Saw

  • US 20070079678A1
  • Filed: 09/26/2006
  • Published: 04/12/2007
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/07/2005
  • Status: Abandoned Application
First Claim
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1. A saw comprising:

  • a base assembly;

    a support portion mounted to the base assembly;

    a saw unit connected to the support portion, the saw unit being pivotable towards or away from the base assembly, the saw unit having a motor, an output drive spindle rotationally driven by the motor, and a saw blade disposed on the spindle;

    at least one pivotal guard pivotally mounted on the saw unit, the at least one pivotal guard being pivotable from a first position where it surrounds at least a portion of a lower edge of the saw blade, to a second retracted position where the portion of the lower edge of the saw blade is exposed; and

    a flexible member connected to the at least one pivotal guard for moving the at least one pivotal guard from the first position to the second retracted position when the saw unit is pivoted towards the base assembly.

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