Powr-Craft 8" Table Saw - Montgomery Wards

Powr-Craft 8

Powr-Craft 8" Table Saw - Montgomery Wards

This Power Kraft 8" table saw was found at a garage sale in Sacramento, CA. It takes an 8" diameter blade and has the original 1/2 HP capacitor start motor. I'm not sure about the date of manufacture for this saw but believe it to be in 1940's or 1950's.


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Feb 16, 2015
To get the blade to stop at 90 degrees NEW
by: Jumcle@aol.com

On the wards 8" powrkraft saw, there is a stop adjust underneath on both sides of that cogged arch shaped thing. You have to look up underneath the saw toward the front. On each end of that arched, geared thing there is a screw with a nut on it. The nut locks the adjustment. You have to move the screw in or out to get the blade at 90*. Check the blade with a square. Then on the other end there is that same kind of screw. That one is to set the forty five degree angle. Turn the screw til the blade stops there then turn the nut to lock it in. You might have to try it a few times til you get it right then it's there and won't need any attention again.
Good luck. June

Feb 16, 2015
To get the blade to stop at 90 degrees NEW
by: Anonymous

On the wards 8" powrkraft saw, there is a stop adjust underneath on both sides of that cogged arch shaped thing. You have to look up underneath the saw toward the front. On each end of that arched, geared thing there is a screw with a nut on it. The nut locks the adjustment. You have to move the screw in or out to get the blade at 90*. Check the blade with a square. Then on the other end there is that same kind of screw. That one is to set the forty five degree angle. Turn the screw til the blade stops there then turn the nut to lock it in. You might have to try it a few times til you get it right then it's there and won't need any attention again.
Good luck. June

Feb 16, 2015
Angle adjust jammed NEW
by: Anonymous

I ran into that, too. It took me two days to fix it. You need to take off fence and mitre gauge and lay the saw on it's top. Then continue to take it apart. That cast iron thing that holds the saw blade needs to be disconnected at the rear. On the front of the cast iron thing is the wheel that adjusts the blade height and tilt. The three tanged wheel is the problem. Look in there and you will see a round, geared thing with a bump on it. It slipped off the pin that holds it. The arced thing with the gear cogs, unbolt so you can get it back in the adjuster channel. It takes some real mechanics but if you keep at it. You have to work at both ends to get it right. Bolt one end back on and it will align the other end into the right place. It is a real job. You don't need any parts, just a common sense about mechanics. remember it is a table saw and it can kill you if it blows apart while running. I see someone tried to fix it but didn't know how. I need a laft wing. June

Feb 25, 2012
Need a rip fence NEW
by: Rich

I have a power kraft TMG 3332A table saw that I got from my Dad years ago. I had to put a different motor on it, and since it is not original the blade will nor tilt. But that is OK because I use it mainly to rip and cross cut. The rip fence got dropped and I JB welded it back together but would like to find a good one.

Jan 13, 2012
Powr Kraft Table Saw NEW
by: teish_s

I have a Wards Powr Kraft 100 Model TPF 3331 vintage table saw that works superbly on ebay right now.
My ebay name is teish_s

Jun 25, 2011
I have the identical saw for sale
by: John

I am having a garage sale tomorrow. I believe it is a 1943 saw? It works great...metal stand on rollers and everything...except the rip protector that goes over the blade. It has the push thing that goes in the grove and has an angle dial on it and the metal adjust fence with a fine tensioner? Anyways...if anybody is interested call my cell 480-612-1250...Arizona means not rust.

Mar 21, 2011
Rip Fence Bearing
by: Josh

I have a 10" Power Kraft table saw that I just finally restored after 12 months of on again off again tinkering. Finally ready to put on the fence and I'm missing 1 of the 2 bearings that hold the fence secure to the bottom of the front side of the saw. I've had to replace a few other parts but I'm stumped here. Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks,


Josh

Feb 24, 2011
Rip Fence for PowerKraft 8" Table Saw
by: Dave Parsons

Hello fellow woodworkers,

I have an identical 8" PowerKraft table saw like the one in the photo & need the rip fence. Would be willing to buy the whole saw if necessary.

Thanks, Dave

Oct 08, 2010
Angle Adjust
by: Andrew Bevel

I own the same or similar table saw that I bought used off the Craigslist. My problem is that the angle adjust for the blade is jammed. I tried liquid wrench on the worm gear, but no luck. Do you or the other folks on this forum know how I can get the angle adjust to move? The saw works great, but it can not be use for any fine ripping because I can not set the blade at 90 degrees to the table.

Please help!

Thanks,

Andrew Bevel

May 18, 2010
help needed
by: mitch

I have a power kraft 1/2 horsepower table saw that was my grandfathers I was wondering what it is worth. Appreciate any help thanks.

Mar 07, 2010
12" Power Kraft table saw motor housing and belt
by: Anonymous

I am looking for the motor housing and a replacement belt for my table saw. Can anyone help? Thnaks

Feb 24, 2010
84fd-2259
by: gary

have a power kraft 84fd-2259 8" table saw in the back of the car on its way to the Good Will store.
It was given to dad in '46 or 47 as worn out, has been in use since then, now is pretty tired and been replaced by a cheap 10". The 8" saw only, no motor weight much more than the complete 10" with motor and stand

Dec 31, 2009
84 KR 3315 Powr-Kraft Table Saw
by: Jody

I have the 8" Powr-Kraft table saw also. I am currently trying to refurbish it and having a tough time finding information on this model. Specifically, I am looking for a parts manual or diagram. It would also be helpful if anyone could post a photo of what the motor side looks like. I think mine has been heavily modified with the motor mount.

Oct 18, 2009
12'' power kraft montgomery ward table saw
by: cassidy

Would anyone know where I could find the housing that the motor of a 12'' montgomery ward powerkraft table saw sits in. The saw itself is in great condition and works, but the housing itself is made from hard plastic and needs to be replaced, any suggestions?? please email me at cassidywd@gmail.com

Oct 14, 2009
Power Kraft Table Saw
by: Dave Parsons

I have an identicle saw & need the rip fence handle mechanism. I dropped mine & the pot metal cracked. Tried to repair it with no success. Any suggestions as to where I might find the part?

Oct 01, 2009
wards power kraft 100 table saw
by: al tuomey

I have one of these. I need to know what size pulley wheel fits the blade arbor? My motor hangs off the back for the tension. Thanks, Al

Jul 22, 2008
Power Kraft table saw
by: Ed Barnes

I have an identical table saw that I got from my dad I think he bought it new. I will ask him when he bought it. Mine has a home made base, but does have the original 1/2 HP motor. I also have the original blade guard (metal, not see through) and the crosscut gauge, and rip fence. I have not been able to find an 8" blade for it. My dad was using a 7 1/2" circular saw blade.

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