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Forum topic by Matthew Allard posted 03-13-2009 04:34 PM 1866 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Matthew Allard

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03-13-2009 04:34 PM

I recently bought an original Omnijig 24 off of Ebay. This is my first Dovetail jig and I just got started in woodworking about 6 months ago. The paperwook (Directions) have the “Woodmachine Company” letter head. My question is: Is anyone familiar with the particular jig I bought, does anyone know of any resources on the jig, and will PC 24” Templates fit this jig? I have attached a link for the jig i bought.

Thanks, Matt

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#1 posted 03-13-2009 05:18 PM

cant help you with your questions but i have used the jig and offer this advice

once you tweek the jig and all works well, dont ever mess with it again because it took me all day to get good joints. i would recommend a dedicated router for it, never using that router for anything else.

good luck

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#2 posted 03-14-2009 02:00 AM

Well, the Omnijig is made by Porter-Cable but I all I’ve seen are marked Porter-Cable where yours is marked Ominjig 24. Perhaps it’s an older model? The PC templates should fit since it is most likely a true PC Omnijig. If you order templates make sure it’s from a vendor with an acceptable return policy, just in case.

Looking at the eBay link you provided shows that you got it at an outstanding price!

-- John, co-owner Sawdust 'n Stitches

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#3 posted 04-20-2009 03:17 AM

Hello Matt I have this jig also 24inch it is a porter cable omnijig .I don”t know how much you know about this jig it is a very good jig.I also don”t know how many template you have years go when i bought mine it came with the half inch blind dovetail template.So i will guess you have that template and if that the only one you have i would start looking at buying the templates for this jig if you have the owner manual it tells you the templates and there model number. I tell you this because porter cable has gone and redesign the onmijig it is complete different. I have been have trouble find these template i have two for mine which work great. I myself when i found out what porter cable has done i start looking in to getting the other templates. I hope this help you.

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#4 posted 03-13-2010 01:39 PM

I have been researching the Omnijig. (I have a later one, and am trying to learn more about the early development of this fine tool.) Would you be willing to scan and post your Woodmachine instructions?

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