(19)
(11)EP 2 730 374 A3

(12)EUROPEAN PATENT APPLICATION

(88)Date of publication A3:
21.03.2018 Bulletin 2018/12

(43)Date of publication A2:
14.05.2014 Bulletin 2014/20

(21)Application number: 13189671.4

(22)Date of filing:  30.06.2011
(51)Int. Cl.: 
B25B 23/04  (2006.01)
(84)Designated Contracting States:
AL AT BE BG CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GB GR HR HU IE IS IT LI LT LU LV MC MK MT NL NO PL PT RO RS SE SI SK SM TR

(30)Priority: 30.06.2010 US 828018

(62)Application number of the earlier application in accordance with Art. 76 EPC:
11172244.3 / 2402118

(71)Applicant: Simpson Strong-Tie Company, Inc.
Pleasanton, CA 94588 (US)

(72)Inventor:
  • Park, Jeremy Scott
    Tennessee, TN Tennessee 37022 (US)

(74)Representative: Boult Wade Tennant 
Verulam Gardens 70 Gray's Inn Road
London WC1X 8BT
London WC1X 8BT (GB)

  


(54)Autofeed screwdriving tool


(57) A screwdriver (10) for collated screws (16) in which a tip (15) of the screw projects forwardly of the tool prior to initiation of the screwdriving sequence and, preferably, a forwardly directed socket (127) carried on a retractable nose portion (24) engages the head (17) of the screw to be driven and urges the screw forwardly into a workpiece such that the pinching of the screw between the nose portion and the workpiece initiates retraction of the nose portion preferably leading to engagement of the screw by a rotating driver shaft (34).