 and 2.8 on longitudinal pairs of rails 32 and 33 and removable from the rear of the bench are drawers 3 and 35 adapted to catch sawdust and shav logs that are discharged from the power machines. through openings 35 ands! formed in the table top iii. Fixed to the base 2 within the intermediate compartment 3% is a motor supporting frame 38. The frame 38 includes uprights 39 preferably of angle cross section whereby the flanges 49 form guides. for a motor carrier 4|. The upper and lower ends of the uprights are connected'by longitudinal and transverse members 42 and 43 to rigidly support the uprights. The motor carrier M is preferably of block-like form and is of asize to slide freely within the flanges of the uprights and carries an electric motor 44 fixed thereto. The motor has a power shaft 45 with pulleys 4'3 and 4? on the respective ends thereof. In Fig. 5 the pulley it is. illustrated as a multigrcove pulley and the pulley 46 a single groove; however, they may be. of a size and type to drive the power tools at the speed required.

Rotatably mounted alongside of the motor 44 and extending through an. internally threaded bushing 48 anchored in the motor carrier 4| is a threaded shaft. 45. The upper end of the, shaft is rotatably supported in a bearing 5!} that is arried in a; box-like compartment or recess 5! in the table top iii as best shown. in Fig. 5. The.

shaft. projects within the. compartment 5| and carries a head 52 having laterally extending arms 53 by which the shaft may be rotated to, raise and lower the motor carrier ii so as to adjust the pulleys oi the motor relatively to the drive pulleys 5t and 55 of the respective power tools H and I8. The compartment 5! is preferably closed by a cover 56 hinged to one side thereof as indicated at 51.

The cross rail [9 carries the extension work supports 28 and 2|, the upper surfaces of which are adapted to substantially register with the tables of the power tools 51 and I8 respectively as best shown in Fig. 4. The outer ends are supported by legs 58 and 59 that are suitably hinged thereto as indicated at 60. The extension work supports are adapted to be folded downwardly on the hinge connections 6! which connect the forward ends to the rail I 9.

In order to provide a working top for the use of small tools and to provide a cover for the power tools, I provide the work bench with a working top 62 that substantially conforms in width to the width of the bench but is of slightly longer length so that one end (53 projects beyond the table top I6 to suspendingly support a tool cabinet 64 thereunder for containing small tools, screws, nails and like articles.

The working top is mounted at a corner 65 thereof for swinging movement on a post 66, the post being attached to the corner post I of the bench. The post preferably projects above the table and carries a light fixture 6'? as best shown in Fig. 5. The opposite end of the working top is adapted to be supported in firm position on a leg 68 including a section t9 that is fixed to a frame 70 having feet H and 12 adapted to seat upon the corners of the table top It when the working top is moved thereover as shown in Fig. 1. The leg 68 also includes a section 13 that is adjustable relative to the section 69 by means of a clamp 14 so that the lower end 75 may be adjusted to rest on the floor when the working top is swung to the position shown in Fig. 2 and be raised to engage in a slot-like pocket 16 fixed to the end of the base 2 as best shown in Fig. 3 when the working top is in covering relation with the power tools.

The post 66 in addition to being attached to the post I may be suitably braced by a member 11 having its upper end connected to the post 67 directly below the working top and having its 1 other end fixed to the base 2 as best shown in Figs. 1 and 2.

Since the work bench is mounted on rollers for portability, I provide a brake 18 including a bar 19 adapted to be moved to and from contact with the floor by screws 89 and SI journalled in a cross bar 82 carried by the edge of the base on the side of the bench carrying the extension work supports 28 and 2| as best shown in Fig. 4.

When the table is of a height to support the power tools at the desired working level, the working top is too high for convenient use and to overcome this difiicu ty, the work bench is provided with a stand 83 hinged to the front edge of the base 2 as indicated at 84 and which is adapted to be swung upwardly to out-of-way position parallel with the front of the work bench as shown inFig. 1. The stand is retained in position by a bar 85 pivoted to a bracket 86 on the base and which has a slotted end 31 extending alongside the end of the stand to be clamped thereto by a fastening device 88, the threaded shank of which extends through the slot and carries a wing nut 89. Thus, when the stand is swung to the position shown in Fig. 1, the thumb nut may be tightened to hold the stand against the front of the bench- The bench may be provided with a switch 9!] located on the vertical member for controlling the motor circuit and the motor circuit may be connected with a current source by connecting an extension cord with a socket 9| and the bench may also have a socket 92 (Fig. 1) for connecting auxiliary lamps, soldering irons or motor driven devices.

