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Do any of you (still) have any Montgomery Ward "Powr Kraft" power tools that were glorified versions of Black & Decker power tools from the 1978-83 period?

Basically, Wards had B&D add a few decorative touches here and other changes there to distinguish the Wards version from a mainstream B&D product.

Here's one example:
Tire Automotive lighting Automotive tire Cosmetics Bumper

(This is basically the B&D 7604 router with some decorative touches on the motor unit)

1981 Wards Christmas catalog page with the glorified B&D stuff:
Cameras & optics Enlarger Automotive tire Poster Font

(Scan is courtesy of WishBookWeb.com; look at the router, I mean Wards had B&D go to great lengths on that one, adding larger square-cut handles, and even the motor unit's been tinkered with)

Wards products made by Black & Decker are given the code letters "XBA" before the catalog #.

~Ben
 

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Just for the record, I bought a PowerKraft Wards 1/2" drill in 1960 something. It is a monster, has never given me a minutes trouble, still runs and will break your wrist if you're not careful. More than I can say about any other electric tool as late as 2000, all of which have died and gone to junk. There is one exception I almost forgot, a Millers Falls electric hand saw from early 1950s. Still using it in remodeling projects!
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Nothing with a tail, just some very old PowerCraft open and box end wrenches. I do however have a JC Penney hammer drill. Pretty weird when you think about the "new" JCP
 
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