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Forum topic by Carli posted 08-01-2015 02:27 PM 1177 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-01-2015 02:27 PM

Topic tags/keywords: table saw powr kraft

This little hummer was left in the garage when we bought our house 7 years ago.

Model # FD3480D – Serial # – M 69078

It didn’t have a motor so my brother helped hubby and I attach one.

The base is rickety as hell but it works – Not fast but it’s all about doing it correctly right?

Thought I would share

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#1 posted 08-01-2015 03:36 PM

Love it when people leave stuff behind :)

That saw was made by Duro back sometime in the 50’s for Montgomery Ward. They do clean up pretty nice… here is a similar one that has been restored:

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#2 posted 08-02-2015 09:42 PM

That looks very nice Brad… I need to find a buyer or a new base.

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#3 posted 08-04-2015 05:12 PM

I have a 17 year old that works for me part-time and I mentioned Montgomery Wards and he had no idea what I was talking about…..


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#4 posted 08-05-2015 04:25 AM

Nah, I’m almost 50 and MW is simply a distant memory. Even though they were technically in business until the late 90’s, Disco was all the rage the last time I was actually in one of their stores. Some of their stuff was cheap for the time and some of it was good quality machines. They sold a metal lathe that was good quality. I have their 9” bandsaw it is about what you would find today in a cheap bandsaw. The price on some of their hand tools has gone up in the last couple years. Those little table saws by MW and Sears are really nifty when restored and painted.


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#5 posted 08-06-2015 03:54 PM

Toolkraft from Springfield MA made a majority of tools for Montgomery Ward. Last I knew the still had a parts and support staff.

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