Foley 32000 Retoother Ratchet Bars

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Forum topic by Straust posted 03-12-2018 08:24 PM 436 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-12-2018 08:24 PM

Topic tags/keywords: question sharpening

My Father in law used to be in the saw sharpening buiness and gave me one of his Foley 387 filers and a 32000 Retoother unfortunately it is missing the ratchet bars and he said that he never had them and the retoother was never used. Anyone have an idea where I can find some or where to get some made for it?


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#1 posted 03-12-2018 09:04 PM

Sorry, I know you had a legitimate question but I got distracted after googling ratchet bats. What did you need?


From what I’ve seen those ratchet bars are impossible to find anywhere but ebay when you’re getting really lucky. I've heard of people making them from threaded bar stock though, matching up thread pitch with the bar spacing.

I’d grab a McMaster Carr catalog and start figuring out what matches up instead of crossing my fingers and hoping that something shows up on the Fleabays in the next few weeks.

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#2 posted 03-12-2018 09:22 PM

Haha, Thanks BoardButcherer. I would love to see the machine in action again. I may have to see if I can make some thing to get going.

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#3 posted 12-08-2018 11:34 AM

I have a set of 6 ratchet bars and 1 straight carrier bar for the Foley-Belsaw SR-1000 Re-toother machine. The ratchet bars are marked 13-7-4, 8-4.5,(two of these) 9-5, 10-5.5, 11-6.
I am in central Wisconsin, the bars are listed on Craigslist, Wausau in tools category.

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