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HAND-HELD NAILING OR STAPLING TOOLS; MANUALLY OPERATED PORTABLE STAPLING TOOLS (for shoemaking A43D)
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:
  • Hand-held nailing tools; Nail feeding devices;
  • Portable devices for holding and guiding nails; Nail dispensers;
  • Manually operated portable stapling tools; Hand-held power-operated stapling tools; Staple feeding devices therefore;
  • Accessories for nailing or stapling tools, e.g. supports;
  • Nail punches;
  • Nail, spike, and staple extractors;
  • Nail straightening devices.
Relationship between large subject matter areas

B25C covers nailing and stapling tools, powered or manually actuated, including all mechanical details relating to these devices (e.g. feeding, safety, driving means).

B27F 7/00 covers stapling machines, including electric staplers usually incorporated in printing/copying machines, and details of said staplers (e.g. clinching mechanism).

References relevant to classification in this subclass
This subclass/group does not cover:
For shoemaking
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Nailing or stapling: driving means operated by manual power
Nails, Staples
Washers
Glossary of terms
In this subclass/group, the following terms (or expressions) are used with the meaning indicated:

In the subclass, the following terms or expressions are used with the meaning indicated:

Tool
Any portable instrument of operation for performing, assisting the work or facilitating mechanical operations. Tools can be manually operated or by machine tools, such as millers for milling machines. Machine tools (i.e. industrial or NC/CNC) are not considered as tools.
Hand tool
Device for performing work on a material or a physical system using only muscular strength.
Power-driven tool
Tool powered by a motor, e.g. electric, hydraulic, pneumatic, fluid-pressure.
Portable
Capable of being easily carried or conveyed.
Hand-held nailing tools (hammers per se B25D; nailing machines B27F 7/02) ; Nail feeding devices
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:
  • Nail feeding devices;
  • Safety devices;
  • Tools operated by manual power;
  • Tools operated by fluid pressure;
  • Tools operated by electric power;
  • Tools operated by combustion pressure.
References relevant to classification in this subclass
This subclass/group does not cover:
Nailing machines
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Nails, staples
Gaseous fuels; Natural gas; Synthetic natural gas; Liquefied petroleum gas
Cartridge ammunition, e.g. separately-loaded propellant charges - cartridge casesmodified for housing an integral firing-cap
Practice or training ammunition - cartridges
Functional features or details both common to small arms and ordinance
Manually operated portable stapling tools; Hand-held power-operated stapling tools; Staple feeding devices
Nailing or stapling; Nailed or stapled work
Portable power-driven screw or nut setting or loosening tools
Details of, or accessories for screwdrivers
Devices for securing together, or preventing relative movement between, constructional elements or machine parts
Details of vessels or of the filling or discharging of vessels - Arrangement or mounting of valves and Mounting arrangements for vessels
Details of vessels or of the filling or discharging of vessels - Means for coding or identifying them and/or their contents
Electric spark ignition having characteristics not provided for
Burners for combustion of a gas, e.g. of a gas stored under pressure as a liquid in association with a gaseous fuel source, e.g. acetylene generator, or a container for liquefied gas
Adaptations of engines for driving pumps, hand-held tools or electric generators; Portable combinations of engines with engine-driven devices, for hand-held tools
Hammers per se
Portable devices for holding and guiding nails; Nail dispensers
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:
  • nail dispensers with provision for holding and guiding nails;
  • devices only for holding and guiding nails.
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Nails, staples
Nail punches
Hand hammers with provision for withdrawing or holding nails or spikes
Manually operated portable stapling tools; Hand-held power-operated stapling tools ( {clip clamping hand tools B25B27/14C;} details or components, e.g. casings, bodies, of portable power-driven tools not particularly related to the operation performed B25F 5/00; stapling machines B27F 7/17) ; Staple feeding devices therefor (staples F16B 15/00)
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:
  • tools with provision for bending the ends of the staples on to the work;
  • tools without provision for bending the ends of the staples on to the work;
  • tool driving means;
  • staple-feeding devices (e.g. with feeding means, supports for staples or accessories concerning feeding devices)
References relevant to classification in this subclass/group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Hand-held power-operated stapling tools clip clamping hand tools
B25B7/14C
Details or components of portable power-driven tool not particularly related to the operation performed
Stapling machines
Staples
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Nails, staples
Implements for finishing work on buildings
Stapling machines with provision for bending the ends of the staples on to the work
Hand tools for applying fasteners
Nailing machines
Clips, clamps, or like fastening or attaching devices, e.g. for electric installation
Fastening or securing by means not forming part of the material of the label itself by clamps
Affixing tags
Labelling fabrics or comparable materials or articles with deformable surface, e.g. paper, fabric rolls, stockings, shoes using staples
Permanently attaching together sheets, quires or signatures otherwise than by stitching
Machines, appliances or methods for setting fastener-elements on garments
Glossary of terms
In this subclass/group, the following terms (or expressions) are used with the meaning indicated:

In the subclass, the following terms or expressions are used with the meaning indicated:

Stapling tools
tools for driving u-shaped loops, e.g. of metallic material, into a surface to fix an object thereto, or trough layers of relatively thin material to hold them together, e.g. by clinching.
Accessories for nailing or stapling tools, e.g. supports (for tools operated by detonation of a cartridge B25C 1/18)
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Accessories and supports for nailing or stapling tools.

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Staple feeding devices coordinating with feeding of a second item (i.e. cap feeding means)
Accessories and supports for tools operated by detonation of a cartridge
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Supports for pipes, cables or protective tubing, partly surrounding the pipes, cables or protective tubing and pressing it against a wall or other support
Washers or equivalent devices; Other devices for supporting bolt-heads or nuts
Nails or staples formed in integral series but easily separable
Nail punches
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Nail punches Tools with provision to drive nails flush with or below a working surface

Nail, spike, and staple extractors (incorporated in hammers B25D 1/00)
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Nail, spike and staple extractors. Manual and power actuated tools that remove nails, spikes, and staples from a working member.

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Hammers (incorporating extractors)
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Removing sheet piles bulkheads, piles, mould-pipes or other moulds
Devices for erecting or removing fences
Crowbars or levers
Laying, rebuilding, or taking-up tracks; Tools or machines therefore
Parts, components, construction details, accessories, interior equipment, specially adapted for tents, e.g. guy-line equipment, skirts, thresholds
Implements for finishing work on buildings for laying flooring
Wrecking of buildings
Nail straightening devices
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Nail straightening devices. This covers devices used to correct the shape of nails, with or without extracting means for nails.

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