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Crescent Machine Co.
Leetonia, OH

Machine Specifications
Machine Class: Wood Working Machinery
Machine Type: Jointer
Machine Size: 12"
Submitted By: Rob Anderson
Machine Specifications
Description/Model: 12" Jointer, S/N 13909
Date of Manufacturer: 1905 - 1910
Serial Number: (View SN Registry Entry)
Last Updated 7/7/2005 3:07:17 PM

I just bought this on ebay, still haven't picked it up yet. I've been looking for one of these, close enough to pick up, for a long time. All that ebay lurking paid off, and my time finally arrived.

Serial no. 13909, I have it pegged between 1905 and 1910. The 4 spoke lock wheels make it later that 1904 and the lack of blade guard holes make it earlier than 1910. I think the old Crescent jointers are the most elegant looking of the big jointers (no offence to others, just a personal preference) because of the flared base and feet.

I'm very happy with the original round safety head with babbitt bearings, I would have replaced a square head if it had come with one. The three-phase motor is my only problem, but I think I have a 5hp single phase to run it for now. I will be looking for a VFD to use with the original motor as the final solution.

It definitely wasn't a "you suck", not even a bottom feeder price, but not bad for a working machine with no immediate need for repair or refurbish. I would have paid lots more for a new chiwanese 8", so I'm pretty happy with it. Its enough jointer to last me for my lifetime (famous last words).

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Comments: Wat can I say? Front left.
Source: Ebay auction photos, with permission from seller.
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Comments: ....Uh.......Right front, cheesy aftermarket blade guard.
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Comments: Round head, babbitt bearings.
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