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montgomery wards tmc 24060A

Post by oregun » Apr 18th, '17, 23:46

Hi Everyone, I saw one of these blue saws on here before but I didn't see which one was identified that it copied. My guess is the Remington 754, but it doesn't have the foot plate/hand guard. What do you think?

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Re: montgomery wards tmc 24060A

Post by Old Mac Guy » Apr 19th, '17, 02:48

Hi, oregun:
I, too, have a turquoise Wards Remington like yours.
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I think they are Remington 660's.
Good find!!
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Re: montgomery wards tmc 24060A

Post by oregun » Apr 19th, '17, 16:19

I didn't think it was a 660 because the recoil starter is different and the oil fill cap is different. Those 2 things match the 754. The bar cover looks the same on both 660 and 754 and our saws. I have taken another look at the pictures in the library and the 754 seems the closer match to me. I don't have a 754 or a 660 remington to make the direct in my hands comparison.

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Post by oregun » Apr 19th, '17, 16:25

I looked at the pictures some more and the carb adjustment screw holes are on the 754 and my Wards where they aren't on the 660, so the 754 should have the same carb.

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Post by Old Mac Guy » Apr 19th, '17, 16:50

:goodjob: :thanks:
The good news is that I have several 754's and at least one 660. When I get some spare time, I'll get them, and my Darling Darlene turquoise baby out and do some hands-on examinations.
I'll post back here. May be a while...

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Post by oregun » Apr 19th, '17, 17:08

That is good news! We will have the answers!

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Post by coyote62ny » Apr 21st, '17, 14:41

i have one of these wards saws they are more like the later bantam with the left hand start no rear handle brace they have the tillotson hl carb but its a different number than the 754

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Re: montgomery wards tmc 24060A

Post by Magnus » Apr 21st, '17, 17:08

Please post it so we can learn more of these eye candy saws.
Post your saws in the models library. More saws makes better library!
If you need help to post please ask, I will happily help.

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Re: montgomery wards tmc 24060A

Post by oregun » Apr 22nd, '17, 17:05

The thing I remember about Wards and Sears is while things were made by name brands they were also sold a little bit cheaper with the rebadged store name. They were painted not to look like the name brand. Features were cut to save on price like no rear handle brace and possibly a different carb that saved money. This saw is heavy, Remington added the brace to their saw. The Wards also carries a hard nosed bar, which had to have been cheaper than the roller nose that were showing up and I believe were on the Remington 754. The bar on mine has no makers ID it only has "Cat. no. AA 4013 1G" on it so you can order a new one when needed from their catalog. The chain has no markings whatsoever except a punch mark in the middle of each link. I'm sure it was the cheapest chain money could buy in bulk back then. The mono 147 saw that was also a Wards branded saw has a larger chain(7/16), but it has the same punch mark on the links and Oregon in on the cutters. Other saws I have that have Oregon chain also have those punch marks on the chain links.
Back in those days Made in Japan was associated with lesser quality like Made in China is today. I don't see anything on the saw saying it was made anywhere, which I believe would mean it was made in the USA.

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