J.C. Penney Power Tools?

  • Advertise with us

« back to Power Tools, Hardware and Accessories forum

Forum topic by BDFan1981 posted 02-24-2013 09:21 AM 10471 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
View BDFan1981's profile


99 posts in 3305 days

02-24-2013 09:21 AM

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

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


6 replies so far

View skipj's profile


97 posts in 3247 days

#1 posted 02-25-2013 01:02 PM

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.

View BDFan1981's profile


99 posts in 3305 days

#2 posted 03-02-2013 02:09 AM


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


View skipj's profile


97 posts in 3247 days

#3 posted 03-05-2013 05:28 PM

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

View Loren's profile


10939 posts in 4623 days

#4 posted 03-05-2013 05:31 PM

Looks like a Stanley.

View MrRon's profile


5975 posts in 4218 days

#5 posted 03-05-2013 06:36 PM

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.

View jeff's profile


1288 posts in 4440 days

#6 posted 03-05-2013 07:34 PM

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

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.

Have your say...

You must be signed in to reply.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics