Multico PM16 Recommendation?

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Forum topic by pitchnsplinters posted 01-08-2012 07:40 PM 4645 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-08-2012 07:40 PM

Topic tags/keywords: mortiser power tool benchtop boring recommendation opinion question used craigslist hollow chisel

There is a Multico PM16 benchtop hollow chisel mortiser for sale locally on Craigslist (<$300). I do not have a hollow chisel mortiser nor have I used one to date. Does anyone have experience with the Multico PM16? The online reviews of this machine at the time it came to market were good, with the exception of its high price.

I would like to hear good and bad comments.


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#1 posted 01-26-2012 09:43 AM

This may be a bit late to reply…

That looks like the same machine we have at work. I don’t have any experience with other benchtop mortise machines but I never had any trouble with that one when I used it with the exception of the clamping mechanism being on the weak side. The board wanted to lift up some when the chisel was pulled out of the cut.

It doesn’t compare to the ease of a full-sized model with an adjustable table and proper clamps. If you’re limited by space or can’t find a full-sized one for a reasonable price the Multico should serve well.

We don’t actually use it anymore (I can’t remember if we still have it or not). All tenon work is done with either a Domino or a Multi-router these days. Our customer base doesn’t care if the mortises are square or rounded.

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#2 posted 01-26-2012 03:16 PM

the multico is supose to b a good mortise machine i,d buy it!


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#3 posted 01-26-2012 10:24 PM

I have a shop fox bench top mortiser and it works great (5 YEARS OLD NOW). I saw the other day they still sell for 250.00 – 300.00 on ebay and thats brand new.

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