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Blog entry by nobuckle posted 10-28-2012 03:20 AM 1467 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Picked up a POWRKRAFT hand plane today at my local thrift store for $4. I saw it a couple of weeks ago and and passsed it over thinking” why would someone but that piece of junk”. Well, I bought it with the thoughts of turning into a scrub plane. Here are some pics.

It was pretty beatup as you can see. I’m cleaning it up just to see what can be done with it.

I don’t know anything about this plane other that the fact that it was sold by Montgomery Ward. At least I think so. Do any f you own a plane like this? Where can I find more info?

Thanks for looking. I’ll post more pics after its cleaned up a bit.

-- Doug - Make an effort to live by the slogan "We try harder"



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Deycart

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#1 posted 10-28-2012 03:55 AM

Well it looks to be made by Stanley. The only reason I say this is because of the kidney shaped hole in the lever cap. They were the only ones to use that gimic. I don’t think anyone copied it after the patent expired. Although the frog, lateral adjustment and fat tote are not similar to a Stanley. So maybe you have a miss match on your hands.

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rikgn

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#2 posted 10-28-2012 05:14 AM

I added a “Wards” Power Kraft plane to my small collection some years back. Mine appears to be about the same as a Stanley No. 4. Where yours has a kidney shaped hole in the lever cap mine has the straight slot. Your Power Kraft logo is on the diagonal where mine runs straight across. On mine, “Made In The USA” is right behind the knob. Also the tote on mine is made of a blond laminate made up of 15 layers. The knob is a blond wood of some kind. On the plane body under the frog it is stamped with a “C4” Other than that mine plane has no other markings of any kind. I know I’m not much help but at least your as confused as I am about Montgomery Ward planes. Good Luck

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KOVA

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#3 posted 10-29-2012 01:49 AM

HICISTE BIEN EN COMPRARLO PORQUE, DE LO CONTRARIO,
SEGUIRÍA TIRADO ARRUINÁNDOSE: CREO QUE LAS HERRAMIENTAS TIENEN
MÁS VIDA ÚTIL QUE LOS CARPINTEROS ;-)

-- KOVA, EL CARPINTERO DEL PUEBLO https://www.facebook.com/pages/El-Carpintero-Del-Pueblo/148976618479733

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mafe

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#4 posted 10-29-2012 06:25 PM

Congrat.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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