I don't think there are any for bench top kind unless you get a
dedicated mortiser. There's just not enough travel on a bench top
drill press for mortising IMO.
On Thu, 27 Dec 2007 12:16:17 -0800 (PST), " firstname.lastname@example.org"
On Thu, 27 Dec 2007 13:07:19 -0800, strikerspam wrote:
I have one that works fine in my older Chiwanese tabletop drill press.
The drill press stroke is over 3" which is more than enough for most
needs. All I had to do was find the proper diameters to fit my quill.
That said, there isn't a drill press add-on that I know of that can
compete with a dedicated mortising machine.
I don't think floor vs bench top version is as important as the quill to
case configuration. I bought one of the Delta kits several years ago for
my 70's vintage Craftsman floor-type drill press. It just would not fit
around the quill mechanism on that particular model. A friend bought one
for his fairly hefty, off-shore bench-top model and it fits fine.
Be aware - the kits are a trade-off some folks are not happy with. The
setup on my friends machine will cut mortises fairly well but the quill-drop
handles are really too short to get the kind of leverage he needs. He ends
up unscrewing a couple of knobs on the handles and slipping a piece of pipe
over them for increased length. Even worse, it takes time to set up and
remove the kit. If you have to drill a precision hole while the drill press
is set up for mortising----well, you are kinda screwed.
While we are on the subject, I just got a mortising jig kit with no
instructions. I have most of it figured out. My question has to do with
the drill bit head vs the square chisel. Should the bit stand proud of
the chisel or should it stay beneath the tips of the chisel? Are there
any instructions on the Web?
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