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Forum topic by Tracy71 posted 03-09-2018 05:41 PM 628 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-09-2018 05:41 PM

I recently came across a NEW old stock porter cable 7116 Omnijig 24” with all 6 new templets with new dovetail bits and guides.Is this worth learning to cut dovetails on? I’m new to using any kind of jigs. I know it’s old and obsolete but I wanted to know if it’s going to be more frustrating than it’s worth before I even take it out the box. Thanks


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#1 posted 03-09-2018 05:53 PM

Those are designed for set-it-forget-it
setups. As dovetail jigs go they are about
as straightforward and reliable as you can
get.

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#2 posted 03-09-2018 06:01 PM

That’s good to hear. Only the through dovetail templet is adjustable so I may open her up and start learning soon.

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#3 posted 03-10-2018 12:00 PM

Nice find…...where’d you come up with that thing?

Roger

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#4 posted 03-10-2018 01:19 PM

Thanks, locally around New Orleans. It just popped up on Facebook marketplace. Paid $80 but because of the condition and every templet was included I figured it wouldn’t be a big loss if that model wasn’t worth using. It was last minute so I really didn’t have time to research before I purchased it.
Now the shop is almost “complete” haha (we all know you never have everything you need) but my last MAJOR tool for now is a router table/router.. that is a whole other topic!

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