Please read this page BEFORE sending us any e-mail!
VintageMachinery.org is a resource site, run entirely by volunteers. We all
have real jobs, and do this because we love old machinery and their history. We
also get lots of e-mail from people with the majority asking one or more questions
that are addressed on this page. Please help us save time and help yourself get
your answers more quickly by reading this page before sending us any e-mail!
- We do NOT represent any manufacturer listed on this site in any way.
If you are trying to contact the manufacturer, visit our Manufacturers Index
page and search for the manufacturers
name. If we know how to contact them, it will be there.
- We are NOT an appraisal service nor an expert on how much a machine is worth.
If you want an idea as to how much your machine is worth, see the write up on our
site titled How
Much is My Machine Worth?
- We do NOT buy or sell machines.
We do have a Classified Ads
section where you can list your machine for sell or look for machines to buy.
- We do NOT sell parts for any old machinery. If we know of a source
for parts, it will be listed in the Manufacturers Index
entry for that manufacturer.
- We can NOT put you in
touch with the manufacturer, or someone to help you find replacement parts.
If you are looking for information on a specific manufacturer, please see the Manufacturers Index
. If there is
any contact information to that company, it is usually listed in the index.
Unfortunately, many old manufacturers of old machinery are no longer in business
leaving no source of contact.
- If a Catalog, Manual or Parts List is not
listed on the web site, we do NOT have access to it. If you are looking for
a manual that is not listed, we would suggest checking back from time to time as
we are constantly adding new material as it becomes available. You can also
check our list of Other Suppliers
of old Catalogs and Manuals.
- We can NOT answer specific questions about your machine. There is just
not enough time in the day to answer all of the specific questions we get. However,
if you have specific questions about an old machine, in many cases, you might find
the answer in the Vintage Machinery Knowledge Base
sections of the web site. If your answer is still unanswered, we would recommend
that you post it to the Old Woodworking Machines Discussion
Forum. This will be the best place to post such questions as your
question will be viewed by many other enthusiast of old machinery. If somebody knows
an answer, they will usually reply.
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Forum) site should be submitted to the appropriate support forum at
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- formerly OWWM.com) post your support questions
to Vintage Machinery Website Support Forum
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to OWWM.org Support Forum
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to post your questions to the appropriate forum.
If you have a question that is not covered above, feel free to send it along and
we will try to answer. Just remember that we are very busy and this site is just
a hobby so replies do not always come very quickly.
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