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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 B25B 27/146;} 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

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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