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Old 06-11-2010, 01:43 PM   #1
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Who made Powr-kraft tools, and where they sold at ?
They look like Wright........
My Wright ratchet looks like the Powr-kraft ratchet I have....
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Old 06-11-2010, 01:45 PM   #2
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Who made Powr-kraft tools, and where they sold at ?
They look like Wright........
i had a set of powr kraft tool boxes
from montgomery wards

no clue who made them, but the bastids were well built and heavy

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Old 06-11-2010, 01:46 PM   #3
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Dont know which manufacturers made them or when, but they were sold at Wards... and if you're interested I have a bunch for sale, all NOS. The stuff is nice looking too.
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Old 06-11-2010, 01:46 PM   #4
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Power Kraft tools were sold through Montgomery Wards stores. I am not sure of the manufacturer but I would suspect that there were several different ones depending on the tool.
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Old 06-11-2010, 01:47 PM   #5
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when wards stopped selling them sears would warranty them im not sure if they still will
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Old 06-11-2010, 02:00 PM   #6
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Who made Powr-kraft tools, and where they sold at ?
They look like Wright........
My Wright ratchet looks like the Powr-kraft ratchet I have....
They were sold at Monkey Wards and a pile of companies made tools for them, Indestro, Wright and Thorsen for sure probably others as well, I just picked up some old Wards' Riverside offset box wrenches, I'll post a pic of them shortly.
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Old 06-11-2010, 02:05 PM   #7
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Yeah, I've got several Powerkraft tools also...but all used. I also have a fairly small Powerkraft metal toolbox. I have always heard that Montgomery Wards sold Powerkraft, but I also have some old "Ward" brand tools.
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Old 06-11-2010, 02:11 PM   #8
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Here's the Wards' Riverside wrenches and a Powr-Kraft extension I had laying around, maybe some here can identify the maker of it.

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wrenches look familiar, but i cant put my finger on it right now......

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Old 06-11-2010, 02:33 PM   #10
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wrenches look familiar, but i cant put my finger on it right now......

Made by Indestro/Duro (according to Alloy Artifacts), they are the nicer ones and would be Duro or Super Indestro, not regular Indestro.
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Old 06-11-2010, 04:25 PM   #11
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Made by Indestro/Duro (according to Alloy Artifacts), they are the nicer ones and would be Duro or Super Indestro, not regular Indestro.
i knew they looke familiar
i went out to the garage to look around, and got sidetracked picking up and putting tools away so i forgot to look.

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See some recont discussion in this thread
http://www.garagejournal.com/forum/s...ad.php?t=63130
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Old 06-11-2010, 04:51 PM   #13
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Wasn't Riverside their second line, like Sears Companion?
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For what it's worth i have 4 powr kraft sockets
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Old 06-11-2010, 07:36 PM   #15
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I was told that the people that made crescent made powr-kraft,not sure if this is correct. But I can say 100% that my powr-kraft screwdrivers are very nice !
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Old 06-11-2010, 07:57 PM   #16
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First tools I ever purchased myself. I was about 13 I guess. A neighbor told me I was better off with Craftsman and they were the only Power-Kraft brand tools I ever had.

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Wasn't Riverside their second line, like Sears Companion?
I'm not really sure, I didn't read the whole page, I just did a search after I bought them to find out about them. I bought them at a sale where FoMoCoPower (member here) was at and there were several Indestro wrenches and I was telling him I'm not buying anymore of them (I have too many and they are not high end like Duro, Indestro Super or Super Quality) and I get home and find out they are made by Indestro. But they are decent quality they look like Super Quality wrenches that were also made by Indestro/Duro.

While on the subject of Indestro/Duro I ran across these while sorting stuff, mini brake pliers (they are not modified), I think they're pretty cool.

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Old 06-11-2010, 10:40 PM   #18
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First tools I ever purchased myself. I was about 13 I guess. A neighbor told me I was better off with Craftsman and they were the only Power-Kraft brand tools I ever had.

Those double box ends with the "scoop" look like Barcalo's to me.
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Old 06-11-2010, 10:54 PM   #19
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I run across a lot of Powercraft tools and most look to be nice quality. Monkey Wards had a big presence here in the Baltimore metro area. Many mechanics I talk to have a decent amount of respect for Powercraft. Certainly not SO, but decent.
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Old 04-26-2012, 08:19 PM   #20
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Barcalo Buffalo Tools - made many of the Montgomery Ward Powr-Kraft and Riverside tools as well as the Western Auto tools and of course their own Barcalo tool line.
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