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Forum topic by BDFan1981 posted 550 days ago 2322 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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BDFan1981

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550 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: jcpenney jc penney penneys power tools skil skilsaw rare vintage classic

I have a question: does anyone remember when J.C. Penney used to put its name on power tools, during the ‘60s, ‘70s and early ‘80s? Most of the ‘70s and early ‘80s tools were made by Skil.

A few image twins:
J.C. Penney Model 0032 3/8” Cordless Drill and Screwdriver = Skil 2007/2323
J.C. Penney Model 4939 7-1/4” Circular Saw = Skil 559

There were others I’ve seen with the JCP branding that were related to Skil’s model 497 variable-speed jig saw and the model 457 3/8” variable-speed-reversing drill.

Popular Mechanics July 1973 review of JCP 4939 7-1/4” Circular Saw
http://books.google.com/books?id=MNQDAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA176&dq=double+insulated+circular+saw&hl=en&sa=X&ei=dtcpUcanF-KsjAKLjoGYCA&ved=0CF0Q6AEwCTgy#v=onepage&q=double%20insulated%20circular%20saw&f=false

And, the big question is, would any of you happen to have any of these rare image-twin power tools?

~Ben


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skipj

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#1 posted 549 days ago

Yes i remember the JC Penney line of tools. I have a JC router thats in storage for the last
40 or more years with some other tools.Can’t seem to get rid of thease tools.Can’t help you with the saw.

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BDFan1981

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#2 posted 544 days ago

Skip,

Your router would be similar to the Skil 548. A picture would help.

~Ben

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skipj

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#3 posted 541 days ago

Here are some photos. Sorry about the qualty, old camera also.Also my spelling.I’m old too.

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Loren

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#4 posted 541 days ago

Looks like a Stanley.

-- http://lawoodworking.com

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#5 posted 541 days ago

Store brands were made by leading tool makers for a long time and still are. I have a bandsaw that was branded for Montgomery Ward that I bought 30 years ago and is still going strong.

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#6 posted 541 days ago

I remember and I have an old JC Penny metal tool cabinet that looks exactly like Sears Craftsman tool cabinets…

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.

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