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DanM

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1944 days ago

I’ve been thinking about getting a hollow chisel mortiser & am considering the Woodtek 138-224, which got a “Best Value” from FWW. Does anyone know if anyplace sells them other than Woodworker’s?

TIA

Dan


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RBWoodworker

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#1 posted 1944 days ago

I’m not sure..I bought my 20” disc sander from them way back when, and it’s been awesome.. I like woodtec.. I hope and pray their quality hasn’t changed since my last purchase.

I have a multico Hollow Chisel Mortiser I was thinking of selling..do they even make them anymore?

-- Randall Child http://www.racfurniture.com/

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#2 posted 1943 days ago

Woodtek is Woodworker Supply’s house brand.

-- Happiness is like wetting your pants...everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth....

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#3 posted 1943 days ago

Other than used, it’s woodworkers supply . I have a tilting head Laguna mortiser the mortiser works but I’m underwhelmed with there service department.

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Don K.

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#4 posted 1943 days ago

If your not dead set on a woodtek, Woodcraft has Steel city mortisers on sale for $269….Mine works GREAT

-- Don S.E. OK

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DanM

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#5 posted 1943 days ago

Thanks for the replies, I thought maybe it was their house brand. In the review from 8/05, the Woodtek is listed as selling for $320, that was ~3.5 years ago, but I was still surprised to see Woodworkers now lists it at $430. I was hoping maybe someone had it for less.

I saw the Steel City one on sale, I’ll look into it in more depth. One thing I like about the Woodtek is it has a vise in addition to the hold down, which seems better. On the other hand, I’ve never actually USED one of these, so maybe that’s not too important.

Dan

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Don K.

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#6 posted 1943 days ago

Dan,
Again, NOT trying to tell you which one to buy, but as I said, I love my steel city mortiser. Expanding wings for over size pieces, very well designed way to change bits, and the wheels to hold your work, also double as a micro adjuster to slide your wood down the table. All in all for $269.00, a pretty good deal.

-- Don S.E. OK

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DanM

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#7 posted 1943 days ago

Don, yeah I was just looking at it on their site, it looks pretty nice. I see instead of the vice the Woodtek & General have, it has a couple rollers you position to hold the piece against the fence, which seems as good, if not better.

I also see the $60 rebate expired THREE DAYS AGO ;-(

Just my luck…

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Don K.

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#8 posted 1943 days ago

Man, that sucks, to bad you do not live near eastern Oklahoma, there is a Woodworking tool distributer here that is dropping the steel city line, he has a new one in the box for $200. If you want, I can give you his web site and see if he ships.

-- Don S.E. OK

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DanM

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#9 posted 1943 days ago

That would be great, yeah please pass it along!

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Don K.

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#10 posted 1943 days ago

Here it is Dan, he is a small shop, and his web site invintory pics. just link to the big tool company web sites, but it has his phone number. Just call and ask, he is a nice guy.

http://www.marksmachinery.net

-- Don S.E. OK

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DanM

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#11 posted 1943 days ago

Thanks!

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JoeBleau

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#12 posted 941 days ago

Guess What, Guys!

After the positive review in Fine Woodworking Woodtek (the sole seller of the 138-224 hollow chisel mortiser) raised the price from $320 to $439. That’s right: an increase of $119.00 or 28%. Nice Guys. Well, we don’t have to buy one—at least we still have a free market.

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#13 posted 941 days ago

The original post was over 2.5 years ago.

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JoeBleau

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#14 posted 941 days ago

The original post in this blog was 2.5 years ago as you point out. I just scoured the net and found every reference to this mortiser listing a price of $320. What is your point, Loren?

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#15 posted 941 days ago

I have had a shop fox bench top mortiser for about five years and have had no problems at all with it. It sells for between 250 and 300.

-- If the old masters had power tools, they would have used them. So get off your damn High Horse.

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