W, 1939. c. E. CARLSEN 2,1841% PIPE CUTTER WITH A REMOVABLE HANDLE Filed Sept. 9, 1958 25 5 l .47 M 2 M15 ///H I 25 25 Fi .5.
\ lNV E NTO R 2/ 5: Carl Edvard Carlsen.
ATTORN EY Patented Dec. 19, 1939 STATES PIPE CUTTER WITH A REMOVABLE HAND 2 Claims.
This invention relates to new and useful improvements in a pipe cutter with a removable handle.
More specifically, it is proposed to construct a pipe cutter for use in cutting pipes, and which is provided with a removable handle engageable upon recesses formed on the faces of the cutter for turning the same.
1 Another object of this invention is the provision of a pair of fiat members on their adjacent edges with. inwardly extending recesses for permitting the flat members to be engaged across the sides of a pipe for substantially encircling 15 the same.
Still further it is proposed to provide a means for adjustably connecting together the said flat members so that they may be extended with relation to each other to accommodate pipes of different diameters.
Still further it is proposed to provide a cutter mounted on one of the members, and a pair of guide rollers mounted on the other of the members for resting against the pipe to hold the fiat members in a position substantially at right angles to said pipe to permit said cutter to operate efliciently.
Still further it is proposed to provide a plurality of pairs of recesses on the faces of the flat members and around their sides and upon which 30 a jaw handle may be selectively engaged for permitting the pipe cutter to be turned upon the pipe for cutting the same.
For further comprehension of the invention, and of the objects and advantages thereof, refer- 35 ence will be had to the following description and accompanying drawing, and to the appended claims in which the various novel features of the invention are more particularly set forth.
In the accompanying drawing forming a material part of this disclosure:
Fig. 1 is a perspective view of a pipe cutter constructed in accordance with this invention.
Fig. 2 is a sectional view taken on the line 22 of Fig. l.
45 Fig. 3 is a sectional view on the line 33 of Fig. 1.
Fig. 4 is a perspective view of the jaw handle per se.
Fig. 5 is a plan view of a pipe cutter.
50 Fig. 6 is a perspective view of one of the flat metallic members.
Fig. 7 is a perspective view of the other of the metallic members.
Fig. 8 is a perspective view of another jaw 55 handle tool.
The pipe cutter with removable handles, according to this invention, includes a pair of fiat metallic members it for engaging across opposite sides of a pipe for substantially encircling the same. The flat members ID are substantially 5 rectangular in shape and their adjacent edges are formed with inwardly extending cutout portions l which are adapted to engage around a pipe positioned between the adjacent sides thereof. A means is provided for adjustably connecting the members Ill together.
This means comp-rises threaded openings ll formed in one of the members It and into which studs l2 are threadedly engaged. Each stud l2 has a threaded opening 13 formed inwards from one end thereof and the other end thereof is normally closed (see Fig. 2). The open end of the studs I2 extends from the inner ends of the openings H and slidably engages into openings M extended inwards from the inner edge of the 29 other fiat member Ill. The outer end of the openings I 4 continue into reduced openings M forming shoulders against which the open end of the stud i2 is adapted to abut. Bolts [6 pass through the reduced openings M and threadedly engage into the openings 13 formed in the studs 12. When the bolts It are turned the studs 12 will be drawn into the openings M for moving the members it together to decrease the space between the adjacent edges thereof. 30 When the bolts it are moved in a direction to loosen its holding effect the members [0 may be manually drawn apart as illustrated by the dot and dash line Ill in Fig. 5 for increasing the space between the adjacent sides of the members ID.
A cutter H for cutting the pipe is mounted on one of the members It. This cutter is mounted Within an inwardly extending recess 68 formed in one of the members and continuing inwards from one of the cutouts Ill A pin 19 is engaged through the member Ill and freely passes through the cutter ll for rotatively supporting the same.
