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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hylourgos wrote:

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 3
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.

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.
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