Black & Decker Pre-1970 Model #s

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Forum topic by BDFan1981 posted 01-13-2012 06:10 AM 3959 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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01-13-2012 06:10 AM

Topic tags/keywords: black decker catalog commercial power tools professional industrial

Remember when Black & Decker changed its model numbering system in January 1970? In many cases, their power tools remained the same but were given new model numbers. Pre-1970 model numbers had a “U” prefix if they were household models, followed by a three-digit model #.

Thus, out of curiosity, I would like to know all about B&D’s original 1969-70 lineup of the 17 commercial power tools that were also sold to the people they classed “serious do-it-yourselfers.” It is this issue of Popular Science magazine from September 1969 that influenced me:

Among the original 17 commercial-duty tools B&D offered in 1969 (1970 model numbers are listed since I do not yet have a 1969 catalog of these)
7270 – Commercial Duty 1/2” Reversing Spade-Handle Drill (U326 before 1970)
7340 – Commercial Duty 7-1/4” Circular Saw (U331 before 1970)
7440 – Commercial Duty Finishing Sander
7460 – Commercial Duty 2-Speed 3” x 24” LCG Belt Sander (U244 before 1970)
7620 – Commercial Duty 1 HP Router
7640 – Commercial Duty 1.5 HP Router
7970 – Commercial Duty Disc Sander

If anyone has a 1969 B&D consumer power tools catalog with these tools in it, please reply to this topic.

Thank you,

Ben Edge

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#1 posted 06-23-2013 07:44 PM

Hi Ben, I’m replying not because of your catalog request but for something that might peak your interest. I came across a B&D Commercial duty 7620 router. It wasn’t in it’s original box but all the manuals and parts breakdown were there and showed yellowing, this router has never been touched, possibly 40 years of not being touched. When I say not touched I mean just that, this thing has never had a bit chucked in it. The power cord is still wrapped up with the original twist tie which is yellow. The router is in mint condition no scratches on the plate or the case, the stickers are as fresh as if was made yesterday. What do you make of this, could this have just been purchased and hidden away for 40 years till today.

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