Foley gauge - help required

Discussion in 'Saw Makers Forum' started by Dusty Shed Dweller, Apr 21, 2020.

  1. Dusty Shed Dweller

    Dusty Shed Dweller Most Valued Member

    I'm trying to get a Foley model 32 re-toother back into service and things would be a lot easier if I had the gauge that determines the offset required between the carrier bar and the toothline of the mounted saw. It looks something like the below picture from the handbook. All I really need are the dimensions and I can fabricate one, but I'd really appreciate it somebody had access to one and could post some pictures of it.

  2. Matthew

    Matthew Member

  3. TraditionalToolworks

    TraditionalToolworks Most Valued Member

    If you're using a Foley, the gauge sets the teeth 3/4" above the carrier. You can do the same by using a piece of 3/4" wood, just set the carrier on the top of the board and allow the saw plate to slip down to your bench, and then tighten the carrier up. I don't think it's that critical, but I use a 385 retoother, I believe 3/4" will work. Try it.
    Last edited: Jan 8, 2021