US 9,808,928 B2
Reinforcement member for handle of tool
Richard D. Bothmann, Grayslake, IL (US); Paul W Griffin, Kenosha, WI (US); Dennis A Nowak, Franklin, WI (US); and Benjamin E Kohls, Racine, WI (US)
Assigned to Snap-on Incorporated, Kenosha, WI (US)
Filed by Snap-on Incorporated, Kenosha, WI (US)
Filed on May 19, 2015, as Appl. No. 14/716,299.
Prior Publication US 2016/0339578 A1, Nov. 24, 2016
Int. Cl. B25F 5/02 (2006.01)
CPC B25F 5/02 (2013.01) 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A tool, comprising:
a first housing portion including:
an upper portion adapted to receive power and transmission components; and
a handle portion including a recess adapted to receive a trigger assembly;
a second housing portion coupled to the first housing portion; and
a reinforcement member disposed in the recess and having:
a first side disposed in a first direction away from the recess and towards the second housing portion; and
a protrusion extending from the first side in the first direction, the protrusion engaging the second housing portion and strengthening the handle portion to allow the handle portion to withstand forces resulting from the tool being dropped on a hard surface.