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Omal hinge machine

12/27/16       
Matt Calnen

Hi, I've ford an Omal manual operated hinge machine for sale. I have no experience with this company and could find no reviews of the manual operated machine. Does anyone have any advice on this machine. I own a small shop andhave been doing most of my hinge holes with the blum jig. This looks to be a good buy for the money. Thanks, Matt

12/27/16       #2: Omal hinge machine ...
Doug

Hey Matt. We Have an Omal Insert C in our shop. They are very well built machines from Italy. Very durable and easily adjusted. We have bored thousands and thousands of holes with it without any issues.

12/27/16       #3: Omal hinge machine ...
Matt Calnen

Thanks Doug

12/28/16       #4: Omal hinge machine ...
Dennis Bean  Member

Website: http://www.saliceamerica.com

Omal makes these machines exclusively for Salice. We know the boring pattern is the same as other brands but to order any replacement parts or to have service performed it must be demonstrated that the machine is indeed being used to insert Salice hinges. Salice has offered the Omal machines since the late 1900s. Omal produces a very high quality machine. (Manual, Insert C and Insert Easy)

If you would like a manual or operating instructions, please send me an email with your location and your local Salice representative will contact you.

The Omal manual machine is 110v, single phase.


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12/28/16       #5: Omal hinge machine ...
Mike Fuson

I have one also, it's a good machine. Much better than the Grass machine I had.

12/30/16       #6: Omal hinge machine ...
harold Morantz

Website: http://morantzcabinets.com

bought two used omal totally pneumatic machines 12 years ago when i moved to florida from montreal. Going strong since then. great machine. harold

1/22/19       #7: Omal hinge machine ...
Kat Walden

I just got one of these machines. The lower set screw for the forester bit came out. It appears to go in from the inside. Any suggestions on how to get the set screw back in?

1/22/19       #8: Omal hinge machine ...
Matt Calnen

Never did it on my Omal, but I have on a Blum machine. They do that so if it ever loosens it can’t be thrown off the spindle. I took a small piece of wire and wrapped it around the screw threads towards the bottom of the screw. Raised it up into the inside of the shaft, carefully got in the screw head with the Allen wrench, and gently got it retreaded in the hole. I took me a couple try’s but I finally got it. Good luck.🍀

1/22/19       #9: Omal hinge machine ...
Harold

Website: http://morantz Cabinets.com

I bought two Omals 14 years ago that we’re used from a shop in New Jersey. I was moving from montreal to Florida and picked them up on my drive down. They’ have worked perfectly for 14 years and I sold one of them two years ago as I did not need both. A few months ago the one that I kept broke down. Needed a piston rebuild kit and I could not get one because I use Blum hinges. Dennis Bean from salice helped out and i got the kit through Richelieu as they sell salice as well.
It was a difficult repair and cost close to 800.00 for the labour. Cannot thank Dennis enough for helping out as I did not know about the policy of not getting oarts because I dont use Salice hinges, they could sell more machines if they changed this crazy policy as it’s a great machine. I just bought an espresso machine as good as a nespresso as I can buy generic pods and resent any company that forced me to use thier accessories. I have a brandt Bander but have found generic parts that are cheaper in some cases and my mechanic will install them.
If you use Blum, then buy a Blum machine so you will not have this problem in future. Harold

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