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Forum topic by JCMeyersIV posted 05-22-2013 01:35 AM 783 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-22-2013 01:35 AM

Buying a mortiser this week, Powermatic. What’s a good set of chisels to use? Dont really want junky ones, and i dont think the PM701 comes with them.

-- John, NNY,

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#1 posted 05-22-2013 01:38 AM

Powermatic chisels are unique and nothing fits the but Powermatic. But hey it IS Powermatic! If its gold, it’s good!

-- I'm him

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#2 posted 05-22-2013 02:22 AM

Oh ok then! That was easy haha. I figured Powermatic’s chisels would be garbage. I’m very excited for this tool. I’ve read so many positive reviews, love the features, and just plain cant wait to own a piece of the “gold standard”

-- John, NNY,

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#3 posted 05-22-2013 03:48 AM

Even the cheaper chisels, just polish the outsides to a mirror finish and get the basic sharpening kit for the inside.

-- --Rev. Russ in NY-- A posse ad esse

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#4 posted 05-22-2013 03:54 AM

I bought a set of ShopFox mortising chisels for my Powermatic and they were reasonable priced and fit good.

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#5 posted 05-22-2013 11:41 AM

I have a set of shop fox chisels that I never used because they did not fit my Jet mortiser. PM if you’re interested, I’ll let them go cheap. I can measure the ends when I get home to see if they will work for your powermatic.

I’ll second what Russ said as for which chisels. I remember reading a review saying that the cheap chisels are just as good as the premium brands. I guess both take a little work to get sharp when new.

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#6 posted 05-22-2013 02:27 PM

Alright cool, it will be here in a few days. I’ll contact you about the chisels. I’m sure jet will fit powermatic since theyre both owned but the same company.

-- John, NNY,

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