06018841 is referenced by 25 patents and cites 34 patents.

A finishing trowel comprised of a blade, a mounting and a handle, wherein the handle is hollow and has a square mounting hole for receiving a square mounting surface. A plastic handle is comprised of a durable inner core material and a grippable outer member. The handle's inner core includes deformable ribs which axially line the mounting hole and provide a secure, lash-free fit onto the mounting surface over a broader range of manufacturing tolerances for the parts. The handle also includes an endcap which cuts into and seals the endcap against an outer grippable material upon tightening of a flanged nut onto the mounting. A lip extends from the handle and encompasses a portion of the mounting to facilitate increased torque transfer from the handle to the mounting and blade. The replaceable handle can also be formed of other grippable materials such as wood.

Title
Finishing trowel including handle
Application Number
25622
Publication Number
6018841
Application Date
February 2, 1998
Publication Date
February 1, 2000
Inventor
Kent Douglas Williams
Clinton
MO, US
Duane Walker Woltjen
Fayetteville
AK, US
Curtis Dwight Kelsay
Springdale
AR, US
Agent
McAndrews Held & Malloy
Assignee
MarshalltownTrowel Company
IA, US
IPC
B05C 17/10
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