Benchtop mortiser

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Forum topic by Branden Huth posted 11-21-2011 01:13 AM 930 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Branden Huth

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11-21-2011 01:13 AM

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I’m looking at buying a benchtop mortiser when I get home. Does anyone know If they can also double as a small drill press? Any recomendations on which benchtop to buy. I’m considering powermatic. Thanks for the input


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#1 posted 11-21-2011 01:17 AM

I think all benchtop mortisers are about the same. I have a delta and am happy with it. As far as using it for a drill press I suppose it could but have really never looked at it since I have a drill press. I think the stroke might be a little short for some things though.

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#2 posted 11-21-2011 01:28 AM

And you probably don’t get the same variable speed selection you would get on a drill press. That can be important if you want to drill metal, even different woods need different speeds.

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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