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    Nova Scotia, 45N 64W

    New SCTW Mortiser - and question

    Hello Everyone
    Having added a nice Steel City benchtop mortiser to the shop over Christmas, I can now move more quickly ahead on all those projects requiring rectangular holes

    I do, however, have a dumb question for your collective consideration:
    How much noise should it make when running? (I'm thinking "no more than a drill press" is the right answer) Is a little bit of metal-on-metal clatter to be expected?
    One bit is clearly making slight contact with the hollow chisel. It's not regular, as if it was bent, more like a rattle. Quiets down when cutting. Gap is good, according to everything I've read. No visible burrs anywhere.
    Another chisel/bit is very quiet. The other two are wrong shank size and need to be exchanged. Maybe the noisy one should be returned too.

    Thanks and best regards
    Last edited by Peter Rideout; 12-28-2008 at 05:02 AM.

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