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Janesky06

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04-24-2018 01:05 PM

Topic tags/keywords: planer milling shaping resource

Today I acquired my very first planer. It was free to me, passed my way from a friend who is in commercial real estate. It’s a Foley Model# 334. It seems to be in good condition. It is missing the crank, needs a thorough cleaning, and could probably use a new set of blades. I started doing some research on Foley Belsaw Planers and I’ve found tons of info on models 910 and 912. Could anyone point me to a site where I might find some info on the 334? Is it safe to assume that most parts would be compatible across these models?

Any jumping off point would be appreciated.

Have a great day!


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#1 posted 04-24-2018 02:05 PM

I’d start here for any info

http://vintagemachinery.org/

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#2 posted 04-24-2018 05:45 PM

Is it safe to assume that most parts would be compatible across these models?

Yes, it is! I have a Belsaw 12” planer I bought new back in the 1970s and I can tell you it does a very nice job. The interesting thing about these Belsaw planers is the design goes back ages! I remember seeing ads for them in almost every issue of Popular Mechanics and Popular Science magazines back in the late 1940s and 1950s when I was a kid. And I would believe the design reaches back into the 1930s. The main thing is these planers were simple in design and do a superb job. The also hold up well and are mostly built using off-the-shelf bearings and drives so finding these parts is no problem. The only thing that has been changed in all of these years is the outer steel shell. The innards are still the same. I am sure the Belsaw planers looked out of date in later years and the revision to the outside looks was to make it prettier. I bet if you contacted Foley-Belsaw today they could fix you up with parts. But if not, you should be able to make a crank easily. Here is a link for you – http://www.belsaw.com/

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#3 posted 04-24-2018 06:07 PM

I made a crank for one I had by cutting slots
in a long socket and putting it on a speed
bar.

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