|Forum topic by Purrmaster||posted 175 days ago||422 views||0 times favorited||9 replies|
175 days ago
I just got my first mortiser. The Delta 14-651 bench top model. Initial impressions are generally favorable but I have a few questions. Since this is my first mortising machine I’m pretty green.
Is there an industry standard size for mortiser chisels? In other words, can I get replacement chisels from any manufacturer or do I have to stick with Delta’s chisels? I’ve heard good things about Lee Valley’s hollow chisels.
How clean should the sides of the mortise be? The sides of the mortises I’ve test drilled aren’t as clean as I’d like.
Which leads me to my next question which is how do I sharpen these hollow chisels? I don’t think the chisels are sharp enough out of the box. I’m not really surprised. I’ve never gotten an edged tool that didn’t need at least a little honing by the user.
Once I’ve worked with the thing for a while I’ll post a review.