A pair of guide rollers 2| for resting against the opposite side of the pipe are mounted on the other of the members 10. These guide rollers 2! are constructed of lengths of .tubular metal mounted within a recess 22 formed in the member Ill and continuing inwards from the cutout Ill Each of the rollers 2! is mounted on a pin 23 extending through the said member. The rollers 2| are tubular in formation so as to solidly engage against the pipe to maintain the pipe cutter rigidly in position upon the pipe to prevent a rocking movement to destroy the effects of the cutter H.
A plurality of pairs of recesses are formed on the faces of the flat members and around their sides for selective engagement by a jaw handle. The recesses 25 are arranged around the pipe cutter in such a manner that the jaw handle may be easily engaged thereon in any of the tilted positions of the cutter for permitting the cutter to be rotated upon the pipe for cutting the same. The jaw handle 26 is characterized by a length of metal being formed at one of its ends with an inwardly extending cutout portion 21 adapted to be engaged over the edges of the members It! with the sides 2'! of the cutout engaging the faces of the recess 25. The other end of the jaw handle 26 is formed with a bolt wrench opening 28 which is adapted to be engaged on the bolt NS for rotating the same to adjust the spacing of the members I!) as previously described.
The operation of this device is as follows:
The flat metallic members ID are separated by disengaging the screws Hi from the threaded openings I3 formed in the studs l2. The memher It having the studs [2 is engaged behind a pipe illustrated by the dot and dash lines 3!] in Fig. 6, and the member ID having the rollers 2| is engaged upon the opposite side of the pipe 30 by slipping the studs l2 into the openings M. The bolts l6 are passed through the reduced openings 14* formed in one of the rectangular members to and threadedly engaged into the openings l3 formed in the studs l2 to tightly engage the rollers 2| and the cutter ll upon opposite sides of the pipe 30. The cutter is then in position for cutting the pipe 30, which is accomplished by engaging the cutout portion 21 of the jaw handle 26 upon a superimposed pair of the recesses 25 with the sides 2! of the cutout engaging the faces of the recesses so that as pressure is applied to the body handle 26 the pipe cutter will be rotated around the pipe to cause the cutter IT to cut the pipe.
In Fig. 8 a modification of the body handle 26 is shown which consists of a head 26* having a threaded opening 26' into which lengths of pipe material 26 may be threadedly engaged for acting as a handle for the head 26. The head 26 is formed with a cutout 21 which is adapted to be engaged over the edge of the pipe cutter with its faces 21 engaging the faces of the recesses 25 formed in the members In forming the pipe cutter.
While I have illustrated and described the preferred embodiments of my invention, it is to be understood that I do not limit myself to the precise constructions herein disclosed and the right is reserved to all changes and modifications coming within the scope of the invention, as defined in the appended claims.
Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new, and desire to secure by United States Letters Patent is:
l. A pipe cutter comprising a pair of substantially flat, metallic members engageable, respectively, on opposite sides of a pipe, each of said members having a hollow central portion for accommodating a part of rotatable pipeengaging apparatus and having bores extendin from end to end immediately inward from the side edges thereof, adjusting means in said bores for adjustably holding said members together, said members formed with a plurality of pairs of opposed recesses in their upper and lower faces extending inwardly from the side and end edges thereof and embracing the bores whereby an open-faced wrench may successively be engaged in said pairs of recesses for rotating said cutter.
2. A pipe cutter comprising a pair of substantially flat, metallic members engageable, respectively, on opposite sides of a pipe, each of said members having a hollow central portion for accommodating a part of rotatable pipeengaging apparatus and having borings extending from end to end immediately inward from the side edges thereof, threads in the borings of one of said members, a pair of sleeves externally threaded at one end for threaded engagement, respectively, in the threaded borings and slidingly engageable in the borings of the other member, threads on the inner side of said sleeve, and a pair of threaded bolts, threadedly engageable with the threads on the inner sides of said bolts, respectively, the heads of which are engageable with the said other member, said members formed with a plurality of pairs of opposed recesses in their upper and lower faces extending inwardly from the side and end edges thereof and embracing the borings whereby an open-faced wrench may successively be engaged in said pair of recesses for rotating said cutter.
CARL EDVARD CARLSEN.