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Crescent Machinery 12" jointer

 
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GeneWixson



Joined: 10 Dec 2008
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Location: Portland, OR

PostPosted: Wed Dec 10, 2008 9:10 am    Post subject: Crescent Machinery 12" jointer Reply with quote

Hello all,

I have a Crescent Machinery 12" jointer. I pulled it out of a basement many years ago, cleaned it, painted it, and have used it sporadically for the last decade. It is runs great, although the babbitt bearings heat up, even while oiling them so it isn't great for continuous use. Time has come that I need to move my shop again and am looking to reduce my hoard of tools. So I would like to sell this and have the following questions for the group.

Any idea of what something like this would be worth?

Any idea of the best way to sell it? It is located in Hood River, OR (near Portland, OR) and I don't really fancy trying to ship it, so would like a buyer who can pick it up.

Thanks in advance,

Gene



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guzziguy



Joined: 16 Dec 2004
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Location: Western NC

PostPosted: Thu Dec 11, 2008 7:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Once you figure out how much you want for it ( in my opinion $900-$1100). I would go to OCAC (Oregan College of Art and Craft) and put a flyer up in their woodshop.

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crzypete



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Location: New York State

PostPosted: Thu Dec 11, 2008 9:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Gene, When I first saw this post there were no pictures- ahh what a difference.

Appraising machinery is always hard- so many variables. I think your best asset might be your location. This is a whole lot less iron of this nature out in the Northwest.

Another factor will be your patience in waiting for your buyer. The cheaper it is, the faster it sells.

The last thing I am unclear of is the cutterhead. I am assuming it is crescents four knife safe design, which it appears to be from your photos, if it is a more dangerous head, that would drop the value.

I think Guzzi's estimate is a tad high, although the nortwest thing could come into play here. My guess $500- $800

Pete
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guzziguy



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PostPosted: Fri Dec 12, 2008 8:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pete you should really factor in the paint job when pricing out a machine. This thing is a clean mean green machine. Very Happy
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hutch



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PostPosted: Sat Feb 21, 2009 10:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

maybe your not shopping the same auctions that I am daily
bad babbits, the paint job is not a Plus , it's a minus
$375 tops
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crzypete



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 22, 2009 9:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hutch, little too much to drink last night?

I think the crucial value adder is location- Pacific northwest= no machines. $500 seems like a fair asking price. whomever goes to buy it can negotiate from there- while standing in front of it to assess condition better. Everyone knows that paint is wacky- hence Guzzi's comment- the laughing face is the key to the subtle poke.

BTW, Auction prices work their way up, while asking prices work their way down.

Pete
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hutch



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 22, 2009 11:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

was not trying to be RUDE, it was friday that I was under the influence

just facing reality

with the condition that it now sits, $500 is a reasonable starting point

let us know what is sells for , we'll see who's closer

Jointers are obsolite , they have been replaced by straight line rips a long time ago in production facility's, and so have planers too
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 23, 2009 12:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hutch,
I'm always up for another opinion and agree that the jointer has seen better days. Glad to have more mouths chiming in as to value, just want to keep things friendly.

Also. estimates given here a definitely worth no more then the price they cost....Rolling Eyes They might even be worth less.

As to your last comment- jointers being outdated- well, most machines that I use are in terms of how they relate to industry. Considering a nice 12" Northfield is probably into five digits, anything that you can pick up for pennies on the dollar is bound to be outdated. I have to say I am damn glad- there is no way I could have much of my equipment of there was actually a strong industrial demand for it. I think my Oliver Jointer last sold in the $25,000 area- imagine if it was worth $0.50 on the dollar used, I would never own it.

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hutch



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 25, 2009 10:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

[quote="crzypete"]Hutch,
I'm always up for another opinion
outdated- well, most machines that I use are in terms of how they relate to industry.. I have to say I am damn glad- there is no way I could have much of my equipment of there was actually a strong industrial demand for it.
Pete[/quote]

Yes arn't we all glad industry buy's NEW only
other than that my shop would be "Empty " also
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