I have just received my new Powermatic benchtop mortiser. It looks awesome in my shop. I set it up and tested some cuts. Its pretty cool. I got the chisel/auger from woodcraft for $17. This particular piece is not great quality. I can’t remember the brand but it is made in China and it howls….seriously, consider this a review for the woodcraft hollow chisels….they are less than expected quality. I have used other mortisers and they are a bit loud at times but this one chisel just screams as the friction is too much. Probably machined out of spec.
So here is the question…can someone recommend a good source or a good brand of hollow chisel bits?