Tool Test: 24″ Omnijig Joinery System


Porter-Cable’s solution to jig-cut joinery does the job, but it requires an additional outlay of funds to become a fully functioning system.
By Glen D. Huey
Page: 30

From the August 2008 issue #170
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When I opened the box the first object in sight was the manual. Is Porter-Cable making a point by placing the manual at the top of the box? After a good look at the Omnijig joinery system (#77240), you might think so.

I looked through the manual – which has very clear instructions – pulled the jig from the box and was all-but-ready to make dovetails. There’s nearly no setup with the Omnijig; just position the stops, then attach the router-bit depth pod.

At first look, this tool appears complicated and quite different from other available dovetail jigs. Stops are used to locate the finger template, one on each end of the jig. But otherwise, the Omnijig operates like other well-known dovetail jig designs.


From the August 2008 issue #170
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