Assuming that the work bench is constructed and assembled as described and the parts in folded position to form a compact unit, the unit is trundled to a convenient position for use and the base secured against movement by turning the screw shafts and 8| to move the bar 19 into contact with the floor. The adjustable leg section 13 is raised by loosening the clamp 14 to lift the foot 15 out of the pocket :5. The working top 62 is then free to be swung from covering relation with the power tools so that it projects from the benchatone end or side thereof as shown in Figs. 2 and 4. The leg extension 13 is then moved to position so that the foot 15 engages the floor and the clamp is is tightened. The table extensions may then be raised to the position shown in Fig. a and the power tool to be used is connected through its belt 93 or 94 with the corresponding pulley 4B or 4'? on the motor. This is readily effected by raising the motor carrier 4| by means of the screw shaft 49 until the belt passes over the pulley and then the motor carrier is lowered until the belt has the required tension.

In using the power tools, the work is moved across the table thereof in the convenient manner and out upon the corresponding extension work support so that the power machine is better adapted for supporting long work pieces. Consequently, the power tools may be used with greater accuracy and safety. If it is desired to use the working top 62, it may be returned to its original position over the table top of the work bench. Upon re-engagement of the supporting leg in the pocket 16 and engagement of the foot H with the table top, the working top is supported firmly in position.

As above stated, the working top is relatively high and to facilitate working thereon, the stand 83 is released and swung into position so that it is supported on the floor. This raises the user so that the working top 62 is at a convenient height. The electric circuit for supplying the motor and electric equipment may then be plugged into the socket 9 I.

The sawdust discharged from the power tools drops into the drawers 34 and 35 which may be removed and emptied from time to time.

From the foregoing it is obvious that I have provided a compact and convenient work bench for mounting tools andwhich is also adapted for use as an ordinary work bench when operating hand tools.

What I claim and desire to secure by Letters Patent is:

1. A device of the character described including a work bench having a top adapted for supporting power tools, a working top, means hinging one corner of the working top to a corner of the work bench formovement from a position over the power tools to a lateral position relative to the work bench, and means for maintaining stability of the working top including a support carried by the working top adapted to engage the workbench top when the working top is in position over the power tools and having an adjustableportion for engaging a floor when the Working top isv in said lateral position relative to the work bench.

2. A device of the character described including a work bench having a table top adapted for supporting power tools and having a pocket near the base thereof, a mobile base for the work bench, a working top, means hinging one corner of the working top to a corner of the work bench for movement from a position over the power tools to a lateral position relative to the work bench, means for maintaining stability of the working top including an adjustable support carried by the working top and adapted to respectively engage in said pocket when the working top is in said position over the power tools and a floor when the working top is in said lateral position relative to the work bench, and feet on the support for engaging the table top when the working top is positioned over the power tools.

3. A device of the character described including a work bench having a table top adapted for supporting power tools, a working top, means hinging one corner of the working top to a corner of the work bench for support of the working top in upwardly spaced relation with the table top to accommodate the power tools therebetween and for movement from a position over the power tools to a lateral position relative to the work bench, means for maintaining stability of the working top including a leg carried by the working top and adapted to respectively engage a part of the work bench and a floor when the working top is in said lateral position relative to the work bench, said means also having laterally spaced portions adapted for engaging the top of the work bench when the working top is in its position over said power tools.

SONNAY WILSON.

REFERENCES CITED The following references are of record in the file of this patent:

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Classifications
U.S. Classification144/285, 188/5
International ClassificationB25H1/14, B25H1/00, B25H1/04, B25H1/12
Cooperative ClassificationB25H1/12, B25H1/04, B25H1/14
European ClassificationB25H1/04, B25H1/14, B25H1/12