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Forum topic by dbw posted 06-25-2016 04:23 AM 839 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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dbw

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06-25-2016 04:23 AM

Topic tags/keywords: craftsman jointer planer molder

This machine is for sale on CL and I’m thinking of buying it. What is y’alls opinion of this machine? Is this machine the same as a Foley Belsaw 684?

http://easttexas.craigslist.org/tls/5603425382.html

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#1 posted 06-25-2016 01:26 PM

belsaw.com says “We have some parts for the Model 804/684 8” Planer/Molder/Jointer. Call for availability. “

The seller previously had it listed on ebay… $500 starting bid, with a buy it now price of $695. No takers at “local pick up only”

Sorry, that’s all the info I have. No first hand experience with the above tool but I have a Foley-Belsaw 12” planer and have NO problem with it.

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#2 posted 06-25-2016 02:15 PM

How much do you think this machine is worth? it looks it’s in pretty good shape.

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#3 posted 06-26-2016 03:57 PM

I have a Craftsman/Belsaw 12” thickness planer I bought new back in the 1970s and I LOVE it!!! It is a work horse and I haven’t had the slightest problem with it in 40 years. The design was available as far back as the early 1950s and probably prior to that. I used to see the ads as a boy in Mechanics Illustrated and like magazines. The machine you see on Craigs list appears to be basically the same one I have with some new sheet metal surrounding it to dress it up. I can’t speak for the jointer part. That wasn’t available. It appears the jointer simply uses the top side of the planer blades. I would recommend taking a steel straight edge along and making sure the infeed table and outfeed table are parallel to each other. I would also make sure the fence worked well. I have a Delta 6” jointer and I can’t recall ever using the fence at anything other than 90 degrees to the bed in over 40 years, so as long as the fence can adjust reasonably easy It should be fine. Parts are available from Belsaw: http://www.belsaw.com/

Personally I would grab it. My personal rule for buying used machines is to value it at 1/2 of the original selling price if it is in good condition and lower the offer as the condition lessens. Here is one of these for sale on eBay for $750: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Foley-Belsaw-684-Jointer-Planer-Molder-8-120v-/141600391528?hash=item20f80a8168:m:mwVuhU3ur5Nk_1bWNlCQ3aQ

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#4 posted 06-26-2016 04:07 PM

hey planeman: do you happen to know what the original selling price was?

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#5 posted 06-26-2016 04:41 PM

I have no idea. You’ll have to do some research on Google.

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