Blount Announces 2006 Fourth Quarter and Full Year Results

Full Year Results

Sales in 2006 were $651.1 million compared to $702.3 million in 2005, a 7.3% decline. Sales in the Company’s largest segment, Outdoor Products, increased by approximately 1% in 2006 to exceed 2005’s record level. This increase was more than offset by an industry related sales decline of 21.5% for the Company’s Industrial and Power Equipment segment.
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March 2007

Cutting chain grinder and method of grinding in Blount patent

uspatent-7175512.gifA cutting chain bench grinder includes a self-centering vise that centers the cutting chain on an axis of rotation of the vise base. By centering the cutting chain to intersect the vise base axis of rotation, consistent top plate lengths and hook angles can be ground into left and right-hand cutters on a cutting chain. The vise base may also be adjusted horizontally in and out from the grinder base to align the vise base axis of rotation with the axis of rotation of the grinding wheel. The vise base may also be adjusted vertically relative to the vise base to vertically compensate for grinding wheel wear and to control grinding depth.

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February 2007