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Forum topic by Scott posted 06-14-2013 07:38 PM 1220 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-14-2013 07:38 PM

I’m interested in this mortiser but I was wondering if someone can explain what is meant by “includes 5/8 and 3/4 chisel sleeve?”
Can’t find anything in the owner’s manual on about their use. I would like to be able to do 3/4” mortises on occasion.
Also, will the the 3/4” chisel that Grizzly sells work with this?
Thanks in advance for any advice. I haven’t owned a Mortiser yet and would like to get one soon.

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#1 posted 06-14-2013 08:34 PM

It means you can use chisels with a mounting collar of 5/8” or 3/4”. It refers to the round end of the bit that installs in the mortise chuck. I have a Delta mortiser that takes 5/8” collar chisels. I buy sets of chisels from Woodcraft, which include the common bit sizes of 1/4” , 5/16”, 3/8” and 1/2”. The larger Powermatics use 3/4” collar bits, and may not accept the 5/8” collar.
Being able to use both sizes will give you more options when it comes time to replace the bits.
I think the 5/8 collar bits are cheaper in price.

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#2 posted 06-15-2013 12:23 AM

Ok, thanks for the info. So it’s kind of a collar adapter for the chisel shank? That’s what I’m envisioning, but I was disappointed that the owner’s manual didn’t cover it. I think this answers my concerns.

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