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Foley strip sander

#260532 by moggymatt » Sat Jun 15, 2019 11:01 pm

Given to me free. I didn't know Foley made one of these. Runs smooth as silk. Just have to rewire the lamp, cord got pinched at some time in the past.
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#260550 by moggymatt » Sun Jun 16, 2019 3:46 pm

A bucket of sanding strips and discs came with the tool. In the bottom were a few tools. The gauge has no name but says made in Germany. Anyone know anything about it?
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#260551 by nuhobby » Sun Jun 16, 2019 3:52 pm

Is there an Axel Foley in there, too? Ha ha... stuck on 80s entertainment trivia.

I only knew the Foley name from saw-toothing machines. I think they had a good reputation.

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#260552 by edflorence » Sun Jun 16, 2019 7:30 pm

that is an interesting gauge...Wonder what it measures? 9 units of something to the first five ticks, then one per tick?...Is there a caliper end on the gauge? Or maybe it is measuring pressure in metric units? Is there a Schrader valve on it?

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Re: Foley strip sander

#260554 by RFGuy » Sun Jun 16, 2019 7:51 pm

Isn't it just a machinist indicator gauge? Under the dial it has 1/1000, so thousandths of an inch.

Believe the ruler is just a general purpose ruler, possibly also for machinist work. A similar one online (link below), says it is for

Drill Point For Checking 59 Deg. Drill Points, Bevel Protractor For Measuring Angles, Center Finder For Locating Centers Of Circles Or Shafts, Circled Divider For Dividing Circles Into Sectors, Polygons, Or Polygrams, Tap And Drill Table Form And National Form


https://www.hardwareonlinestore.com/index.php?option=com_virtuemart&view=productdetails&virtuemart_product_id=19347&virtuemart_category_id=23303&Itemid=1&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIv6XF3Jfv4gIVBqvsCh3bnwBxEAQYAyABEgLz0vD_BwE

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Re: Foley strip sander

#260556 by moggymatt » Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:47 pm

The gauge has 4 feet ground even with the bottom of the tip. It must measure flatness or protrusion. The ring on the inside of the dial rotates and there is a gauge on both sides. It's some kind of machinest gauge but there are no markings on the box either. It would be great in the jointer for knife height.

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Re: Foley strip sander

#260561 by robinson46176 » Mon Jun 17, 2019 4:38 am

That is a fairly old machine that should be of high quality. Foley and Belsaw were big competitors in the tool sharpening industry. Belsaw tended to be more meat and potatoes grade stuff decent and reasonably priced. Foley was prone to be a more high end line. They merged and operated as Foley-Belsaw for some time. More in the history link below.
http://vintagemachinery.org/mfgindex/detail.aspx?id=318


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Re: Foley strip sander

#260563 by JPG » Mon Jun 17, 2019 9:41 am

The current version. https://www.amazon.com/General-Tools-16 ... B00004T7T7

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Re: Foley strip sander

#260564 by rpd » Mon Jun 17, 2019 9:52 am



I thought that too at first, ;) but rereading the post I realized he was referring to the instrument with the dial gauge in the lower half of the photo. :)

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Re: Foley strip sander

#260566 by JPG » Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:04 am

rpd wrote:


I thought that too at first, ;) but rereading the post I realized he was referring to the instrument with the dial gauge in the lower half of the photo. :)


Well now that certainly explains some of the intervening posts! :eek: duh!!!

Step gauge? Flatness gauge?

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