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Default Anyone know *anything* about Vega jointers?

....they don't make them anymore, I know (mostly TS fence systems now),
but I have an old one from the late 80s I'd like to rebuild. The
company lost most of its records in a fire, so they have no literature
on them. If you know anything about these jointers, or know someone who
has one, would you please contact me?

Thanks,
H

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What is it you're needing to know about it?

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What I'd most like is a parts break-down. I got it missing a fence,
which Vega will replace (they are supposed to be machining a new one
right now), but there are a few screws and knobs missing here and
there. I wouldn't mind seeing the factory instructions for adjusting it
either. I doesn't look too hard to figure out (not so different than
other jointers out there), but I always like the assurance of a factory
manual.

It's a nice 8" model, BTW, long bed, 1.5 Baldor motor that purrs like a
kitten. Got it for $90 at auction.

Later,
H.


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What is it you're needing to know about it?

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hylourgos wrote:
What I'd most like is a parts break-down. I got it missing a fence,
which Vega will replace (they are supposed to be machining a new one
right now), but there are a few screws and knobs missing here and
there. I wouldn't mind seeing the factory instructions for adjusting it
either. I doesn't look too hard to figure out (not so different than
other jointers out there), but I always like the assurance of a factory
manual.


I would start with more inquiries like this on other forums
like Knots, WoodNet, Wood Central and so on. Someone
somewhere out there has to own this machine and still have a
manual. I mean, Vega must have sold at least a couple of
these, right?

There's nothing on the OWWM but this entry with info you
already have.

http://www.owwm.com/MfgIndex/detail.asp?ID=933

Still, it wouldn't hurt to join the OWWM Discussion Forum
and ask the question. The machine falls within the group's
charter.

http://finance.groups.yahoo.com/group/oldwwmachines/

You're right, it is like a lot of other jointers with a
center mounted fence in which case manuals from Delta and
Powermatic might shed some light on parts 'n pieces. I
really doubt Vega re-invented the wheel with their machine.

In the end, I'm like you and I prefer to have the "actual"
manual for my machines for the more subtle differences.

It's a nice 8" model, BTW, long bed, 1.5 Baldor motor that purrs like a
kitten. Got it for $90 at auction.


You did extremely (with emphasis on extremely) well for
yourself. I'd say that you've won yourself a You Suck you
damn turd heel! (1)

By the way, were these made here in the USofA/Decataur, IL?

(1) All administered with love and affection of course.

UA100
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