Category Archives: Omni Modifications

Some modifications you can do to your Omni to make it better.

Slipping Faceting Head Angle Problem

Here is another fix for the Omni-e as sent to me by another owner, Christa Starr (thanks and sorry for the delay in posting!) Her problem was that it seemed her encoder was broken, as the angle would change whenever … Continue reading

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45 Degree Angle Dop

Mike at AllDops.com also made me a custom 45 degree angle adapter for cutting and polishing the table on stones. You can read about the issues with the original Omni-e angle dop supplied by Jersey Instruments on this post 45 … Continue reading

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120 Index Gear

Mike at AllDops.com made me a custom 120 Index Gear for my Omni-e. Jersey Instruments does not make a 120 Index Gear and told me that the gear pitch was too small to manufacture. This index gear is machined from … Continue reading

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New Stainless Steel Collet Quill

I received my new stainless steel collet quill just before New Years and finally had a chance to install it and test it out. I received 2 quills, one of which was installed in my yoke. You can read about … Continue reading

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New Quill Pictures

Well, unfortunately due to the holiday rush and extreme weather we’ve been having on the West Coast, I didn’t get the new quill in time for the break. I’m disappointed but given the weather – we’ve got 2-1/2′ of snow … Continue reading

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Quill Disassembly Instructions

I’ve just posted my instructions on how to Remove the Quill from your Omni Faceting Machine. This is the first step required if you want to replace your Quill with another. Enjoy! -Allan

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My Custom Omni-E Splash Pan

Here’s a quick pictoral guide to how I created my $5 custom splash pan for my Omni-E faceting machine. This is a more detailed set of pictures and instructions than in my blog post $5 + 2 Hours = New … Continue reading

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2 Hours + $5 = New Splash Bowl

I’ve been trying to find some time to put up a full post on this, but I just haven’t been able to. A couple of weeks ago I finally ran to the Dollar Store and picked up a bunch of … Continue reading

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Replace Your Omni Bearings with Proper Ones

My Omni Faceting Machine shipped with NSK 6202VV bearings. These bearings are deep-groove ball bearings with double rubber seals – one on each side. However they are “non-contact” seals, meaning that the rubber does not touch the inner ring of … Continue reading

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New Spindle Design

I’ve decided I want to have a new Spindle and Platen for my Omni, so I’ve drawn up a new design. The basic design is the same as the original Spindle and Platen except that the Spindle will extend above … Continue reading

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