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Welcome to VintageMachinery.org Knowledge Base (Wiki)!


The VM Knowledge Base is a wiki based tool for topics related to the use and restoration of vintage metalworking & woodworking machinery, electric motors & controls, and steam & gas engines. Feel free to learn something as well as contribute to our knowledge base.

Any problems or bugs with this Knowledge Base can be reported to the VM Webmaster

1 - VM Information

This section contains basic information about the VM web site and the OWWM forums.




2 - Restoration Topics

The following topics will cover machinery restoration

2.1 - Bandsaws


2.2 - Bearings, Babbitt


2.3 - Bearings, Ball




2.4 - Decal Reproductions


2.5 - Drill Presses


2.6 - General Maintenance


2.7 - General Reference


2.8 - Jointers and Planers




2.9 - Line Shafts and Flat Belts


2.10 - Lubrication


2.11 - Restoration Tips




2.12 - Sanders


2.13 - Scroll / Jig Saws




2.14 - Sources


2.15 - Tablesaws


3 - Manufacturer Specific Information

This section will contain information specific to a manufacturer

3.1 - American Wood Working Machine Co.


3.2 - Atlas Press Co


3.3 - W. F. & John Barnes Company


3.4 - Boice-Crane


3.5 - Buffalo Forge


3.6 - Canedy-Otto Manufacturing Co.


3.7 - Craftsman




3.8 - Crescent Machine Company


3.9 - Dayton


3.10 - Delta

3.10.1 - General Information


3.10.2 - Delta Bandsaws


3.10.3 - Delta Drill Presses


3.10.4 - Delta Lathes


3.10.5 - Delta Sanders


3.10.6 - Delta 12-14" Table Saw


3.10.7 - Delta Unisaw


3.11 - DeWalt


3.12 - Greenerd


3.13 - J. A. Fay & Egan Co.


3.14 - Kneisley Electric Company


3.15 - Millbury Machine Co.


3.16 - Montgomery Ward


3.17 - Newman


3.18 - Northfield




3.19 - Oliver


3.20 Thomas Robinson & Son


3.21 - Parks


3.22 - Powermatic


3.23 - Sprunger




3.24 - Tannewitz


3.25 - Walker-Turner


3.26 - Whitney Baxter D.


4 - Electrical

4.1 - Motor Information




4.2 - Magnetic Starter Information


4.3 - Three Phase Information


4.4 - Overload Protection Information


4.5 - Rotary Phase Converters


5 - Frequently Asked Questions at Vintage Machinery




6 - Biographies & Obituaries






7 - Gas Engines




8 - Gas Traction Engines


9 - Metalworking Machinery




10 - Publication Reprints


11 - Steam Engines




12 - Steam Traction Engines


13 - Videos


14 - Woodworking Machinery History

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