24" Jointer for sale WNY $1000

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#1 posted 03-04-2013 04:29 PM

Wow, that is a beast. I wonder what brand that is?

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#2 posted 03-04-2013 04:36 PM

WOW, that thing is a BEAST!

-- Grant - N Dakota

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#3 posted 03-04-2013 04:46 PM

I think it is a “Cresent” I have a 12” version that looks to have the same style fence and leg configuration. David Marks from the show Woodworks, has a 16” version. They are pretty old machines and have babitt bearings, I also believe that they would have originally been driven by a line shaft and belt system, as mine didn’t have any place to mount a motor, so I built a mount. David just has his motor setting on the floor. A motor big enough to run a large jointer doesn’t move easily! To tighten or loosen the belt tension, you just slide the motor where you want the tension to be.


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#4 posted 03-04-2013 04:52 PM

just curious, what sort of work would you be doing to use a jointer of this size? It seems like it would be unwieldy for most projects unless you’re talking some seriously thick wood. And then of course that adds in other issues.

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#5 posted 03-04-2013 04:55 PM

Shipbuilding and patternmaking.

Looks kind of like a Northfield to me. Moak, Yates American,
and other companies made these machines.

I think 3 toe jointers were the only style the armed forces
would buy.

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#6 posted 03-04-2013 04:57 PM

jointer? i thought that was a picture of an aircraft carrier in dry dock!

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#7 posted 03-05-2013 03:06 AM

The seller in the ad says he doesn’t have the room in his shop for it…..imagine that

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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#8 posted 03-05-2013 03:32 AM

Wow!! What size motor would you need for it? 5HP, 10HP??

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#9 posted 03-06-2013 05:59 PM

its a 24 inch american toolworks. it followed me home lastnight. It was build in 1914 and is really nice shape. its had all the babit bearings repoured and reboared as well as new wicks to carry the lube. were going run it on a 5hp baldor.
just because i know someone will ask, my biz partner builds amazing live edge furnitue. the hope is that this will be a great time saver flattining slabs.

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#10 posted 03-06-2013 06:03 PM

I think my hand truck can handle that. Should I bring help to lift it?

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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#11 posted 03-06-2013 06:06 PM

Congrats. Do post pictures on please.

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#12 posted 03-06-2013 06:06 PM

I’ve got a 24” jointer too….

That is one impressive machine! I’d almost hate to see how much a replacement cutter head would be for that sucker…

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#13 posted 03-06-2013 08:18 PM

ha. i was lucky my forklift moved the peices! I will be posying pics owwm as i go through it and re assemble it. were excited to get it running. should be a great addition to the shop. anyone in upstate ny that needs a 24 in shelf flattened is welcomed by!

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#14 posted 03-08-2013 02:07 PM

Crescent did not make “3 toed” jointer. It appears to be either an American or Yates-American. Good heavy arn that will out last ALL of us. Great price too. Wish it were closer I would be all over it

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#15 posted 03-08-2013 03:38 PM

There’s a much smaller one (only a measly 20”) in the same area.

I can’t imagine leaning over one of these things to push a board across.

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