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Foley-Belsaw 3hp planer-moulder

I inherited a Foley-Belsaw 3hp 220V planer-moulder. I don't have 220 in my shop, and I really don't have the space in my shop for a tool that I don't see myself using enough to justify the floor space. It hasn't been run since my father-in-law died 6 years ago. Can you guys give me any advice on what I should ask if I decided to sell this? It's a model 985 12", bought in 1988.

And am I making a mistake by thinking of selling it?

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Yep

It's newer than my 912, but just as good. If you are into woodworking you may as well put in a 220V outlet. Probably about $100.00 if you have it done and can do some drilling and run the wire yourself. It will still run after 6 years. IF I were to sell mine I'd want At least $800.00 for mine, maybe a thou. They make a lot of noise, but cut smooth.

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I got a couple of quotes to run the 220 - both were around $250. That would pay for a good chunk of the bandsaw I'd like to get. And selling the planer would help even more ;-)

So you see my quandary...

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I got a couple of quotes to run the 220 - both were around $250. That would pay for a good chunk of the bandsaw I'd like to get. And selling the planer would help even more ;-)

So you see my quandary...

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Will you be using it in your garage? Maybe you have a 220V outlet you could use when needed (share)...like from a clothes dryer, or a water heater?







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No, it's in my shop. No 220 there, although it could be done. I have a panel, and both electricians who looked at it thought there was enough juice coming in. I just need to decide - either keep it, and run the 220, or sell it and free up the floor space. I understand that these are useful for more than just planing, so maybe I need to learn more about it before deciding.

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I understand that these are useful for more than just planing, so maybe I need to learn more about it before deciding.
The big extra of these machines is the ability to cut molding using special shaped knives.

http://belsaw.com/k-cat.htm

You can make some inexpensive moldings with the machine. Perhaps get some knives made to match existing molding.
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