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1903 Catalog

Crescent 8-inch Jointer

Crescent 8-inch Jointer

In construction and design this machine is the exact counterpart of our larger Jointers. But the dimensions being smaller, it has the following advantages: Less space required, less power, less cost and the knives are easier to keep in order. The head being of small diameter enables us to reduce the throat space between tables to a minimum. The machine has a four-sided solid steel head, slotted on two sides for special cutters. Tables are arranged for rabbeting, and tilting fence is provided. The countershaft has tight and loose pulleys, 8 inches diameter for 3-inch belt. Speed of countershaft should be 900 revolutions per minute to give the head a speed of 4,000 per minute. The pulley on the head is 3½ inches diameter and will admit of a 2½-inch belt, but 2¼-inch belt will be plenty wide to run the machine to best advantage.

Length of tables  Front. 83; rear 30 inches.
Height of table from floor.  33 inches.
Floor space required, over all  21x64 inches.
Cubic measure, boxed for export  24 feet.
Gross weight, boxed for export  1,000 pounds.
Net weight  800 pounds.
List price of machine  $130
Telegraphic code word  Ennoergie.
Regular Equipment—The following items are included with each machine, and need not be mentioned in ordering: One pair (two) knives, one countershaft complete, one pressure spring.

1910 Catalog

Little noticeable differences can been seen in the actual jointers in the 1910 issue as compared to the 1904 catalog with the exception that the 1910 Catalog does clearly state that Jointer Safety Guard was introduced to the line in this year. From 1910 onward, the guard was standard equipment on all Crescent jointers but older models could be retrofitted with one by drilling and tapping two holes in the side of the machine. The 1910 catalog also goes into much more detail about some of the features of Crescent jointers than earlier issues. The following are excerpts from the 1910 catalog:

The Crescent Jointers
8, 12, 18 and 24-Inch

A JOINTER is sometimes also called a hand-planer, or a buzz-planer. The machine is used for straightening lumber. It will plane one surface straight and out-of-wind; by use of the fence it will also bring one surface, on dimension stock, square with another, or on accurate bevel with another. It is not intended for surfacing boards to uniform thickness. For such use a regular planer or surfacer must be used. By use of special cutters a jointer is often used for beading, grooving, making light molding and other similar work.

The Frame of the Crescent Jointer has a large floor-base, is well braced and ribbed, and being cast all in one piece (including bearings), insures rigidity and durability. Bolted frames are not good enough. The frame is provided with a chute to deliver the shavings to back end of machine.

The Bearings are an important part of a machine and are made with special care. The lower part is cast solid with the frame, insuring permanent alignment. A cover is cast over the end to prevent oil from getting on operator's clothes. They are filled with best grade of high-speed babbitt. They are provided with liners, to adjust for wear; also with large oil-chamber and capillary felt, making them practically self-oiling.

The Inclines on which the tables rest are carefully made and provided with an adjustable clip to take up all wear, and always hold the table firm. These inclines are bolted to a sliding sash-like casting, which is dove-tailed and gibbed into main frame and allows the tallies to be horizontally withdrawn away from head without in the least disturbing their adjustment. This is convenient when wishing to sharpen or change the cutters or knives. The handwheels on side of frame holds tables firmly when in their proper position.

The Tables have wide flanges and are heavily ribbed, the rear table being arranged for rabbeting. Regularly the lips are formed solid with the table casting, but the steel-lips can also be furnished at a slight advance in price over the regular.

The Fence can be set to any angle from square to 45 degrees and can be moved to any position across the table. It is furnished with one pressure-spring to hold the work to the table.

The Head. Jointers will be furnished as ordered; with round Safety Head as described on previous pages, or with common four-sided square head. The square head has two sides tapped for using the regular knives, and two sides with T-slots for attaching special cutters. All heads are milled from solid bar of steel, of proper grade of carbon. Bearings are ground true, and flanged pulleys keyed on.

A Boring Attachment can be furnished with a jointer, when ordered, at an additional price. The boring attachment has iron table and includes self-centering chuck.

8 in.
Length of Knives8 in.
Length of front table33 in.
Length of rear table30 in.
Width of tables13 in.
Height of table from floor33 in.
Size of flanged pulley on head3 ½ x 2 ¾ in.  
Widest belt that should be used 2 ½ in.
Size of bearing on pulley end1 ¼ x 4 ½ in.  
Size of bearing on operator end 1 ¼ x 3 ½ in.  
Size of tight and loose pulleys 8 x 3 in.
Speed of countershaft per minute900 rev.
Giving head a speed of4,000 rev.
Floor space, exclusive of countershaft  21 x 64 in.  
Cubic measure, boxed for export24 ft.
Gross weight, boxed for export925 lbs.
Domestic shipping weight800 lbs.
Square Head, regular solid lips  No. 81
Telegraphic code wordEgmon
Square Head, steel 1ips No. 82
Telegraphic code word Enreg
Safety Head, regular solid lips  No. 83
Telegraphic code wordGordi
Safety Head, steel lips No. 85
Telegraphic code word Herme

Mail orders should mention number of machine. Telegraph orders should mention code word. Further designation is not necessary.

Equipment. Each machine is furnished with one pair of knives, one countershaft, one fence, one pressure spring, one wrench and one Jointer Guard.

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