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Forum topic by dirtfab posted 06-02-2013 10:11 AM 1982 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-02-2013 10:11 AM

I have an Montgomery Ward Powr Kraft 10” Radial Arm Saw. Model TPC-2610D I got it back in the 90’s from my grandmother. My grandfather had bought it new and put it in a barn un-used/still in the box. I have no idea when he bought it. He passed away in the early 80’s. I think it is from the late 60’s to mid 70’s range, but would like to know for sure. I plan to sell it, as I have had it so long and only took it out of its box for the 1st time today to take pictures.

I would have left it in the box, but the box had a bit of water damage and I wanted to confirm condition of the saw and plug it in to make sure it ran smooth. I hate to get rid of it, as I like old tools vs. new plastic stuff. However, just don’t have room for it.


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#1 posted 06-02-2013 11:53 AM

Post a picture and the machine’s serial number here. You could also find some good information on owwm.org. If you can’t find the answer by browsing on the owwm.org site, you could post a picture along with the serial number there as well and someone will be able to help, I’m sure.

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#2 posted 06-02-2013 12:01 PM

Look at this web site It may help a TCP-2610C is from the late 60’s so the D model should be a little older.

http://www.vintagemachinery.org/mfgindex/detail.aspx?id=657&tab=4

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#3 posted 06-02-2013 02:27 PM

I have a powrkraft metal lathe that I purchased from my neighbor. The lathe was actually made by Logan Lathes for Montgomery ward. The company no longer makes lathes and is now the Logan actuator company but they still make parts for my machine and were able to tell me all about it….it was made in 1942. Anyway what I am getting at is most powrkraft tools were made by someone else and just relabled. I contacted <sales>. Not sure if they can help you or not but I bet they will be able to at least tell you who made the saw and possibly some contact info…..hope this helps

-- Mike

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#4 posted 09-22-2013 02:19 AM

Edit: Sorry, was reading this thread and meant to post in another.

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#5 posted 09-22-2013 05:40 PM

A brand new, never used machine should be worth what current RAS’s cost and maybe more, since it was made in the good old U.S.A. MW used to sell the Shopsmith machine and the Sawsmith which was a RAS with variable speed. Does yours have variable speed? If so, it may be in the early 60’s era.

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