Need help finding/fabricating parts for a Foley-Belsaw model 684

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Forum topic by matlock_50 posted 05-18-2012 09:07 PM 3549 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-18-2012 09:07 PM

Topic tags/keywords: belsaw foley-belsaw 684 planer jointer joiner molder

So I recently bought a model 684 for $100, figuring I couldn’t get hurt. Anyway, it is missing a few parts and I have been trying to figure out how to make something work.

I have checked both the Belsaw website and Sears parts-direct for all of these parts to no avail.

First, and most important to me, the jointer fence is gone. Any ideas on where I could find one that would work? Or something I could fabricate into one?

Next, the on-off switch is gone. The previous owner said it broke. Before buying it, he showed me that the motor worked by jumping the wires that go to the switch and then plugging in the motor. It is a 1 hp motor.

Finally, the blade guard is missing. This would be something that would be nice for safety, though obviously the machine will work without it. I assume the previous owner took it off to be able to joint wider boards.

I’m pretty sure I’ll find more things later, but any help with these things would be greatly appreciated.


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#1 posted 05-18-2012 09:54 PM

I had one of those. The jointer fence it came with is primitive
and not worth imitating. The guard is just a pork chop guard
with a spring – I’ve made several of these for jointers over the
years and it is easy.

The switch is an easy fix. You might want to get a magnetic
switch as a replacement.

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#2 posted 05-18-2012 11:25 PM

I’ll probably just make a guard out of some birch plywood.

What do you recommend for a fence? I would be totally fine with something that stayed at 90 degrees. I have the part where it attaches to the adjustable bevel. Any idea on a material i could make work?

As to the switch, I was thinking the Grizzly H8243. Would that work for now?

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