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Offline bonneyman

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ShopCraft drill info
« 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?
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Re: ShopCraft drill info
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2015, 02:38:20 PM »
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Re: ShopCraft drill info
« Reply #2 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.

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Re: ShopCraft drill info
« Reply #3 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!
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Re: ShopCraft drill info
« Reply #4 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.
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Re: ShopCraft drill info
« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2015, 09:19:39 PM »
Wasn't Shopcraft Montgummery Ward's brandname for powertools?
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Re: ShopCraft drill info
« Reply #6 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.

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Offline Bill Houghton

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Re: ShopCraft drill info
« Reply #7 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.

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Re: ShopCraft drill info
« Reply #8 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/
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Re: ShopCraft drill info
« Reply #9 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.

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Re: ShopCraft drill info
« 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 .