Reciprocating saw blade extension with lateral offset

  • US 6,871,405 B2
  • Filed: 06/03/2003
  • Issued: 03/29/2005
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/02/2002
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A power tool apparatus for a power tool having a drive shaft carried in a tool housing, for receiving and driving a saw blade in a reciprocating motion on a drive axis, the apparatus including a blade extension comprising:

  • a distal extension leg structured for attachment of the saw blade to the distal extension leg;

    a proximal extension leg for attachment to the drive shaft in place of the saw blade;

    an intermediate extension section disposed between the proximal extension leg and the distal extension leg;

    wherein the distal extension leg positions the saw blade at a cutting axis that is laterally displaced from the drive axis;

    wherein the proximal extension leg and the distal extension leg are parallel to one another and joined at angles to the intermediate extension section; and

    , further comprising at least one reinforcing portion extending between the intermediate extension section and one of the proximal and distal extension legs, the reinforcing portion rigidly spacing the intermediate extension section from said one of the proximal and distal extension legs.

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