Wick trimmer

  • US 7,047,851 B2
  • Filed: 02/19/2004
  • Issued: 05/23/2006
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/19/2004
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A method for trimming a wick to a pre-determined length comprising:

  • providing a first cutting arm having a base;

    providing a second cutting arm pivotally connected to said first cutting arm, wherein said second cutting arm includes a measuring foot having a thickness that is greater than a thickness of said base, wherein said measuring foot thickness determines the length of a wick allowed to remain above a top surface of a candle upon trimming the wick;

    placing a wick of a candle between the base and measuring foot;

    placing a bottom surface of the measuring foot on the top surface of the candle;

    moving said first and second cutting arms to a closed position;

    cutting the wick to a height that corresponds to the measuring foot thickness such that the cut wick stands underneath a bottom surface of the base when the bottom surface of the measuring foot is contacting the top surface of the candle; and

    receiving at a debris tray any portion cut from the wick, wherein the debris tray comprises said measuring foot, a top rim of measuring foot, and said base.

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