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I've been given an old Montgomery Wards Powr-Kraft radial arm saw that I'm playing with. It has three spindles on the motor that spin at different speeds. The fastest (10,000 rpm) is for routing and shaping.

I'm looking for a collet assembly with a 1/2"-20 internal thread that will hold standard 1/4" router bits. Any ideas are appreciated.


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Welcome to the forum ! I hope someone can help.



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Ah, I just learned from another thread that the item number on the image I posted will not work on my tool. It has a different size spindle. Mine is definitely 1/2"-20 and the tool I need looks like the one in the picture
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Hi Stuart. Welcome to our little corner of the 'net.

Try here: Old Woodworking Machines or here: Vintage Machinery. Someone on these sites might be able to provide information on it.

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Welcome Stuart. Unless you just want to make it work for the sake of making it work then it probably isn't worth the effort. All of the collets I've measured recently have metric threads and that includes two DeWalts. The 1/2 x 20 thread is a common drill chuck thread so if you are looking to get by cheaply then that is probably your best option.

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Stuart,

These collets show up on e-bay occasionally. Be prepared to pay more for the collet than most folks sell their RAS for. I have seen prices in the $50-$75 range for just the collet.

I have my Dad's old Montgomery Ward RAS and the collet thread is 7/16 X 20. My saw has 2 spindles, one for the router collet and one for a drill chuck.

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I ordered a router bid for my Power Kraft 10" radial arm saw at "[email protected]toolkraft.com" My spindle was 15/32 D X 1/2X20 maybe 10 years ago. It was a company that had spare parts for it. I also got the hand wheel to raise and lower the arm from them and the arber nut (left hand thread) and don's ask why I needed it but the impact wrench was able to remove it the wrong way.
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Just for reference, the nuts that hold saws are designed so that any tendency for slippage will tighten the nut. They have to be this way or the nut would never stay tight for long. So the way off is the same direction as rotation.

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