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Foley Belsaw 308 grinder

Discussion in 'Chainsaw' started by JimL, Nov 17, 2004.

  1. JimL

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    anyone else have one of these? Im after the numbers off the motor so I can maybe get one locally. Foley wants $340 for the 1/6hp motor. rip off.
     
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    Chain Grinder

    Jim, Look at the cheaper one that Great Northern has for about $70.00. It will only do 3/8 chain but I have bought the larger wheels, modified mine a little & now with just the change of the wheel I can sharpen just about any chain. Mine is about 6 months old now--I have sharpened about 100 chains & it is hanging in there just fine. It is made of high density plastic & not real well made but it does a good job....BILL IRVINE
     
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    Call Graingers

    Call Grainger's.
     
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    Steve here... i'll check mine when I get home this afternoon.
     
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    There is the whole unit it self on E-Bay for that price,right now!
     
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    id have the numbers off mine but the grinder motor caught fire..
     
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    Clear case of operator abuse! lol!
     
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    Steve here... General Electric # 5KCP19KG517
    Hope this helps
     
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    clear case of too much use. it was getting weak anyway
     
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    Back from the dead. The Grainger Part # is 3M292D $114.00
     
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    Must be one heck of an electric motor seems like they are sure proud of it. I priced a 1/2 hp motor for my air compressor and was stunned at 400+. Fortunately doesn't need a motor I was just checkin "just in case".
     
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    This number didn't cross over to anything on Grainger. I've been looking for one too for a friend. Had a Dayton motor on one but the GE has run a lot longer on his other two. He was told by a local motor shop that the GE # didn't match up to anything. I'm guessing it's a captive item - by FB and that's why they can get so much for it.
     
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    foley belsaw i have not seen that name in years thats where i first started at way back in the 80s wow thats been a long time off
     
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    Check the yellow pages for electric motor repair. I have had many motors rebuilt to like new,and it's cheaper than ya think.
     
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    Steve here... I now have a newer 308 I will check out the motor numbers on my new one this afternoon
    Steven
     
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    Where do you buy the grinding wheels? I have a old 308 that needs some. (a 1/8 and 3/16)
     
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    We have 2 Foley 308's, and we get the Borazon wheels from Foley-Belsaw.
     
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    https://shop-foley-belsaw.com/foley/3.cat

    The borazon/CBN wheels aren't cheap ($120 each), but they last a LONG time and you never have to dress them. If you only do a couple chains a month, it's probably not worth it but if you sharpen commercially or just a cut a lot, it's more than worth it.
     
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    Thanks for that web site. For some reason it didn't come up on Google.:confused:

    What diameter wheels do you use? I see 5.75inch but I don't think that will fit my machine?
     

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