Jaw assembly for pivotal handle tool with opposing jaw elements

  • US 6,341,545 B1
  • Filed: 10/21/1998
  • Issued: 01/29/2002
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/25/1996
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A pliers-type tool having first and second handles which are operatively connected to manipulate opposing jaws comprising:

  • one of the opposing jaws including a one-piece tool jaw including a jaw fixing heelpiece, said heelpiece have a recess therethrough, said recess having a peripheral surface;

    a first jaw support part having a general plane said first jaw support part comprising a first jaw carrier portion, said first jaw carrier portion having positioning means which position said heelpiece relative to said first jaw carrier portion parallel to said general plane in every direction of said plane, said positioning means comprising a protrusion seated within said recess; and

    securing means extending through said recess and securing said one-piece tool jaw to said first jaw support part.

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