Bellsaw planer model 905

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Forum topic by GDA posted 12-19-2014 01:24 PM 985 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-19-2014 01:24 PM

I have a working bellsaw planer. Model 905. Have installed a 5hp motor 220amp on it. I am trying to attach it to a dust collection system. Also need info on where I might still find blades and the blade setting tool. I used to have one but lost it in a fire that distroyed my shop. Does anyone have any info?

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#1 posted 12-20-2014 03:08 AM

I have had a Belsaw 12’ planer for about 40 years and love it. Blades are inexpensive and easily available. Just Google “Belsaw 12” planer knives” and take your choice. The trick to changing knives if to avoid altering the depth setting of the knives. Planer knives are ground to be matched in height weather new or re-ground. So long as you don’t alter the depth setting you can just remove the old knives and insert the new ones. If for some reason you must reset the knife height, just use a dial test indicator and a magnetic indicator stand. All you need is available at Harbor Freight unless you like spending big money. I understand there are some dedicated height adjustment gizmos. I don’t use one.

And good luck on attaching a dust collection to the Belsaw. You will have to build some kind of funnel-catcher with a hose connection. I just use a broom.

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#2 posted 12-20-2014 03:43 AM

You can get a dial indicator, magnetic base and a point set for under $30 from Amazon:

You can get the indicator and mag base at HF for about the same price after using a coupon, but AFAIK, they don’t have the point set (which is really handy for all sorts of stuff) and you won’t get a case.


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