|Forum topic by flitemedic13||posted 10-03-2016 03:52 PM||475 views||0 times favorited||3 replies|
10-03-2016 03:52 PM
Im about to take the dive and probably buy the Powermatic 917T mortise but had a few questions.
I originally wanted a benchtop style but I have more floor space than bench space to give up. But by the time id buy the PM701 or equivalent bench top and a stand/mobile base and riser block, im just another few hundred from the big brother version that seems, in all accounts, to be superior to benchtop models. Is it worth the jump in price?
Anyway…Which hollow chisel mortise bits should I get? Powermatic, Lee Valley, Fisch, CMT, etc? I like the price of the CMT ones but not sure how premium they are given the price although I love the CMT saw blades and router bits that seem fairly top notch.
Will the Powermatic mobile base PWBS 14 fit this mortiser? everything in my garage shop is mobile in case I need to put the car in for bad weather. If this doesn’t fit ill probably throw on a generic one from woodcraft or rockler.