|Forum topic by pintodeluxe||posted 488 days ago||1076 views||1 time favorited||6 replies|
488 days ago
I have a Delta hollow chisel mortiser and it sure makes mortising easier, however the tool has been unreliable. I installed some new parts and got it working again, however there is a lot of slop in the handle. The head unit on the dovetail keys is nice and sturdy, however the handle swings 30 degrees before the chisel moves. The internal gear has a tiny allen screw that is supposed to limit the slop, but it doesn’t work well.
So my question is WHAT MORTISER DO YOU LIKE AND WHY? I have a nice spot on my bench for the mortiser, so a benchtop unit is appealing, however I am interested in freestanding mortisers as well.
From my own reviews, the General international and the Powermatic look promising. I especially like the idea of the rolling stock supports.
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