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    Got to drill some square holes

    With the project comming up I think it's about time I invested in a morticer. So what kind of a mortice machine do ya'll have ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Don Baer View Post
    With the project comming up I think it's about time I invested in a morticer. So what kind of a mortice machine do ya'll have ?
    I have the Delta, but I don't think I'd buy another. It's OK, but lacks some of the goodies like a better clamping system, self aligning fence, and a table that moves in the X and Y axis.
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    This one's on sale, but it's big. The moving table thing might be hard to find on a small machine. I seem to remember seeing one advertised, but can't remember where.
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    I had to drill 80 square holes on my kitchen project and used Larry's delta as I don't own one. it is my only experience with a morticer, and for me a good one. I had noproblems with it, but have not used any other brand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rennie Heuer View Post
    This one's on sale, but it's big. The moving table thing might be hard to find on a small machine. I seem to remember seeing one advertised, but can't remember where.
    Don't think LOML would allow me th spend that kind of $$
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    i have a jet mortising machine that has been put to some hard use, for all of our furniture, and items for the fair over the last several years, and i am quite happy with it.
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    I just recently got the G0645 from Grizzly, so far I've only played with it to see how it works, and I'm impressed. It sure is slick hammering out a square hole in nothing flat. I suppose I'll lack the pride of hand cutting one with chisels and what not...but I'm ok with that.
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    I recently got the one from Harbor freight, price was right as it was on sale at the time, and so far all the holes are square,
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    I have this one:

    http://www.woodstockint.com/products/w1671/

    I've been real happy with it. IMHO. it was the most beef for the buck when I bought it a couple years ago. There were better ones (the General comes to mind) but they were quite a bit more money than I could buy the Shop Fox for locally.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn McMillan View Post
    I have this one:

    http://www.woodstockint.com/products/w1671/

    I've been real happy with it. IMHO. it was the most beef for the buck when I bought it a couple years ago. There were better ones (the General comes to mind) but they were quite a bit more money than I could buy the Shop Fox for locally.
    IIRC the Shop Fox got some pretty good press a year or two ago in one of the WW mags.
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