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Forum topic by AnonymousRequest posted 09-18-2014 02:43 AM 1104 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-18-2014 02:43 AM

I’ve been spending a little time cleaning up and painting some of my old machines. The Crescent is a hollow chisel mortiser, 3ph machine. It’s from the late 1930’s from what I could find. It weighs in at approx. 950 lbs. and works like a charm. I need a VFD to put it in use at my shop. The bandsaw is a Delta/Rockwell 20” built in 1965. It’s a wood/metal model and was plug and play when I bought it. It will be set up for re-sawing soon. I have a woppin $275 invested in it.

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#1 posted 09-18-2014 03:53 AM

Those are some nice looking machines.

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#2 posted 09-18-2014 05:32 AM

Beautiful refurbish jobs. Thanks for posting.

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#3 posted 09-18-2014 05:53 AM

They look right out of the factory door. Nice paint job.


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#4 posted 09-18-2014 11:04 AM

The mortise is pretty cool looking, but I would LOVE to have that bandsaw in MY shop!

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#5 posted 09-18-2014 11:36 AM

Literally these are looking pretty clean.


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#6 posted 09-18-2014 03:05 PM

Beautiful! Absolutely love the old machines that were made back in a time when the machine was designed to do the job and not enhance the bottom line of the bean counter’s profit and loss statement.

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#7 posted 09-18-2014 03:08 PM

I doubt these tools even looked this nice in the 1930’s or the 1960’s! Congrats!

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#8 posted 09-18-2014 11:55 PM

Thanks guys, I really enjoy restoring the old stuff. Painting is very relaxing.

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