Radial arm saw safety top

  • US 7,044,039 B2
  • Filed: 08/31/2004
  • Issued: 05/16/2006
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/31/2004
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. In combination with a radial arm saw assembly comprising a table having a top and a rip fence projecting upward therefrom, a vertical column extending upwardly near the rear of the top, a radial arm extending horizontally from the top of the column, a rotary power saw suspended below the radial arm by a carriage adapted for travel along the length of radial arm, the saw including a rotating blade, a protective blade shroud, and a handle, the improvement comprising:

  • a work surface mounted to the table top;

    at least one push handle in slidable engagement with said work surface for movement toward and away from said rip fence;

    a cutting box disposed on top of the work surface, said cutting box defining an interior bounded by a top in spaced relation with said work surface, opposing side walls, and front and rear walls;

    at least one of said side walls defining an opening therein with brush bristles disposed in said opening to allow a work piece to be at least partially inserted within said cutting box through said opening;

    said cutting box top defining an elongate slotted aperture for receiving the lower portion of the saw blade as the blade travels during the sawing process; and

    said cutting box interior in fluid communication with dust collection structure for collecting sawdust.

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