Ergonomic miter saw handle

  • US 6,658,976 B2
  • Filed: 01/29/2001
  • Issued: 12/09/2003
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/29/2001
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A miter saw comprising:

  • a base;

    an arm assembly having a fixed end pivotally attached to the base, a free distal end forming a handle spaced outwardly therefrom and a central region therebetween provided with a rotary spindle supporting a cutting disc;

    said handle comprising a D-shaped portion, said D-shaped portion including a grip portion, said D-shaped portion being connected to said central region via a rotatable joint to permit rotation of said handle, said handle and said rotatable joint having a common pivot axis therethrough;

    said rotatable joint comprising a locking mechanism cooperating with the central region for permitting selective handle rotation about said pivot axis and for maintaining a selected orientation of said handle portion relative to said central region during a cutting operation of the miter saw.

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