Which Mortise Chisel and Bits to buy???

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03-09-2010 08:21 PM

Topic tags/keywords: mortise chisel bit powermatic

Hi all,

I’m in need of some help (again)! I just purchased a Powermatic Benchtop Mortiser and need to purchase some chisel and bits to go along with it. When looking on-line I can’t find a lot of information but do see they vary widely in price. Does anybody have a recommendation as to a brand that isn’t ridiculously expensive? Also, will all bits fit into my machine or do I have to get specific ones made for the Powermatic (701)? I’m completely lost here and any suggistions and eduication would be much appreicated!

Thank you!

-- dcutter

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#1 posted 03-10-2010 08:32 PM

Grizzly has some that are pretty low in cost … can’t attest to the quality, I have just noticed them in their catalog.

I have a Jet JBM5 and use only Jet chisels/bits that I buy from a local dealer. They are a little pricey, but I don’t expect to buy them very often.

Suggestion: Get a set of cone-shaped hones (Rockler has them, as do WoodCraft and others) to touch up your chisels and keep them sharp.

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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