Title:
Bench-top chip removing vacuum hood
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
A bench-top chip removing vacuum hood includes a hood main body provided at a bottom with a plurality of magnets, an iron base plate, a zigzag connector having a front end screwed to a rear edge of the iron base plate and a rear end connected to a clamping plate, and a C-clamp for firmly holding the clamping plate to an edge of a bench. When the bench has an iron top, the hood main body is directly positioned on the bench and magnetically attached thereto via the magnets. When the bench has a non-iron top, the zigzag connector is extended to locate the iron base plate near a workpiece and the hood main body is magnetically attached to the iron base plate. Thus, the chip removing vacuum hood is usable on both of an iron and a non-iron bench top to suck flying chips produced during machining a workpiece.



Inventors:
Liu, Hsu Hsiu-kwei (Taichung, TW)
Application Number:
11/882961
Publication Date:
02/12/2009
Filing Date:
08/08/2007
Primary Class:
International Classes:
A47L5/38
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Primary Examiner:
OREILLY, PATRICK F
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
TROXELL LAW OFFICE PLLC (FALLS CHURCH, VA, US)
Claims:
What is claimed is:

1. A bench-top chip removing vacuum hood, comprising a hood main body, an iron base plate, a zigzag connector, and a C-clamp.

2. The bench-top chip removing vacuum hood as claimed in claim 1, wherein the hood main body is provided at a bottom with a plurality of magnets for magnetically attaching to the iron base plate.

3. The bench-top chip removing vacuum hood as claimed in claim 1, wherein the zigzag connector has a front end screwed to a rear edge of the iron base plate.

4. The bench-top chip removing vacuum hood as claimed in claim 1, further comprising a clamping plate connected to a rear end of the zigzag connector for tightly attaching to an edge of a bench with the C-clamp.

Description:

FIELD OF THE INVENTION

The present invention relates to a bench-top chip removing vacuum hood, and more particularly to a chip removing vacuum hood that could be used on either an iron bench top or a non-iron bench top to suck flying chips produced during machining a wood workpiece.

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

There are various differently designed vacuum hoods available for use on a bench top to suck flying chips produced during machining a wood workpiece. FIGS. 1 and 2 are exploded and assembled perspective views, respectively, of a conventional bench-top chip removing vacuum hood. Generally, such a conventional bench-top chip removing vacuum hood includes a hood main body 1 having a plurality of magnets 2 mounted to a bottom thereof, so that the hood main body 1 is magnetically attached to an iron top of a bench 3 for use. However, when the bench 3 has a non-iron top, the hood main body could not be securely attached to the non-iron bench top via the magnets 2 at all. This would apparently largely limit the applicability of the bench-top chip removing vacuum hood.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

It is therefore a primary object of the present invention to provide a bench-top chip removing vacuum hood that could be used on either an iron bench top or a non-iron bench top to suck flying chips produced during machining a wood workpiece.

To achieve the above and other objects, the bench-top chip removing vacuum hood of the present invention includes a hood main body provided at a bottom with a plurality of magnets, an iron base plate, a zigzag connector having a front end screwed to a rear edge of the iron base plate and a rear end connected to a clamping plate, and a C-clamp for firmly holding the clamping plate to an edge of a bench. When the bench has an iron top, the hood main body is directly positioned on the bench and magnetically attached thereto via the magnets. When the bench has a non-iron top, the zigzag connector is extended to locate the iron base plate near a workpiece and the hood main body is magnetically attached to the iron base plate via the magnets. Thus, the bench-top chip removing vacuum hood is usable on both of an iron and a non-iron bench top to suck flying chips produced during machining a workpiece.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

The structure and the technical means adopted by the present invention to achieve the above and other objects can be best understood by referring to the following detailed description of the preferred embodiments and the accompanying drawings, wherein

FIG. 1 is an exploded perspective view of a conventional bench-top chip removing vacuum hood;

FIG. 2 is an assembled view of FIG. 1;

FIG. 3 is an exploded perspective view of a bench-top chip removing vacuum hood according to the present invention;

FIG. 4 is an assembled view of FIG. 3;

FIG. 5 shows the manner of fixing an iron base plate of the chip removing vacuum hood of the present invention to a bench top;

FIG. 6 shows the manner of moving the iron base plate of FIG. 5 to a different position on the bench top;

FIG. 7 shows the chip removing vacuum hood of the present invention is magnetically attached to the iron base plate for use on a non-iron bench top; and

FIG. 8 shows the chip removing vacuum hood of FIG. 7 is connected to a chip collector via a hose.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENTS

Please refer to FIGS. 3 and 4 that are exploded and assembled perspective views, respectively, of a bench-top chip removing vacuum hood according to the present invention. As shown, the present invention includes a hood main body 1, an iron base plate 4, a zigzag connector 5, and a C-clamp 7 (see FIGS. 5 and 6). A plurality of magnets 2 are mounted to a bottom of the hood main body 1 for magnetically attaching the hood main body 1 to the iron base plate 4. The zigzag connector 5 has a front end screwed to a rear edge of the iron base plate 4, and a rear end connected to a clamping plate 6. The clamping plate 6 may be tightly attached to an edge of a bench 3 (see FIG. 5) using the C-clamp 7.

When the chip removing vacuum hood of the present invention is used on a bench 3 having an iron top, the hood main body 1 is removed from the iron base plate 4 and directly positioned on the bench 3 for use. At this point, the hood main body 1 is magnetically attached to the iron top of the bench 3 via the plurality of magnets 2. On the other hand, when the chip removing vacuum hood of the present invention is used on a bench 3 having a non-iron top, the hood main body 1 is magnetically attached to a top of the iron base plate 4 for use.

Please refer to FIG. 5. To use the bench-top chip removing vacuum hood of the present invention on a bench 3 having a non-iron top, first use the C-clamp 7 to tightly hold the clamping plate 6 to an edge of the bench 3. Then, extend the zigzag connector 5, so that the clamping plate 6 is located near a workpiece (not shown) to be machined, as shown in FIG. 6. Thereafter, magnetically connect the hood main body 1 to the iron base plate 4, as shown in FIG. 7. Then, the hood main body 1 may be connected to a chip collector via a host (not numbered), as shown in FIG. 8.





 
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