Journeyman Wood Butcher
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Central Illinois
Big Red: My dad had a complete set of Foley-Belsaw equipment when he retired from Caterpillar Inc. after 42 years. He was going to make sharpening his retirement. He worked as a machinist for all those years, and had the touch with sharpening things. You could barely pick up the circular blades when he was through with them, they were so sharp!
At any rate, after his death, we tried in vain to sell the set up...we advertised it in a local trader paper for several months, but no takers. I think it was due mostly to the fact that it's such a specialized area. Also, there were a few broken parts, and at the time we had trouble finding them, finding internet sites for the company after yet another corporate take-over, etc....so the tools went into the estate sale, and who knows where they ended up. It was somewhat of a sad ending.
All that being said, I'd certainly suggest looking into them further, if you're interested. I bet Daren can steer you to a current website for better information...