Question about AMT mortise attachment


Folks, before my father passed away, he had purchased an AMT mortise attachment for his drill press, a 3/8" mortise chisel and drill bit, and some sort of fence attachment. Unfortunately, I do not have any instructions on how these may work together. Does anyone know, or perhaps can point me to a website where I may obtain instructions on how to attach the mortise attachment to the drill press? The fence I can figure out, it looks as though it has two round arms that would hold the work in at the fence for support, but I'm not sure how to attach and adjust the drill attachment, nor how to adjust properly the chisel/bit combination. Thanks so much in advance, Richard
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Here is the link to Delta's model. Maybe it will help.
http://media.ptg-online.com/media/dm/OwnersManuals/20041230095617_1343761-12-16-04.pdf

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Richard,
The Delta manual should help you understand how to set it up, but do be careful with that chisel. As far as I know, AMT was the only manufacturer whose chisels are 3/4" where they attach to the chisel holder. Everybody else's were/are 5/8". I don't know where you'd ever get another.
HB
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http://media.ptg-online.com/media/dm/OwnersManuals/20041230095617_1343761-12-16-04.pdf
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Hi Richard:
I have the same drill press/mortising attachment from the now defunct AMT.
I posted a pdf of the instruction sheet in ABPW. Sorry about the large file size!
Lou
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Thanks so much, Lou, but what is ABPW? Please let me know so that I may download your instruction sheet, thanks, Richard
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It is alt.binaries.pictures.woodworking which we are supposed to use for posting larger files like pictures etc. If your internet provider doesn't carry it, I guess I could "sneak" it in here.
Let me know.
:-)
Lou
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Lou, I found some woodworking pictures on xusenet, but there were like ~900 pictures there. How would I be able to know which one has your document? If you post it here, I will download it and you may delete it thereafter, or please let me know how I might be able to retrieve it from xusenet, thanks so much! By the way, I did download the delta instructions, but I don't think that I have all the parts that are listed in the Delta pdf file. I have the chisel holder that gets attached to the drill press, the chisel and drill bit, and the fence. I wasn't real clear on how to attach the chisel holder to the drill press, and I have no alignment pin, as is illustrated in the delta file, but I suppose that I could just put a drill bit into the jacobs chuck, to align it. At any rate, thanks for all your help, Richard
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Here it is Richard...
Lou
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If you can sort on date and/or title (ATM/mortise.pdf) maybe that would help.
I could also e-mail it to you if you want me to (at least I think I can).
Lou
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Lou, please email it, if possible, to snipped-for-privacy@hal-pc.org. Thanks so much!
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I just sent it.
Lou
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Thanks so much, Lou, and everyone else for your insight and help. I did successfully receive the instructions, and will try to get this going. I have a Delta/Rockwell radial drill press (which was dad's), and I'm not at all sure that he got it to work, nor am I sure that I have the little rubber ring mentioned in the instructions. I guess I have to extend the quill, then clamp the mortise guide attachment to the quill. I don't really know how much dad spent on this stuff, but Harbor Freight has a mortising machine for ~$100.00 (with 20% off coupon), so I'm not willing to spend much money on getting this attachment to work, when I can purchase an entire mortising machine with several chisel/drill sets for that price. Thanks so much again, Richard
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I'm glad you finally got it. FWIW, I paid around $250 for the floor model AMT drill press and $35 for the mortise attachment. This was about 15 years ago.
A couple of years ago, I finally sprung for a delta bench top mortiser, so I don't use the drill press for that task anymore. The 3/4 inch shank makes getting chisels & bits too difficult for the AMT.
Good luck!
Lou

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Lou, I was thinking about perhaps some sort of bushing that could be used to bush it from 3/4 to 5/8" Wouldn't that work? Thanks again, Richard
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Ok Richard, I've had a glass or two of wine, but even at that, I don't think that you can bush anything from 3/4 (12/16) to 5/8 (10/16).
Lou

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Well, Lou, I removed the drill stop collar from the Rockwell/Delta radial drill press, and the mortise attachment fits on the quill precisely! Now the next thing that I need to do is put something into the chuck, in order to help center the mortise attachment, then replace that with the drill bit and the chisel, and it looks as though I might be in business!
If I used a bushing that was 1/16" thick, wouldn't that work? :-) Thanks, Richard
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loutent wrote:

Might be hard for a shaft, but it's pretty easy for a hole....
- Brooks
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loutent (in 220120061451406265% snipped-for-privacy@dot.net) said:
| || Thanks so much, Lou, but what is ABPW? Please let me know so that || I may download your instruction sheet, thanks, Richard || | | It is alt.binaries.pictures.woodworking | which we are supposed to use for posting | larger files like pictures etc. If your | internet provider doesn't carry it, I guess | I could "sneak" it in here.
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