Multi-application wood working knife and clamping assembly

  • US 7,159,626 B2
  • Filed: 11/14/2002
  • Issued: 01/09/2007
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/17/2002
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A knife and clamping assembly comprising a wood working knife for use in a wood working machine, said knife having:

  • a knife body including a first cutting edge, an opposed second cutting edge, a first clamping surface and a second opposed clamping surface;

    said first clamping surface having opposed clamping features separated by a middle section;

    and a clamping assembly including first and second clamping components for respectively engaging said first and second clamping surfaces;

    said opposed clamping features and the middle section of said knife being sized and shaped such that, upon the knife body being inserted into said clamping assembly between said clamping components, the clamping forces on the first clamping surface are localized towards the opposed cutting edges and away from the middle section;

    said clamping features comprising concave hollows in said first clamping surface.

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