Harbor Freight mortising machine

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12-09-2009 04:13 AM

Just wondering if any one had an opinion on Harbor Freight’s mortising machine?

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#1 posted 12-09-2009 04:23 AM

I have not tried the mortiser from HF but I have other tools. Their sanders are OK, The drills are OK, but even the best of them don’t last long. The drill bits are good for nothing and I would be afraid of the router bits. You should weigh their value by how much use the tools will get. Good luck

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#2 posted 12-09-2009 05:04 AM

I’d spend a little more and have a longer lasting tool. Like Delta,Shop Fox.

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#3 posted 12-09-2009 03:40 PM

Got one… bought it on sale a few years ago, honestly have never used it… I have a few projects will be requiring mortises… so we’ll see… some parts keep falling off it, not really a design masterpiece as far as “fit” goes, but seems to be substantial…

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