Tag Archives: alignment

Resolving the Swing Arm Alignment Problem

Well, this is the way I’ve managed to get rid of the alignment problems between the Base Plate, Swing Arm, Mast and Platen assemblies. A bit extreme, but it definitely gets rid of at least 3 separate intractable alignment issues. … Continue reading

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45 Degree Angle Adapter Defect from David Hudson

David Hudson posted a comment on his experience with the Omni faceting machine’s 45 degree angle adapter yesterday. His comment can be found here: http://www.omnifaceter.net/another-omni-owners-spindle-and-platen/#comment-23 He forwarded me some photos to back up his text. I’ve copied his comments here … Continue reading

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Stone #2 on New Quill

I can now safely say that I’m very pleased with the new quill, and that it improves my cutting considerably. This now makes my Omni faceting machine almost worth keeping. I cut a small Afghan Blue Tourmaline this time, using … Continue reading

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Aligning the Mast

Disclaimer: performing this procedure may void your warranty. Proceed at your own risk. Warning: this is a slow and tedious process. If you are not mechanically inclined, think wrenches can be used as hammers or have a short fuse — … Continue reading

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Aligning the Platen

Disclaimer: performing this procedure may void your warranty. Proceed at your own risk. Warning: this is a slow and tedious process. If you are not mechanically inclined, think wrenches can be used as hammers or have a short fuse — … Continue reading

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Warped Omni Base Plate

On every other machine the flatness of the base plate is critical. These machines need it to be precision-ground so that the mast will remain in the same orientation as it slides back and forth along the base plate. For … Continue reading

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Omni Swing Arm Flex

As detailed in the Swing Arm Disassembly page, the Omni Swing Arm flexes when you handle the Faceting Head. This flex can be reduced but not eliminated by tightening the Swing Arm mounting nut underneath the Swing Arm. However tightning … Continue reading

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Omni Mast Not Aligned

Initially I had made the assumption that the major components of the Omni – such as the Base Plate, Swing Arm and Mast – would not require any adjustment or modifications. However as I progressed in trying to align my … Continue reading

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Platen Tilt Alignment Problem

To illustrate the Platen Tilt alignment problem I have a couple of photos. There is an angular slope to the platen with the low point at the control box side and high point at the user side. With a dop … Continue reading

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Omni-E Alignment Problems – Many Different Issues

In my quest to adjust the alignment of my Omni, I discovered that there were a few different issues at hand. The Mast is not perpendicular to the Base Plate The Base Plate is not flat The Platen is not … Continue reading

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