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Manufactured/Badged by:
Montgomery Ward | Powr-Kraft

True Manufacturer:
Duro Metal Products Co., Chicago, IL.
Machine Specifications
Machine Class: Wood Working Machinery
Machine Type: Table Saw
Machine Size: 8"
Submitted By: Jim Harrison
Machine Specifications
Description/Model: 84FD2260
Date of Manufacturer: 1948
Serial Number:
Last Updated 2/13/2013 9:04:48 PM

I bought this table saw last year at a garage sale. It was covered in paint and rusted. I spent a couple of days just cleaning it up. The table could stand to be trued as it is no longer (if it ever was) flat. I have used it on a couple of projects but the motor is not very strong. It cuts very nicely if you dont push it too hard. Mostly it just takes me back to a time when life was simple and you didnt need to be in a hurry ALL THE TIME. I miss those days and I cant even remember them.
I like that it weights about a ton and is solidly built (I can carry the table saw I use now with one hand). I am thinking about passing it on to someone who will use it and at this time I am just waiting for that right person to come along.
If anything it is a good starter saw with little or no kickback. If this saw binds up it will just stop. I could probably stand to pay some attention to the brushes on the motor. As soon as I read the book on electric motor function and repair I will fix the motor properly.

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Comments: I love the look of polished mild steel
Source: Jim Harrison (2005)
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Comments: Side view notice my handy switch.
Source: Jim Harrison (2005)
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Comments: I look at this and realize that a re-design on the table base and motor mount is in order.
Source: Jim Harrison (2005)
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