Delta Mortiser 14-651 #6: This thing is heavy

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Blog entry by LegendInMyOwnMind posted 05-16-2011 02:02 AM 1169 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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If you wonder why I am putting this unit on a dedicated it’s because this thing is heavy. Really heavy. In fact, I’m s bit worried. I know that the base will hold the weight, but I’m concerned about the weight on the plywood. Even if it sags, it really won’t matter, but I’m thinking I may need to put extra support in the base to eliminate sag.

-- Doug - When all you own is a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

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#1 posted 05-16-2011 02:03 AM

Heavy is good. Uberheavy is ubergood. You’re a lucky man.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#2 posted 05-16-2011 04:29 AM

Use two pieces of PW. Along with the weight of the machine, you’ll have the force of pushing the chisel through the wood. Triple if you can.

-- One of these hammers oughta fix that...

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