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Classic Power Tools => Classic Power Tools => Topic started by: bonneyman on March 15, 2015, 02:24:37 PM

Title: ShopCraft drill info
Post by: bonneyman on March 15, 2015, 02:24:37 PM
Have had this little 1/4"er for over a year, but just took it apart for cleaning, lubing, and (I figured) repainting. Came out nice in hammered gray.

Any info on when it was made and who ShopCraft was?
Title: Re: ShopCraft drill info
Post by: Papaw on March 15, 2015, 02:38:20 PM
J C Penny likely-
http://vintagemachinery.org/mfgindex/detail.aspx?id=88 (http://vintagemachinery.org/mfgindex/detail.aspx?id=88)
Title: Re: ShopCraft drill info
Post by: turnnut on March 15, 2015, 05:56:49 PM
patent number 3,112,419 was issued on Nov. 26, 1963
assigned to ; Portable Electric Tools, Inc.  Illinois

so, it is 1963 or later.
Title: Re: ShopCraft drill info
Post by: bonneyman on March 15, 2015, 06:05:40 PM
Someone on another forum has the same drill in 3/8" drive. He said he thought it was 60's. Pretty close!
Title: Re: ShopCraft drill info
Post by: Papaw on March 15, 2015, 08:39:39 PM
Bonneyman- You can mention other forums here- even place a link to the post. Might bring us valuable visitors or members.
Title: Re: ShopCraft drill info
Post by: Aunt Phil on March 15, 2015, 09:19:39 PM
Wasn't Shopcraft Montgummery Ward's brandname for powertools?
Title: Re: ShopCraft drill info
Post by: bonneyman on March 15, 2015, 09:31:01 PM
Bonneyman- You can mention other forums here- even place a link to the post. Might bring us valuable visitors or members.

10-4
I'm also a member at Garage Journal and The Garage Gazette. I don't usually post the same items at all three - try and split up my items to what I think each forum would enjoy.

http://www.garagejournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=284612
Title: Re: ShopCraft drill info
Post by: Bill Houghton on March 16, 2015, 09:03:43 AM
Wasn't Shopcraft Montgummery Ward's brandname for powertools?
I believe the Monkey Ward name was "Powr-Kraft," demonstrating that marketing people who can't spell are not a new phenomenon.
Title: Re: ShopCraft drill info
Post by: bonneyman on March 16, 2015, 03:18:18 PM
Came across this little page mentioning Shop Craft drills. Now I really want to snag a 3/8"er.

http://www.bob-easton.com/blog/category/power-tools/
Title: Re: ShopCraft drill info
Post by: EVILDR235 on January 30, 2016, 01:41:50 AM
I believe that same drill was sold under many different names over the years. I had a new one in 1966 that came from M-Wards. i believe i still have it. It was only about a year old when it quit working.

EvilDr235
Title: Re: ShopCraft drill info
Post by: reply 10 on May 19, 2016, 01:38:43 PM
bought  a 3/8 drill in 1968 for 5 bucks new . have used it constantly , greased the gears a few times and have never had a problem with it . great chuck never slips .