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10-25-2013 01:43 PM

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Hi all, at a recent trip to a flea market I found a set of eight chisel bits in a wood case. I seen them before in catalogs and thought they may be handy. All eight are brand new, had the plastic end covers, super sharp and had no use that I can tell. I asked what he wanted and acquired them for $10.00! I looked them up when I got home and flipped, the cheapest one was $44.00. Guess I got a good deal on bits but then I found the problem. An adapter is needed to use on a drill press. I didn’t get that part included. Questions, Can I still use these without the collar? I tried a bit by drilling with hand drill, remove the drill bit and use the chisel with a wooden mallet to hammer out the square hole. Seems to work out Ok but am I doing damage to the bits? Any suggestions on using without the collar, some home made design?


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#1 posted 10-25-2013 01:50 PM

I guess I should have called them correctly, mortising chisel bits.

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#2 posted 10-25-2013 02:04 PM

So are you saying you bought the mortise part but not the drill bit that goes inside? If so, then just look up the maker online. The drill bits, especially the smaller ones like 1/4”, break or get ruined so they sell replacements.

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#3 posted 10-25-2013 02:19 PM

Joe,

I think he bought the mortise bits with the drill bits. What he doesn’t have is a mortise jig (for drill press) or mortise machine to hold the chisel bit and drill bit. So he’s doing it manually with a hand drill to drill the hole and then a hammer to power the chisel…

Herb

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#4 posted 10-25-2013 02:23 PM

I see now Herb, but isn’t that like buying a tablesaw blade without a tablesaw? :)
Jeff – if that’s what you did then you need to find an attachment to convert your dp into a mortiser.
I don’t know what type of drill you’ve got, but if you google “mortise attachment for drill press” there are many types out there.

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#5 posted 10-25-2013 04:18 PM

$25 in the local craigslist. Funny, this one doesn’t come with chisels.

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#6 posted 10-25-2013 04:24 PM

Nice score Jeff! I almost bought a cheap set at Harbor Feight. Then realized there was more to it. Interested in the answer to your question about damaging them using the wooden mallet.

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#7 posted 10-25-2013 04:42 PM

Got the chisels, with the bits inside, no knowledge of the tool when I bought it just thought it was cool. Now I know. Joe, I use the set up and hold the chisel to mark the spots. Then remove the bit and chisel away. Fairly nice hole. Ed, hope I can find that collar, that’s what I am missing. Candy, thanks, I think I did good even without the press attachment, my press would be too small for it anyway.

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#8 posted 10-25-2013 05:06 PM

The reviews that I’ve read on the mortising attachment for the DP have been mixed. Some people have no problem with it, and some say that if you go about 1/4” or so in the chisel size, it starts to be a pain to work with or puts too much strain on the DP. I don’t know, I’ve never used it. Unless I we’re doing a lot of repetitive mortises, I think I can do them faster with my forstner bit then chisel method. However, using the mortising chisels as you are, by hand, might be a good way, too, especially for squaring up corners.

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#9 posted 10-25-2013 05:54 PM

ED, so far it has been working out great this way, a little slower but smooth, square holes. I looked up the cost of a single set up of bits, 44 dollars for one 1/4 bit set. I got eight for 10 dollars! Wooden mallet don’t seem to hurt them. For the price and as little as I mortise I think I may keep going this way.

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