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Manufactured/Badged by:
Rockwell Manufacturing Co.
Pittsburgh, PA

True Manufacturer:
Crescent Machine Co., Leetonia, OH
Machine Specifications
Machine Class: Wood Working Machinery
Machine Type: Jointer
Machine Size: 8"
Submitted By: Steve Ward
Machine Specifications
Description/Model: 37-301
Date of Manufacturer: Approx. 1951
Serial Number: 5676-A (View SN Registry Entry)
Last Updated 7/6/2009 3:13:22 PM

Comments:
Acquired from an online school auction in South Texas. I knew I had to have it.

This is the fifth Rockwell/Delta tool I have purchased, but the first to restore. The jointer was in pretty good shape with just a little peeling paint, some surface rust on the table, a missing manufacturer's badge, and a battered serial number badge. Very minor stuff.

Wish I would have picked up the Delta LD shaper next to it, but I guess we all have budget constraints every once in awhile.

This machine received new bearings for the R-I motor and the cutterhead. New blades and new belt help this to be a really smooth, good running workhorse in the shop.

Photo 1:

Comments: After restoration
Source: Myself and my little Samsung
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Comments: As found at the school warehouse. Look at the gaudy orange porkchop (cutter guard).
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Comments: Another before shot showing the fence adjustment mechanism and the funky orange motor starter box. It was not even mounted plumb or centered.
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Comments: Polished up infeed adjustment wheel and reproduction switch, switch box, and repro switch cover.
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Comments: A cloth buffing wheel with emory cake followed by tripoli did a pretty good job on the fence adjust knob and lock handle. Stainless hardware buffed and polished replaced the original bolts.
Source: Myself
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Comments: The Rockwell Repulsion-Induction motor. A very nice powerplant.
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