04389012 is referenced by 55 patents and cites 3 patents.

An assembly for loading a tool for driving uncollated nails. The tool includes a body with a driver blade for driving fasteners supplied from a magazine carried by the body and supporting a row of nails. A pusher urges the nails along a feed path in the magazine. Individual nails are advanced from the magazine to a drive position in the drive track by an escapement mechanism, and an advanced nail is held in the drive position by a magnet assembly. The tool magazine is quickly and conveniently loaded with nails supplied in an oriented condition from a loading chute. The loading operation is automatic in response to engagement of the magazine with the chute, and does not require awkward manipulation of the pusher. Coupling members on the magazine and on the chute are mated by means of ramp and guide structures. In the mated position, stops in the nail path are opened to permit nails to slide from the chute into the magazine.

Title
Fastener tool loading assembly
Application Number
6/256491
Publication Number
4389012
Application Date
April 22, 1981
Publication Date
June 21, 1983
Inventor
Edmund Frank
Chicago
IL, US
Bernard W Geist
Melrose Park
IL, US
Raimonds Grikis
Morton Grove
IL, US
Agent
Mason Kolehmainen Rathburn & Wyss
Assignee
Duo Fast Corporation
IL, US
IPC
B25C 1/04
B25C 3/00
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