Multi-purpose motor mounting system for a string trimmer

CAFC
  • US 5,544,417 A
  • Filed: 10/20/1994
  • Issued: 08/13/1996
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/20/1994
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. An outdoor power tool for trimming vegetation, comprising:

  • a first housing section;

    a second housing section securable to said first housing section;

    each of said first and second housing sections including an interior surface wall;

    each of said first and second housing sections including a generally circumferential groove formed therein, each said groove further being positioned such that when said first and second housing sections are secured together said grooves are disposed within a common plane to effectively form a generally circumferential groove extending about substantially an entire length of each said interior surface wall of each of said first and second housing sections;

    a motor disposed within said first and second housing sections;

    a cutting implement operationally coupled to said motor so as to be drivable rotationally by said motor; and

    a motor mounting assembly including a plate member fixedly secured to said motor, said plate member being of dimensions enabling said plate member to be inserted at least partially within said grooves within said first and second housing sections such that said plate member is supported at a plurality of circumferential locations about said interior surface wall of each of said first and second housing sections to thereby support said motor fixedly relative to said first and second housing sections without said motor contacting any portion of said interior surface wall of said first housing section or any portion of said interior surface wall of said second housing section.

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