1 issued patent and 2 pending applications owned by Cherif Morcos
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Accessory for Oscillating Power Tools
Priority dateMar 22, 2010
Expiration dateJun 8, 2031
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|United States||Issued Patent||10,245,744|
|United States||Pending Application||16/273,512|
|United States||Pending Application||29/665,438|
With multiple employees, Cherif saw the use of his Fein oscillating tool with very high operating expenses as a challenge to his profitability. At a cost of $35 each blade, it resulted in a cost of over $100 per day just in replacement blades. That's when Cherif decided to make and start selling his own Fein blades online called Piranha Blades.
After Fein's patent covering the modern oscillating tool expired, other manufacturer's introduced their own versions of the oscillating tool. Today, every single major manufacturer of power tools carry their own version of the oscillating tool. Each manufacturer designed their tool with a distinct flange, allowing only their accessories to fit on their tool.
Based on this problem, Cherif designed the original Universal Arbor, designed to fit oscillating power tools' receptacles from all the major manufacturers.